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Alton Towers News

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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Alton Towers Scarefest entrance
Thursday, February 18, 2010 17:17

Visitors to Alton Towers' half-term event have reported that the park is promoting the return of its popular fireworks event for 2010.

Thirteen testing at Alton Towers
Monday, February 15, 2010 18:11

New footage has been released online showing Alton Towers' highly-anticipated Thirteen rollercoaster undergoing testing prior to its March opening.

Sonic Spinball logo
Friday, February 12, 2010 18:14

The first riders will experience the newly-rethemed Sonic Spinball rollercoaster at Alton Towers this weekend, as the park begins its half-term opening period.

Thirteen train image
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 17:41

The trains for Alton Tower's upcoming Thirteen rollercoaster have been revealed in images and video released on the ride's official blog.

Rita tyre construction image
Monday, February 01, 2010 17:52

Alton Towers has begun updating its Rita: Queen of Speed rollercoaster to ensure that it fits with the "Dark Forest" theme of Thirteen, which will open in March.

Nemesis at Alton Towers
Monday, January 25, 2010 22:18

Alton Towers has confirmed the line-up of attractions that will be open during its Early Ride Time hour during the 2010 season.

Sonic Spinball logo
Monday, January 25, 2010 21:59

Sega has signed a three-year deal with Alton Towers that will see the Spinball Whizzer rollercoaster renamed as Sonic Spinball.

Monday, January 04, 2010 18:48

The Spinball Whizzer rollercoaster at Alton Towers is to be re-themed around Sega's famous Sonic the Hedgehog character for the 2010 season.

Thursday, December 24, 2009 17:30

Alton Towers has made swinging cuts to the opening hours of its Water Park for the 2010 season.

Alton Towers entrance image
Wednesday, December 16, 2009 17:51

Alton Towers has submitted plans to install the loops from its famous Corkscrew rollercoaster as a feature of the park's entrance plaza.

Alton Towers Thirteen construction image
Friday, December 11, 2009 06:19

Alton Towers has revealed the name of its new rollercoaster as Thirteen, claiming that it will be the "scariest ride in the UK".

Alton Towers image
Friday, November 06, 2009 18:13

Pop star Pink is to play a concert at Alton Towers in summer 2010, with tickets set go on sale on Monday, November 6.


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