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.
SW5Live documented the construction of Air, the world’s first flying rollercoaster, and is what the TowersTimes of today evolved from.
John Broome envisioned Battersea Power Station as an ideal location for a London theme park, but the idea never came to fruition due to financial restrictions.
The End of the Line
The Alton Towers Railway remained open at the resort for over 40 years, however it was closed in 1996 with the introduction of the Skyride.
Towers Loving Care
At the end of 2015, ‘Towers Loving Care’, a 3 year improvement scheme, was announced, with extensive renovations carried out across the Resort.
Years in Review
Since the earliest days of TowersTimes, we have produced yearly review articles which round-up all the key developments of the preceding 12 months.