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Opening Times

There’s so much going on at Alton Towers Resort and there may be different opening times for each activity.

Today Monday 1st

Tomorrow Tuesday 2nd

Theme Park

Closed

Waterpark

10am - 4pm

The outdoor area will be open today

Extraordinary Golf

9am - *pm

Alton Towers Spa

10am - 6pm

Theme Park

Closed

Waterpark

10am - 4pm

The outdoor area will be open today

Extraordinary Golf

9am - *pm

Alton Towers Spa

Closed

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Alton Towers Theme Park Season

Alton Towers Theme Park is open from March until November every year.

The theme park closes for the Winter season around the start of November

In 2020, Alton Towers Theme Park will close for winter on 8th November. The theme park will reopen each Spring.

Remember, although our biggest rides go into hibernation, we still offer spectacular Festive Short Breaks. Join us throughout December and February half term.

What’s more, guests can enjoy our Waterpark almost all year around - whatever the weather!

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Peak season at Alton Towers

Whilst some parts of Alton Towers Resort are open for events all year around, the main Theme Park opening times define our peak season.

Alton Towers closes at different times in different seasons, depending on the light and weather - but we always open for fun at 10am! (Please note that our opening times are subject to change and are often updated closer to the date.)

Our Busiest Times:

UK school holidays - Easter, Summer and Half Terms - are often our busiest periods.

It can be difficult to say how busy the theme park will be on any given day, so we recommend planning ahead to make the most of your day out.

Check out our TOP TIPS to help you make the most of an amazing theme park adventure.

Beat the Crowds and Save a Bundle:

Theme park tickets are the same price for peak and off peak times, but look out for unbeatable short break offers on off peak and midweek dates!

Time-Saving Top Tips for your Day Out at Alton Towers

We look forward to welcoming you to Alton Towers Theme Park. Here are some top tips to help you enjoy more fun:

1) The Monorail opens from 9am. The Alton Towers Monorail is the easiest way to get from your car or hotel to the theme park entrance. The Monorail opens before the park gates, so you can arrive early and be ready for opening! 

2) Enjoy Early Ride Access on a Short Break or with a Merlin Annual Pass. We offer early access to the theme park for Merlin Annual Pass holders and Resort Hotel guests. A selection of rides & attractions are available before the standard park opening times.

4) Keep an eye on the Information Screens. There are queue time information screens throughout the park, helping you to plan your day. Park opening times may also be extended on the day. Check our information screens for the latest information.

5) Download the Alton Towers Resort App. Our new and improved app provides up-to-date queue times, opening hours, ride times and more. Download the app to plan your route around the Theme Park and enjoy exclusive special offers!

6) Eat early, eat late. Plan your lunch break wisely and make the most of the rides when everyone else is eating.

7) Squeeze in one last ride at the ride close time. Make the last ride count! Each ride has an advertised close time - but be aware that this is when the queue closes, not the ride itself! There’s always time for one more!

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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