News of a Sea Life Aquarium at Alton Towers broke in the Summer of 2008, but details were sketchy. However, local press are now reporting certain details about the attraction.

The name has been confirmed as “Sharkbait Reef” and will feature a Pirate theme as guests explore an underwater shipwreck and touching pool. Displays curator Tony Barlow has claimed this will be “the best in the country”, although such a statement seems very bold given that this will be a relatively small scale Aquarium. Nevertheless, hopes are high that Alton Towers will deliver another well themed attraction, after the 2008 debut of Battle Galleons.

The Aquarium will create 25 new jobs, have 300 species of fish, 100 million litres of water and feature a 10-metre walkthrough tunnel. It will open to the public on March 28th.

Cred Street will receive a breath of fresh air for 2009 as it is re-named “Cloud Cuckoo Land”. It is believed the work will include a new paint scheme, new shows, new theming and new characters along with the re-located Ug Swinger (which will be re-named accordingly). This area will also open on March 28th.