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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, January 21, 2013 12:30

Alton Towers has confirmed that its new roller coaster for 2013 will be named The Smiler, kicking off a promotional campaign ahead of the start of the new season.

Six Flags logo
Friday, January 18, 2013 12:01

Six Flags considers SeaWorld takeover, Alton Towers' SW7 roller coaster caught on aerial camera and Disney offers a glimpse at Disneyland's Fantasy Faire.

SW7 theming
Tuesday, January 15, 2013 12:52

Alton Towers has confirmed that it is still aiming to open its new SW7 roller coaster on March 16, 2013, but has admitted that it "can't say for sure" that it will meet that target.

New Orleans Bayou Bash at Disneyland
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:12

Alton Towers brings back The Sanctuary horror maze, more Limited Time Magic celebrations at Disney's US parks and Kentucky Kingdom rescue edges closer.

The Sanctuary logo
Monday, January 14, 2013 12:06

Alton Towers is set to bring back horror maze The Sanctuary for the start of the 2013 season, to tie-in with the debut of the new SW7 roller coaster in the X-Sector area.

Shanghai Disneyland concept art
Monday, January 07, 2013 12:38

Alton Towers' SW7 coaster rumoured to be delayed, Walt Disney World teases MyMagic+ system and Disneyland confirms a new show for the Fantasyland Theater.

SW7 theming
Monday, January 07, 2013 12:30

The removal of a countdown clock on the official teaser site for Alton Towers' SW7 roller coaster has sparked speculation that the ride's opening date will be delayed.

Alton Towers hut concept art
Thursday, November 22, 2012 12:08

Alton Towers' lodge plans face local opposition, Blackpool Pleasure Beach bounces back after a tough summer and Disney shows off new uniforms for Epcot's Test Track.

Gringotts Bank Coaster train
Friday, November 16, 2012 11:17

The London Dungeon to reopen on new site in March 2013, Enterprise set for replacement at Alton Towers and Universal Orlando begins installing Gringotts Coaster track pieces.

Alton Towers X Sector
Friday, November 16, 2012 11:09

Alton Towers is reportedly set to replace the ageing Enterprise ride with an updated model, as it prepares to revamp the X-Sector area for the 2013 season.

Test Track Design Center concept art
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 12:23

Alton Towers reveals its long-term plans, Disney releases more Test Track concept art and a staff member pays tribute to the shuttered Camelot theme park.

Starbucks at Disney California Adventure
Monday, November 12, 2012 13:00

Disney confirms opening date for new Pirates attraction, Star Wars Miniland opens at LEGOLAND Florida and Alton Towers kicks out Burger King.


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