Discover an area which brings to life much-loved characters from David Walliams’ best-selling children’s novels, including the international jewel thief, Gangsta Granny!
- Raj’s Shop
Fun & Games
- Royal Guards & Beefeaters
- Toilets – found opposite Skyride station
Located behind the Towers themselves, step into the world of one of the best-selling children’s authors.
Take a tour of the Crown Jewels in Gangsta Granny: The Ride, although (as the name suggests) you may find yourself caught up in the audacious adventure of Ben and Granny as they attempt the greatest heist in history.
Younger guests can also giggle with delight on Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp or race on a regal thoroughbred on the Royal Carousel.
Why not also take to the dancefloor with Flavio Flavioli who’ll have you spinning round and round.
If you want to pick up a crazy bargain, head to Raj’s Shop. Also be on the look out for other surprises and twists along the way…
Gangsta Granny: The Ride
Take a tour of the Crown Jewels aboard a Royal Carriage, but guests may just find themselves caught up in the audacious adventure of Ben and Granny as they attempt the greatest heist in history!
The World of David Walliams was formerly part of the Cloud Cuckoo Land area of the theme park.
On 8th January 2020, David Walliams revealed on his personal twitter account that Gangsta Granny: The Ride would be coming to Alton Towers, with the Resort making a full announcement early the following day, confirming details of the new ride and area.
As part of the development, intended to open for the 2020 season, Gallopers Carousel and Frog Hopper were rethemed, and Gangsta Granny: The Ride was installed in the building formerly home to Wobble World.
Unfortunately, due to the COVID pandemic, the opening of the area was postponed until Spring 2021. The World of David Walliams eventually opened on 17th May 2021, the day that indoor attractions (including Gangsta Granny: The Ride) were permitted to re-open following the easing of lockdown restrictions.