Alton Towers News

Alton Towers has confirmed that the first ever CBeebies Land Hotel will be opening in 2017, designed exclusively for young families and pre-schoolers.

Adjoining the existing Alton Towers Hotel, the all new 76-room hotel will spread over four floors and will have its own dedicated entertainment area, restaurant and reception area.

Skin Snatchers has been announced as the brand new live action horror maze joining Alton Towers Scarefest.

Alton Towers Scarefest will return for Halloween 2016 on 8th-9th, 15th-16th and 21st-31st October. This year's event includes Skin Snatchers, Sub Species: The End Games and Terror of the Towers: What Lies Within. There will also be plenty of family frights, including Skelvin’s Spooky Storytime, Phil & Franklyn’s Ghoul School, and Patch’s Trick-Or-Treat Party! 

Alton Towers has submitted a full planning application for Secret Weapon 8, a new wooden roller coaster in the area previously occupied by The Flume, to open in 2018.

The ground-breaking new ride development is likely to be built by Great Coasters International and may feature a launched lift hill section along with several inversions.

With the retirement of The Flume and now the addition of teasers for a ground-breaking new ride development, the next Secret Weapon project is coming to Alton Towers.

The area occupied by The Flume sits between Mutiny Bay, Katanga Canyon and The Gardens. This is a large wooded area, which fits with plans that are potentially for a wooden roller coaster.

Alton Towers has confirmed details of a much awaited refresh for Air in 2016, as it becomes Galactica, the first rollercoaster in the world dedicated to virtual reality.

Set to open on 24th March, Galactica is the world’s first rollercoaster entirely customised for the full virtual reality experience, transforming riders into astronauts and plunging them into outer space with a G force more powerful than a real rocket launch.

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