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The Big Debate: Which is the best dark ride at a UK theme park?

In this week's poll, we ask which of the UK's dark rides stands out above the rest.

Alton Towers to give away 250 tickets to Facebook fans

Alton Towers is running a competition on its official Facebook page, offering fans the chance to win one of 250 free tickets for the 2012 season.

In order to be entered into the prize draw, fans must "like" the Alton Towers Facebook page. The competition is set to open on Monday, December 12,

Alton Towers to host Spy Weekend on February 3-4, 2012

Alton Towers will host a special Spy Weekend on February 3-4, 2012, featuring a range of challenges designed to test the deductive powers of young sleuths.

The Spy Weekend will be hosted in the Alton Towers Hotel, with the theme park itself remaining closed until the February half term week

Alton Towers reveals opening dates and hours for 2012 season

Alton Towers has confirmed its operating dates and opening hours for 2012, with the full season set to kick off on Saturday, March 24.

As in previous years, Alton Towers will also open from 10-4pm during the February half term week (which runs from February 11-19). For the remainder of the

Ice Age 4-D experience to open at Alton Towers in 2012

Alton Towers has revealed that a new 4-D attraction, Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs – The 4-D Experience, will debut at the park on March 24, 2012.

Based on the third animated movie in the popular Ice Age series, the new addition will open in March. It will feature updated footage from the film,

Alton Towers begins selling on-ride DVDs of Air rollercoaster

Alton Towers has begun selling on-ride DVDs of the Air rollercoaster, enabling guests to buy a personalised souvenir of their experience on the ride.

Towers Times reports that the Air on-ride DVDs are priced at £12, or £15 with an inclusive on-ride photo. New cameras have been installed around

Alton Towers receives planning approval for Nemesis: What Lies Beneath?

Alton Towers has received planning approval for its new ride for 2012, with construction work on Nemesis: What Lies Beneath? now set to accelerate.

Fan site Towers Times reports that the park has been given the go-ahead to install its latest addition by local authorities. While Alton Towers has

Alton Towers begins construction work on Nemesis: What Lies Beneath?

Alton Towers has begun construction work on its new ride for 2012, Nemesis: What Lies Beneath?

The indoor attraction will be located in the Forbidden Valley area of the park, close to the existing Nemesis rollercoaster. Construction walls have appeared surrounding the site, with the Lava Lump

The Big Debate: What is the world's best theme park Halloween event?

In this week's poll, we ask which of the many theme park Halloween events around the world should be held up as number one.

Video: Nemesis: What Lies Beneath? to open at Alton Towers in 2012

Alton Towers has launched a teaser website for its upcoming new attraction for 2012, revealing its name as Nemesis: What Lies Beneath?

The Alton Towers website, confirms several longstanding rumours about the indoor ride. This includes its theme, which as the name suggests will tie in with the

Win a 2012 season pass for a Six Flags, Cedar Fair or Merlin theme park of your choice!

Are you a theme park fan? Would you love to win a 2012 annual pass to one of the top theme parks in the world?

We are launching our new monthly competition where you have the chance to win a fantastic prize each and every month.

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Alton Towers announces two new attractions for Scarefest 2011 Halloween events

Alton Towers has revealed that two additional attractions have been added to the line-up for its Scarefest 2011 Halloween events.

The first attraction, Thirteen After Dark, is returning from the 2010 events but was not included in previous Scarefest 2011 announcements. It will see a number of

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