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Preparations for an out of this world 2016

As we head towards Christmas, our amazing festive events are in full swing. But whilst Santa and his elves are entertaining our hotel guests, the rest of the park is undergoing its annual programme of maintenance. We are often asked what happens on the Theme Park during the closed season and many people don’t realise the extent of work we undertake to prepare the rides, attractions and grounds of the park for the season ahead.  There is a full schedule to complete, from taking rides to pieces for inspections, to working on innovative new attractions, painting huge roller coasters, buildings, fences and theming, improving infrastructure and cutting trees - the list is endless and involves a large number of people. So over the next few months, we’ll bring you more details on how we’re getting ready for an out of this world season in 2016.

Not one but two brand new attractions

Every season we aim bring you new and exciting experiences, whether it’s a world record breaking ride, themed lands or immersive shows. 2016 promises to be a meteoric year for the Resort, with not one but two brand new attractions. We’ve got a ground-breaking ride experience and a very unique restaurant unlike any other in the UK lined up to open in 2016. There is also a new coffee shop and entertainment which will debut next year.  The exact details of our 2016 news are still top secret, but #watchthisspace for more details in the New Year.


Towers Loving Care 

In addition to the new attractions, restaurants and amazing entertainment we have next year, we are also committed to continuing our work to enhance the Alton Towers Resort.  As part of this, in 2016 we will introduce ‘Towers Loving Care’, our experience improvement scheme which is all about sprinkling extra sparkle and shine on the Resort. From repainting whole areas of the Theme Park, relaying pathways and improving signage, to complete redesigns or refurbishment of attractions. Over the next 3 years, it is our desire to bring you new and exciting attractions for all ages, develop our accommodation offering and to ensure that the existing areas of the Resort continue to feel our love. As part of this scheme you will see changes to our line up in 2016 but we’ll bring you more news of this in January.


2016 opening times now out

Hot off the press, we can now bring you details of the 2016 Resort calendar. 

As we prepare for the opening of the main season and our fantastic new attractions, you’ll notice that the Theme Park won’t be open for February Half Term. All of the action will be over in the Resort hotels with an amazing line up of family entertainment. Join us for a swashbuckling pirate and princess week featuring interactive live shows and plenty of fancy dress fun. Head over to Pirate and Princess Week for more details and to book. 

We hope you are looking forward to the season ahead as much as we are but for now, we wish you all a very merry Christmas and a happy 2016. Don’t forget to keep an eye out in the New Year for that very exciting news which we can’t wait to share with you.