Alton Towers submits plans for indoor ride

Alton Towers has submitted a planning application for the construction of a new indoor ride to the local council.

The proposal, entitled “construction of a new indoor ride at Alton Towers Resort and associated hard/soft landscaping works”, was received by Staffordshire Moorlands District Council on 20 August.

No further details are available at this time, but it is widely suspected that the attraction will be housed within the tent of the former Black Hole, which closed in 2005.

The ride is understood to be a 2012 addition, and is not related to the planned 2013 rollercoaster dubbed Secret Weapon Seven (SW7).