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Let the good times roll this May Half Term as Mardi Gras returns to Alton Towers Resort

  • Thursday May 4th 2023
  • Alton Towers Resort
  • Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras Logo Square

Alton Towers Resort is gearing up for the ultimate escape this May half term as the Mardi Gras inspired takeover returns from 20th May. The carnival style celebration is set to dazzle with high energy entertainment, showstopping costumes and a fantabulous parade for the ultimate street party vibe.

The area around the lake will be transformed into Food Street as guests can experience a variety of different dishes from around the world. For a taste of the deep south, tuck into the gumbo stew with bell peppers, celery and onion, served with spiced white rice; visit the Louisiana hickory smoke train for a mouth-watering BBQ chargrilled beef burger served with hickory spiced barbecue sauce, Monteray Jack cheese and crispy bacon; or enjoy a Po’ Boy sandwich with scampi toasted in French bread with lettuce, tomato and cajun hot sauce mayonnaise.

Mardi Gras Food Street

Soak up the feel-good atmosphere and sip on a refreshing Mardi Gras slush cocktail whilst the Krewes, who are themed to each area of the park and flamboyantly dressed with their own static parade float, will be ‘takin it to the streets’ for some high-energy live entertainment, all in front of the iconic Alton Towers.

Each morning of the event, a carnival King and Queen will be chosen from amongst the guests and crowned during a lavish masquerade ceremony on the Theme Park’s iconic Towers Street entrance. Once anointed, the King and Queen will be treated like VIPs for the entire day with an exclusive VIP package which will include platinum fastracks, food and retail vouchers, entry to the Alton Towers Dungeons, the best seats in the house for the live shows, plus so much more. Guests are encouraged to don lots of sparkles, beads, and colour, the brighter the better for the chance to be noticed and chosen.

Guests will also have the chance to ride the Resort’s thrilling world-class rollercoasters and experience the first-class family attractions.

Overnight guests will also get to enjoy even more exclusive live entertainment, food and drink into the evening, including limited edition Mardi Gras cocktails!

Mardi Gras is the second in a series of thrilliant events this season, with the return of the hugely popular Oktoberfest, Fireworks and Christmas celebrations.

If one day just isn’t enough, guests can extend their stay with an overnight stay at the Resort’s iconic themed accommodation. From the UK’s only CBeebies Land Hotel and Caribbean themed Splash Landings Hotel, to enchanting log cabins and the eccentric Alton Towers Hotel, there are six delightfully themed accommodations to choose from, and with a buffet breakfast, live evening entertainment, free parking and a free round of Extraordinary Golf, it’s the perfect escape for friends and families.

Tickets for the Theme Park start at £36pp and the Mardi Gras experience is included in the price of general admission.

Mardi Gras will take place from 20th May to 18th June. For more information and to book, visit: Mardi Gras Spring Event | Alton Towers Resort

To book your visit at Britain’s greatest escape this May half term, visit:


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About Alton Towers Resort

Escape to Alton Towers Resort in 2023 and get ready to experience The Curse at Alton Manor. A haunting dark ride taking you on a hair-raising journey through the abandoned Alton Manor, which has been repossessed under mysterious circumstances. Have your wits about you as you ride deeper into the historic Manor.

Learn, play and inspire children’s imaginations at the UK’s only CBeebies Land and CBeebies Land Hotel. Your little ones can meet their favourite CBeebies friends and enjoy a range of fantastical rides and attractions, including the three latest attractions, Hey Duggee Big Adventure Badge, Andy’s Adventures Dinosaur Dig and JoJo & Gran Gran At Home. Extend your stay at CBeebies Land Hotel, with delightfully themed rooms, including the latest Bing-themed bedrooms where Bingsters can enjoy the ultimate sleepover.

Throughout 2023, as well as launching an amazing new attraction, the Resort will be hosting a world of thrilliant events for the nation to enjoy including the return of Mardi Gras, Oktoberfest, award-winning Scarefest and Fireworks Spectacular, plus Festival of Thrills is back for its second year with an exciting Smiler celebration.

Alton Towers Resort provides the ultimate staycation option with five uniquely themed hotels and accommodation options for a truly unforgettable escape for friends, families and thrillseekers alike.

For more information about Alton Towers Resort or to book your fantastical escape, please visit

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