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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 construction
Thursday, April 25, 2013 10:17

Alton Towers has installed the final piece of track in the circuit of The Smiler, the new multi-inversion roller coaster that will debut at the park in May 2013.

Rock the Universe logo
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:17

Six Flags tests out "weather guarantee", Tokyo Disneyland celebrates 30th anniversary and Universal Orlando reveals "Rock the Universe" line-up.

Nemesis at Alton Towers
Tuesday, April 16, 2013 10:06

Legendary ride designer John Wardley, the man behind many of the UK's most popular theme park attractions, has released his autobiography.

SeaWorld Orlando killer whales
Friday, April 05, 2013 10:46

Alton Towers to close The Sanctuary on April 14, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment pushes forward with IPO and the truth revealed about Walt Disney World's Toy Story characters.

The Sanctuary logo
Friday, April 05, 2013 10:30

Alton Towers has revealed on its official website that The Sanctuary horror maze will close on April 14, ahead of the debut of The Smiler roller coaster in May.

Alton Towers mansion
Thursday, April 04, 2013 09:51

Alton Towers has launched a new ticket type via its website, which includes a host of other elements besides simple entry to the theme park.

Tuesday, April 02, 2013 14:41

Share your memories of visiting or working at Alton Towers, and we'll reward you with an Amazon voucher.

The Smiler trains
Friday, March 29, 2013 10:07

Having released several teaser shots of the the trains for its new roller coaster, The Smiler, yesterday, Alton Towers has now posted some much clearer images online.

The Smiler trains
Thursday, March 28, 2013 16:21

The trains for Alton Towers' new roller coaster, The Smiler, have arrived at the park ahead of the attraction's expected debut in May 2013.

Alton Towers mansion
Sunday, March 24, 2013 09:38

Alton Towers hopes to reopen its gates on Monday, March 25, 2013, having been forced to remain closed for three consecutive days by heavy snowfall.

World Showcase at Epcot
Friday, March 22, 2013 11:04

Disneyland surveys fans about Star Wars land, Knott's Berry Farm updates WindSeeker with new safety system and Alton Towers is forced to close by heavy snow.

Alton Towers mansion
Friday, March 22, 2013 10:58

Alton Towers has been forced to keep its gates closed on Friday, March 22, 2013 after heavy snow fell on the Staffordshire theme park.


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