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Full Information to Visiting Alton Towers


Should you’re considering of visiting Alton Towers, you’re in the precise place. We’ve put collectively this detailed information that will help you plan your go to to one of many UK’s best-known theme parks.

Alton Towers is positioned in Staffordshire England and is at the moment the biggest and most visited theme park within the UK, that includes all kinds of rides and sights from kids’s rides to thrilling curler coasters. This information goes to cowl quite a bit, and relies on our private experiences visiting Alton Towers.

We’ve visited Alton Towers various occasions, my first experiences have been as a teen and twenty-something outdated.  Most lately I visited with Jess and with buddies who on the time of our go to had a three-year-old and a six-year-old.

My buddies have additionally visited Alton Towers a number of occasions, and we’re going to be incorporating their experiences and ideas of visiting Alton Towers into this information. So hopefully we may give you some ideas from the views of younger single individuals, a married couple of their 30s and 40s, and of a household with younger children.

We’re going to undergo every part it’s good to know to have an superior time at Alton Towers. Whereas most of you studying are most likely residing within the UK, a visit to Alton Towers may also be a enjoyable expertise for worldwide guests as nicely!

We’ll cowl all of the rides and what to anticipate from each, recommendations on how you can benefit from your time and get probably the most time really using reasonably than queuing, share our ideas on the Alton Towers lodging and eating, and masses extra.

Whether or not you might be visiting as a household, a pair, with buddies, or by yourself, this information goes to provide you every part it’s good to know to your Alton Towers go to. Let’s get began.

Alton Towers Overview & Historical past

Alton Towers (technically referred to as Alton Towers Resort) is the most-visited amusement park within the UK. It’s additionally greater than a theme park, because it additionally has a collection of accommodations, a water park, a spa, and a mini-golf course.

The theme park is discovered on a big property which was as soon as the house of the Earls of Shrewsbury and was owned by the Talbot household from 1412 till 1924. Additionally they owned the close by Alton Fort which dates again to the eleventh century.

The mansion home on the Alton Property, which largely dates to the 18th century, continues to be there, though it’s in a ruined situation. There’s additionally a big lake and landscaped gardens on website.

Alton Towers has been open to the general public not directly because the nineteenth century, when guests have been in a position to pay to tour the gardens. Points of interest have been added all through the twentieth century together with a boating lake, mannequin railway, and chairlift. My mom remembers visiting Alton Towers throughout her childhood within the Sixties and having a beautiful time out.

So if you end up visiting right here you might be on the grounds of what was for hundreds of years the big property and residential of the Earls of Shrewsbury. The magnificent ruins of the house and a number of the outbuildings and follies, in addition to the landscaped backyard are nonetheless there. You possibly can nonetheless stroll by way of components of the gardens.

In some locations you’d do not know you might be in the course of an amusement park because it appears like you might be in a park or forest. A really distinctive and British setting for a theme park!

The theme park as it’s recognized in the present day, with thrill rides and everlasting sights, actually began in 1973. Right now, Alton Towers is operated by the Tussauds Group, who additionally function places together with Thorpe Park, Madame Tussauds London, and the London Eye.

Right now, the theme park is among the most well-known and widespread theme parks within the UK, with one thing to supply everybody from children to adults alike.

It has had various spectacular experience accomplishments, together with the world’s first dive coaster, the world’s first “flying” rollercoaster, the curler coaster with probably the most inversions on the planet, and Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster.

There’s an enormous quantity to see and do at Alton Towers, greater than sufficient to fill two or three days even. That mentioned, you possibly can undoubtedly do quite a bit with simply at some point at Alton Towers if you happen to plan correctly.

Alton Towers HallAlton Towers Hall

 

Get to Alton Towers

Alton Towers is within the county of Staffordshire close to the village of Alton in England. The deal with is Farley Ln, Alton, Stoke-on-Trent ST10 4DB.

It’s basically between Manchester (44 miles drive to the north) and Birmingham (47 miles drive south).

Listed here are the primary choices for attending to Alton Towers:

 

Driving to and Parking at Alton Towers

The simplest option to get to Alton Towers is certainly to drive. It’s pretty near each the M1 and the M6 motorways, though the final stretch is on smaller roads.

When driving, after leaving the motorway we suggest following the brown “Alton Towers” indicators reasonably than your sat-nav or GPS.

It is because the agricultural location of the park signifies that there are lots of small nation lanes across the park. The brown indicators will preserve you on the bigger roads which can often be faster.

 

Parking at Alton Towers

There’s lots of on-site parking accessible, and stewards will often direct you to the closest automotive park as you arrive. This does rely on how busy the day is and what time you arrive.

There’s a charge to park at Alton Towers, relying on the place you park, which is as follows:

  • £7 for a day in the usual parking, 15-25 minutes’ stroll from the primary entrance
  • £19 for a day in specific parking, 1-3 minutes away from the primary entrance

There are additionally methods you will get free parking at Alton Towers.

  • Lodge company staying in a single day within the resort can park within the designated lodge carpark, after which both enter the park from the lodge visitor entrance (close to the Galactica experience and Rollercoaster Restaurant) or take the monorail to the park entrance.
  • Friends staying at CBeebies lodge can park free of charge within the Categorical Parking zone
  • Holders of Gold, Platinum or Premium Merlin passes can park free of charge in commonplace parking. They will improve to Categorical parking for £12.

Parking could be booked on-line upfront right here. That is obligatory for Categorical Parking, except CBeebies company, who should present lodge affirmation on arrival.

You may as well usually add automotive parking to your buy when shopping for your theme park entry tickets.

 

Public Transport to Alton Towers

Alton Towers is in a comparatively rural location, so while it’s doable to succeed in the resort by public transport it’s going to contain some good planning.

The closest prepare station is in Uttoxeter, which is 10 miles from the station. From right here you possibly can take a bus to Alton Towers. The X41, operated by D&G Bus, runs from Uttoxeter to Alton Towers Resort. You possibly can see the schedule right here.

You may as well take a taxi from Uttoxeter prepare station, which is a couple of 20-minute drive from Alton Towers.

Different comparatively shut prepare stations are Stoke on Trent (15 miles from Alton Towers) and Derby (25 miles from Alton Towers). Nevertheless, you will have to take a taxi from each of those places to succeed in the resort.

You possibly can ebook taxis on-line upfront right here.

In case you are counting on public transit, you would possibly wish to think about arising the night time earlier than and taking the D*G bus or a taxi from a close-by prepare or bus station to an Alton Towers Resort lodge.

Then you possibly can stroll from any of the resort’s accommodations to the park within the morning (or take the Monorail) without having to depend on a taxi or public transit to get round.

X Sector Alton TowersX Sector Alton Towers

 

Alton Towers Opening Dates and Instances

Alton Towers is open seasonally in addition to for sure holidays and faculty breaks. It’s usually open from March by way of to November. Outdoors of this time the resort has particular themed opening occasions, usually for the Christmas interval and in addition for varsity half phrases.

By way of opening hours, the park usually has the next opening hours:

  • Theme Park opens at 9am (rides open at 10am).
  • Theme Park closes at 6pm throughout peak occasions and on weekends, and at 4pm on off-peak days.

It’s vital to notice that the closing time is the time that the experience queues shut. When you have joined a queue earlier than theme park closing time, it is possible for you to to complete queuing and full your experience even after closing time.

You possibly can verify the most recent opening dates and hours for Alton Towers on-line right here.

For particular occasions park hours do change so you will need to verify what they’re earlier than visiting. Additionally through the vacation and particular opening intervals, some sections of the park is probably not totally open so you’ll want to verify which rides and sights are open.

Be aware that the Alton Towers Waterpark and Extraordinary Golf mini golf are subsequent to however separate from the park and function with completely different hours.

The Alton Towers Waterpark (positioned within the Splash Landings lodge) is open the vast majority of the yr.

The Extraordinary Golf course (subsequent to the Splash Landings lodge) can be open the vast majority of the yr, and is usually open fairly late into the night. Lodge company usually obtain a complimentary spherical of mini-golf as a part of their keep.

Be aware that each the above sights could be visited individually from the theme park and also you don’t want a theme half ticket for these sights, that are charged individually.

Wicker Man Alton TowersWicker Man Alton Towers

 

Get Round Alton Towers

The primary method most individuals get round at Alton Towers is on foot. The park is pretty unfold out, however there are footpaths in every single place.

One factor to pay attention to is that there usually are not lots of indicators or maps across the park, and so they additionally now not supply paper park maps. As a substitute, you might be anticipated to make use of the cellular app.

That is really a fairly respectable cellular app, and the map a part of it has inbuilt navigation. It even enables you to keep away from steps. Nevertheless, it may be a battery drain, so we’d recommend bringing a USB battery pack like this to keep away from working out of juice midway by way of the day.

Be aware that these visiting in wheelchairs and people with mobility points ought to take a look at the accessibility data for the park right here.

There are two extra choices for getting round Alton Towers. These are the Monorail and the Skyride.

 

Alton Towers Monorail

The Alton Towers Monorail runs from the primary park entrance to the resort space. It’s additionally near a number of the automotive parks. This solely has two stops, one close to the accommodations and extra distant parking heaps, and one on the foremost entrance to the theme park.

Use of the Monorail is free for all park company. It might probably undoubtedly be a fast option to get from the resort and a number of the automotive parks to the primary theme park entrance, nevertheless there are some caveats.

On busy days, and particularly within the mornings and evenings, the monorail will get very busy. Queuing occasions can exceed 40 minutes. Provided that it’s a couple of 15 – 20 minute stroll from the Monorail station to the primary theme park entrance, whether it is significantly busy it’s usually faster to only stroll.

Moreover, Alton Tower Resort lodge company are eligible to enter the park from a park entrance close to the accommodations. That is simply previous the Monorail station, and brings you into the park subsequent to Galactica.

We might undoubtedly suggest lodge company who have already got their park tickets think about using this entrance reasonably than take the Monorail if there’s a lengthy wait.

Alton Towers monorailAlton Towers monorail

 

Alton Towers Skyride

The Alton Towers Skyride is a gondola fashion cable automotive experience which offers transport across the park.

There are three stations, one close to the primary park entrance on Towers Avenue, one close to the Blade experience within the Forbidden Valley, and one within the Darkish Forest close to Rita.

The Skyride is certainly helpful for getting throughout the Gardens when travelling between the Forbidden Valley and the Darkish Forest as in any other case there are various steps up and down if you happen to take probably the most direct route.

The Skyride is free to all park company. Nevertheless, in our expertise it tends to be closed for upkeep pretty often and actually the Skyride is closed for the rest of 2023.

 

Alton Towers Map

It is a photograph of the map in Alton Towers in 2023. Nevertheless, we’d suggest utilizing the map within the Alton Towers app.

Confusingly, the map within the app is inverted in comparison with the bodily maps on indicators within the park. On the bodily maps, the doorway is on the backside, within the app it’s on the high (as it’s geographically).

So simply preserve this in thoughts if cross referencing between the maps within the park and the map within the app, because it’s straightforward to get confused (as we all know from private expertise)!

Alton Towers 2023 MapAlton Towers 2023 Map

 

Alton Towers Ticket Info

We’ll now undergo the primary ticket sorts accessible for Alton Towers in addition to how a lot they value and the place to purchase them.

Pricing info is right as of August 2023, however costs can differ so do verify the most recent costs on-line right here.

 

How A lot Are Alton Towers Tickets?

Alton Towers ticket pricing varies relying on whether or not you buy upfront or on the day.

Pricing additionally varies relying on the date, with peak dates usually costing a bit extra. Peak dates are usually throughout vacation intervals in addition to at weekends.

At the moment, pricing is as follows:

  • £34 – £39 for a 1-day cross for ages 3 and up (£68 on the day)
  • £46 – £51 for a 2-day cross for ages 3 and up (£80 on the day)
  • £29 for a mother or father and toddler cross. Toddlers are outlined as being underneath 5, and an extra underneath 5 could be added for £5. This cross is simply accessible on weekdays exterior of vacation intervals.
  • Free for these underneath 3 and carers

There are additionally occasional promotional costs and gross sales on the web site, which you possibly can see right here.

The pricing for in-person purchases could be twice as costly as shopping for on-line, so we extremely suggest shopping for on-line to economize!

 

Low cost Alton Towers Tickets

There usually are not that some ways to get discounted tickets for Alton Towers, though some choices do exist.

Should you don’t qualify for a reduction, then one of the best ways to economize on Alton Towers is to purchase tickets upfront from the official web site as this can be a lot cheaper than shopping for tickets on the day.

You may as well save by visiting on a weekday exterior of vacation intervals as these have a tendency to supply the bottom costs.

 

The place to Purchase Alton Towers Tickets

The 2 foremost choices for buying Alton Towers tickets are both on-line on the official web site right here or in-person on the resort.

We might extremely suggest shopping for on-line as the costs are considerably decrease and then you definitely additionally don’t want to attend within the ticket traces.

 

Passes Which Embody Alton Towers

There are two foremost passes which embrace entry to Alton Towers. These are greatest if you happen to both plan on visiting Alton Towers a number of occasions a yr, or if you happen to plan on visiting the opposite included sights. The passes are as follows:

  • Alton Towers Annual Go. This gives yearlong entry to Alton Towers (with some peak date exclusions) in addition to reductions on food and drinks and different advantages. Obtainable from £99 for a yr.
  • Merlin Annual Go. This cross gives entry to all the primary Merlin sights within the UK, together with Alton Towers, The London Eye, SEA LIFE centres, Chessington World of Adventures and extra. Begins from £99.

The Alton Towers cross can undoubtedly be value it if you happen to plan on visiting Alton Towers a number of occasions in a yr (not less than three I’d recommend), though you’ll want to verify which dates are excluded earlier than buying.

The Merlin Annual cross is smart if you happen to reside within the UK and plan on spending your yr visiting the Merlin sights across the UK. There are lots of these (see full listing right here), however you’ll undoubtedly wish to verify which days you possibly can go to prior to buying.

In case you are solely planning on visiting Alton Towers as soon as or perhaps twice in a yr, then a common ticket will possible supply the perfect worth.

 

Alton Towers Fastrack Passes

One option to doubtlessly improve your Alton Towers expertise is to put money into a Fastrack cross.

A Fastrack cross provides you entry to a particular Fastrack line for a lot of rides which has precedence boarding, and which may considerably reduce your queuing time.

In our expertise, on a really busy day the place commonplace experience queue occasions could be 1 – 2 hours, the Fastrack line can be between 3 and half-hour.

It will in fact rely on what number of Fastrack passes have been offered and the way busy the park is, however in our expertise on a busy day a Fastrack cross can considerably reduce queue occasions and allow you to spend extra time using and fewer time queuing.

 

Fastrack Go Variations at Alton Towers

There are completely different variations of the Fastrack passes, as follows:

  • Particular person Fastrack tickets for particular rides. These could be purchased on the day by way of the Alton Towers app.
  • Fastrack Bronze Go – means that you can be part of the Fastrack line as soon as for 4 rides: Congo River Rapids​, The Curse at Alton Manor​, Runaway Mine Practice, and Spinball Whizzer
  • Fastrack Silver Go – means that you can be part of the Fastrack line as soon as for six rides: Wicker Man​, Oblivion, Rita, TH13TEEN​, The Smiler, and Galactica
  • Fastrack Gold Go – means that you can be part of the Fastrack line as soon as for fourteen rides: Wicker Man​, Oblivion​, Rita, TH13TEEN​, The Smiler, Galactica, Spinball​ Whizzer, Gangsta Granny,​ The Curse at Alton Manor, Hex,​ Marauders Mayhem​, Battle Galleons​, Rapids​ and Runaway Mine Practice
  • Fastrack Platinum Go – means that you can be part of the Fastrack line as many occasions as you want for the next rides: Wicker Man, Oblivion, Rita, TH13TEEN​, The Smiler​, Galactica​, Spinball​ Whizzer, Gangsta Granny​, The Curse at Alton Manor, HEX​, Marauders Mayhem​, Battle Galleons​, Rapids​ and Runaway Mine Practice

Except for the person Fasttrack tickets, all the opposite passes could be purchased upfront on-line, in particular person on the park from the customer support workplace, or by way of the Alton Towers app.

Be aware that Fastrack Passes can promote out, so if that is one thing you might be positive you wish to put money into to your go to, we suggest shopping for them on-line upfront of your go to on the official website right here.

Shopping for upfront is value doing is visiting at a busier time of yr, comparable to throughout college holidays and through particular occasions like Scarefest.

Queue time board at Alton TowersQueue time board at Alton Towers

 

Fastrack Go Pricing at Alton Towers

The pricing for the passes is as follows. Be aware that this doesn’t embrace park entry, so you’ll nonetheless want a park entry ticket to entry the park.

Fastrack is legitimate for a selected day, so in case you are visiting Alton Towers throughout a number of days and wish Fastrack on all of them, you will have to purchase a cross for every day you go to.

 

How Fastrack Works at Alton Towers

With all of the Fastrack passes the method is kind of easy. When you have got a Fastrack cross, no matter sort it’s, as a substitute of becoming a member of the common line, be part of the Fastrack line. This can be clearly signposted.

Be aware it’s not the identical because the Experience Entry line (that is for holders of Experience Entry Go tickets solely).

Relying on the experience, somebody will verify your Fastrack ticket while you enter the queue or while you get to the experience boarding space, so have it prepared. They’ll usually scan the barcode on the cross to validate it.

Relying on the cross you have got, the way it works will differ barely.

With the person Fastrack cross, purchased on a per-ride foundation, that is solely good for one experience on one attraction.

With the Bronze, Silver and Gold passes these entitle you to 1 Fastrack per attraction. So you possibly can experience all of the rides included on the cross utilizing the Fastrack as soon as. If you wish to experience a experience once more, you’ll have to be part of the common queue or purchase a person Fastrack ticket for that experience.

You possibly can share these passes in a bunch, so if one particular person needs to do one experience and one other particular person needs to do a distinct experience, this is usually a good possibility.

For the platinum cross, this can be utilized for as many Fastrack rides as you need on the included rides, however it may solely be utilized by one particular person.

On a latest go to to Alton Towers on a really busy college journey day in July we invested in 4 Gold Passes. This undoubtedly saved us lots of time, and meant that we have been all in a position to experience all 13 rides working that day which have been included within the Fastrack cross (Hex was closed).

Provided that queue occasions for the preferred rides have been over 2 hours at some factors on the day we visited, that may undoubtedly not have been doable with out the Fastrack. For us, queue occasions on the day diverse between 1 minute and half-hour with our Fastrack.

Should you’re questioning if Fastrack passes are value it to your go to, see the continuously requested questions part on the finish of this information the place we go into our ideas on Fastrack in additional element.

Runaway Mine Train Alton TowersRunaway Mine Train Alton Towers

 

Rides at Alton Towers

We’ll now undergo all of the rides at Alton Towers and what you possibly can count on from every experience. There are lots of various kinds of experience at Alton Towers.

Everybody likes various kinds of experience. For instance, I desire rides with a drop and am much less eager on being spun round. Jess loves being spun round however doesn’t like being dropped! On our latest go to, one of many children hated scary rides, while the opposite child was usually high quality with them.

On this part we’ll define the primary options of every experience. I’ll additionally embrace an concept of how scary the experience is and the way thrilling the experience is.

For the scare issue, this refers as to if the experience has parts that may make you leap or which is perhaps much less appropriate for youthful riders. In fact, this can differ by particular person.

For the fun issue, this refers to how thrilling the experience is. So if the experience spins you round, drops you, or inverts you, I’m going to provide {that a} larger thrill issue than a extra sedate experience expertise. Once more, these scores are very subjective as everybody finds various things thrilling.

This could allow you to determine which rides to go for and which rides you would possibly wish to keep away from, relying on the kind of experience you want. We’ll additionally present our ideas on the experience expertise.

Be aware that this part could include experience spoilers so if you wish to be stunned on the rides you would possibly wish to skip it.

For this part the rides are grouped collectively by which space of the park they’re in. See extra concerning the areas of the park within the part of this information on park areas, which matches into extra element on theming.

 

Forbidden Valley Rides

A post-apocalyptic themed space with a mixture of household pleasant and high-end thrill rides. Rides are as follows:

 

Galactica

Galactica is a flying rollercoaster which debuted at Alton Towers in 2002, though again then it was referred to as Air. It was rebranded to Galactica in 2016, though the experience expertise stays the identical.

Galactica is certainly a enjoyable thrill curler coaster. After you board, the seats really rotate 90 levels so you might be basically dangling underneath the coaster rail, trying down on the flooring. This allows you to do your greatest flying impression, therefore the identify flying rollercoaster.

The experience itself is kind of high-octane as you whizz across the observe, experiencing as much as 3.5G. It additionally inverts you twice, and could be pretty disorienting, though nothing to match to Smiler.

Personally I do get pleasure from Galactica though I’m not an enormous fan of being inverted and spun round so it’s not my favorite experience at Alton Towers. It’s undoubtedly thrilling although, and advisable for these of you who like high-speed coasters.

One tip – in case you are staying within the accommodations on-site, there’s an unique lodge visitor entrance which brings you in proper subsequent to Galactica. So if this experience is a precedence, you will get right here earlier than the vast majority of different riders arrive and get on rapidly, even with no Fastrack cross.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Silver, Gold & Platinum
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 5/5
Experience sort: Flying Rollercoaster
Experience size: 1 minute 40 seconds
Experience top restriction: 1.4m

Galactica Alton TowersGalactica Alton Towers

Galactica Alton TowersGalactica Alton Towers

 

Nemesis Sub-Terra

To not be confused with the at the moment closed Nemesis experience, Nemesis Sub-Terra is a darkish drop experience themed across the mysterious Phalanx and Nemesis Creature. It initially opened in 2012, however closed in 2015, and reopened in 2023.

The experience has you coming into a darkened space with a small group the place you might be given some backstory and directions from a Phalanx operative.

After a brief video, you enter an elevator and are transported right down to a room the place everyone seems to be strapped into chairs round a central podium containing a mysterious alien egg.

As soon as everyone seems to be secured, the expertise continues. There’s enjoyable lighting and results, as inevitably the alien breaks free and “assaults” the viewers. There’s an incredible drop (sure, I screamed), and enjoyable results all through together with water, prodding ,and leg tickling.

After the drop, you need to “escape” the experience by way of a scary elevate and a small maze earlier than bursting again out into the true world.

Total, it’s a enjoyable experience expertise with a couple of completely different elements which is a bit completely different to many of the different rides. Should you don’t just like the considered a scary experience, being trapped in a elevate, or are claustrophobic, it is perhaps one to skip.

Included on Fastrack: No Fastrack accessible
Scare issue: 5/5
Thrill issue: 3/5
Experience sort: Darkish experience / walk-through / drop
Experience size: 8- 10 minutes
Experience top restriction: 1.4m
Different Notes:
As a result of drop chairs, this experience has fairly restrictive dimension necessities.

Nemesis Alton TowersNemesis Alton Towers

 

The Blade

Discovered close to Galactica and Nemesis within the Forbidden Valley, The Blade is the oldest experience at Alton Towers, courting from 1980.

Regardless of its age, that is nonetheless a very talked-about and actually enjoyable experience for these of you who like airtime in a experience. It’s additionally one of many extra thrilling rides for youthful guests as the peak restrict is comparatively low in comparison with different rides.

The Blade is mainly an enormous seated swing that appears like a ship, which is why this sort of experience is named a Pirate Ship. Passengers sit in rows of 5 dealing with the centre, and the experience swings backwards and forwards, getting larger and better because it goes.

On the very peak of the experience, if you happen to sit on the very ends of the ship, it nearly feels vertical (okay, it’s really 75 levels, however while you’re on the experience you’re unlikely to be measuring angles).

There’s an incredible sensation of airtime on this experience, and it’s undoubtedly not for these of you who don’t like that dropping sensation! Nevertheless, it’s a good experience if you happen to don’t like spinning as there’s no spinning or inversion. Even Jess was in a position to get pleasure from this one.

On a latest go to to Alton Towers we rode the Blade 4 occasions simply because the park was opening. We had stayed within the lodge the night time earlier than and got here right here simply because it opened. Regardless of it being a busy day, the primary half hour or so had only a few riders, and at one level there have been solely 8 individuals on the entire experience.

It was an actual hit with the youthful members of our group and it was one of many extra thrilling rides that we might all do collectively. Together with the Runaway Mine Practice, this was the favorite household pleasant thrill experience we did in Alton Towers.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 3/5
Experience sort: Pirate Ship
Experience size: 1 minute 30 seconds
Experience top restriction:1m (1.3m should experience with an grownup)

The Blade Alton TowersThe Blade Alton Towers

The Blade Alton TowersThe Blade Alton Towers

 

X-Sector Rides

Dwelling to a number of the most excessive rides within the park, all with a 1.4m top restriction. Themed like a secret authorities take a look at facility.

This incorporates two everlasting rides, Smilar and Oblivion, in addition to two carnival fashion rides, Spinjam and Twistatron. I’m simply going to cowl the everlasting rides on this part.

 

The Smiler

Opened in 2013, at time of writing The Smiler holds the world report for probably the most inversions (basicaly what number of occasions you might be the other way up) on a curler coaster at fourteen.

The Smiler is certainly one of the crucial thrilling rides at Alton Towers, and in addition one of many extra widespread rides. Every time we go to, it all the time appears to have a number of the longest queue occasions.

The experience itself is kind of a marvel of development. It takes up a comparatively tiny footprint, with each stretch of observe seemingly involving a twist, a flip, or a drop.

By way of the expertise, this experience undoubtedly delivers. It’s quick, thrilling, and it spins you round quite a bit. I’m not an enormous fan of rides that invert me, however I did get a thrill from this experience, even when my head was spinning for some time afterwards!

I additionally favored all of the theming all through, with a repetitive sound observe that will get in your head and plenty of flashing lights and colours. It’s all designed to disorient, and it undoubtedly succeeds.

The one draw back of the rollercoaster is that because of its significantly advanced design, it does appear to close down fairly often. This may be very irritating, particularly if you happen to’ve spent lots of time queuing just for it to shut with no warning.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Silver, Gold & Platinum
Scare issue: 1/5
Thrill issue: 5/5
Experience sort: Curler coaster
Experience size: ~ 3 minutes
Experience top restriction: 1.4m
Different Notes:
Experience early or late within the day to skip the lengthy queues or think about Fastrack. That is additionally one of many solely rides to have a single-rider lane which is usually a lot sooner.

Smiler Alton TowersSmiler Alton Towers

Smiler Alton TowersSmiler Alton Towers

Smiler Alton TowersSmiler Alton Towers

 

Oblivion

Oblivion was the world’s first dive rollercoaster when it opened in 1998. This design of rollercoaster gives mainly a 90-degree drop from a major top, providing a sensation of free fall.

The experience expertise is kind of simple. The automobiles are fairly huge however solely two rows deep. You get taken to the highest of the observe and pause for an exhilarating second over the drop.

You then freefall down 55 metres (180 ft), with the fun being heightened because the automotive plunges right into a darkish tunnel underneath the bottom. It then swoops round and is over.

Personally, I’m a giant fan of drops so it shouldn’t come as a shock that that is one among my favorite rides in Alton Towers, regardless of the comparatively quick experience time. Jess, who doesn’t like drops, is certainly much less satisfied by Oblivion and skipped it!

It is a nice rollercoaster if you happen to don’t like being inverted or thrown round an excessive amount of. It’s not an incredible possibility if you happen to’re significantly afraid of heights or hate the feeling of free fall.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Silver, Gold & Platinum
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 5/5
Experience sort: Dive Rollercoaster
Experience size: 1 minute 15 seconds
Experience top restriction: 1.4 m

Oblivion Alton TowersOblivion Alton Towers

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Darkish Forest Rides

Themed as a haunted woodland, this space of the park is dwelling to 2 thrill rides that are:

 

Rita

Should you love velocity and g-force, then Rita is probably going the curler coaster for you. Launched in 2005, this curler coaster is the quickest experience within the park, topping out at 61.1 miles per hour.

It’s additionally the one with the best G-forces, which go as much as 4.7G.

The primary thrill of Rita is the launch. The experience is themed like a drag racer, with barely panicked voice over offering an air of anticipation as you get able to go.

Then, like a drag racer does, you speed up in a short time in a straight line. How rapidly? Effectively, you get to the utmost velocity of 61.1 mph in round 2.5 seconds, which definitely feels very fast while you launch!

After the preliminary thrill of the launch, the experience then banks round some pretty sharp corners and in addition provides you a sense of weightlessness as you crest a few hills.

This experience is certainly going to be good for these of you who don’t like being utterly inverted as there are not any inversions.

Nevertheless the velocity of the experience signifies that the g-forces are fairly excessive at 4.7G, so you’ll want to preserve your head firmly braced again towards the headrest as in any other case it may really feel like fairly a tough experience!

The opposite draw back to this experience is that it’s one of many shortest rides within the park, lasting round 25 seconds. So if there’s a very lengthy queue and also you don’t have a Fastrack cross then you definitely would possibly wish to return when it isn’t so busy.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Silver, Gold & Platinum
Scare issue: 1/5
Thrill issue: 4/5
Experience sort: Accelerator Rollercoaster
Experience size: 25 seconds
Experience top restriction: 1.4m

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Rita Alton TowersRita Alton Towers

 

TH13TEEN

TH13TEEN (or 13, for simpler spelling and studying) was one other world-first rollercoaster when it debuted at Alton Towers in 2010.

Should you’ve not accomplished this experience earlier than and don’t know something about it, the twist is kind of attention-grabbing and value protecting as a shock. Nevertheless, if you happen to don’t like surprises and wish to know what lies in retailer, learn on.

13 is discovered within the Darkish Forest space of Alton Towers, and is themed to be a little bit of a spooky experience. The experience itself is what’s generally known as a drop rollercoaster.

The experience begins with you entering into commonplace curler coaster carts that are just like the Runaway Mine prepare. Passengers sit two by two. 

The prepare units off and drops a little bit round a curve earlier than climbing the primary elevate hill. From right here there are fairly a couple of enjoyable airtime hills and banked turns, which make for a very pleasurable experience. It’s significantly enjoyable if you happen to don’t like an excessive amount of spinning round like me, however do like the feeling of airtime.

About half method by way of the experience the prepare instantly enters a darkish tunnel and the doorways shut behind you. That is the place the shock takes place. Ghosts mild up and air blows at you, and the prepare and observe actually drop out from beneath you.

Then the prepare takes off backwards and also you full the vast majority of the remainder of the observe in reverse.

That is one among my favorite rides at Alton Towers, particularly the primary time I rode it once I had no concept what was going to occur.

The experience itself is just not massively scary when it comes to darkish parts, though when it enters the “crypt” and the drop occurs there are some spooky parts to pay attention to. That is over fairly rapidly although, so it’s not precisely a full haunted home expertise! But when your children don’t like haunted homes, this half is perhaps scary.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, included on Silver, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 3/5
Thrill issue: 4/5
Experience sort: Rollercoaster
Experience size: 1 minute 40 seconds
Experience top restriction: 1.2m

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The Towers Rides

This a part of the park covers all of the rides discovered within the space of the unique home at Alton Towers. It’s a bit unfold out with no actual theme. Rides are as follows:

 

Spinball Whizzer

Spinball Whizzer is a rollercoaster which is designed to provide the expertise of being a pinball inside a pinball machine.

It’s basically a rollercoaster with the twist that the four-person carriage spins freely round because it races across the observe, so each experience is completely different.

It’s a reasonably thrilling experience with vertical sections of observe and plenty of dips and dives, however there are not any inversions. Regardless of not likely having fun with spinning rides I did really fairly get pleasure from Spinball Whizzer.

It’s a comparatively clean experience (besides on the finish the place there is usually a little bit of a janky second when the cart is aligned to face ahead once more for loading and unloading).

Spinball Whizzer was an actual hit with the six-year-old we visited Alton Towers with lately, in addition to with the adults within the group. The comparatively low experience top requirement makes for a pleasant family-friendly rollercoaster for teenagers seeking to department out into the larger thrill rides.

It’s technically a part of “The Towers” space, however is definitely positioned very near CBeebies Land.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Bronze, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 3/5
Experience sort: Spinning Rollercoaster
Experience size: 1 minute 15 seconds
Experience top restriction: 1.2 m

Spinball Whizzer Alton TowersSpinball Whizzer Alton Towers

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Hex

Hex is a darkish theme experience based mostly on an precise native legend involving a chained up Oak tree, which is definitely a location not too removed from the park itself.

Provided that it’s based mostly on the proprietor of the unique Alton Towers property, it’s acceptable that the experience is discovered inside the ruins of Alton Towers.

Like the opposite darkish rides, Hex is certainly a experience that’s greatest skilled as a shock. So if you wish to expertise it with no spoilers, now could be the time to skip to the subsequent experience.

The primary factor to pay attention to is that the experience could be disorienting, so in case you are susceptible to movement illness it’s one to watch out of.

Nevertheless there’s no drop, inversions or actual spinning. The primary a part of the experience has you progressing on foot between rooms, watching an immersive story with numerous lighting, sounds and results.

The latter a part of the experience is seated with lapbars. You’ll transfer and tilt, with the impact enormously heightened by the intelligent design of the room and what’s basically an enormous optical phantasm. So it appears like you might be shifting and tilting much more than you really are.

Hex is a enjoyable expertise however it’s a bit divisive in that folks both appear to find it irresistible or hate it. We predict it’s completely different sufficient from the opposite rides to make it value visiting, and if you happen to don’t really feel nice you possibly can all the time shut your eyes.

Be aware that Hex is closed for the remainder of 2023.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 5/5
Thrill issue: 2/5
Experience sort: Walkthrough darkish experience
Experience size: 5 minutes 25 seconds
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (1.2m should experience with an grownup)

Hex Alton TowersHex Alton Towers

 

Cuckoo Vehicles Driving College

Discovered subsequent to the David Walliams space of the park, Cuckoo Vehicles Driving College provides children the chance to study to drive their very personal Cuckoo Automotive.

A enjoyable observe is ready up with a spread of site visitors options, together with pedestrian crossings, site visitors alerts and even a bubble automotive wash. The automobiles are electrical, and the youngsters can steer them and make them cease or go together with a pedal.

The automobiles usually are not on any type of observe, so the youngsters can select the place to drive them, identical to in an actual automotive. They’re fairly small and solely go 4km/h, and there are additionally marshals throughout the observe to maintain everybody protected and get the youngsters again on observe ought to they veer off track at any level (there’s no reverse on the automobiles).

Cuckoo Vehicles was an enormous hit with the youngsters we lately visited Alton Towers with. They’d actually end and run again spherical to affix the experience queue once more! So that is undoubtedly a child pleasant experience, so long as they meet the experience necessities.

The experience necessities for Cuckoo Vehicles are pretty particular, the youngsters should be not less than 1 metre tall, 4 years or older, and underneath 1.4 metres.

So adults can’t take part on this one as that is for youthful children solely. However there’s loads of viewing house so you possibly can preserve an in depth eye on your loved ones members as they study to drive.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Youngsters Driving Experience
Experience size: 4 minutes
Experience top restriction: 1m minimal. Moreover, most of 1.4m and minimal of 4 years outdated.

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Cuckoo Cars Alton TowersCuckoo Cars Alton Towers

 

Mutiny Bay Rides

A pirate themed a part of the park with primarily household pleasant rides, as follows:

 

Wicker Man

Opened in 2018, Wicker Man is among the latest rides at Alton Towers. When it opened it was notable as being the primary new picket rollercoaster to be opened within the UK for 22 years.

Because the identify suggests, the Wicker Man is themed across the Wicker Man film, a horror film which dates from the Nineteen Seventies and which includes a big woven effigy of a person constituted of wooden which is ready hearth to.

The rollercoaster can be constituted of wooden, and there’s a big effigy of a person that the experience passes by way of. There are additionally flame lighting and smoke results all through the experience which add to the themed expertise.

Talking of expertise, the experience begins with a preshow that features some video, mild, and smoke results. This does have a little bit of a scare issue so is one thing to bear in mind if using with youthful kids. You then board the prepare, and from this level it’s a picket rollercoaster experience.

The experience expertise is kind of just like the Runaway Most important prepare or 13, with dips, hills, and twists. There are not any inversions or loops or something like that, and the experience top restriction of 1.2m makes it a household possibility for a lot of children as nicely.

Wicker Man is discovered proper subsequent to Mutiny Bay, though it doesn’t observe the pirate theming.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Silver, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 2/5
Thrill issue: 4/5
Experience sort: Rollercoaster
Experience size: 1 minute 50 seconds
Experience top restriction: 1.2m

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Marauders Mayhem

Proper within the coronary heart of Pirate Bay is the Marauders Mayhem experience, which is mainly a basic spinning tea cups experience.

This experience initially launched in 1987 as a tea cup experience, and was relaunched in 2008 with a pirate theme. So as a substitute of sitting in teacups you sit in barrels.

Aside from the theme, the experience expertise is identical as a typical teacups experience. As much as 6 individuals can sit in every barrel, with 4 units of three barrels organized across the experience. Every set rotates, the entire experience rotates, and every barrel may also be made to rotate.

I believe it’s honest to say that the Marauders Mayhem experience is just not excellent if you happen to don’t like spinning rides. However if you happen to do like spinning rides, that is undoubtedly one to go for. It’s a enjoyable household experience with a reasonably low top restriction.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 3/5
Experience sort: Spinning teacups
Experience size: 2 minutes
Experience top restriction: 1.1m (1.3 m should experience with an grownup)

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Battle Galleons

Should you like rides the place there’s a really stable likelihood of getting soaking moist, you’ll undoubtedly wish to head to the Battle Galleons experience at Alton Towers.

This experience has you boarding a pirate ship which “sails” round part of the Alton Towers lake. The enjoyable half is that there are water cannons on board, which you’ll hearth at different vessels, in addition to at anybody standing on the shore the place your boats cross.

These water cannons are hand operated – you spin a wheel to make the water movement.

You don’t must really feel too sorry for the oldsters on the shore although, as a result of they’ve entry to their very own watercannons. There are two variations on the shore – free ones the place you possibly can spin a wheel, and paid cannons. The paid cannons are undoubtedly extra highly effective, with 10 “photographs” per £1 after we visited.

This experience was widespread with each adults and youngsters in our group however most likely not an excellent one for anybody not desirous to get moist.

Assuming there are different individuals collaborating within the experience, there’s a really excessive likelihood you will get fairly moist on this experience. There are some drying rooms close by the place you possibly can pay round £5 to have some air blown at you, however this isn’t massively efficient in our expertise so most likely not well worth the cash.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Splash Battle
Experience size: 3 minutes
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (1.1 should experience with an grownup)

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Battle Galleons Alton TowersBattle Galleons Alton Towers

 

Heave Ho

Should you or your children like the concept of the Blade however all of the dropping and top looks as if a bit a lot, then it is best to undoubtedly take a look at Heave Ho.

This pirate ship themed experience is discovered, as you would possibly guess, within the Mutiny Bay a part of Alton Towers.

The experience idea is mainly a pirate ship which rocks backwards and forwards on rails, however which additionally spins because it goes. The spinning is just not super-fast however it may be a bit disorienting, so if you happen to aren’t a fan of rides which spin you would possibly wish to watch it first earlier than boarding.

This was a very widespread experience with our household group on a latest go to. The children actually cherished it, and it’s additionally an excellent experience for viewers to observe from the sidelines and get good images.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: o/5
Thrill issue: 2/5
Experience sort: Rocking Tug
Experience size: 3 minutes
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)

Heave Ho Alton Towers

 

Katanga Canyon Rides

Themed as an African village, this space of the park is dwelling to the next two rides:

 

Congo River Rapids

The Alton Towers theme park doesn’t have lots of water rides, however there are a few choices, one among which is Congo River Rapids.

This has been getting park guests moist since 1986, and stays a well-liked and comparatively household pleasant attraction to at the present time.

The experience consists of enormous round rafts which seat round seven individuals. You begin the experience going up a shallow elevate, and then you definitely float across the river rapids, components of which have sections of uneven water.

There’s an affordable likelihood you’ll get moist on this experience, though it’s usually simply splashes of water reasonably than a full-on dunking. So simply preserve that in thoughts.

One very nice factor about this experience is that it’s comparatively lengthy by theme park requirements, at 6 minutes. With a minimal top of 1.1m it’s additionally an excellent household pleasant possibility for a lot of households.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 2/5
Experience sort: River Rapids
Experience size: 6 minutes
Experience top restriction: 1.1m (1.3 m should experience with an grownup)
Different Notes:
Simply bear in mind that you just would possibly get moist

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Congo River Rapids Alton TowersCongo River Rapids Alton Towers

 

Runaway Mine Practice

Runaway Mine Practice is one among my favorite family-friendly rollercoasters at Alton Towers. Jess isn’t an enormous fan of huge rollercoasters, however she actually likes Runaway Mine Practice.

Because the identify suggests, the theme is a mine prepare which has, nicely, runaway. Riders board carriages seated in pairs, and the prepare has some fairly good drops and twists because it goes, even pulling a good bit of g-force. It additionally does the observe twice, which makes for a pleasant lengthy feeling experience.

There are not any inversions or something like that, however it’s undoubtedly a fairly thrilling experience, and one of the crucial thrilling rides on the park with a low top requirement.

We went on it with a 3 yr outdated and a six yr outdated and so they completely cherished it. Simply be ready to affix the queue once more while you end if your loved ones likes it as a lot as ours did! We rode this one a number of occasions over two days.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Bronze, Gold and Platinum.
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 3/5
Experience sort: Rollercoaster
Experience size: 1 minute 50 seconds
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)

Runaway Mine Train Alton Towers

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Runaway Mine Train Alton TowersRunaway Mine Train Alton Towers

 

Gloomy Wooden Rides

Gloomy Wooden is themed, because the identify suggests, round a darkish, possible haunted, forest. It has one experience:

 

The Curse at Alton Manor

The Curse at Alton Manor opened in 2023, making it one of many latest rides in Alton Towers. Nevertheless, it builds on a protracted custom of haunted home rides, with the unique incarnation of this experience opened in the identical location all the best way again in 1992.

The experience tells the story of the long-deceased Emily Alton, who Alton Towers followers will acknowledge from earlier rides on this location. The story goes that Emily was by no means invited to the events her dad and mom held, and this aggravated her a lot that evil possessed her, cursing the home and all its occupants.

I suppose the ethical of the story right here is to ask your children to your events occasionally.

Anyway, the experience itself has a couple of elements. The queue is the place the story begins, winding by way of the woodland, with numerous graves and spooky sculptures.

You then enter the home, and stroll previous numerous set items with lights and sound results. Lastly, there’s a six-minute experience which takes you thru the considerably darkish and twisted world of Emily.

The experience is certainly darkish, and if you happen to like darkish rides and haunted home fashion rides you’ll possible get pleasure from it. Should you desire rollercoaster thrills and spins , this most likely gained’t be the experience for you as there aren’t any drops, inversions, or twists.

By way of being child pleasant, the experience is fairly scary with various darkish themes of dying and revenge. So while the experience top restriction is pretty low, some children would possibly discover the content material reasonably terrifying. The children we have been with (age 3 and 6) hated this experience and located it too scary. The three-year-old wouldn’t get on the experience in any respect.

Total, one to take a look at if you happen to like darkish, haunted home sort rides. Personally, Jess and I didn’t actually prefer it as we by no means actually obtained the complete story for the experience and it isn’t a thrill experience.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Bronze, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 4/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Darkish experience / haunted home
Experience size: 6 minutes 15 seconds
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)

Curse at Alton ManorCurse at Alton Manor

Curse at Alton ManorCurse at Alton Manor

 

The World of David Walliams Rides

This a part of the park focuses on the world created by the writer David Walliams. It’s a really family-friendly a part of the park, and many of the rides have low top necessities. Rides are as follows:

 

Gangsta Granny the Experience

Opened in 2021, Gangsta Ganny the Experience is among the foremost rides within the space of the park dedicated to the world created by author David Walliams.

The experience is mainly a carriage-based darkish experience with lots of particular results that has you serving to the primary characters try and steal the Crown Jewels from Buckingham Palace.

Everybody in our group on a latest journey to Alton Towers loved this experience. The story is attention-grabbing and fascinating for teenagers particularly, and the expertise is enjoyable for adults as nicely. There’s additionally fairly a little bit of humour all through the experience which ought to convey a smile to your face.

It’s neither an exhilarating curler coaster nor a scary experience, however we predict it’s nicely value doing, even if you happen to aren’t in any respect aware of the characters within the books. All of us loved it.

One factor to notice is that the theme of the experience does have characters stealing and committing a criminal offense which could not sit proper with all dad and mom with youthful kids.

Included on Fastrack: Sure, Gold and Platinum
Scare issue: 1/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Darkish experience
Experience size: 4 minutes
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (underneath 1.2m should experience with an grownup)
Different Notes:
This experience has a reasonably low most rider per hour restrict, so queue occasions could be longer than you would possibly count on

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Raj’s Bouncy Backside Burp

Discovered within the David Walliams space of Alton Towers, Raj’s Bouncy Backside Burp is a bouncing drop experience designed for younger children. It’s just like the CBeebies Peter Rabbit Experience however the drops are a bit extra pronounced, making it a bit extra thrilling.

The drops are additionally accompanied by a fart based mostly soundtrack, and truthfully, what child doesn’t discover bathroom humor hilarious? So this experience is certainly widespread amongst children visiting the park.

The drop is just not so terrifying (it’s extra of a bounce actually), and Jess who doesn’t actually like drop rides didn’t thoughts this. Though accompanying a 3-year-old in hysterics on the sound results most likely helped!

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Bouncy drop
Experience size: 1 minute 45 seconds
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (underneath 1.1m should experience with an grownup)

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Rajs Bouncy Bottom Burp Alton TowersRajs Bouncy Bottom Burp Alton Towers

 

Royal Carousel

Have you ever even been to a theme park if you happen to haven’t ridden the carousel? Jess will surely argue no. It’s all the time a experience that we like to experience not less than as soon as at any theme park, honest, or carnival because it’s such a basic.

The Royal Carousel in Alton Towers is discovered within the David Walliams a part of the park, and options various horses and carriages. A few of the horses go up and down (these with poles to the roof) and a few are static.

It has a royal theme, with a crown on high and a voiceover soundtrack to match. Certain, it’s not probably the most thrilling experience within the park, however it’s enjoyable for teenagers and adults who love a little bit of theme park nostalgia.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Carousel
Experience size: 2 minutes
Experience top restriction: no top restriction however these underneath 1.3m should experience with an grownup

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Royal Carousel Alton TowersRoyal Carousel Alton Towers

Royal Carousel Alton TowersRoyal Carousel Alton Towers

 

Flavio’s Fabulous Fandango

This carnival fashion tornado experience discovered within the David Walliam’s part of the park is nice for these of you who love being spun round. It’s really one among Jess’s favorite rides at Alton Towers as a result of she loves being spun round however doesn’t like being dropped.

The experience consists of twelve units of chairs that are in teams of 4. The teams of 4 spin collectively, after which all of the teams additionally spin round a central level. This leads to various spinning, which at factors can appear fairly quick as you whiz previous gondolas coming the wrong way.

It’s undoubtedly lots of enjoyable. Simply bear in mind that the minimal experience top of 1.2m is a bit larger than many of the different rides on this space. I’d additionally add that that is technically a brief carnival fashion experience, however we’re included it because it’s themed and appears prone to keep.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 2/5
Experience sort: Tornado
Experience size: ~2 minutes
Experience top restriction: 1.2m

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CBeebies Land Rides

CBeebies Land is a very household pleasant a part of Alton Towers with rides, reveals and actions designed to entertain youthful guests to the park. It has an enormous quantity of rides and actions. The primary rides are as follows:

 

Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop

Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop is a delicate drop fashion experience designed for youthful riders. The experience is themed round Beatrix Potter’s Peter Rabbit character, with enjoyable sound results and music.

This experience is certainly not a loopy drop experience, it’s extra of a delicate drop and bounce. So even adults who don’t like drop rides will get pleasure from using this one with their children.

It’s most likely not a experience that thrill seekers are going to be heading for, however in case you are in Alton Towers with youthful members of the family you’ll undoubtedly wish to verify this one out.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Drop
Experience size: ~ 90 seconds
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (underneath 1.1m should experience with an grownup)

 

Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Experience

The Go Jetters Vroomster experience is one other enjoyable household experience. This one is themed across the Go Jetters, with experience members boarding their very personal Vroomster.

A Vroomster, for these of you not acquainted, is mainly a jet powered flying automotive. And the Alton Tower duplicate is fairly correct!

The experience consists of various Vroomster automobiles, which may seat as much as 4 individuals, which rotate round a central pod. The automobiles are hooked up to the pod by a yellow arm, and the riders can management the peak of the automotive with a lever contained in the automotive. This offers the riders the impression of controlling their very personal flying automotive, which is fairly cool.

The experience is just not significantly quick, so while it does go spherical in circles, it’s about the identical velocity as a carousel so it shoudln’t make you dizzy. The up and down movement can be fairly mild, so all in all it’s a fairly relaxed experience.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Aerial Roundabout
Experience size: 2 minutes
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (underneath 1.25m should experience with grownup)

Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride Alton TowersGo Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride Alton Towers

Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride Alton TowersGo Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride Alton Towers

 

Octonauts Rollercoaster Journey

Octonauts is a household targeted rollercoaster which is prone to be one of many first rollercoasters youthful guests to Alton Towers are going to expertise.

The rollercoaster, which is themed after The Octonauts present, gives most likely the gentlest rollercoaster expertise at Alton Towers. It’s a good place to begin for teenagers who meet the peak restrictions and wish to attempt a rollercoaster.

In the event that they find it irresistible, the Runaway Mine prepare has comparable experience necessities and is a little more thrilling, with a sooner experience and far higher drops and velocity.

Nevertheless, Octonauts is certainly an excellent starter coaster, with no inversions or significantly steep drops or curves.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Rollercoaster
Experience size: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Experience top restriction: 0.9m (underneath 1.1m should experience with an grownup)

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Get Set Go Treetop Journey

This experience in CBeebies Land takes you excessive above the timber (okay, 12 ft) in your very personal bug formed automotive. It’s a enjoyable experience for youthful children for positive and offers good views of CBeebies land.

It’s additionally good and stress-free for adults if you happen to’re searching for a calming experience with no loopy thrills or scares.

One factor to pay attention to is that this experience is kind of widespread and because it’s pretty gradual shifting the queue can get fairly lengthy. Actually, of all of the rides on the park, this was the one the place we had the longest wait on a latest go to!

So attempt to time your go to for very first thing within the morning or in a while within the day. There are actions within the queue to maintain children busy, however they’ll solely go to date.

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: o/5
Thrill issue: 1/5
Experience sort: Flat observe
Experience size: 4 minutes
Experience top restriction: No minimal however underneath 1.1m should experience with an grownup.

Get Set Go Treetop Adventure Alton TowersGet Set Go Treetop Adventure Alton Towers

Get Set Go Treetop Adventure Alton TowersGet Set Go Treetop Adventure Alton Towers

 

Within the Evening Backyard Magical Boat Experience

It is a widespread water experience in CBeebies Land which has you boarding a ship for a magical tour across the Evening Backyard. The boat floats peacefully round a river, and while it’s a water experience you might be not possible to get moist.

This experience has you passing by most of the characters and scenes from the “Within the Evening Backyard” TV collection, together with the Tombliboos, Upsy Daisy and Iggle Piggle.

It’s a pleasant stress-free experience which ought to amuse youthful guests and be good and stress-free for adults. It’s additionally a comparatively lengthy experience at 6 minutes.

ncluded on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 0/5
Experience sort: Boat experience
Experience size: 6 minutes
Experience top restriction: No top restriction however these underneath 1m should experience with an grownup

 

Postman Pat Parcel Publish

Postman Pat has been a stalwart determine on kids’s tv because the Nineteen Eighties. I bear in mind watching him delivering mail across the Yorkshire Dales along with his trusty helper Jess the cat as a toddler, and youngsters in the present day nonetheless get to observe Pat on CBeebies.

Now, you can also expertise the lifetime of Pat on the Alton Towers Postman Pat Parcel Publish experience in CBeebies Land. It is a flat experience on rails which has you boarding Pat’s signature pink put up van and go trundling round a course.

The van has numerous buttons on the dashboard, which you’ll press to make sure you ship the precise parcel to the precise particular person, giving it an excellent ingredient of interactivity. There are additionally lights and a horn that you could management.

Total this can be a enjoyable household expertise for youthful guests and particularly followers of Postman Pat. It’s on no account a thrill experience, however not every part must be!

Included on Fastrack: No
Scare issue: 0/5
Thrill issue: 0/5
Experience sort: Monitor Experience
Experience size: 2 minutes 45 seconds
Experience top restriction: No top restriction however these underneath 1.1m should experience with an grownup

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Thrill Rides at Alton Towers

Now that we’ve lined all of the rides by space, we’ll listing the rides divided into numerous classes. Beginning with thrill rides.

Should you’re searching for a listing of the fun rides at Alton Towers, I’d recommend the next all classify:

  • The Smiler
  • Oblivion
  • Galactica
  • Rita
  • TH13TEEN
  • Wicker Man
  • Spinball Whizzer
  • Runaway Mine Practice
  • Marauders Mayhem
  • The Blade

In fact, how thrilling you discover a experience can be private desire, however we predict most individuals would discover the above rides pretty thrilling!

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Rides for Toddlers and Youngsters at Alton Towers

Should you’re visiting Alton Towers with youthful members of the family, you is perhaps questioning what the perfect rides for them are going to be.

For the overwhelming majority of rides, the primary factor is just not going to be the age of your little one, however reasonably their top. That is undoubtedly one thing to pay attention to in case you have kids of differing heights, as a few of them could possibly expertise rides that the others could not. This could result in difficult conditions, as nobody likes to be disregarded!

It’s due to this fact a good suggestion to have an concept of which rides on the park are going to be appropriate for which members of your group and which aren’t. That method you may make a plan for which rides to take who to. The Alton Towers app and web site has a filter system so you possibly can present solely these rides that are going to be appropriate.

The final time we visited Alton Towers we had 4 adults, a 3-year outdated who was 1.1m and a 6-year outdated who was 1.25m. So this meant they couldn’t experience each experience collectively.

We dealt with this by sharing duties between the adults, and splitting the rides we rode collectively. This was made quite a bit simpler with the Fastrack passes we had because it meant we weren’t away for very lengthy.

The excellent news is that there are additionally a lot of nice rides which can be appropriate for all ages and heights. We’d particularly suggest the next:

  • Gangsta Granny the Experience
  • Get Set Go Tree High Journey
  • Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop
  • Octonauts Rollercoaster Journey
  • Postman Pat Parcel Publish
  • Battle Galleons
  • Cuckoo Vehicles Driving College

For barely taller and extra adventurous children, the next are certain to get their pulses going a bit extra:

  • Blade (1m)
  • Wicker Man (1.2m)
  • Spinball Whizzer (1.2m)
  • TH13TEEN (1.2m)
  • Marauders Mayhem (1.1m)
  • Congo River Rapids (1.1m)
  • Heave Ho  (0.9m)
  • Runaway Mine Practice (0.9m)

The 2 extra scary rides (haunted home fashion) may also be appropriate for teenagers however truthfully that is going to be a private choice as a mother or father relying on the child. These are:

  • Hex (0.9m)
  • The Curse at Alton Manor (0.9m)

Once we visited with a 3-year outdated and a 6-year outdated their experience highlights have been Runaway Mine Practice, Blade, Octonauts, Get Set Go Tree High Journey, Cuckoo Vehicles Driving College, and Heave Ho. The 6-year-old additionally actually favored Spinball Whizzer, Marauders Mayhem, and Wicker Man.

Additionally they actually cherished the interactive reveals and experiences in CBeebies Land, in addition to taking part in the video games the place you possibly can win a toy like Hook-a-Duck.

Simply bear in mind that the Hook-a-Duck and comparable video games usually are not free. The temptation of an enormous toy is difficult to withstand although.

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Experience Peak Necessities at Alton Towers

Right here’s a fast listing of all of the rides at Alton Towers with their minimal experience heights, ordered from excessive to low.

Some rides even have a distinct minimal top if using with out an grownup, which is indicated in brackets if relevant.

The vast majority of rides with top restrictions have a measurement stick subsequent to the experience entrance so you possibly can confirm riders’ heights. Whenever you get to the experience, employees will often verify heights if they’re not sure, so that you’ll wish to be certain everyone seems to be the precise top to keep away from disappointment.

You may as well get a bracelet which has the rider’s top on it at a number of the rides to save lots of having to be measured a number of occasions.

Right here’s a listing of all of the rides which have a restriction, ordered from highest to lowest.

  • Nemesis Sub-Terra – 1.4m
  • The Smiler – 1.4m
  • Oblivion – 1.4m
  • Galactica – 1.4m
  • Rita – 1.4m
  • Spinball Whizzer – 1.2m
  • TH13TEEN – 1.2m (most 1.96m)
  • Wicker Man – 1.2m
  • Marauders Mayhem – 1.1m (1.3m should experience with an grownup)
  • Congo River Rapids – 1.1m (1.3m should experience with an grownup)
  • The Blade – 1m (1.3m should experience with an grownup)
  • Hex – 0.9m (1.2m should experience with an grownup)
  • The Curse at Alton Manor – 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)
  • Gangsta Granny The Experience – 0.9m (1.2m should experience with an grownup)
  • Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop – 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)
  • Battle Galleons – 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)
  • Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Experience – 0.9m (1.25m should experience with an grownup)
  • Octonauts Rollercoaster Journey – 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)
  • Heave Ho – 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)
  • Runaway Mine Practice – 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)
  • Raj’s Bouncy Backside Burp – 0.9m (1.1m should experience with an grownup)
  • Royal Carousel – no top restriction however these underneath 1.3m should experience with an grownup
  • Postman Pat Parcel Publish – no top restriction however these underneath 1.1m should experience with an grownup
  • Within the Evening Backyard Magical Boat Experience – no top restriction however these underneath 1m should experience with an grownup
  • Cuckoo Vehicles – 1m. Moreover, most of 1.4m and minimal of 4 years outdated.

 

Areas at Alton Towers

Alton Towers is split into 11 areas. Every space is themed in another way, with some areas extra targeted on high-octane thrill rides (like X-Sector) while others are extra aimed toward youthful households (comparable to CBeebies Land).

Right here’s a listing of all of the areas at Alton Towers and the rides they include. When planning your day, it’s a good suggestion to attempt to do all of the rides you have an interest in in every space, to keep away from spending lots of time strolling between places.

 

X-Sector

This part of the park incorporates a number of the extra excessive rides within the park, all of which have a minimal top restriction of 1.4m. The rides are:

  • Oblivion
  • The Smiler
  • Spinjam (momentary carnival fashion experience)
  • Twistatron (momentary carnival fashion experience)

X-Sector is themed like a secret authorities testing facility, so count on a lot of metallic fencing and concrete.

 

Darkish Forest

This part of the park is dwelling to 2 rides, each of which provide fast-paced thrills. These are:

The Darkish Forest space is themed as a kind of haunted woodland. The concept is you possibly can solely escape by using the deserted drag racer Rita. I’m not fairly positive the way you get out if you happen to’re underneath the 1.4m top restriction for Rita.

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Forbidden Valley

This space of the park has various completely different rides which embrace some rides appropriate for smaller company. That is the world of the park you enter if you happen to come within the lodge visitor entrance.

Forbidden valley is the place you’ll discover the Blade, which is the oldest experience in Alton Towers, initially opening in 1980!

The rides in Forbidden Valley are:

  • The Blade
  • Galactica
  • Nemesis Sub-Terra
  • Funk n’Fly (momentary carnival fashion experience)

Forbidden Valley has a post-apocalyptic theme, with hints of alien infestation all through linked to the Nemesis creature. Nemesis was a experience at Alton Towers till 2022, when it closed for refurbishment. It’s because of relaunch with a major overhaul in 2024.

 

Gloomy Wooden

Discovered between Katanga Canyon and Forbidden Valley, Gloomy Wooden solely incorporates one experience:

Nevertheless it does have a walkthrough themed footpath which is dwelling to varied statues, gravestones and different installations, titled Haunted Hole. A few of these make noises, together with telling jokes.

As you’d guess from the identify, the theme of the world is a haunted woodland.

 

Katanga Canyon

Katanga Canyon is the place you’ll discover the park’s oldest rollercoaster in addition to a water experience. Each these rides are lots of enjoyable, with the rollercoaster appropriate for a lot of youthful guests as nicely.

  • Runaway Mine Practice
  • Congo River Rapids

Katanga Canyon is themed as an African village. The Runaway Mine experience has one of many lowest top necessities of any rollercoaster within the park (the identical as Octonauts), and could be very widespread with households.

 

CBeebies Land

CBeebies Land is among the most household pleasant areas in Alton Towers, with rides, reveals and actions targeted round entertaining youthful guests.

Truthfully, in case you are visiting with toddlers and younger guests there’s just about sufficient to do right here to fill a day. It’s a very enjoyable space and you may inform lots of thought has gone into creating an immersive world. As you possibly can see there’s quite a bit to do right here:

  • Within the Evening Backyard Magical Boat Experience
  • Postman Pat’s Parcel Publish
  • Get Set Go Treetop Journey
  • One thing Particular Sensory Backyard
  • Bugbie Go Spherical
  • Octonauts Curler Coaster Journey
  • Justin’s Home: Pie-O-Matic Manufacturing facility
  • Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Experience
  • Large Enjoyable Showtime
  • CBeebies Photograph Studio
  • JoJo & Gran Gran at Dwelling
  • Andy’s Adventures Dinosaur Dig
  • Hey Duggee’s Stay

If we needed to criticize CBeebies Land for something, it’s that queue occasions for a number of the rides is usually a bit lengthy on busy days.

Actually, the longest queue we had on a latest go to to Alton Towers was for Get Set Go Tree High Journey.

Aside from that although, this park, which is themed round a complete vary of CBeebies packages, is a very enjoyable spot for households visiting Alton Towers providing every part from rides to reside reveals to enjoyable photograph alternatives.

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The Towers

The Towers are literally the ruins of the unique home at Alton Towers, and is the place the park will get its identify from. It’s dwelling to various rides, that are discovered round the primary constructing.

The Towers space is a bit unfold out, with a part of it proper subsequent to CBeebies Land and the remaining near the World of David Walliams. Rides are as follows:

  • Hex – The Legend of the Towers
  • Cuckoo Vehicles Driving College
  • Spinball Whizzer

There’s no explicit theming across the rides to be trustworthy, they simply occur to be within the space of the unique home.

This space can be the place you’ll find the Alton Towers Dungeon. It is a separate attraction which requires its personal ticket, which you should buy right here. It is a stroll by way of attraction with costumed actors.

We haven’t visited the Alton Towers Dungeon however we now have visited the dungeon in Edinburgh, London and San Francisco, which provide the same expertise.

It’s enjoyable, nevertheless there’s already rather a lot to do at Alton Towers so we wouldn’t say it was a must-see attraction. That mentioned, it’s a good worth particularly if you happen to ebook upfront and it’s a enjoyable expertise.

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The World of David Walliams

Discovered simply past The Towers, the World of David Walliams gives a spread of rides that are primarily aimed toward main college aged children.

In our expertise although youthful children additionally get pleasure from the vast majority of the rides right here as they aren’t significantly excessive and the experience heights usually are not overly restrictive. The rides listed here are:

  • Gangsta Granny: The Experience
  • Raj’s Bouncy Backside Burp
  • Royal Carousel
  • Flavio’s Fabulous Fandango

This space is themed around the globe and characters created by David Walliams and is one other great place for households visiting Alton Towers.

 

Mutiny Bay

Discovered close to the primary park entrance, Mutiny Bay is dwelling to lots of family-friendly rides in addition to various paid fairground fashion video games like Hook-a-Duck and toss the ball sort of video games. The rides are:

  • Battle Galleons
  • Heave-Ho
  • Marauders Mayhem
  • Wicker Man

Except for Wicker Man, all of the rides right here have a nautical / pirate theme, and that is one other nice location within the park for households as the bulk rides have low top restrictions and the queues usually are not usually too lengthy (apart from Wicker Man).

That is additionally the place you’ll discover Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life Aquarium, an aquarium you possibly can go to which is included as a part of your ticket. That is a wholly indoor attraction so is an effective possibility whether it is raining.

Lastly, there’s additionally a bar serving drinks in addition to a seating space at Mutiny Bay.

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Towers Avenue

Whenever you enter the park by way of the primary entrance you’ll arrive onto Towers Avenue. This space is themed like a city excessive road and is dwelling to varied providers and amenities, together with meals and drinks retailers and customer support.

There’s a Skyride station right here, however no precise rides. From this space you possibly can see throughout the lake to the Towers. To your left as you face away from the doorway is Mutiny Bay, and in your proper is CBeebies Land.

So in case you are visiting with children you don’t must go far to search out your first rides.

 

The Gardens

One of many oldest areas at Alton Towers, and one which has been drawing guests for years, are the gardens. These take up a big space of the park between Mutiny Bay and the Darkish Forest.

Many guests solely expertise the gardens from above, because the Skyride passes over them, however it’s value taking a while to discover them as they’re fairly beautiful and make for a pleasant spot for a break.

You’ll discover all types of options, from neatly trimmed topiary hedges, fountains, outdated timber, greenhouses, and follies.

Simply bear in mind that the gardens are set throughout a valley, and there could be fairly a couple of steps to navigate. So that is value taking into account in case you have restricted mobility or are navigating a kids’s buggy.

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Gardens at Alton TowersGardens at Alton Towers

 

Accessibility at Alton Towers

Alton Towers offers lots of info and choices for individuals with numerous incapacity and mobility wants, and this info is roofed intimately on the web page devoted to accessibility on the Alton Towers website.

The accessibility method at Alton Towers is designed to help anybody with accessibility wants have a protected and pleasurable go to to the park, and the location has info that will help you plan your go to in addition to what to anticipate on website.

Normally, the park and the resort lodging choices cater nicely for accessibility necessities. All of the bathrooms have accessible wheelchair options in addition to accessible altering rooms. Wheelchairs can be found free of charge, and mobility scooters could be employed for the day. The latter could be booked on-line upfront right here.

Alton Towers additionally gives a Experience Entry Go, which is designed for guests who discover it tough to face for extended intervals of time. This offers entry to a separate line and a digital queuing system.

Experience Entry Go holders don’t get to skip the road per se, however they don’t have to face in a line for a protracted interval. This course of is defined right here.

For Experience Entry cross entry this must be booked upfront of your go to as purposes are authorised by a third-party who assesses guests’ wants on a person foundation.

 

Photographs at Alton Towers

Pictures is usually allowed at Alton Towers, nevertheless for probably the most half images is just not allowed on the rides (with some exceptions).

So if you wish to get images of your self and your loved ones having fun with the rides, you’ll want to think about investing in a photograph package deal.

On a latest journey to Alton Towers we purchased the digital photograph cross for each of the times we have been there. This was £20, and we thought it was fairly superb.

The way in which it really works is as follows. As you end a experience, all of the experience images are displayed on a display screen with a quantity. Utilizing the Alton Towers app, you possibly can sort in that quantity, and the photograph will seem within the app in your gadget.

You may as well choose up a QR code that hyperlinks to your account and have the photograph attendant scan it for computerized supply to your app.

Should you haven’t purchased the digital photograph cross, the photograph seems within the app with a giant watermark and you may’t obtain it. Nevertheless, while you pay for the photograph cross (both in app on in particular person), the images all change into accessible with out watermark, and you may obtain them to your cellphone for sharing.

The good factor about this method is that even with six of us, we nonetheless solely wanted to purchase one photograph cross. I simply had all of the images delivered to my cellphone after which shared them. Over the 2 days we have been there we had round 80 images, a lot of which you’ll see on this information.

It’s additionally value noting that there are extra photograph alternatives than simply experience images. One good instance is the The CBeebies Land photograph cease. It is a actually enjoyable expertise, the place a inexperienced display screen is used so as to add you and your group to many CBeebies Land scenes.

In addition to digital images, you can even pay for printouts of experience images, though this can be a separate charge.

You should purchase the digital photograph cross on-line upfront of your go to right here. You may as well purchase it on website in particular person, or by way of the app. The price is identical.

Truthfully, whereas it’s handy to purchase it upfront, you would possibly wish to wait till the tip of the day so you possibly can overview the images within the app after which determine if you wish to purchase them.

I consider the images can be found for buy for as much as 90 days within the app, and as soon as bought they are often downloaded from the app for as much as a yr from after they have been taken.

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Eating places at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has fairly a large alternative of eating choices throughout the park. There are eating places within the theme park space itself, in addition to eating places on the lodge resorts which serve breakfast and dinner.

There are additionally picnic areas and various locations promoting snacks which could be discovered throughout the park.

The primary eating choices are as follows.

 

Eating places within the Theme Park

  • Woodcutter’s Bar and Grill (close to Darkish Forest / Towers)- focuses on grilled meals
  • Rollercoaster Restaurant (Forbidden Valley) – has a wide range of choices, with the twist that each one the meals is delivered through a mini rollercoaster.
  • Explorers Pizza Pasta (Katanga Canyon) – buffet restaurant with a spread of pizza, pasta and a salad bar
  • The Burger Kitchen (close to David Walliams space & Alton Towers Dungeon, additionally Mutiny Bay) – Primarily burgers, as you’d think about
  • Simply Rooster (X-Sector) – Primarily focuses on fried hen
  • Nook Espresso (Towers Avenue) – In addition to espresso it additionally has sandwiches, pastries, and muffins
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Woodcutters bar and grill meals

 

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Woodcutters bar and grill meals

 

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Rollercoaster restaurant

 

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Rollercoaster restaurant

 

Eating places within the Resort Space

Be aware these usually solely serve breakfast and dinner. It’s additionally good to know that the Rollercoaster Restaurant can be open after the theme park closes, though reservations are required.

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Secret Garden Restaurant Alton TowersSecret Garden Restaurant Alton TowersSecret Backyard Restaurant Meals

 

Lodging at Alton Towers

For an prolonged Alton Towers expertise, you possibly can really keep on website at one of many resort lodging choices. There are six completely different lodging choices at Alton Towers throughout a spread of various value factors.

We predict staying on website could make sense, particularly in case you are visiting with children because the on-site lodging is admittedly arrange in the direction of enhancing their expertise with extra actions and themed rooms.

Nevertheless if you wish to keep someplace a bit quieter with extra flexibility in alternative when it comes to value, eating choices and so forth, then take a look at the part on close by lodging additional on on this information.

All of the lodging is discovered to the east of the primary park. Relying on which possibility you select, the lodging is a couple of 5-10 minute stroll from the monorail, which can whisk you to the primary park entrance in a couple of minutes.

You may as well stroll to the primary park entrance in 20 – half-hour, or to the unique lodge visitor entrance which is about 5 – 10 minutes’ stroll from many of the accommodations.

Right here’s a rundown of all of the lodging choices at Alton Towers to provide you an concept of what to anticipate.

 

Alton Towers Lodge

Alton Towers Lodge was the primary lodge to be constructed on the park, opening in 1996. It’s a 4* lodge with a big restaurant, bar and nearly 200 rooms.

The lodge is themed after the fictional character Sir Algenon Alton, a famed explorer and inventor. Completely different areas of the lodge are themed to match his completely different exploits, together with a hot-air balloon pirate ship within the bar space which doubles as a stage.

Varied room sorts can be found. On our latest go to we stayed in an Arctic Explorer room which was very comfy and fairly massive, particularly for 2 of us. It had an en-suite lavatory with bathtub, air-conditioning, a small fridge and tea/espresso making amenities.

A lot of the rooms can sleep as much as 4 individuals – two adults and two children. They’re pretty massive rooms and regardless that we visited when it was busy the rooms have been quiet.

We actually favored the theming within the rooms, which has lots of considerate particulars all through, from the carpet to the huge stuffed polar bear on the mattress. Completely different rooms have completely different themes, in addition to completely different facilities.

Air con for instance is just not accessible in all of the room, so do verify if that’s vital to you.

You possibly can see all of the room sorts and their facilities right here– there are lots of choices to select from!

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Artic Explorer Room Alton TowersArtic Explorer Room Alton Towers

Artic Explorer Room Alton TowersArtic Explorer Room Alton Towers

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Splash Landings Resort

Opened in 2003, Splash Landings Lodge can be a 4* lodge. It’s the closest lodge to the Monorail station and lodge visitor theme park entrance. It’s additionally the place you’ll discover the Alton Towers Waterpark.

Splash Landings is themed, as you may think, round water, with a sunny Carribean theme working all through. There are water options and themed installations, and the rooms are additionally themed alongside numerous nautical types.

On website there’s an all you possibly can eat restaurant, Flambo’s Jambo, which has a Carribean theme. There’s additionally a Caribbean themed bar on website, in addition to common leisure.

Splash Landings is certainly an excellent possibility, particularly with children. The one factor to pay attention to is that it may get fairly heat within the lodge because the waterpark is on website, and the rooms don’t have air-con. So the rooms could be fairly heat, even within the cooler months of the yr.

You possibly can see all of the room sorts and their facilities at Splash Landings Resort right here.

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CBeebies Land Lodge

CBeebies Land Lodge is the latest lodge at Alton Towers Resort, opening in 2017. On a latest go to to Alton Towers with buddies they stayed right here with their two children ages 3 and 6 years outdated.

CBeebies Land is firmly aimed toward youthful guests to the park and is themed across the characters present in CBeebies reveals. This theming extends all through, from the rooms to the restaurant and reception.

There are additionally many CBeebies reveals and leisure experiences which happen right here that are included for company. There’s additionally a restaurant and bar on website.

There’s a spread of rooms accessible, our buddies stayed within the Swashbuckle themed pirate room which slept as much as 5 and had two TVs in addition to pirate theming all through.

The outline for CBeebies Land Lodge means that it’s best for guests with children aged as much as round three. Nevertheless, we’d say that this very a lot depends upon your children and what they’re into, and youngsters as much as 9 or 10 will most likely find it irresistible.

Our buddies’ children truthfully thought the lodge was superb. They cherished just about every part about it. Their dad and mom significantly appreciated the room structure which had the youngsters in their very own alcove in bunk beds, which means they felt nearly like that they had their very own room while nonetheless being in the identical room.

Additionally they loved the meals, the leisure, and the theming all through.

One vital factor to pay attention to with this lodge and its amenities is that it’s only open to company staying within the lodge itself.

So in case you are visiting the park as a bunch and a few of you might be staying in CBeebies Lodge and a few of you might be in different lodging, that is one thing to bear in mind if you happen to plan on eating collectively or watching leisure.

Friends of the opposite lodging choices can’t go to CBeebies Land Lodge or use its amenities.

We obtained round this by having our meals on the Alton Towers Lodge on a latest go to, however the children did nonetheless get to have their breakfast in CBeebies and in addition they took half in a number of the actions just like the night Stargazing.

Total, in case you are visiting Alton Towers with a youthful household the CBeebies Land Lodge could be my primary choose if it’s accessible. You possibly can see all of the room sorts right here.

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Stargazing Pods

The remaining three lodging choices at Alton Towers fall into the Enchanted Village space of the park, which gives a spread of much less conventional lodging choices.

The primary of those we are going to cowl are the Stargazing pods, which opened to the general public in 2019. Should you’ve ever been glamping, then these pods can be fairly acquainted.

They’re mainly small picket buildings that provide an expertise just like tenting however with the advantage of actual beds, lighting and heating. Every pod can sleep as much as 4, with one double mattress and two single beds. Linen is supplied.

There are not any bathrooms, showers or different washing amenities within the pods themselves, these are all centrally positioned at a separate block which gives bathrooms, showers and child change areas.

There’s additionally no cooking or refrigeration amenities, you will have to dine at one of many eating places (until you convey your individual picnic fashion meals).

Stargazing pods are undoubtedly probably the most fundamental lodging possibility which may make for a very funds pleasant camping-like expertise at Alton Towers.

They’re usually the bottom value lodging possibility at Alton Towers Resort, and so they additionally are likely to have the perfect availability each time we’ve seemed for final minute lodging.

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Stargazing pods Alton TowersStargazing pods Alton Towers

 

Woodland Lodges

The unique lodging possibility within the Enchanted Village have been the Woodland Lodges, which opened in 2015.

The Woodland Lodges are styled as log cabins, every of which may sleep as much as 5 individuals. There’s a foremost room for adults, and a separate children sleeping space with bunk beds and a truckle mattress.

All of the rooms have en-suite bogs, flat display screen TVs and free WiFi. For eating, breakfast is offered on the Crooked Spoon restaurant within the Enchanted Village, and company may also have their night meal right here or at one of many different eating places.

We haven’t personally stayed on the Woodland Lodges however we now have buddies who stayed right here with their children and so they loved it.

These are usually amongst the extra widespread choices for lodging at Alton Towers Resort, and may promote out rapidly.

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Luxurious Treehouses

Essentially the most unique lodging possibility within the Enchanted Village space are the Luxurious Treehouses, that are present in a secluded a part of the Enchanted Village.

There are 5 luxurious treehouses, and so they can all sleep as much as eight individuals in 4 bedrooms. The posh treehouses all include a kitchenette, which features a fridge, kettle, toaster, microwave and dishwasher. So these are at the moment the one lodging possibility at Alton Towers the place you may put together your individual meals.

Different luxuries embrace a 50″ TV with video games console, personal scorching tub and deck, and the usage of an unique takeaway service for meal supply.

In fact, all this luxurious and facilities does imply that the treehouses are the most costly possibility at Alton Towers. Nevertheless in case you are visiting the resort with a bunch or simply need one thing additional particular, then they’re undoubtedly value trying out.

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Lodging Close to Alton Towers

While there are many lodging choices at Alton Towers, it’s not the one possibility to your go to.

We do just like the on-site lodging however in case you are not visiting with children or would identical to a little bit of selection when it comes to eating choices, then there are many close by alternate options throughout a variety of budgets.

These could make an excellent location for staying the night time earlier than Alton Towers, or for additional exploration within the space as a part of an extended journey.

Listed here are some to think about, ordered by driving distance from Alton Towers.

  • The White Hart – a well-liked inn within the village of Alton, providing a spread of en-suite rooms. 7 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers
  • The Laurel’s B&B – It is a well-rated B&B which serves breakfast. Rooms are en-suite with tea/espresso making amenities. 8 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers
  • The Bay Tree – a really well-reviewed B&B with en-suite lodging and breakfast accessible. 8 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers
  • Peakstones Inn – This 3* lodge gives a spread of en-suite rooms and there’s an on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast is offered. 10 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers.
  • Heywood Corridor – This property gives various self-contained residences, every with a small kitchen an en-suite lavatory. There’s additionally a scorching tub and backyard for company use. 12 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers.
  • Whiston Corridor – A lovely nineteenth century lodge with its personal golf course and landscaped backyard. A variety of en-suite rooms can be found and breakfast is obtainable. 13minutes’ drivee from Alton Towers.
  • The Duncombe Arms – This pub/lodge is present in Ellastone and gives air-conditioned rooms with espresso machines and en-suite amenities. Breakfast is offered and there’s a restaurant and bar for different meals. 13 minutes drive from Alton Towers
  • The Royal Oak – This inn gives a spread of comfy rooms within the city of Ashbourne. There’s a restaurant and bar on website with meals accessible. 19 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers.
  • YHA Ilam Corridor – This youth hostel is present in a gothic corridor set in 84 acres of parkland. There’s an on-site breakfast, kitchen for self-catering, and a alternative of shared or personal lodging. 22 minutes’ drive from Alton Towers.

In fact, there are heaps extra choices to think about. You possibly can see a full vary of lodging choices close to Alton Towers on Reserving.com right here, which incorporates various vacation leases as nicely.

 

Different Actions at Alton Towers

In addition to the theme park, there are a variety of different actions on the Alton Towers resort that you could get pleasure from. These are as follows.

 

Waterpark

Discovered contained in the Splash Landings Lodge, the Alton Towers Waterpark is open the vast majority of the yr.

There are a variety of swimming pools, each inside and out of doors, in addition to numerous water slides. It’s lots of enjoyable and nicely value together with as a part of your go to. You possibly can ebook tickets on-line right here.

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Extraordinary Golf

Proper subsequent to the Splash Landings lodge is an 18-hole miniature golf course which is themed round the primary rides at Alton Towers.

That is really a very enjoyable mini-golf course which we had lots of enjoyable taking part in. The holes are very distinctive, and it’s a pleasant option to spend an hour or two.

A complimentary spherical of 9 holes is often included for resort company, and we extremely suggest profiting from this. We did it on the day we left, earlier than visiting the waterpark. It’s additionally open comparatively late, so in case you have the stamina you may do it after a day on the theme park!

Discover out extra and ebook tickets on-line right here.

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Spa

Alton Towers could be very a lot designed to be enjoyable for the entire household, and adults will certainly wish to think about a calming journey to the Alton Towers Spa as a part of their go to!

The Spa is present in Alton Towers Lodge, and is open year-round to everybody, together with non-residents of the lodge and people with out theme park tickets.

A variety of remedies can be found and reserving is suggested. Discover out extra on the web site right here.

 

Alton Towers Dungeon

The Alton Towers Dungeon is definitely discovered contained in the Theme Park, so that you do want theme park tickets to go to. Nevertheless, it’s an extra cost to go to, so I assumed I also needs to embrace it on this a part of the information.

The Dungeon is a walk-through expertise with costumed actors, and is just like different Dungeon experiences together with the London Dungeon.

We predict it’s pretty priced, nevertheless given how a lot there already is to do at Alton Towers it’s not a must-see attraction.

Discover out extra and ebook tickets right here.

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Particular Occasions at Alton Towers

All year long, the Alton Towers Theme Park holds various particular occasions. These usually have particular themes and line up with occasions like Halloween, Christmas and Easter, in addition to college holidays like half time period.

At these occasions of yr you possibly can anticipate finding themed rides, costumed guides, reside music, and particular experiences like with the ability to experience some rides at nighttime.

Occasions differ, and you may see all of them right here, however usually the primary occasions held annually are as follows.

Be aware that these occasions could be very busy, so that you would possibly think about investing in a Fastrack cross if visiting at these occasions of yr.

Competition of Thrills

The competition of thrills celebrates a number of the most thrilling rides at Alton Towers. There are often particular leisure actions, prizes to be gained and themed areas on the park to expertise.

Usually held from mid-April to the beginning of Could.

 

Mardi Gras

While the true Mardi Gras takes place earlier within the yr, the Alton Towers Mardi Gras usually runs from the tip of Could to the beginning of June.

In any other case the occasion could be very a lot on theme with Mardi Gras, with a carnival environment and particular meals gadgets. Earlier years have additionally included parades of adorned floats.

 

Oktoberfest

Set as much as align with Germany’s well-known competition, the Alton Towers Oktoberfest usually runs from early September to the beginning of October.

Count on German themed occasions and meals, a family-friendly environment and late opening for using at nighttime.

 

Scarefest

Held annually within the weeks main as much as Halloween, Scarefest is ideal for lovers of spooky thrills. The park opens a lot later than regular throughout Scarefest, which means you possibly can experience your favorite rides at nighttime.

There’s additionally lots of spooky theming, costumed actors and particular occasions. This is among the extra widespread occasions that Alton Towers runs and is nicely value visiting if you happen to get the chance.

 

Alton Towers Fireworks

Set as much as coincide with Bonfire Evening, the Fireworks occasion at Alton Towers usually runs for a couple of days across the fifth November. It’s additionally usually the tip of the primary season on the park.

The Fireworks occasion sees the park open late, so you possibly can experience at nighttime. As is to be anticipated, there’s additionally an unbelievable Fireworks show on every night time of the occasion.

 

There are extra occasions than the above and occasions do differ from yr to yr, however this could provide you with an concept of a number of the foremost occasions which occur all year long at Alton Towers.

 

Suggestions for Visiting Alton Towers

We’ve visited Alton Towers various occasions, and based mostly on our experiences we needed to share some suggestions that will help you get probably the most out of your day on the theme park.

 

Make a Plan

If you wish to take advantage of out of your day at Alton Towers, we extremely suggest placing a plan collectively. This could not less than cowl which rides you and your group are most all for using.

As soon as you understand which rides you wish to do, you possibly can then plan a route across the park. We’d recommend heading for the rides that are prone to have the longest queues first (often the extra excessive thrill rides), and tackling all of the rides in the identical space collectively to minimise strolling occasions.

In case you are visiting with children who don’t meet the experience top necessities for all of the rides, or of us who aren’t all for particular rides, you’ll additionally wish to plan for how you can deal with splitting your group up if crucial so everybody can have the expertise they need. This would possibly require some compromises, so is greatest dealt with upfront.

You may as well keep away from the drama of children discovering they aren’t the precise top to participate in a experience by measuring them upfront, and planning your route in order that they don’t really feel they’re lacking out on something. For instance, you may take them to CBeebies Land or Mutiny Bay after which members of the group might pop off for different rides.

We’d additionally suggest eager about the place you wish to eat and when. You possibly can both convey your individual picnic or eat at one of many on-site eating places. These clearly get very busy round lunch time on busier days, and reservations usually are not doable, so that you would possibly wish to eat earlier or later within the day.

 

Deliver a Smartphone Charger

The possibilities are that you’re going to be utilizing your cellphone quite a bit at Alton Towers. From taking images to speaking with buddies to utilizing the app to vary experience occasions and discover your method round, it’s going for use quite a bit.

Having your cellphone go flat partway by way of the day, particularly if you happen to’re counting on it to seize reminiscences, discover your method round, or show a Fastrack cross, isn’t going to be excellent.

For that reason we suggest bringing a USB charger to your cellphone. There are heaps accessible, we at the moment use one like this which labored nicely to cost our cellphone and our buddies’ telephones on our final go to to Alton Towers.

 

Obtain the Alton Towers App

Within the days of yore, Alton Towers had a paper map that you may use to search out your method across the park. Should you needed to know the way lengthy a experience queue was, you needed to both bodily go to the experience itself, or attempt to discover one of many elusive boards displaying experience queue occasions and statuses throughout the park.

These days, just about every part is dealt with through the Alton Towers App, which is definitely surprisingly good. Though it does require you to have a smartphone in fact.

The App enables you to do quite a bit, together with:

  • Navigate across the park, with instructions, estimated strolling occasions and routing accessible. It might probably additionally recommend routes with fewer steps.
  • Discover rides based mostly on a wide range of standards, from experience sort by way of to experience top restrictions
  • Show reside experience queue occasions and open statuses (solely works on website)
  • E book and use Fastrack passes
  • Save and show your Alton Towers ticket
  • Discover bathrooms, eating places, present occasions, buggy parks, water refill stations and plenty extra
  • Get digital previews of your experience images which you should buy in-app
  • Add any lodge bookings
  • Get details about heritage places within the gardens
  • Discover out about parking, attending to the park and accessibility

And plenty extra! Truthfully, the app is a must have when visiting Alton Towers, and it’s value downloading upfront of your go to so you might be totally ready. You will discover obtain hyperlinks for it right here on the official website.

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Alton Towers Queue Instances

 

E book Your Meals if Staying In a single day

In case you are staying in a single day at one of many on-site lodging choices, it’s actually vital that you just ebook your meals upfront. It is advisable ebook a timeslot to your breakfast and night meals.

Usually, your breakfast meal can be on the lodge the place you might be staying. Even when it’s included, it’s good to make a reservation for a timeslot. These do refill, so the additional upfront you ebook the higher the prospect of getting an excellent time.

To your night meal you possibly can select any of the eating places, together with Rollercoaster Restaurant. Nevertheless, relying on the restaurant you should still must ebook.

Eating places the place bookings are advisable for dinner are the Secret Backyard Restaurant, Rollercoaster Restaurant and Windmill Restaurant.

Flambo’s Jambo and the Crooked Spoon solely require reservations for breakfast.

The Rollercoaster Restaurant is often the preferred and has the least seating, so can ebook out weeks upfront for dinner.

Be aware that solely company staying within the CBeebies Lodge are in a position to dine on the Windmill Restaurant. Reserving hyperlinks for all of the eating places are as follows:

Reserving a reservation is free and solely takes a few minutes. Be aware {that a} day or so earlier than your reservation you’ll usually be contacted by e-mail to verify your reservation, which simply requires clicking a hyperlink within the e-mail.

 

Go to Splash Landings if Staying A number of Days

In case you are staying in a single day at Alton Towers, think about using a few of your time while you might be on website to go to Splash Landings, the on-site waterpark.

For instance, we lately spent two nights at Alton Towers. We visited the park on the primary two days, and on the day we departed we spent the morning at Splash Landings. It was a beautiful option to finish our journey and meant even on the day we have been leaving we nonetheless had lots of enjoyable.

Splash Landings tickets are greatest bought upfront, which you are able to do on-line right here. At busier occasions of yr it’s good to choose a timeslot to your go to, so it’s undoubtedly greatest to do that upfront to make sure you possibly can go to at a time that fits you.

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Arrive Early and Go away Late

There’s a large quantity to do at Alton Towers, and your ticket provides you entry for the entire day. So we extremely suggest taking full benefit of that, and making an attempt to be on the park from opening time to closing.

Usually, the park opens round an hour earlier than the rides begin working. We undoubtedly suggest getting right here at opening time so you possibly can head to a well-liked experience you actually wish to do. This manner you’ll have the ability to get within the queue earlier than they get too lengthy.

It’s additionally value staying as near closing time as doable. Because the day progresses individuals begin to depart, and in case you have the stamina for it, we propose ready proper till closing time to depart so you possibly can maximise your using occasions. Queues undoubtedly get shorter because the day involves an finish, so that you’ll have the ability to squeeze a couple of extra rides in.

 

Options to Alton Towers

You is perhaps questioning if there are any alternate options to Alton Towers within the UK. The reply is sure, there are definitely different theme parks within the UK.

Nevertheless, Alton Towers usually has the widest alternative of rides unfold out throughout the biggest space. Nevertheless, listed here are some alternate options to think about:

  • Thorpe Park
  • Blackpool Pleasure Seaside
  • Chessington World of Adventures
  • LEGOLAND Windsor Resort
  • Drayton Manor Park

 

Alton Towers Continuously Requested Questions

We’re now going to undergo some generally requested questions on Alton Towers.

 

Are Alton Towers Fastrack Passes Price It?

You is perhaps questioning if you happen to ought to put money into an Alton Towers Fastrack Go. We have now visited Alton Towers each with and with no Fastrack Go, and had an excellent expertise with and with out.

The passes can undoubtedly be value it, however quite a bit will rely on how busy the park is in addition to what number of rides (and which rides) you really plan to experience.

In case you are visiting at a quieter time of yr, then you definitely would possibly discover {that a} Fastrack Go is just not crucial as queue occasions may not be so lengthy.

In case you are visiting at a busy time of yr, comparable to throughout college holidays, throughout an occasion like Scarefest, on a weekend, or throughout a time when many college journeys are visiting (usually across the final week of college), then a Fastrack cross is perhaps an excellent funding.

We have now visited throughout a busy time at Alton Towers, when traces for the preferred rides have been in extra of two hours. With the Fastrack Go, traces have been between 5 minutes and 25 minutes. The latter was extra uncommon and often solely occurred if the experience had paused for a technical cause, inflicting the queue to construct up.

With out the Fastrack, we most likely would have struggled to experience greater than 3 or 4 rides within the day, and most of our time would have been spent in queues. As we have been visiting in a bunch and taking turns to take care of the youthful members of our group, this wouldn’t have labored out so nicely.

Because it was, members of the group might pop off and experience a bigger experience, and be gone and again in round half-hour. We have been additionally in a position to experience many rides, I personally did not less than 15 rides in at some point. So for our go to the Fastrack Go was completely value it.

Should you do determine to get the Fastrack, you additionally must determine which one to get. It will rely enormously on which rides you wish to experience Personally I’d suggest the Silver or Gold passes, as these embrace the rides which are likely to have the longest traces.

While these two passes are solely legitimate for one experience on every attraction, if you happen to handle your time nicely on the park you possibly can usually slot in not less than one non Fastrack experience in the beginning and finish of the day when the park is quieter if you happen to did wish to experience something a number of occasions. You may as well purchase one-off Fastrack passes on a per attraction foundation.

The platinum Fastrack cross is greatest for these of you who actually wish to experience a number of rides a number of occasions, wherein case it may make sense.

You should purchase Fastrack passes upfront of your go to right here, on website at buyer providers, or on-site by way of the app.

The worth is identical, nevertheless Fastrack passes do promote out, particularly at busier occasions of yr.

In case you are visiting at a busier time of yr and wish to purchase a Fastrack, it’s extremely advisable you achieve this upfront on the web site right here.

In case you are visiting at a quieter time of yr it’s possible you’ll desire to buy in particular person while you arrive after you have got seen how busy the park is. Simply keep in mind that passes can promote out.

 

How Lengthy Do You Want at Alton Towers?

I’d suggest spending the entire day at Alton Towers, from the time the gates open to the time it closes. It’s a comparatively costly time out, so that you would possibly as nicely get your cash’s value.

For an much more complete expertise, you can even plan to remain in a single day on the resort or at a close-by lodge, after which go to for a second day.

You possibly can usually get a second day entry ticket at a lower cost when buying your unique ticket, making this an excellent worth possibility.

There’s undoubtedly greater than sufficient to do at Alton Towers to fill two full days.

 

Are the Alton Towers Resorts Any Good?

We have been really very impressed with the Alton Towers accommodations. On our latest go to we stayed on the Alton Towers Lodge, while our buddies with their youthful children stayed at CBeebies Land Lodge.

We thought every part was nicely accomplished, the theme all through, the seamless check-in course of, the attentive employees, the night leisure and the meals have been all wonderful.

It actually added to the general expertise and felt like an extension of the theme park. The children particularly cherished CBeebies Land, which we will suggest for households with children as much as round 9 or 10.

We additionally appreciated that staying on the lodge meant that our parking was included, and that there was a lodge company solely entrance just some minutes’ stroll from the accommodations. This obtained us near Galactica and The Blade at entry time, which means we have been amongst the primary riders on board.

The one draw back for our keep was that we needed to ebook timeslots for all our meals upfront.

We have been staying for 2 nights so needed to ebook breakfast and dinner slots. As we booked final minute there wasn’t lots of availability, and it additionally meant we couldn’t be versatile with our plans.

All of it labored out ultimately and the meals on the eating places we ate at was really excellent. Simply bear in mind that you just do must plan and ebook upfront.

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When is Alton Towers Busiest?

Alton Towers is often busiest on the weekends and through college holidays.

There are additionally usually college journeys to Alton Towers within the final couple of weeks of the college time period in July, though college journeys can go to at any time in fact.

We have now visited Alton Towers at numerous occasions of yr, together with throughout July college journey time. It’s going to definitely be busier, and it’s possible you’ll wish to put money into a Fastrack ticket on busier days.

 

Is Alton Towers Good for Households?

Sure, Alton Towers is a implausible time out for households. There’s such a large alternative of rides, sights and actions that everybody within the household will have the ability to have an incredible time out.

 

Is Pictures Allowed at Alton Towers?

Sure, images is allowed at Alton Towers.

There are some exceptions. You aren’t allowed to take images or movies throughout rides because of security, and this can be clearly said when queuing for and boarding the experience. Utilizing your cellphone or digital camera on rides can get you ejected from the park and will shut down the experience quickly. Preserve your self, your cellphone, and different passengers protected by stowing your cellphone and cameras earlier than every experience.

If you wish to get images of you and your family and friends having fun with the rides, then we suggest trying out the digital photograph cross, which covers many of the rides. We all cherished that and obtained a lot of images that method on the rides of all of us. You should purchase this on-line upfront right here or in particular person on website.

As well as, images and videography is closely restricted at Splash Landings, for apparent causes. In case you are inside Splash Landings when it’s open you possibly can usually take restricted images of your individual family and friends, however that’s about it. You aren’t allowed to take images of different company. Greatest to depart your cellphone or digital camera within the locker until you really want it.

When Splash Landings is closed and empty, you possibly can take images of the world.

 

Can I Take My Personal Meals and Drink to Alton Towers?

Sure, you possibly can take your individual food and drinks to Alton Towers, and there are picnic benches throughout the park the place you possibly can devour your individual food and drinks.

The one actual restriction to this rule is that you could’t convey alcohol into the park, though it’s served on website.

You can also’t take your individual food and drinks into venues the place they serve food and drinks, because the tables are just for paying prospects solely.

There are a couple of picnic areas positioned right here and there with picnic benches that you could sit and use, together with on the primary grassy space by the lake in entrance of Towers Avenue, and subsequent to Hex.

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Are there Ingesting Fountains at Alton Towers?

There are many water refill stations across the park the place you possibly can refill a water bottle. We’d undoubtedly suggest bringing your individual refillable water bottle to Alton Towers so you possibly can keep hydrated as you go.

Water refill stations are marked on the map within the Alton Towers app.

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How do I Eat on the Rollercoaster Restaurant?

The Rollercoaster restaurant is among the most enjoyable eating experiences at Alton Towers, and youngsters particularly love watching the meals fly across the numerous tracks earlier than arriving at your desk. Truthfully, adults find it irresistible too!

Sadly, this does imply that the restaurant can be widespread and may get booked up.

For lodge company, it’s doable to dine on the Rollercoaster Restaurant within the evenings. This requires a reservation, and these can promote out months upfront.

The excellent news is that you could nonetheless get the rollercoaster eating expertise. The key is simply to go throughout park opening hours. Throughout this time reservations usually are not doable, and eating is first come first serve.

Should you flip up at near opening time (round 11am), and don’t thoughts having an early lunch, then you definitely shouldn’t have any drawback getting a desk.

We did this lately on a really busy day at Alton Towers and had no drawback getting a desk at round 11.20am. Nevertheless we weren’t in a position to ebook for dinner because it was totally booked out for the entire month.

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How Lengthy Are the Queues at Alton Towers?

Queue occasions at Alton Towers differ massively, from a couple of minutes to over two hours.

There’s large variability in queue time which depends upon how busy the park is, the time of day, the variety of Fastrack Go holders and so forth.

Typically if you happen to go to in off-peak occasions (mainly through the week exterior of college holidays) the queue occasions can be shorter.

Moreover, usually within the mornings earlier than round 11am and within the afternoons after 3pm most queue occasions will begin to scale back.

 

Is There Wi-Fi at Alton Towers?

Sure, there’s free Wi-Fi all through the resort together with on the theme park and in all of the lodging choices.

You simply have to enroll to entry it. We suggest doing so as a result of the Alton Towers app works quite a bit higher if you end up related to the Wi-Fi community, and utilizing Wi-Fi tends to empty your cellphone battery slower than utilizing your cellular knowledge.

 

Does Alton Towers Have Tall Rollercoasters?

One factor you’ll discover while you go to Alton Towers is that it doesn’t have very tall rollercoasters comparable to you would possibly discover at different theme parks around the globe.

The explanation for that is that Alton Towers is just not allowed to construct any experience that goes above tree top. This is the reason many rides are cleverly constructed in sunken areas or to even go beneath floor. So there are nonetheless a number of thrilling rollercoasters right here!

 

Does the Climate Have an effect on Rides at Alton Towers?

The UK is just not essentially recognized for year-round wonderful climate, so that you is perhaps questioning how rain and wind can have an effect on the rides at Alton Towers.

The excellent news is that almost all rides will usually run within the rain, until it is extremely heavy rain. If there’s thunder or lightning this will additionally affect rides. Excessive wind may also result in experience closures.

In any other case although, visiting on a moist day can really be helpful in some regards as there’ll usually be fewer guests and shorter queues.

Lastly, Alton Towers gives a rainy-day assure. Because of this if the climate leads to experience closures to the purpose that Alton Towers deems it a “Wet Day”, then it is possible for you to to return on a distinct day free of charge.

If this occurs throughout your go to, as a substitute of writing off the day, think about visiting the Waterpark. There’s a charge to take action however as you might be already on website it’d flip the day round. You’ll simply want to recollect to convey your swimwear.

You possibly can learn extra concerning the Wet Day assure and what it covers right here.

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Additional Studying

That’s it for our information to visiting Alton Towers! We hope you discovered it helpful.

Earlier than you go, we needed to share a couple of of our different guides that you just would possibly discover helpful.

And that’s it! Have you ever ever visited Alton Towers? Do you have got something you’d add to the above, or a query about an upcoming go to? Simply tell us within the feedback beneath!

A detailed guide to visiting Alton Towers. Information on tickets, ride, fastpass, accommodation, food and more!A detailed guide to visiting Alton Towers. Information on tickets, ride, fastpass, accommodation, food and more!

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