11 October 2020

Scarefest 2020 brings Tricks and Treats to Alton Towers Resort

2021-01-30T00:46:07+00:0011th October 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Scarefest has once again been un-earthed at Alton Towers Resort, delivering a frightfully fantastic time for all ages. With spooky shows, macabre mazes, including the new Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard, as well as some adaptations to suit restrictions imposed by coronavirus, TowersTimes lifts the lid on this year's event.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The big [...]

8 October 2020

Alton Towers Resort reveals COVID-19 safety measures for Scarefest

2021-02-07T14:09:45+00:008th October 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort has released details of the new safety measures that will be in place during Scarefest to keep guests and actors safe, and ensure the attractions remain just as spine-tingling.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As has been evident from observing construction in recent weeks, the Resort has opted to use outdoor space for [...]

15 September 2020

Alton Towers Resort launches Oktoberfest Family Fun Festival

2021-02-07T14:10:24+00:0015th September 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort launched their brand new event, Oktoberfest on Friday 11th September. TowersTimes was there over the opening weekend to take in the festivities and see what the new for 2020 event has to offer.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The event is primarily located on the front lawns, with a large inflatable entrance feature [...]

12 August 2020

Alton Towers Resort announces awesome Autumn events

2021-02-07T14:10:50+00:0012th August 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort have today released further details for Oktoberfest and Scarefest, promising to give this Autumn some "Oomp-ARGHhhh!". From the debut of a new event and the revival of fan favourite scare attractions for Halloween, TowersTimes examines all the details following today's announcements.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New for 2020 is Oktoberfest, a family [...]

5 July 2020

Alton Towers Resort re-opens for 2020 season

2021-02-07T14:11:05+00:005th July 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers re-opened the gates to the Resort on Saturday 4th July. With the main season being delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, TowersTimes was there to take a look at what changes the Resort have implemented to keep guests and staff safe.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Car parking & Admissions Day guests are [...]

23 June 2020

Alton Towers Resort confirm July 4th re-opening date

2021-02-07T14:11:21+00:0023rd June 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort will re-open the gates to the theme park on Saturday 4th July following the UK government announcement that the lockdown measures will be eased.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The Theme Park will re-open with the majority of its outdoor rides and attractions in operation however some indoor attractions, including The Alton Towers Dungeon, [...]

6 June 2020

Alton Towers Resort re-opens historic Gardens

2021-02-07T14:11:36+00:006th June 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort re-opened to the public for the first time in 2020 on Saturday, 6th June with the historic Gardens available for guests to enjoy. TowersTimes was there to take in the beautiful scenery of the Gardens, as well as look at what changes the Resort are implementing as [...]

2 June 2020

Alton Towers Resort to re-open Gardens to visitors

2021-02-07T14:11:49+00:002nd June 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort have announced that, from Saturday 6th June, they are opening the Resort’s Gardens for guests to visit. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]As part of the latest guidance from the UK Government which allows outdoor paid attractions with open grounds and parks to re-open, the resort will be opening the Gardens on [...]

6 May 2020

Alton Towers Resort win two ScareCON SCAR Awards

2021-02-07T14:12:13+00:006th May 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

Alton Towers Resort was victorious at last night’s ScareCON SCAR Awards, picking up two awards out of the six nominations it received. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Beating competition from a range of high quality scare attractions and events, Alton Towers Resort walked away with the award for “Best set and design” for Darkest Depths, [...]

25 April 2020

Merlin Entertainments reveals financial impact of COVID-19

2021-02-07T14:16:01+00:0025th April 2020|Alton Towers Resort, Industry News|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Against the backdrop of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Merlin Entertainments has published its 2019 Annual Report and Accounts, along with additional information which provides an insight into the effect on its business of the ongoing economic disruption of the global outbreak and how it has responded to the challenges posed.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]With [...]

1 April 2020

Alton Towers Resort receive six ScareCON SCAR Award nominations

2021-02-07T14:16:56+00:001st April 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

Alton Towers Resort has received six nominations in five categories for the ScareCON SCAR awards, the annual awards which recognise and champion all aspects of the scare industry – from Halloween events to year-round scare attractions. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the nominations for the 13th annual awards, which were revealed last night by [...]

21 March 2020

Alton Towers Resort postpones 2020 theme park season opening

2021-02-07T14:18:05+00:0021st March 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

Alton Towers Resort have confirmed that the start of the 2020 season will be postponed due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In a statement released on the evening of Thursday 19th March, the Resort confirmed that they had made the difficult decision to delay the start of the 2020 [...]