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We are Alton Towers Resort, home to over 50 attractions with world-beating rides and adrenalin-pumping rollercoasters that cannot be experienced anywhere else on the planet.

We are Alton Towers Resort!

Alton Towers is the UK's biggest and best theme park! Home to over 50 attractions with world-beating rides and adrenalin-pumping rollercoasters that cannot be experienced anywhere else on the planet. From flying through space on Galactica, a fully integrated virtual reality rollercoaster, to the vertical drop of Oblivion and the twists and turns of the iconic Nemesis, Alton Towers has it all!

First opened as a theme park in 1980, Alton Towers has delivered over 1 billion rides to thrill-seeking guests throughout its 37 year history. Whilst our passion is putting smiles on people’s face, our number one priority is the health safety and wellbeing of all our guests and employees.

Protecting the Magic: Dominic Wigley Talks Safety First at Merlin Entertainments

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Unique, memorable and rewarding experiences

Alton Towers is part of the Merlin Entertainments Group, Europe’s leading and the world’ second largest visitor attraction operator. Merlin’s team is behind some of the best-known names in global leisure – including LEGOLAND Parks, SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds and The London Eye.

Opening Times

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Directions

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FAQs & Contact Us

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What we do

 

Our mission if simple - we are here to make Britain happy! Providing memorable experiences is at the heart of everything we do. To make sure we provide the very best days out for everyone who passes through our gates, we have a huge team of people that work day and night to keep the theme park in tip top condition.

From making sure our famous gardens are kept pristine to the highly skilled engineers that maintain each and every one of our rides, it takes a great deal of man hours to keep the UK's most famous theme park running.

 

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Expertise

Alton Towers Resort has an extensive team of engineers who keep our rides and attractions running safely. They are highly trained in all mechanical and electrical ride systems.

 

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- Alton Towers continues to work with ride manufacturers throughout a ride's life cycle. 


- All of our rollercoasters are controlled by sophisticated systems that monitor the safe operation of rides at all times.


- These systems will automatically shut a ride down if any inconsistencies are detected. Anything from rain water to leaves can obstruct the sensors and cause a ride to stop.


- All of our rides must pass regular inspections by independent, third party experts.

Heritage, Community & Charity

Alton Towers has been contributing to the well-being of the local community for hundreds of years, through our Local Community Charter, Charity Requests and Merlin's Magic Wand.

Plus, discover and uncover the mysteries, myths and legends of the Alton Towers estate over the last 200 years.

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Absolutely. Safety is the number one priority at Alton Towers and all Merlin attractions. We have a team of highly trained engineers that look after our rides. All of our attractions must be certified by independent, third party experts before they are allowed to operate.

Yes - we have a team of first aiders that are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Yes - we have CCTV cameras monitoring the whole Resort, 24/7. We also have an on-site security team who complete regular patrols.

If a child is visiting as part of a school trip, the school will be registered with us. We will get in touch with the school and they will then contact parents.

Absolutely. Safety is the number one priority at Alton Towers and all Merlin attractions. We have a team of highly trained engineers that look after our rides. All of our attractions must be certified by independent, third party experts before they are allowed to operate.

Yes - we have a team of first aiders that are trained by West Midlands Ambulance Service.

Yes - we have CCTV cameras monitoring the whole Resort, 24/7. We also have an on-site security team who complete regular patrols.

If a child is visiting as part of a school trip, the school will be registered with us. We will get in touch with the school and they will then contact parents.

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