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Thirteething problems…over one year on

Opening to much hype and expectation in March last year, Thirteen was supposed to be Alton Towers’ fortune-changing weapon in the same fashion that Nemesis was in 1994. Indeed, it did pull visitor numbers back…


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Stoke to Alton Towers railway re-opening opposed

The proposed re-opening of the railway line between Stoke-on-Trent and Alton Towers is being opposed by a Staffordshire conservation group. A disused railway line exists between the theme park and the city of Stoke, and…


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Nemesis named UK number one in Hawker poll

Nemesis at Alton Towers is the highest-placed British steel rollercoaster in the results of the acclaimed Mitch Hawker poll. The results were revealed today, and ranked Bizarro at Six Flags New England as the world’s…


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Vote for the next sponsored ride using AV and FPTP

In a topical bit of fun, we’re asking you to vote for which Alton Towers ride you would prefer to see next receive theme-destroying, irrelevant sponsorship. Obviously I’m sure most of you would prefer none…



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Annual Pass holders to get one-off ERT on Thirteen

Merlin Annual Pass holders will be able to ride Thirteen during early ride time (ERT) at Alton Towers on Friday. In a special perk for this Friday the 13th only, the ride will be available alongside…



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Alton Towers unveils gold coaster car for Royal wedding

Alton Towers has unveiled a gold-coloured car on a rollercoaster train to commemorate the forthcoming wedding between Prince William and Kate Middleton. The publicity stunt was announced earlier today and featured lookalikes of the couple on…