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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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Mystic Manor concept art
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 09:56

LEGOLAND Florida announces World of Chima expansion, Disneyland confirms location of first Starbucks and Mystic Manor will debut at Hong Kong Disneyland in May.

Full Throttle concept art
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:07

Thorpe Park confirms updates to X roller coaster, Kings Dominion's Planet Snoopy expansion nears completion and Full Throttle takes shape at Six Flags Magic Mountain.

Alton Towers mansion
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 10:00

Alton Towers has confirmed details of its operating dates and opening hours for 2013, with the full season set to kick off on Saturday, March 16.

Shanghai Disneyland concept art
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 12:16

Universal Studios Hollywood confirms Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem, backwards The Swarm debuts at Thorpe Park and Angry Birds land at Lightwater Valley.

The Smiler
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 11:22

Alton Towers is seeking to entice guests to the park for Easter 2013 by promising them that they can return for just £1 to ride new roller coaster The Smiler in May.

GateKeeper concept art
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 10:01

Alton Towers' The Smiler set to smash coaster inversion record, Universal Studios Florida opens Transformers store and Cedar Point prepares to start GateKeeper testing.

The Smiler
Tuesday, March 05, 2013 09:53

Alton Towers has promised that its new The Smiler roller coaster will "marmalise" riders, with the attraction set to feature a record-breaking number of inversions.

Oblivion at Alton Towers
Thursday, February 28, 2013 14:11

Hong Kong Disneyland to add Marvel-themed area, Ratatouille dark ride finally confirmed for Walt Disney Studios, Paris and X-Sector revamp continues at Alton Towers.

Haunted Mansion merchandise
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:22

Alton Towers releases The Smiler: The Game, Universal Orlando begins taking reservations for Cabana Bay Beach Resort and Disney offers up some new Haunted Mansion merchandise.

The Smiler game
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 11:16

Alton Towers has officially released a new mobile game based on its under-construction The Smiler roller coaster, which is due to open in May 2013.

Ratatouille concept art
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:27

Alton Towers to host pop acts in July, Ratatouille takes shape at Walt Disney Studios, Paris and is LEGOLAND Florida installing a pirates-themed land after all?

Alton Towers mansion
Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:23

X Factor stars Olly Murs and Little Mix will be among the acts performing at Alton Towers Live, which will be hosted at Britain's most popular theme park on July 6, 2013.

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