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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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Monday, April 19, 2010 20:23

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.

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Thursday, April 15, 2010 20:49

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.

Nemesis at Alton Towers
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 18:30

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

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Saturday, March 20, 2010 23:54

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

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Thursday, March 18, 2010 17:58

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

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Wednesday, March 17, 2010 17:19

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.

Thirteen testing at Alton Towers
Tuesday, March 16, 2010 17:27

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.

Thirteen testing at Alton Towers
Friday, March 12, 2010 17:51

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.

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Wednesday, March 10, 2010 17:34

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.

Thirteen testing at Alton Towers
Tuesday, March 09, 2010 18:01

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

Thirteen testing at Alton Towers
Monday, March 08, 2010 17:57

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.

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Friday, March 05, 2010 17:55

Alton Towers has cancelled the preview weekend for its Thirteen rollercoaster, sparking fears that the ride may not be ready for the opening day of the park's season on March 20.

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