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12 things we know about Alton Towers' planned Enchanted Village hotel

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.

Alton Towers to remove Submission - could Ripsaw be next?

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.

Images: Alton Towers reveals new CBeebies Land attractions for 2014 (updated)

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

Alton Towers announces CBeebies Land opening date, offers Merlin Annual Pass discount

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.

CBeebies Land will not be ready in time for the start of the new season, but will instead open on May 24, 2014. It will be a complete

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Competition: Win signed copies of two great Alton Towers books!

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.

Update: The competition is now closed. Congratulations to Zara, who won the prize draw and will therefore receive signed copies

When will Alton Towers or Thorpe Park open another major new roller coaster?

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?

Typically, Merlin (and previous owner Tussauds) has added a big new ride to Alton Towers or Thorpe Park

The Smiler roller coaster reopens at Alton Towers in time for Ultimate Fireworks event

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.

It had been widely suspected that The Smiler may remain closed for the rest of the 2013 season, following an accident that saw

The Smiler roller coaster remains closed at Alton Towers following accident

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 has been closed since an incident on November 2, which saw riders injured when small plastic guide wheels fell from

The Smiler's year of frowns at Alton Towers: What went wrong?

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?

2013 was supposed to be a banner year for Alton Towers. It planned to open an

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