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Alton Towers to host BMX show during August 2011

Alton Towers will host a BMX show during August 2011, offering guests the chance to see professional bike riders perform a variety of stunts.

The shows will take place at 12pm, 1.30pm, 3pm and 4.30pm daily from August 1-28. The show will be included with the standard price of admission to Alton

Alton Towers to host after-hours "ghost hunt" on July 8, 2011

Alton Towers will host a special "ghost hunt" event on Friday, July 8, 2011, allowing guests to explore the park's gothic mansion deep into the night.

The ghost hunt, organised by Paranormal Events UK, will take place between 8pm and 3.30am. It will focus entirely on the Alton Towers mansion

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Skyride set for lengthy closure at Alton Towers?

The Skyride at Alton Towers remains closed, with some rumours suggesting that it could be weeks or months before it is able to reopen.

Alton Towers has made no official statement on the reasons for the Skyride's closure, simply stating on its website "a million apologies - the Skyride is

No reopening date known for closed Skyride at Alton Towers

The Skyride is currently out of action at Alton Towers, with no reopening date set for the park's main method of internal transportation.

A note on the official Alton Towers website states "a million apologies - the Skyride is currently unavailable", while fansite Towers Times reports that the

Alton Towers increases ticket prices for visitors using 2-for-1 offers

Alton Towers has increased the price of single-day admission tickets purchased at the theme park's gates, although the move only affects those using promotional "2-for-1" offers.

The price of an adult single-day ticket is now £40.80, a slight increase on the previous price of £39.60. However

Thirteen rollercoaster to reopen at Alton Towers on June 2, 2011 following technical problems

The Thirteen rollercoaster at Alton Towers is set to reopen on Thursday, June 2, 2011, having been out of action for several days due to technical problems.

Towers Times reports that the coaster has been closed for much of the half-term school holidays, with reports on Twitter suggesting that

Alton Towers ends Resort DVD sales, opens Box Office on Towers Street

Alton Towers has ended sales of its Resort DVD product, which offered guests the chance to buy footage of themselves experiencing the park's major attractions.

Towers Times reports that the Alton Towers Resort DVD shop on Towers Street has been replaced by a new retail outlet known as the

Alton Towers to host Black Eyed Peas concert on July 6, 2011

Alton Towers has confirmed that US megastars the Black Eyed Peas will perform at the park on Wednesday, July 6, in the second major concert planned for the 2011 season.

The Black Eyed Peas concert will take place at 7.30pm, meaning that guests can enjoy a full day at the theme park prior to

Alton Towers confirms plans for "world first" SW7 rollercoaster in 2013

Alton Towers has revealed plans to open a new rollercoaster in time for the 2013 season, with the ride set to be "the only one of its kind in the world".

Ian Crabbe, Divisional Director at the Alton Towers Resort, revealed the plans in an interview with local newspaper The Sentinel. The new

Go!Go!Go! show to open at Alton Towers in 2011

Alton Towers has announced that a version of family musical the Go!Go!Go! Show will open in the park's Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre in spring 2011.

The show debuted in London's Leicester Square Theatre in 2010, and features a child-friendly plot and a range of upbeat pop songs. It tells the story

Alton Towers to host concert by JLS, McFly and The Saturdays in June 2011

Alton Towers has announced that it will host a concert featuring pop stars JLS, McFly, The Saturdays and Eliza Doolittle on Sunday, June 19, 2011.

Guests will be able to spend the day at the theme park before the Alton Towers Live concert kicks off at 4.30pm, with tickets going on general sale

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