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The Chosen Ones

Join the chosen ones on the world’s most immersive rollercoaster experience to date, unifying cutting edge special effects with classic wooden coaster technology for the first time!

The chosen ones can climb on-board the Beornen’s works train passing further into their secretive world, splintering around a labyrinth of twisted track. The burning embers light the path as the train hurtles towards the six-storey high flaming effigy. Speeding towards the Wicker Man, he spectacularly ignites into flames as the train bursts through his chest three times.

Wicker Man is the UK’s first new wooden coaster built in over 20 years, a globally unique experience that will reconnect riders with the primal essence of rollercoasters.

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The Beornen

In the woods surrounding Alton Towers Resort a mysterious group have emerged. They’ve come to escape the outside world and reconnect with nature. Cut off from modernity, they’re striving to forge a simpler way of life.

Living and working together, the group have become single minded in their pursuit.

They developed their own language and belief system. They’re working towards something … something big. As the sun’s warmth gives life to the earth, so they believe that their efforts can bring change.

Delivering them from modern society to a simpler, brighter future.

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Ignite your Senses

The Beornen structure is now complete, towering above the treeline. Although dormant, an ominous drum beat can be heard from within, echoing through the woods of Alton. Ignite your senses and join the chosen few.

Did You Know?

  • Wicker Man was the first wooden rollercoaster to be built in the UK in over 20 years!
  • Other wooden rollercoasters have been designed for Alton Towers over the years , but they were not built.
  • Wicker Man was constructed on the site of a previous attraction called "The Flume".
  • The ride features a soundtrack created by the same company responsible for the catchy theme tune of The Smiler.
  • A secret language of runes was specifically created for Wicker Man. See if you can decode the Beornen's messages as you make your way through the queue.

Ride Stats

  • Location: Near Mutiny Bay
  • Height: 20m
  • Top Speed: 44 mph
  • Ride Features: 3 drops, 2 tunnels, 3 passes through the Wicker Man
  • Track Length: Over 2,000 feet
  • Can you ride?
    You must be at least 1.2m to ride


Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort until further notice.

Have a short break booked when the Resort is closed?
Following the latest Government guidelines (issued on 10th May), and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1st June up to and including 3rd July to move your booking free of charge. Please see the FAQs below for information about how to do this. Our teams will be moving bookings in date order, so please bear with us. We will get back to you as fast as we can, but we must prioritise guests whose reservations are imminent.

Have a Park ticket pre-booked when the Resort is closed?
Guests with pre-booked theme park tickets for dates when the Alton Towers Theme Park is closed will be able to use their tickets on any other day during the 2020 theme park season (excluding Fireworks events on 6th, 7th and 8th November). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

In our 40th Birthday season, we are determined to be here for you and your families, offering awesome thrills and fantastic memories, as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.
We’ll be sharing our full plans soon.
In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other.

See you soon! #AltonTowersTogether

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