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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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Grand Texas Theme Park logo
Friday, February 22, 2013 10:55

Walt Disney World offers first look at interactive Big Thunder Mountain Railroad queue, Alton Towers prepares for release of The Smiler game and plans for a new theme park in Texas progress further.

The Smiler game
Friday, February 22, 2013 10:47

Alton Towers has released a video preview of The Smiler: The Game, the mobile app based on the park's new roller coaster that is due to be released in the next few days.

Moon Voyager room concept art
Thursday, February 14, 2013 11:46

New concept artwork has been released of the new Moon Voyager rooms at the Alton Towers Hotel, which are now available to book via the park's official website.

Shanghai Disneyland concept art
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 09:45

Alton Towers reveals February half-term attraction line-up, Ratatouille takes shape at Walt Disney Studios and Shanghai Disneyland rejects American-themed areas.

Moshi Quest
Tuesday, February 05, 2013 09:40

Alton Towers has confirmed details of its February half-term events, which will see the park open a limited selection of attractions ahead of the main 2013 season.

Lord of the Rings logo
Monday, February 04, 2013 11:36

Alton Towers to overhaul on-site hotel, Tony Baxter steps down from Walt Disney Imagineering and a dispute could threaten Universal Orlando's Lord of the Rings plans.

Alton Towers Hotel
Monday, February 04, 2013 11:19

The Alton Towers Hotel is to debut 14 "Moon Voyager" themed rooms in time for the 2013 season, as the resort invests millions in refurbishing the property.

Hollywood Dream: The Ride - Backdrop
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:57

Alton Towers to launch game based on The Smiler, plans for new theme park next to Zoo Miami and yet another park reverses the seats on a roller coaster.

The Smiler game
Wednesday, January 23, 2013 10:51

Alton Towers has revealed that it will launch a mobile game based on the park's new roller coaster, The Smiler, in February 2013.

LEGO Star Wars Days
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:46

Alton Towers confirms delay to The Smiler's opening date, Thorpe Park reverses seats on The Swarm and filmmaker produces "guerilla" movie at Disney parks.

The Smiler
Tuesday, January 22, 2013 12:41

Alton Towers has confirmed that The Smiler roller coaster will not be open in time for the start of the 2013 season, with the new addition now set to debut in May.

Jurassic Park
Monday, January 21, 2013 12:43

Alton Towers names new coaster as The Smiler, Jurassic Park upgrade rumoured for Islands of Adventure and old friends return to Disney's Magic Kingdom.


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