A look at various plans and concepts from both the past and present, for all the rides that Alton Towers have either built, suggested or considered for the park.
It is rare for an attraction to be built without some amount of concept drawings or plans to have been produced, to give an idea of what the attraction will end up looking like. Here we have a look at the concepts for some of the theme park’s attractions, as well as various plans. It’s worth noting how much some of these attractions changed from the early stages!
The Alton Towers Dungeon
The Resort released some concept drawings of the costumes for the Dungeon’s inhabitants.
Various concepts for the rides and attractions built in Cred Street between 1997 and 2006.
An interesting look at the plans for one of the historic monuments in the Towers’ grounds.
Land of Make Believe
A look at two concepts for Bertie Bassets’ Cornershop, which was built as part of this land.
Although these plans gave us an idea of what to expect in 2012, they didn’t show what lies beneath.
Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop
Peter Rabbit returned in 2019, with a new attraction in CBeebies Land.
Rita’s Chicken & Ribs
In 2007 the Dome in Fountain Square was replaced by a brand new restaurant.
Detailed plans for three of the Resort’s scare mazes provide a unique insight into these attractions.
Concepts for the park’s Victorian street from its conception through to its later development.
Plans and concepts for SW7, which also reveal a number of interesting differences to the final ride.
Take a look at the various concept drawings featuring areas around X-Sector.
CBeebies Land Hotel
The first ever CBeebies Land Hotel opened in 2017, with the submission of plans in August 2015.
In March 2018, plans were submitted for the addition of 102 accommodation pods.
When the park are considering new areas and attractions they often provide several mood boards, showing lots of different options for the same area. These are sometimes used internally to help choose which route the park want to take or in public exercises to gage the opinion of park guests. Here we see some recent examples.
Over the years various ideas the park have thought of adding to the park for one reason or another have not gone ahead, whether due to the park choosing a different direction or the plans not being given planning permission. Below are various projects which didn’t make it beyond the conceptual stage.
A Balloon with a View
There were once plans to have a balloon ride to either replace Dynamo or to go in Cred Street.
Enchanted Village Expansion
35 new Woodland Lodges were due to be added, until being replaced by the Stargazing Pods proposal.
Some of the many ideas that have been proposed for Towers Street over the years.
Everyone loves a good concept and over the years many people have had a go at coming up with ideas for the park, even their own marketing department. Here are some of our favourite concept designs.
Plans for the addition of a launched terrain-interacting coaster to Gloomy Wood.