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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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The Smiler
Monday, July 22, 2013 08:14

Alton Towers has once again been forced to close its new roller coaster, The Smiler, after two track sections came apart in the summer heat.

The Smiler
Sunday, July 14, 2013 09:18

In this week's poll, we ask whether Alton Towers has finally topped the legendary Nemesis with its new roller coaster, The Smiler.

Alton Towers fairground
Thursday, July 11, 2013 09:01

It's a quiet news day, so I thought I'd provide you with an update on progress on Tales from the Towers, the new book that I'm currently writing about Alton Towers.

Tuesday, July 09, 2013 07:50

The Enterprise flat ride at Alton Towers, which has been out of action for some weeks, has finally returned to operations.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 08:55

The Oblivion roller coaster at Alton Towers, which has been out of action since June 13, has finally reopened to guests.

Alton Towers fairground
Friday, June 21, 2013 09:53

If you visited Alton Towers in the 1960s, 1970s or 1980s, we want to hear about your experiences.

Merlin Membership Pass
Thursday, June 20, 2013 09:24

The Merlin Entertainments Group, which operates leading UK theme parks including Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, is to launch a pay-monthly version of its Annual Pass.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013 09:34

Alton Towers is continuing to suffer problems in its X-Sector Land, with two rides - Enterprise and Oblivion- currently out of action for unknown reasons.

The Smiler
Tuesday, June 11, 2013 08:26

Less than two weeks after its debut and with the ride still not operating smoothly, Alton Towers has introduced Fastrack queue-jumping tickets for The Smiler.

The Smiler
Wednesday, June 05, 2013 10:18

Alton Towers' new roller coaster, The Smiler, is expected to return to action on June 5, 2013 having been forced to close after a train "stalled" on the track.

Alton Towers mansion
Monday, June 03, 2013 10:00

This month, we'll be focusing on Alton Towers, with a number of in-depth features, top 5 lists and forum discussions.

the smiler
Friday, May 31, 2013 14:28

Alton Towers has finally opened its new £18 million roller coaster, The Smiler, following months of delays and last-minute teething problems.


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