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Alton Towers United Kingdom Amusement Park

1 Farley Ln, Alton ST10 4DB, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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Alton Towers Resort, commonly referred to as Alton Towers, is a theme parkwater park, and hotel complex in Staffordshire, England. It is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group. The site opened in 1860 with flower shows and garden tours until a theme park was built on the site, opening in 1980.[1]

The park currently operates nine roller coasters among other major attractions including NemesisOblivionCongo River RapidsRunaway Mine TrainHex - The Legend of the TowersThirteen, and The Smiler. In 2016, Air was rethemed as Galactica, as the "world's first roller coaster dedicated to virtual reality".[2]

Alton Towers Hotel opened in 1996, it was the first onsite accommodation to be built at the resort. It was followed in 2003 by the Caribbean-themed Splash Landings Hotel with an adjoining water park. A development of woodland lodges was completed in 2015, as the Enchanted Village. The resort also includes conference facilities, crazy golf and a high ropes course. The new CBeebies Land Hotel is currently scheduled to open on 8 July 2017.

The standard opening hours at the theme park are between 10am and 5pm with early ride time from 9am, however operating hours can change based on expected attendance and ride close can be as early as 4pm or as late as 9pm. The park hosts special events throughout the year, such as concert nights, a Scarefest event for Halloween, and an end-of-season fireworks display. Early ride time does not operate during Scarefest or Fireworks. Rides available for early ride time for 2017 are Nemesis, The Blade, Oblivion, Enterprise and the majority of CBeebies Land

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1 Farley Ln, Alton ST10 4DB, Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom

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