Since the earliest days of TowersTimes, we have produced yearly review articles which round-up all the key developments of the preceding 12 months. From the construction and opening of new attractions and accommodation, to the annual seasonal events, let these be your comprehensive guides to years past at Alton Towers Resort.

Review of the Year: 2002

Want to reminisce about Air’s opening season? We reflected on some of our highlights, following the addition of a variety of new attractions in 2002.

Review of the Year: 2003

The construction of Splash Landings Hotel and Waterpark, as well as The Haunted House’s revamp, were some of 2003’s most notable developments.

Review of the Year: 2004

In a turbulent season, 2004 saw the closure of numerous rides, the resignation of the park’s manager and the Ropers’ court case.

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2014 Year in Review

From CBeebies Land to Scarefest, and everything in between, TowersTimes took a look back at all the key moments from the 2014 season.


2015 Year in Review

Although there was Nemesis’ 21st birthday, and the Enchanted Village’s opening, 2015 would be one of the most challenging years in the Resort’s history.


2016 Year in Review

2016 marked a new start for the Resort, with Air’s transformation into Galactica, the new Rollercoaster Restaurant, and a programme of refreshes.


2017 Year in Review

With two additions to CBeebies Land, the new CBeebies Land Hotel, and the construction of SW8, there was been plenty to keep an eye on in 2017.

Wicker Man

2018 Year in Review

With the opening of Wicker Man, construction of the Stargazing Pods, and events including Scarefest and Fireworks, there was plenty to discuss during 2018.