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Alton Towers News

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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Tales from the Towers book
Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:36

Tales from the Towers, the new book telling the unique story behind Alton Towers, is now available and has received its first detailed review.

Old MacDonald's Tractor Ride
Monday, September 09, 2013 08:17

Alton Towers has applied for planning consent for a major overhaul of Old MacDonald's Farmyard for the 2014 season, although it will not add any new rides to the area.

Scarefest entrance
Wednesday, September 04, 2013 08:56

Alton Towers has revealed details of the pricing for its Scarefest Halloween events, with temporary horror mazes once again carrying an additional charge.

Alton Towers app screenshots
Thursday, August 29, 2013 09:36

Alton Towers has released a new mobile application for iOS devices, with an Android version expected to follow shortly.

Towers Street
Thursday, August 15, 2013 09:53

Alton Towers has extended the opening hours for several of its Scarefest 2013 Halloween events, reversing a previous decision to close the park earlier than in previous years.

The Smiler
Tuesday, August 06, 2013 08:18

The Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers reopened on August 4, 2013, after suffering several days out of action due to a "technical issue" with one of its supports.

The Smiler t-shirt
Monday, August 05, 2013 10:08

With The Smiler now up-and-running at Alton Towers (well, most of the time anyway), we're offering you the chance to win a t-shirt featuring the roller coaster's distinctive smiley face logo.

Alton Towers Scarefest entrance
Monday, August 05, 2013 09:40

Alton Towers has posted details of Scarefest 2013 to its official website, revealing a familiar format but with several changes from last year's Halloween events.

Thirteen roller coaster
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 11:14

Alton Towers has changed the attraction line-up for its morning Early Ride Time periods, as well as cutting the hours for its popular Scarefest Halloween events.

The Smiler
Thursday, July 25, 2013 09:46

Alton Towers has reopened its new roller coaster, The Smiler, following an incident which saw a bolt fall from the ride's track.

The Smiler
Tuesday, July 23, 2013 10:54

Alton Towers has released a statement following reports that a bolt fell from The Smiler roller coaster on July 21, causing two track pieces to separate slightly.

The Smiler
Monday, July 22, 2013 08:14

Alton Towers has once again been forced to close its new roller coaster, The Smiler, after two track sections came apart in the summer heat.


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