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 [...]

19 February 2020

Alton Towers Resort unveils details of 40th anniversary season

2021-02-07T14:19:12+00:0019th February 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

Alton Towers Resort has today unveiled details of a number of events taking place as part of their milestone 40th anniversary season. TowersTimes round up all the details revealed so far. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Getting the new theme park season underway on 21st March will be the opening of the Resort's latest addition [...]

9 January 2020

Gangsta Granny: The Ride to arrive at Alton Towers Resort

2021-02-07T14:19:26+00:009th January 2020|Alton Towers Resort|

Alton Towers Resort has today announced that a new 4D family dark ride based on the David Walliams story, Gangsta Granny, will be coming to the Resort this spring. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Gangsta Granny: The Ride will invite guests to take a tour of the Crown Jewels aboard a Royal Carriage, but riders [...]

17 October 2019

The World of David Walliams arriving at Alton Towers Resort

2021-02-07T14:19:40+00:0017th October 2019|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort has announced that “The World of David Walliams” will be arriving in the theme park for spring 2020. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Announcing the partnership earlier today, the Resort have confirmed that the project will centre around the existing Cloud Cuckoo Land area of the Resort and will bring to life [...]

7 October 2019

Scarefest 2019 begins in spooktacular style at Alton Towers Resort

2021-02-07T14:20:27+00:007th October 2019|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Scarefest 2019 got underway at Alton Towers Resort this weekend, with the theme park laying on a whole host of spooks, frights and thrills. TowersTimes was invited to the Resort to experience all that Scarefest 2019 has to offer, as well as unrivalled access inside the scare mazes. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_message message_box_color="warning" [...]

12 September 2019

Further Scarefest details revealed

2021-02-07T14:22:29+00:0012th September 2019|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Resort have today released further details surrounding the newest additions to this year’s Scarefest line-up, including new images and videos of "The Attic: Terror of the Towers” and Darkest Depths. TowersTimes explores all the new details. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]“Spine-tingling terror” is promised to await guests in new scare maze, “The [...]

6 August 2019

Battle of the Burgers launches at Rollercoaster Restaurant

2021-02-07T14:23:13+00:006th August 2019|Alton Towers Resort|

This weekend saw the launch of the Battle of the Burgers at Alton Towers Resort’s Rollercoaster Restaurant. Pitting seven burgers against each other, each representing one of the Resort's big seven rollercoasters, guests can vote for their favourite dish throughout the summer, with the winning dish being rewarded with a [...]

28 June 2019

Merlin Entertainments to be bought by investment group

2021-02-07T14:23:25+00:0028th June 2019|Alton Towers Resort, Industry News|

Merlin Entertainments, the company which owns Alton Towers Resort and Thorpe Park Resort, have today announced that they have agreed the terms of a £4.8bn offer for the company from a group of investors, including KIRKBI Invest who own the LEGO Group. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the deal announced this morning, KIRKBI have [...]

30 April 2019

Cbeebies Land 5th Anniversary Celebrations & A Change of Leadership for Alton Towers Resort

2021-02-07T14:23:54+00:0030th April 2019|Alton Towers Resort|

With another busy Bank Holiday Weekend almost upon us, Alton Towers Resort have announced details of a special event to celebrate the 5th Anniversary of CBeebies Land. Plus, Merlin Entertainments, Alton Towers Resort’s parent company, have confirmed leadership changes which will see a new Divisional Director for Alton Towers Resort. [...]

25 April 2019

Alton Towers to Restore Banqueting Hall Window

2021-02-07T14:24:06+00:0025th April 2019|Alton Towers Resort|

Alton Towers Resort have submitted a “Discharge of conditions” planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for the Restoration of the Banqueting Hall Window. [vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]In the plans, submitted earlier this month, the Resort outline their intention to fully restore the window in the Banqueting Hall which forms a part of [...]

16 April 2019

Alton Towers Stargazing Pods Welcome First Guests

2021-02-07T14:24:16+00:0016th April 2019|Alton Towers Resort|

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Alton Towers Stargazing Pods welcomed their first guests over the weekend with a special, one-off, opening ceremony featuring a special appearance from Mark Thompson, Stargazing LIVE co-host, and Sir Algenon. TowersTimes were there to experience the celebrations. [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]To mark the official opening of Alton Towers Resort’s newest accommodation, and the [...]