Full details of the Early Ride Time line-up for the 2017 season have been released by Alton Towers Resort.

In a change from the 2016 line-up, the 2017 Early Ride Time selection will see the following rides available to guests entering the park at 9am:

Forbidden Valley
• Nemesis
• The Blade

• Oblivion
• Enterprise

CBeebies Land
• All attractions with the exception of Mr Bloom’s Allotment; The Furchester Hotel Live; and Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride

This latest line-up sees the attractions available located across the park which will help spread the queues throughout the park at the start of the day. Whilst many enthusiasts will be glad to see the return of Nemesis and the addition of The Blade, some may be disappointed to see the removal of Spinball Whizzer, especially with the ride attracting some of the lengthiest queues in the Theme Park.

As well as certain attractions being available from 9am, others will open slightly later than the rest of the Theme Park with attractions in Dark Forest and Cloud Cuckoo Land, as well as Hex, not opening until 10:30am.

Early Ride Time is available to guests who either pre-book their tickets online, stay in the Resort Hotels, or who hold either a Merlin Annual Pass, or Alton Towers Annual pass and offers the opportunity for guests to ride available attractions up to an hour before the general opening of the Theme Park. Previous years have seen more family rides on offer as part of the line-up, including The Runaway Mine Train and Duel.

What are your thoughts on the 2017 Early Ride Time selection from Alton Towers Resort? Are there any attractions you would have liked to have seen included? Have your say on this and more over on the Attraction Source Forum. With the 2017 season getting ever closer, we’ll continue to bring you all the latest developments.

Alton Towers Resort from another point of view!

TowersTimes is one of the most popular unofficial websites dedicated to the UK’s number one theme park, Alton Towers Resort. With the most up-to-date news, an insightful resort guide, in depth hints, tips and information, and the largest collection of historical media online, TowersTimes is an unbeatable resource for the Staffordshire theme park.

Attraction Source is one of the largest online communities for fans of theme parks and attractions in the UK and beyond. We aim to bring like-minded people together, whether that be via our website, social media or in person at one of our unforgettable events.

Get Social! For the latest news and updates like us on Facebook, follow us on Instagram, TikTok and Twitter, and subscribe to our YouTube channel.