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Alton Towers to celebrate 30th anniversary with 1980s concert

Alton Towers is celebrating its 30th anniversary on May 23, 2010 with a 1980s-themed concert - and will let guests in for free in exchange for cassette tapes from the era.

The concert will include classic 80s acts including Rick Astley, Kim Wilde, Bananarama, Midge Ure, The Christians,

Alton Towers offers annual pass discount to Pleasure Island season ticket holders

Alton Towers is offering holders of season tickets at the closed Pleasure Island theme park in Cleethorpes a £50 discount on annual passes for the Staffordshire park.

Pleasure Island shut unexpectedly last week, despite investing some £600,000 in new attractions for the 2010 season. Although

Second power cut hits Alton Towers in as many days

Alton Towers was hit by its second power cut in as many days on Wednesday (April 14), again resulting in the park evacuating all of its attractions.

The power outage forced the park to close its rides for over an hour, and left unfortunate guests stranded on rides such as the Skyride for a

Power cut forces evacuation of rides at Alton Towers

Alton Towers was forced to evacuate all of its rides on Tuesday (April 13) after an hour-long power cut hit the resort.

Riders were evacuated from the park's 50 rides and attractions after the power cut, which also affected over 900 nearby homes as well as neighbouring farms. Power was restored

Images: Thirteen rollercoaster opens at Alton Towers (updated)

Alton Towers has succeeded in opening its new £15 million rollercoaster, Thirteen, in time for the start of the 2010 season.

Thirteen opened on its planned March 20 date, with hundreds of excited guests racing to be be amongst the first to ride it despite heavy rain throughout the opening day.

Second video released showing Alton Towers' Thirteen in action

Alton Towers' Thirteen rollercoaster, which is set to open on Saturday, has been featured for a second time on UK television.

After an on-ride ("POV") video was shown on ITV'S GMTV breakfast programme yesterday morning, a second feature was included on regional news show Central News. As with

Alton Towers reveals secrets of Thirteen rollercoaster in full POV video

An on-ride video of Alton Towers' Thirteen rollercoaster has been featured on UK television, with the park confirming that the ride will be ready for its opening day on Saturday, March 20.

Video claimed to show "World's first" element of Alton Towers' Thirteen

A video has emerged online which shows an animated model of what is claimed to be the "world's first" element of Alton Towers' Thirteen rollercoaster.

The park has closely guarded the secret of what the ride's "secret weapon" will be, although with Thirteen set to open on Saturday coaster fans

Alton Towers introduces "health insurance" ticket ahead of Thirteen opening

In the park's latest publicity stunt, Alton Towers has introduced a new ticket for the 2010 season which includes optional health insurance in the event of the "horror" of new coaster Thirteen proving too much.

The new tickets are priced at £1 extra. For the price, guests will get access to a

Tickets still available for Pink's Alton Towers concert

Alton Towers has confirmed that it has sold out of its basic ticket package for Pink's concert at the park on June 27, but tickets are still available through third-party vendors.

The park was offering a package of a single-day theme park ticket plus a concert ticket for £63 per person. These

Alton Towers releases Thirteen teaser trailers

The first "teaser" trailers for Alton Towers' upcoming new rollercoaster, Thirteen, have begun to be broadcast on UK TV channels.

The 5-second "blipverts" will be shown during prime time TV shows over the next few weeks, and are already running on a number of digital TV channels such as MTV.

Alton Towers explains Thirteen preview weekend cancellation

Alton Towers has issued a statement following the cancellation of the preview weekend for its Thirteen rollercoaster, blaming technical problems and bad weather for putting work on the ride behind schedule.

The event was cancelled on Friday, just one week before it was due to take place. The

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