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Pink to play Alton Towers in 2010

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

The gig at Alton Towers is one of six planned as part of Pink's Funhouse Summer Carnival Tour across the UK. It will be held at Alton Towers on Sunday, June 27 - giving guests

Surrender in 2010 at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has seemingly revealed the name of its new rollercoaster as Surrender in a new poster on the park's website.

Until now, the ride has only been referred to as "Secret Weapon 6", in a continuation of the park's traditional code-naming format for new rides. It is set to open in March

Alton Towers begins work on fire-hit Skyride station

Alton Towers has removed the remains of the Skyride station that was destroyed by a fire earlier this year.

The park is aiming to build a replacement for the station, located in its Cloud Cuckoo Land area, in time for the 2010 season. The original was left a burnt-out shell after the fire on

Theme parks kick off Halloween celebrations

Theme parks around the world began Halloween events over the weekend, with special offers still available for guests looking for a spooky bargain.

The highest-profile event is Universal's Halloween Horror Nights, which kicked off this weekend at Universal Studios Orlando. Glowing reviews

Adrenaline Week returns at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has announced that it will once again run its "Adrenaline Week" in November, allowing guests to experience the park's major thrill rides one last time before they close for the winter.

The park will be open from 10am-4pm during Adrenaline week, with a limited selection of major

Alton Towers announces details of February opening

Alton Towers has announced details of its February opening period in 2010, including a list of the attractions that will be operating.

The event precedes the official start of the 2010 season on March 20, and will take place from February 13-21 (to coincide with half-term for UK schools)

Theme Parks gear up for Halloween celebrations

Theme parks around the world are gearing up for their Halloween celebrations - and there are big savings to be made for visitors who book in advance.

The Universal Studios parks in Orlando and Hollywood are again running the hugely popular Halloween Horror Nights events throughout late

Alton Towers prepares for Scarefest

Alton Towers has begun preparations for its annual Halloween Scarefest event, which will take place from October 17 - November 1.

The park has closed off the ruins of the Towers in order to transform them into a special Halloween attraction - "Terror of the Towers: What Lies Within". Returning

Alton Towers reveals 2010 opening date

Alton Towers has announced its opening date for the 2010 season - a date which is also likely to see the opening of its long-awaited SW6 rollercoaster.

Alton Towers hikes ticket prices again

Alton Towers has pushed up ticket prices for the second time this year, with the increases far outstripping the rate of inflation.

Inferno destroys Sky Ride station at Alton Towers

The Sky Ride at Alton Towers is expected to be closed for the rest of the 2009 season after a fire completely destroyed one of the ride's stations.

The gutted station is located in Cloud Cuckoo Land, close to the Rita rollercoaster. No-one was hurt in the incident, which took place after the

Alton Towers hit by power outage

A major power outage caused many of the most popular rides at Alton Towers to shut down on April 26, stranding some riders for over an hour.

Failsafe mechanisms in the affected rides ensured that guests were not in danger, but on both the Monorail and the Sky Ride guests were unable to

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