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Alton Towers
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, ST10 4DB
011-8705-20-40-60
http://www.alton-towers.co.uk/pages/theme-park
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Roller Coaster Photos
Air
Alton Beast
(Closed)
Beastie
Corkscrew
(Closed)
Nemesis
Oblivion
Octonauts Roller Coaster Adventure
Rita
Runaway Mine Train
Th13teen
Smiler
Sonic Spinball
Thunder Looper
(Closed)

Other Ride Photos
Battle Galleons
Blade
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory
Congo River Rapids
Duel
Enterprise
The Flume
(Closed)
Heave Ho
Hex
Marauders Mayhem
Monorail
Nemesis Sub Terra
Old MacDonald's Tractor Ride
Ripsaw
Riverbank Eye Spy
Sky Ride
Squirrel Nutty Ride
Submission
Tea Cup Ride
Twirling Toadstool
UG Swinger
(Closed)

Theme Park Review Photo Updates
Theme Park Review's 2010 UK Trip
Theme Park Review's 2006 UK Trip
Mini-Europe Trip 2006 Photos
Photos from European Coaster Odyssey 2002
General Park Photos

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Attractions
Nemesis (B&M Invert) is considered by many to be the best and most intense coaster of its kind. Alton tends to build many prototypes and newer, unproven models such as Oblivion (1st dive coaster), Galactica (1st B&M flying coaster) Rita (one of Intamin's earlier hydraulic-launch coasters) and Smiler (most inversions). Other major coasters include Th13teen (overhyped as the most frightening coaster) and Spinball Whizzer (a fun spinner from Mauer Sohne). But the thrills don't end with coasters. Hex is a wonderfully themed Mad House with an entertaining pre-show, while Duel is a good shooting dark ride. In the water ride department you can try Congo River Rapids, Battle Galleons (Splash Battle), or the Flume, which is one of the best around. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is a unique attraction with a surprise ending. Warning: when the park is crowded it will enforce a policy that adults are not allowed to ride without a child. Alton Towers Gardens is an expansive and beautiful garden that can take hours to fully explore.
Food
Fast-food franchisees in the park include Burger King (multiple locations) and KFC. Other food options in the park include hot dogs, an Asain restaurant (Eastern Express), fish and chips, sandwiches/paninis, Mexican, BBQ, pizza, and pasta.
Operating Season
The park is open from late April to early December. The park is also open for 7-10 days in February in recognition of Britain's "Short Term" (similar to Spring Break in the US).
Established Seasonal events
Scarefest runs for a couple of weeks leading up to Halloween.
Access & Location
The following link could help you get to Alton Towers via public transit. http://www.altontowers.com/plan-your-visit/how-to-find-us/public-transport/ Bus service is available from the Leek, Stoke-on-Trent, or Uttuxeter rail stations to the park.
Nearby Lodging
The co-joined Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landing Hotel offer early entry and ERT on six attractions for one hour before the general public. Both hotels are well themed and provide free parking.
Virtual Queue Options
Information on the park's "Fastrack" system can be found at http://www.altontowers.com/plan-your-visit/fast-track/ There are multiple options. Depending on crowd size, single rider lines exist for Air, Nemesis, Rita: Queen of Speed, Spinball Whizzer, and Oblivion.
Shows
The park doesn't offer a lot in this area, but there is a children's musical show (Wonderful World of Cloud Cuckoo Land) and a lighthearted pirate-themed stunt show (The Pirate of Sharkbait Reef).
Videos
Alton Towers Coaster Footage by Theme Park Review
Alton Towers 2002 by Theme Park Review
Alton Towers 2006 by Theme Park Review
Alton Towers Video by Twisterbret
Alton Towers Video by Tömmioh
Alton Towers Video by BarryH

Nostalgia
1988 Park Brochure - Shane's Amusement Attic
1986 Park Brochure - Mark's Postcard Paradise
Mark's Postcard Paradise - Nemesis

Park Maps
2010 Park Map
2006 Park Map
1998 Park Map
1986 Park Map

Discussion
Alton Towers Discussion Thread

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