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Want to keep up with the latest Alton Towers news, including new attraction announcements, details of special events and updates on temporary ride closures? You've come to the right place!

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Lodge concept art
Friday, March 07, 2014 12:16

Alton Towers has resubmitted its planning application to build a third on-site hotel, this time consisting of a number of small lodges. Here's a summary of what we know about the plans.

Submission logo
Tuesday, February 04, 2014 10:00

Alton Towers will remove the Submission ride from X-Sector for the 2014 season. We take a look at which rides could follow it out of the park over the next few years.

CBeebies Land logo
Tuesday, January 07, 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.

CBeebies Land logo
Tuesday, December 31, 2013 12:26

Alton Towers has announced the opening date for the under-construction CBeebies Land, while parent company Merlin is offering 30+ percent off its annual passes.

Hogwarts Castle at night
Sunday, December 22, 2013 08:57

Which theme parks and attractions do our readers rate as the best in the world? Let's find out...

Book covers
Friday, November 22, 2013 10:10

We're giving away signed copies of John Wardley's autobiography, Creating my own Nemesis, as well as Tales from the Towers: The Unofficial Story Behind Alton Towers.

Colossus rollercoaster image
Monday, November 11, 2013 10:52

The record-breaking The Smiler opened at Alton Towers in 2013. But when can UK theme park fans expect operator Merlin to open another major new roller coaster at one of its flagship parks?

The Smiler
Thursday, November 07, 2013 11:46

Alton Towers £18 million new roller coaster is back up-and-running, just in time for one of the busiest weekends in the park's season - The Ultimate Fireworks events.

The Smiler in the dark
Wednesday, November 06, 2013 11:46

Alton Towers is approaching one of its busiest weekends of the year - the Ultimate Fireworks event - with its £18 million roller coaster The Smiler still out of action.

The Smiler
Monday, November 04, 2013 09:35

The Smiler's troubled first year at Alton Towers reached a new low on Saturday when several riders were injured by falling guide wheels. But why has the park's new roller coaster suffered from so many problems?

The Smiler
Monday, October 28, 2013 10:21

The record-breaking The Smiler roller coaster has reopened at Alton Towers after being forced to close on October 27 when a bolt fell from the ride's track.

CBeebies Land logo
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 17:06

Alton Towers has confirmed that it will convert the Old MacDonald's Farmyard into a themed area based on CBeebies characters for the 2014 season.

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