9 October 2009

SW6 Name Revealed?

2022-01-31T10:35:25+00:009th October 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]New artwork has appeared on Alton Towers official website, which provides some hints as to what this new ride will be called. There are strong suggestions that the coaster will be called "Surrender". This is not yet 100% confirmed, and it is unlikely that there will be any official confirmation [...]

1 October 2009

SW6 Track construction commences

2022-01-31T10:32:38+00:001st October 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Work began today, 1st October 2009, with the first piece of track being placed on the concrete structure which is expected to house the station and maintenance area.[/vc_column_text] [vc_empty_space][vc_column_text]Track construction is expected to continue at a rapid pace, and we can expect to see much of it in place by [...]

18 September 2009

SW6 Track arrives

2022-01-31T10:27:40+00:0018th September 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After much speculation about the impending arrival of the track for SW6 sometime in September, delivery has finally commenced. The delivery took place yesterday (Thursday 17th September), arriving in large containers. These are currently being stored in one of the lesser used car parks on site. It is expected that [...]

21 August 2009

Alton Towers reveal 2010 opening day

2022-01-31T10:25:14+00:0021st August 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers have released their 2009/10 winter brochure via the official Alton Towers website. It contains full details for Santa's Lunches, Sleepovers, Festive Breaks and New Years Eve packages which all appear to be priced similarly to the 2008/9 Winter season. The dates for the theme park's limited February opening [...]

21 May 2009

2010 Ride Manufacturer

2022-01-31T10:13:16+00:0021st May 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It has emerged that Intamin will be the manufacturer for the 2010 coaster project. Intamin were responsible for 2005 success Rita - Queen of Speed, and have also brought the classic Congo River Rapids to the park. It marks a departure for the park, after Nemesis, Oblivion and Air were [...]

12 March 2009

2010 Rollercoaster Approved!

2022-01-31T11:39:50+00:0012th March 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers will have a new rollercoaster for the 2010 season. "Secret Weapon Six", as it has been codenamed, will replace the Corkscrew which left the park in November 2008. Staffordshire Moorlands District Council held their committee meeting today, 12th March, and approved the ride a little before 5.00pm after [...]

8 March 2009

2010 Rollercoaster decision expected this week

2022-01-31T10:06:25+00:008th March 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]After a planning meeting in February recommended an extra month to investigate the proposed 2010 rollercoaster at Alton Towers, we take a look at the supplementary report which is likely to be pivotal in any decision that will be made on Thursday, 12th March: Visual and Noise concerns - A [...]

28 January 2009

Hill Fort May Delay New Rollercoaster

2022-01-31T10:03:39+00:0028th January 2009|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Ground work on the new 2010 rollercoaster to replace Corkscrew could face delays, after claims the ride will cover a historical site. It is believed that an Iron Age Hill Fort is to be built over where the rollercoaster will be erected. An archaeologist from Staffordshire County Council is due [...]

18 December 2008

£Multi Million 10-Year Plan for Alton Towers as Relief Road stalls

2022-01-31T10:00:28+00:0018th December 2008|Alton Towers Resort, TH13TEEN|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]It has today been revealed that Merlin Entertainments, owner of the Alton Towers resort, have backed a multi-million pound development programme over the next 10 years to include major new attractions, longer open seasons (presumably to include Christmas) and new accommodation. The beginning of this new plan is believed to [...]