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Be one of the first to ride SW7!

Alton Towers Resort are currently asking guests to sign up for SW7 updates with a chance to ride SW7 before anyone else! What's more, it's free and so easy! If you are out and about at the Resort any time soon, you may want to keep your eyes peeled and your smart phone handy. [...]

2012-08-09T19:15:56+00:00August 9th, 2012|

Construction Updates!

Hello and welcome to the brand new TowersTimes SW7 mini-site! As you can see, we have had a little make-over! And we have also added a brand new addition, our Construction Blog! There you can view all the latest construction photos and get the very latest gossip from the construction site! Look out for weekly(ish) [...]

2012-08-09T10:55:01+00:00June 26th, 2012|

Farewell to the Black Hole Tent

After 24 years stood proudly at the Alton Towers Resort, the Black Hole tent has started to be demolished to make way for Secret Weapon 7. The Black Hole tent that until 2005 housed the popular Black Hole indoor rollercoaster, is finally making its exit from the resort after standing empty for the last 7 [...]

2012-06-28T22:14:45+00:00April 12th, 2012|

New SW7 Promotional Material Released

With the 2012 season now well underway Alton Towers has released new marketing material for the 2013 Secret Weapon 7 project, including posters and a new dedicated mini site. Alton Towers have today released more information on their new 2013 roller coaster project codenamed  Secret Weapon 7. Posters have been put up on the fences [...]

2012-06-28T22:17:07+00:00April 11th, 2012|

Planning Permission Granted for Secret Weapon 7

Staffordshire Moorlands Council have today granted planning permission for the multi-million pound SW7 rollercoaster, opening in 2013. Alton Towers Resort fans today breathed a sigh of relief as Staffordshire Moorlands Council granted planning permission for the world-first rollercoaster opening in 2013 on the site of the Blackhole Tent in X-Sector, despite strong opposition from Alton [...]

2012-06-28T22:18:38+00:00March 15th, 2012|

SW7 to Go Before Planning Committee

On Thursday 15th of March the Secret Weapon 7 rollercoaster planning application will go before Staffordshire Moorlands Council, were the planning decision will be made. One month after it was originally planned the Secret Weapon 7 planning application will finally be going in front of the Staffordshire Moorlands Council Planning Committee. Next Thursday (15/03/12) the [...]

2012-06-28T22:21:05+00:00March 8th, 2012|

Theming Plans released for SW7

Earlier today, Staffordshire Moorlands Council have revealed the theming plans for the 2013 rollercoaster, Secret Weapon Seven. The new plans, which are available on the Staffordshire Moorlands Council Planning Portal, give us new insight of what the Secret Weapon 7 theme will be. The new documents show the previously unreleased large theming object that will [...]

2016-05-28T19:50:05+00:00February 10th, 2012|

Secret Weapon 7: The Schwarzkopf Connection

TowersTimes forum member Sam has written an article discussing the comparisons between SW7 and the old, now defunct, rollercoaster manufacturer Schwarzkopf. A Schwarzkopf rollercoaster was originally planned for the site were Nemesis stands now. Detailed plans have just emerged of a major new rollercoaster for Alton Towers. The last thrill coaster was around a decade [...]

2012-06-28T22:22:48+00:00January 7th, 2012|

Plans Released for Secret Weapon 7

Today, Staffordshire Moorlands Council have released the full plans for the new 2013 rollercoaster in X-Sector at Alton Towers. It has been an anxious wait over the Christmas period for Alton Towers fans as they waited for the SW7 plans to be released on the Staffordshire Moorlands Council website, the plans have today been released. [...]

2012-06-28T22:24:37+00:00January 5th, 2012|

Planning Applications Updated Briefly for New Ride

A brief update of the Staffordshire Moorlands planning application system reveals yet more information about the two mysterious applications put in a few days ago by Alton Towers, with some hopeful exciting news on the horizon... Today, the two recent planning applications have been updated on the Staffordshire Moorlands Council Planning Portal to include descriptions [...]

2012-06-28T22:25:30+00:00December 23rd, 2011|


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