February Half Term - Pirate and Princess Week

Arggghhh! This February half term, Pirates & Princesses will be taking Alton Towers Resort by storm, for a swashbuckling overnight adventure for all the family! ⚓👸🏽

Wicker Man: What’s it all about? Creative lead Bradley Wynne explains

Wicker Man: What's it all about? In our latest blog post, creative lead Bradley Wynne gives an overview of the creative process behind our brand new attraction for 2018!

Careers at Alton Towers Resort

Don't forget: our Careers Fair opens at 10am today, at the Quality Hotel in Hanley!

If you're interested in bringing the fun to life every single day, we have vacancies available in a whole host of departments. We're here until 5pm - come and say hello.

http://www.altontowersjobs.com/

SALE NOW ON: Be one of the first to experience Wicker Man (and enjoy 12 months' entry to over thirty more wondrous worlds!) with a Merlin Annual Pass.

Find out more: https://www.altontowers.com/tickets/annual-passes/

A million apologies, our booking system is experiencing a mindboggling moment, and we're currently unable to make Hotel bookings.

Our technical wizards are working to have the system up and running as soon as possible - thanks for your patience!

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Alton Towers Season Pass

The brand new Alton Towers Season Pass 2018 is now available: just £55 per person. Pay for a day and come back all season for free!

Enjoy our incredible rides and attractions again and again, including Wicker Man - new for 2018.

Exclusion dates apply.

Kyle Lambert, known for his incredible Stranger Things artwork, has created this breathtaking poster to celebrate the reveal of Wicker Man.

Find out more about its creation in our latest blog post: https://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/blog/artist-kyle-lambert-helps-alton-towers-make-a-scene/

Wicker Man: How we'll keep our riders safe

Steve Woods, Health & Safety Director at Alton Towers Resort, explains how we've approached safety on Wicker Man.

Find out more about our approach to safety: https://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/blog/a-thrilling-balancing-act/

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Wicker Man: Bradley Wynne, Creative Lead

Bradley Wynne, Creative Lead for Alton Towers Resort, explains more about Wicker Man and how we came up with the idea for our latest thrill attraction!

http://www.altontowers.com/wickerman

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Wicker Man: New for 2018!

NEW FOR 2018: Wicker Man at Alton Towers Resort - the world's first rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire.

http://www.altontowers.com/wickerman

#WickerManRide

Alton Towers's cover photo

NEW FOR 2018: Wicker Man - the world's first rollercoaster experience fusing wood and fire.

http://www.wickerman.com

#WickerManRide

SW8: Unearthed in 1 Day

SW8 is set to be the latest world-class experience to come from Alton Towers Resort’s ‘secret weapon’ programme! It’ll join our existing line-up of much-loved groundbreaking attractions including The Smiler, the world's first 14 looping rollercoaster. (SW7)

SW8 Unearthed - 8-1-18

http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk

SW8: Unearthed in 2 Days

SW8 is set to be the latest world-class experience to come from Alton Towers Resort’s ‘secret weapon’ programme! It’ll join our existing line-up of much-loved groundbreaking attractions including TH13TEEN, the world's first vertical freefall drop rollercoaster. (SW6)

SW8 Unearthed - 8-1-18

http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk

SW8: Unearthed in 3 Days

SW8 is set to be the latest world-class experience to come from Alton Towers Resort’s ‘secret weapon’ programme! It’ll join our existing line-up of much-loved groundbreaking attractions including Galactica, the world's first flying rollercoaster! (SW5)

SW8 Unearthed - 8-1-18

http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk

SW8: Unearthed in 4 Days

SW8 is set to be the latest world-class experience to come from Alton Towers Resort’s ‘secret weapon’ programme! It’ll join our existing line-up of much-loved groundbreaking attractions including Oblivion, the world's first vertical drop rollercoaster! (SW4)

SW8 Unearthed - 8-1-18

http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk

SW8: Unearthed in 5 Days

SW8 is set to be the latest world-class experience to come from Alton Towers Resort’s ‘secret weapon’ programme! It’ll join our existing line-up of much-loved groundbreaking attractions including Nemesis, Europe’s first inverted rollercoaster (SW3)

SW8 Unearthed - 8-1-18

http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk

SW8: 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.

The awakening is nigh, unearthing 8-1-18. Be Chosen.

http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/

✨ Merlin Annual Pass Sale - now on! ✨

https://www.altontowers.com/tickets/annual-passes/

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from all of us at Alton Towers Resort! Welcome to 2018: the year of the rollercoaster.

We Are The Beornen

We Are The Beornen

http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk

Photos from Alton Towers's post

No plans for New Year's Eve? Choose from one of our three amazing packages, then start the year enjoying selected fantastic family attractions! https://www.altontowers.com/activities/events/new-years-eve/new-year-extravaganza/

Your chance to Be Chosen

Do not miss the opportunity to be chosen. Complete all five challenges at http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition/ for the chance to win an incredible prize.

Merry Christmas!

A very Merry Christmas from everyone at Alton Towers Resort. We hope you all have a wonderful day, and look forward to seeing you soon!

What's in the box? Christmas Eve!

🎄It's Christmas Eve!🎄

Did you correctly guess what was in the box? Santa's here to reveal the gift!

Christmas at Sharkbait Reef

No-one misses out on a Christmas Dinner at Alton Towers Resort, and this year we treated our fishy friends to some delicious sprouts!

What's in the box? One last time!

Santa's back, with one final chance to guess what's in the box! One lucky winner will be selected for a fabulous prize - best of luck!

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"Not just best day of 2017, but in Millie's words 'the best day EVER!' She became Junior Chef at Rollercoaster Restaurant, and was presented with her own chef's whites. You made our little girl's day!"

Thanks Danielle Holmes for sharing your wonderful 2017 memory with us. Keep sharing your wonderful memories for your chance to be featured!

SW8: Challenge 5

Your final challenge is here.

For your chance to be chosen for an incredible prize, complete all five challenges and give your answers at http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition/

Good luck.

What's in the box? Revealed!

Did you successfully piece together Santa's clue? Congratulations to our lucky winner, Ruth Dale. Stay tuned: Santa will be back with one final chance to win before the big day!

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It's true: riding our world-class attractions can actually make you happier! Check out our latest blog post for the facts: https://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/blog/it-s-true-the-thrill-of-our-world-class-rollercoasters-can-make-you-happier/

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"The staff in Sharkbait Reef always give my son so much time and attention, it’s one of his favourite places to go in the park. He finds it so calming and all the staff are so kind and teach him loads" 🐟

Thanks to Rox Davis for sharing your wonderful 2017 memory with us. Remember to share yours in the comments below, for the chance to be featured!

The secret to happiness revealed - and you’ll never guess what it

Looking for the secret to prolonged happiness? A good thrill might be the answer, according to this new study!

Another chance to win!

Santa's back, with another gift for one lucky winner! But what's in the box? Listen closely to his puzzling clue, and comment your answer below.

Looking for a Christmas gift? Tomorrow is your LAST CHANCE to order from our online shop to ensure delivery by the big day. Our limited edition Christmas pin badges are flying off the virtual shelves, so hurry!

http://shop.altontowers.com

Challenge 4

Be Chosen. For your next challenge, and the chance to win our fantastic prize, you must seek out the 4th word.

Give your answer: http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition/

University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust

Ho ho ho!! Santa and this elves (and Fairy ) popped into #UHNM today to visit Izabella and everyone in the Children's Centre to bring some festive cheer

Timeline Photos

Did you guess what was missing? It's The Blade! While our Theme Park is closed, the ride is stripped down and undergoes a thorough program of inspection, maintenance and nondestructive testing.

In our latest blog post, we explore exactly what goes in to keeping our guests safe: https://www.altontowers.com/useful-info/blog/a-thrilling-balancing-act/

Timeline Photos

Let's play a game! Can you tell us what's missing from this photo?

Timeline Photos

"My girl, who at the start of the year cried going on the Octonauts coaster and is now riding all the big Merlin coasters including her favourite The Smiler! She is coaster obsessed! So many good memories made this year at Alton Towers 🎢"

Thanks so much to Michelle Louise for sharing your favourite 2017 memory. Keep sending in your memories for a chance to win!

What's in the box? REVEALED.

Santa's back, to reveal his first mystery present! Congratulations to Maria Eleftheriou who has been randomly selected from the correct answers - your gift will be with you soon.

Keep your eyes peeled: Santa has a few more presents to give away before the big day!

Challenge 3

Challenge 3: The Beornen have hidden a word within this video. Find it & translate for the chance to be Chosen for a fantastic prize.

Enter your answer: http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition/

For all guests coming to our Santa Sleepover today, we are OPEN and Santa is on his way. You’re very welcome to come and enjoy the snowy park, hotels and waterpark but please drive carefully. If you can’t get here please call our bookings team on 01303 490008 to discuss your options.

Timeline Photos

For the next few weeks, we'll be taking a look back at your favourite Alton Towers Resort memories from 2017!

Today's comes from Adele Evans: "Last weekend was by far our favourite visit this year and Jingle Lee was fab !! He really made my sons birthday special at the Santa tipi experience!!"

Keep your wonderful memories coming - there'll be prizes for our favourites.

Santa's Sleepover: What's in the box?

COMPETITION TIME

Santa is currently in residence at Alton Towers Resort, with an extra special present for one lucky boy or girl to win! To be in with a chance, listen closely to his clue and comment below with what you think is in the box... We'll be revealing the answer next week!

Photos from Alton Towers's post

Our Theme Park's looking festive this morning! ☃️❄️

Clue 2

If you wish to be Chosen for our fantastic prize, you must decode our second challenge. Submit your answer to http://www.thewelcoming.co.uk/competition

More challenges will follow, but do you have what it takes?

NEW ARRIVAL - the sparkling festive 2017 Christmas Pin Badge is now available from our online shop!
https://shop.altontowers.com/collections/pin-badges

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