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Operated by Merlin Entertainments
THEME PARK: CLOSED (Opens 26 March)
WATERPARK: OPEN (Closed 25 Dec)
HOTELS & SPA: OPEN (Closed 24 & 25 Dec)
EXTRAORDINARY GOLF: OPEN (Closed 25 Dec)
What's New in 2011?
2011 will be a year where Alton Towers will concentrate on families with events and concerts. No new major rides have been planned. Shark Bait Reef sees the arrival of the biggest display of Japanese Spider Crabs.
The park is jam-packed with family fun great for everyone, whatever their age! There is something for the whole family, with tons of terrific roller coasters, rides, amazing live shows and weird and wonderful costume characters. The park is home to Air, Oblivion, Rita Queen of the Forest and Nemesis- One of the world's most intense rollercoasters- but is also full of attractions for the family and children, including Duel, Spinball Whizzer, Beastie, Driving School and Berry Bish Bash just to name a few! If you're looking for a fantastical day out, visit Alton Towers!
Theme Park Fastrack
Skip the queues on some of the best rides.
One-shot (1 ride) - £2-£5
Fastrack Scream (Nemesis, Air, Oblivion) - £9
Fastrack Adventurer (Select family rides) - £5
Fastrack Ultimate (1 fastrack on every ride) - £40
Fastrack Platinum (Unlimited on every ride) - £80
Please note: these prices are based on the 2010 season and will be updated soon.
Enjoy a great short break at the Alton Towers Resort, there's so much too do, amazingly themed hotels provide the perfect base for your preparation for every days marvellous adventures. All hotel guests benefit from unlimted access to the water park and the theme park for the duration of their stay when staying as part of a package deal. PLUS World class evening entertainment every night and early access to some of the best theme park rides too!
Test your skills at Extraordinary Golf located near Splash Landings Hotel. Two Wacky 9-hole courses with outrageous obstacles themed around some of the most famous and iconic Alton Towers rides. The courses can be played as one long 18 hole course aswell as two 9 hole courses. Opening times and rates online at altontowers.com
Open all year round, the great value Caribbean lagoon-style Waterpark is gallons of excitement for kids and grown-ups and is now open to non-residents of the Alton Towers Hotels after 12pm. Whether your soaring down the Master Blaster or Rush, playing in the wacky waterworks or chilling out in the bubbly wubbly pool, you'll have a great time - no matter what the weather's like outside!
Opening times and rates at altontowers.com
Sometimes there's nothing more enjoyable than escaping for a while, at the Alton Towers Spa you can do just that. The luxurious award-winning Spa, featuring Decléor and Elemis products, is open all year round.
Alton Towers is located in the middle of the countryside, but is still clearly signposted from
M1 North: Junction 23a or M6 N: Junction 15
M1 South: Junction 24a or M6 S: Junction 16.
Upcoming Events & Offers:
Alton Towers Live - 19 June 2011 - The Alton Towers Resort is to stage an amazing music extravaganza featuring some of the biggest names in pop. Alton Towers Live will feature JLS, McFly, The Saturdays, and Eliza Doolittle on Sunday 19th June at the UK’s favourite theme par
Scarefest 2011 - Dates TBC, late night rides until 9pm and lots of spooky surprises including Live Action Horror Mazes. More details to be confirmed.
Opening times & latest prices
Visit the Alton Towers website (altontowers.com) for the latest opening times of all the attractions. -- Last edited by Barry Evens on March 2, 2011
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