New for 2018

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There’s always something new to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort and 2018 is no exception. This year sees the opening of the Resort’s latest addition to their iconic Secret Weapon Canon – Wicker Man.


Wicker Man

“The world’s first rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire!”

Guests will embark on a multi-sensory rite of passage, in which they’ll race through a giant, flaming Wicker Man and be drawn into the mysterious world of The Beornen, a shadowy group living in the woods surrounding the theme park. This will be the UK’s first new wooden rollercoaster experience in 21 years, reconnecting riders with the primal essence of rollercoasters.

Special Events in 2018

Alton Towers Resort will be hosting several special events throughout the year. TowersTimes will have all the details nearer the time but here is a taste of what’s to come.

February Half Term

10th – 25th February

All the February Half Term action will be over at the Resort hotels with a swashbuckling pirate and princess takeover, including live shows, fancy dress and plenty of activities!


6th – 7th, 13th – 14th, 19th October – 2nd November

The legendary Scarefest returns in October and November with terrifying live action scaremazes and chilling scarezones, as well as the theme park’s rides and attractions open until late.


3rd & 4th November

The ultimate firework spectacular will end the season with a bang, lighting up the sky over Alton Towers Resort during the first weekend of November.



Santa Claus will be back at Alton Towers Resort during the Christmas season, bringing with him plenty of festive fun including an exclusive pantomime.