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Alton Towers Features and Articles

Theme Park Tourist's range of in-depth articles covering rides, attractions and restaurants at Alton Towers are listed below. As well as previews and reviews of new rides, look out for "Top 10" lists and tips for saving time and money on your next visit.

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Transformers: The Ride - 3D
Monday, December 23, 2013 13:04

A host of new theme park rides were opened in 2013. But which were the very best?

The Smiler
Sunday, December 22, 2013 17:22

The tallest, longest, fastest, steepest and loopiest roller coasters around.

Image of Daemonen at Tivoli Gardens
Sunday, December 15, 2013 08:45

Theme Park Tourist's guide to the Top 10 Theme Parks in Europe.

Nemesis at Alton Towers
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 09:00

A look at the 10 very best roller coasters that the UK's theme parks have to offer.

Image Wikimedia Commons
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 09:00

Theme Park Tourist's in-depth review of the Alton Towers firework event which took place on 8th, 9th and 10th November 2013

Arrow Pipeline Coaster
Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:12

Legendary ride designer John Wardley discusses some of the thrilling rides and theme parks that he designed, but that never saw the light of day.

Creating my own Nemesis cover
Thursday, November 21, 2013 09:58

Legendary ride designer John Wardley released his autobiography earlier this year. Is it worth a read for theme park fans?

UK vs the US
Thursday, October 31, 2013 11:00

Here are a few things that US theme parks can learn from the UK, and that UK parks can learn from the US.

The Grand National
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 09:00

The UK will never see a new wooden roller coaster.  Click here to read why.

Chained Oak
Friday, October 11, 2013 10:20

Hex - The Legend of the Towers is a popular ride at Alton Towers, and tells the story of a mystical, cursed oak tree. But is there any truth behind the attraction's storyline?

Saw Billy Doll in front of Stealth
Wednesday, October 09, 2013 09:00

A look back at September and a preview of the scares to come from the UK parks in October.

Britannia Park
Tuesday, October 08, 2013 11:20

With Alton Towers established as Britain's leading theme park, rivals lined up to try and take the crown in the 1980s. Let's learn about one, the doomed Britannia Park.


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