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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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Tivolo Gardens expansion concept art
Tuesday, November 06, 2012 11:25

Alton Towers' 2012 season ends with a bang, Drayton Manor prepares for Magical Christmas, Adventure Island opens "world's first" flat ride and PortAventura changes hands.

Alton Towers entrance
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 10:06

Alton Towers has added an extra day to its Scarefest 2012 Halloween celebrations, which will now run through to November 1.

SW7 theming
Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:10

Alton Towers has released several new details of its planned "Secret Weapon 7" roller coaster, although the "world's first" element remains a secret.

Alton Towers mansion
Friday, October 05, 2012 11:28

Alton Towers has confirmed the locations for its Scarefest 2012 horror mazes, as it gears up for the start of its annual Halloween celebrations.

SW7 logo
Tuesday, October 02, 2012 11:09

Alton Towers has launched a teaser website for the new roller coaster, codenamed "Secret Weapon 7", that will open at the park in March 2013.

Alton Towers Halloween Short Breaks logo
Thursday, September 06, 2012 08:35

The Alton Towers Hotel will host a special "Scare Room" experience during the Scarefest 2012 Halloween events, with guests being invited to stay in the "Altonville Motel".

Alton Towers mansion
Tuesday, August 21, 2012 09:29

Alton Towers has confirmed that its Scarefest 2012 Halloween events will feature an all-new horror maze dubbed The Sanctuary.

Carnival of Screams
Tuesday, August 14, 2012 19:47

Alton Towers has begun selling tickets for the special horror maze attractions that will form part of its Scarefest 2012 Halloween events.

Air roller coaster
Monday, July 30, 2012 08:22

Alton Towers has unveiled a new on-ride photo system, which enables guests to acquire a digital copy of their photo from the park's website.

Rita roller coaster
Thursday, July 26, 2012 08:45

The Rita roller coaster at Alton Towers is currently out of action, after the cable used to launch the ride's train snapped during a test run.

Alton Towers iPhone app screenshot
Thursday, July 05, 2012 08:08

Alton Towers has signed a deal with The Cloud to offer guests access to a free Wi-Fi network in the theme park.

Thirteen crypt
Saturday, June 23, 2012 10:41

Alton Towers has bowed to pressure from fans and scrapped a decision to cut the operating hours of popular rides including the Air and Thirteen roller coasters.


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