Images: Alton Towers reveals new CBeebies Land attractions for 2014 (updated)By Nick Sim, Tuesday, January 7, 2014 08:41
Alton Towers has revealed details of the attractions that will feature in its new CBeebies Land area, which is due to open on May 24, 2014.
Following a deal with BBC Worldwide, kids' favourites such as Mr Bloom and In the Night Garden will join the park's line-up. They will be part of a major makeover of the former Old MacDonald's Farmyard area, which will see all of its attractions extensively rethemed. Hands-on learning experiences will also form a part of the updated land.
The park has now revealed the full line-up of CBeebies Land attractions, which you can discover below.
Something Special Sensory Garden
Based around the popular Something Special show, which stars Mr Tumble, this walkthrough attraction will see guests following the Tumble Trail and looking inside Mr Tumble's spotty bag. As with the show, Makaton sign language will be used within the attraction, to aid in children's early development of language.
Mr Bloom's Allotments
Designed to help children learn about the process of growing fruit and vegetables, Mr Bloom's Allotments will be a hands-on attraction based on Mr Bloom's Nursery. The "magical shed" from the television show will be featured, with children able to "meet" the vegetables themselves.
In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride
The former Riverbank Eye-Spy attraction will undergo a complete transformation to become the In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride. Alton Towers promises that "colours, sights and sounds" will be used to "bring a picture book to life", with characters such as Iggle Piggle, Makka Pakka and Upsy Daisy all making appearances.
Nina's Science Lab
Based on Nina and the Neurons, Nina's Science lab will explain how the Neurons control human's five senses. The hands-on attraction is designed to help kids learn how their body works.
Justin's House: Pie-O-Matic Factory
Based on the heavily-interactive Justin's House, the Pie-O-Matic factory will be an indoor play area that will see young guests helping Justin, Robert the Robert and Little Monster make custard pies. The attraction will be a rethemed version of Berry Bish Bash.
Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure
The Squirrel Nutty Ride will be no more come May 2014 - it will be renamed as the Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure, offering views across CBeebies Land.
Postman Pat's Parcel Post
One of the headline attractions in CBeebies Land will be Postman Pat's Parcel Post, which will be an updated version of Old MacDonald's Tractor Ride. The tractors will be gone, replaced by miniature versions of Postman Pat's iconic red van. These will travel around Greendale, the village where Pat lives with Jess the Cat.
Other attractions will include Charlie and Lola's Moonsquirters and Green Drops, Tree Fu Tom's Training Camp and Numtum's Number-Go-Round (replacing the Doodle Doo Derby).
The Big Fun ShowTime Pavilion will host shows featuring Zingzillas, Mike the Knight and Nina and rthe Neurons. Characters such as Postman Pat and Tree Fu Tom will be on hand to meet-and-greet guests.
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