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The Wheels Come off Alton Towers' Smiler
From Chad H: This time, the wheels fell off, time to close the thing?
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Nov 27, 2013, 4:55 PM
Alton Towers The Smiler closed as parts fall from the track.
From Chad H: Newest coaster closed following a bolt falling from the structure.
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2 responses
Jul 25, 2013, 1:48 PM
Mini Trip Report to Alton Towers
From Kelly Muggleton: Alton Towers...busy busy!
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5 responses
Jul 10, 2013, 8:08 AM
Alton Towers publicity stunt on sheep?
From Tony Duda: Alton Towers may be doing an interesting publicity stunt to advertise their new roller coaster.
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1 response
Jan 21, 2013, 8:44 PM

Alton Towers Trip Report
From Jenny Rees: Before going, I had some concerns that there would not be enough for the kids to do but found there was plenty to fill our time and we could have visited a second day.
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2 responses
Sep 1, 2011, 10:25 AM
Alton Towers - The good, the unfortunate and the very ugly...
From Ashleigh Noad: Trip report of Alton Towers, a worthwhile trip but some issues should be addressed by Merlin Entertainment...
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8 responses
Aug 8, 2011, 3:23 AM
Alton Towers Opinions?
From Joe Hyson: A couple complaints, about fireworks and wait times, for Alton Towers. Any U.K. theme park fans care to respond?
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40 responses
Jan 7, 2011, 8:26 AM
how long are the lines in sept at Alton?
From duncan henny: Help, please?
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2 responses
Aug 9, 2010, 11:40 AM
Rita...does it matter that it's short?
From Jade Hartwell: Rita is a ride that launches you fast. But is it really that good? I get a strange sense of dissapointment on this one.
Alton Towers
5 responses
Aug 7, 2010, 3:26 AM
How fast is Thirteen?
From Sarah Meeks: Does anyone know the statistics for Thirteen? If you do, please post them here.
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17 responses
Aug 6, 2010, 6:24 PM
Alton Towers Haunted?
From Karin S: The park was featured on a paranormal television show last week.
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7 responses
Aug 6, 2010, 3:50 AM
Scared rider looking for reassurance
From Amy Coleman: First trip to Alton Towers coming up. Any advice?
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11 responses
Aug 6, 2010, 1:00 AM
New ride for Alton Towers (UK)
From Steve Ward: Its being called the worlds first "Psychoaster" by introducing an element of psychological fear to the riders
Alton Towers
2 responses
Aug 6, 2010, 12:52 AM
Parks in Europe?
From amy lockland: Anyone been to any of the parks in the UK? Alton Towers etc.?
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2 responses
May 28, 2009, 1:28 PM
How lucky am I!! I have a large white swan!
From Darren Tranter: The number 8 swan boat from alton towers...
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10 responses
Apr 17, 2008, 8:32 AM
Alton Towers Fireworks 2007?
From Russell Costello: Whill it go ahead and when??
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1 response
Aug 26, 2007, 7:06 AM
'Plan Your Day' Game Plan: Alton Towers
From Ben Mills: Ben Mills gives you his strategy for a day at Britain's biggest, most expensive and most glamorous theme park--Alton Towers.
Alton Towers
5 responses
Aug 15, 2007, 9:03 AM
Is there any healthy food out there???
From Holly Ley: Advice eagerly wanted on where and if any, there are places within the park that serve healthy meals?
Alton Towers
1 response
Jun 8, 2007, 9:29 AM
Roller Coaster Factors, The Oblivion Story
From Mark Walker: The story of Oblivion at Alton Towers, which explains the factors of modern coasters.
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10 responses
Jan 31, 2007, 11:04 AM
Accident at AT
From megna buntingua: The Runaway Mine Train Crash.
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0 responses
Jan 23, 2007, 3:04 PM
Bring back the Haunted House at AT!
From Rowan Booker: I really think they should get rid of Duel at Alton Towers and bring back the Haunted House.
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2 responses
Aug 19, 2006, 8:26 AM
Back From Alton Towers
From Adrian Walker: What do you do if you’ve just finished your exams early and there’s a world cup match on that you’re not bothered to see? Go to Alton Towers of course!
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11 responses
Aug 4, 2006, 10:18 AM
Alton Tower Fireworks 2006
From Paul Carter: Alton Towers has always had a really good display and I hpe that it is as goood as 2003
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0 responses
Jul 31, 2006, 8:00 PM
Alton Towers: Woody in 2007?
From Anne Evans: There's a new estimated arrival date for Alton Towers' long-awaited wooden coaster. Which raises the question: what will the park open before then?
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17 responses
Jul 12, 2006, 1:48 PM
Queues, People and Problems!
From Hannah Maclean: One reader's feelings on the park, when it gets too busy.
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11 responses
Oct 11, 2005, 5:00 AM
Alton Towers Trip Report (April 16th, 2004 - Rain and Nemesix)
From Will Garner: Click aboard for a day at Alton Towers. And prepare to get wet. Hey, it's England -- what did you expect?
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2 responses
Jul 20, 2005, 12:12 PM
The new road for Alton Towers traffic
From rachel thomas: Since 1986 there have been proposals made by Alton Towers and by surrounding villages for new road routes which would direct traffic away from the villages, no decision has yet been reached, negotiations continue!
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8 responses
Apr 13, 2005, 3:21 PM
Alton Towers Trip Report.
From Steve Moore: Steve Moore offers his experience at and evaluation of a recent trip to one the U.K.'s most prominent parks.
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3 responses
Aug 22, 2004, 4:31 PM
B-Log Flume (The B is for Bathtime) at Alton Towers
From Feanaro Helyanwe: Alton's Log Flume ride is getting a makeover and a new sponsor.
Alton Towers
7 responses
Aug 5, 2004, 8:03 PM
Tussauds Tells Workers 'Ditch Work, Ride Coasters'
From Philip Curds: The English theme park company scores with a PR stunt, eliciting the ire of some business owners. Hey guys, lighten up.
Alton Towers
4 responses
Apr 24, 2004, 3:19 PM

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