Alton Towers Resort has sent out a press release detailing a new competition. We have posted the press release in full below.

To celebrate the end of a spectacular theme park season, Alton Towers Resort is offering one lucky person the chance to be a VIP for the evening at the Alton Towers Resort’s ultimate fireworks event.

As well as the opportunity to start the show with a bang pressing the all important button, the lucky winner and three guests will get a prime front row position to watch the show. They will also be treated to an overnight stay at the themed Alton Towers Resort hotels, including dinner, breakfast and VIP park access to ensure their friends and family celebrate an unforgettable bonfire weekend in style.

To be in with a chance of winning this unique prize, just tell us why you should be the Alton Towers Resort’s Fireworks VIP, sending your entries to by 30th October.

Katherine Duckworth, Head of Consumer Marketing at the Alton Towers Resort said, “Alton Towers Resort’s much loved fireworks display is set to return for 2012 with a bang, promising plenty of sparkle and cheer to thrill the whole family. The Resort has had a fantastic year with the launch of Nemesis Sub-Terra and Ice Age The 4D Experience and we look forward to celebrating the end of the season with our lucky fireworks VIP, which will be a fitting finale before we open again next March with our brand new world first rollercoaster.”

Celebrate the end of the Theme Park season with the ultimate Fireworks Event at the Alton Towers Resort this November. Running over three nights from Friday 2nd to Sunday 4th November, the incredible event promises to be Resort’s biggest and best display ever!

With the famous Towers as the backdrop, the ultimate Fireworks Event will begin at 7pm with a laser show featuring a kaleidoscope of colours projected into the night sky above Britain’s Greatest Escape, followed by a sparkling showcase of jaw-dropping fireworks.

The Theme Park will also remain open until 9pm*, allowing guests to enjoy a selection of adrenaline-pumping attractions well into the night.

Last year’s fireworks spectacle at Alton Towers Resort saw an impressive two tonnes of fireworks, set off from 35 separate positions throughout the park generating over 20,000 fireworks effects – and the 2012 display is set to be even bigger.

The Alton Towers Resort ultimate fireworks event for 2012 will return for three nights on the 2nd, 3rd and 4thNovember. For more information and to save up to 25% by booking tickets in advance