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Alton Towers' new ride for 2012 confirmed as indoor drop tower?

The company behind the Extremis drop tower at the London Dungeon has reportedly let slip that it will be installing a similar ride at Alton Towers for the 2012 season.

CoasterForce spoke to Peter Ziegler of ABC rides at the European Attractions Show in London. He is said to have confirmed that

Alton Towers relocates horror mazes for Scarefest 2011

Alton Towers has confirmed that all of the horror mazes at its Scarefest 2011 Halloween events will be located inside the theme park itself.

The move marks a break with the tradition of previous years, in which the paid-for horror mazes have been located in the grounds of the Alton Towers hotel

Alton Towers begins selling Fastrack passes at ride entrances

Alton Towers has begun selling Fastrack queue-jumping passes at the entrances to its main attractions, as it aims to increase profits from the upcharge system.

Fastrack tickets enable guests to book a time window during which they can return to a ride and skip straight to the front of the line.

Interior plans for Alton Towers' new ride for 2012 revealed

Eagle-eyed Alton Towers fans have uncovered interior plans for the park's new ride for 2012, revealing that it will feature both pre- and post-show areas.

Towers Times features an image of the plans for the indoor attraction, which were discovered by removing layers from planning documents

Images: Alton Towers' new ride for 2012 to send guests underground

Images of the planned exterior for Alton Tower's new indoor dark ride have been revealed, as the park prepares its headline addition for 2012.

The ride will be located in the Forbidden Valley area of Alton Towers, which also hosts the popular Nemesis and Air rollercoasters. Two existing

Tickets go on sale for Scarefest 2011 Halloween events at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has begun to sell tickets for the two horror mazes at its Scarefest 2011 Halloween events, with a combined ticket available for £12.

While several free Scarefest attractions are included with a standard admission ticket to Alton Towers, the Boiler House and Carnival of Screams

Alton Towers submits planning application for new indoor ride for 2012

Alton Towers has submitted a planning application for a new indoor ride, which is expected to open in time for the 2012 season.

Few details are currently publicly available about the new addition, with only basic details listed on the Staffordshire Moorlands District Council website at present.

Alton Towers confirms ZOMBIES! Scare Zone for Scarefest 2011 Halloween events

Alton Towers has confirmed that a new zombie-themed scare zone will feature at Scarefest 2011, as well as releasing further plot details for the other attractions at the Halloween events.

The ZOMBIES! Scare Zone will see guests walking down an "abandoned road" that is rumoured to be swarming

Alton Towers announces dates, details of Scarefest 2011 Halloween events

Alton Towers has confirmed the dates of its Scarefest 2011 Halloween events, as well as announcing details of the horror attractions that will be featured this year.

Scarefest 2011 will run from October 15-31, and as in previous years will see Alton Towers staying open until 9pm every evening.

Skyride reopens at Alton Towers as cable replacement is completed

The Skyride attraction at Alton Towers has reopened following a lengthy closure, restoring a vital transportation link between the park's disparate lands.

While no official statement was made by Alton Towers on the reasons behind the shutdown of the Skyride in June, it is believed that the park

Alton Towers releases official iPhone application

Alton Towers has released an official application for the Apple iPhone, becoming the latest in a series of parks to take advantage of the boom in smartphone sales.

The application is now available to download free of charge from Apple's iTunes App Store, and can also be run on iPod Touch

Alton Towers launches competition to find designers for SW7 rollercoaster

Alton Towers has launched a competition that will enable the winner to become part of the design panel for its planned SW7 rollercoaster, which will open in 2013.

Fans hoping to become involved in the park's latest "Secret Weapon" project can enter via the Alton Towers website. Entrants must

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