Delve into the TowersTimes archives and uncover some of our best articles and features on some of the resort’s most significant developments, from both before and during Alton Towers’ time as a recreational destination.
A Park in Miniature
In the past, Alton Towers have comissioned the production of models of potential attractions in order to gain an understanding of what they will look like.
Nickelodeon: Outta Action
Despite not having a confirmed reason behind this attraction’s closure after only a couple of seasons, we were given access to have a look around back in 2005.
Review of the Year: 2003
The construction of Splash Landings Hotel and Waterpark, as well as the revamp of The Haunted House, were some of the most notable developments of 2003.
SW5Live documented the construction of Air, the world’s first flying rollercoaster, and is what the TowersTimes of today evolved from.
John Broome envisioned the Battersea Power Station as the ideal location for a London theme park, but the idea never came to fruition due to financial restrictions.
The Real Chained Oak
The story behind this mysterious tree served as the inspiration for Hex’s plot, although it was adapted for the attraction.
From 2007 to 2009, guests were able to purchase personalised footage of themselves experiencing the resort’s top rides as a souvenir.