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England's largest theme park, Alton Towers Resort rarely disappoints visitors of any age. If you want your adrenaline to flow, hop on the Smiler, the world's first 14-loop roller coaster. Let go of gravity and fly under footpaths and past trees and rocks on Air. Get wet on Congo River rapids and ride the runaway mine train. Let the special effects of the 4-D cinema dazzle you, and view over 300 species of fish, including sharks and rays, at Sharkbait Reef. Bring your bathing suit if you plan to visit the waterpark here. There are cartoon-themed attractions for little ones, and you can book a room at one of the on-site hotels if you wish to spend the night. Make Alton Towers Resort part of your personalized Alton itinerary using our Alton trip site.
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Alton Towers Resort reviews
We've had two visits here, but the first one featured a CCTV failure that ended the day before it began. In contrast, our second visit (a weekday in November) was a complete success. On this...
We've had two visits here, but the first one featured a CCTV failure that ended the day before it began. In contrast, our second visit (a weekday in November) was a complete success. On this... more »
We went on a random Tuesday and it was very quiet compared to times where we have been on weekend! We ranged from ages 16-30 and all loved it. It was noted by everyone that we had a brill day out and.... more
We went on a random Tuesday and it was very quiet compared to times where we have been on weekend! We ranged from ages 16-30 and all loved it. It was noted by everyone that we had a brill day out and.... more »
Shame about the prices. Way too expensive when you actually think about it. Queues are horrendous unless you pay a fortune for fast pass. And if you are only taking your children and not really going on many rides even worst. But there are good things too. The castle is beautiful ( shame it hasn't been restored yet, if they ever will, it would be an amazing achievement) and the gardens are an incredible refuge from all the chaos around you. Fun paths, quiet ones and almost secret ones. Up and down there's paths everywhere. When you reach the Chinese temple in the lower lake the noise is almost gone. I walked around there for hours while my kids were on the rides. It was so peaceful. Beautiful. The only other downside was that even though there were some security guards walking around once in a while there were still people smoking stuff they shouldn't around there. The smell really ruined it.
First time going here. Will most definitely not be the last time. Thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The rides are fantastic and comparing them to universal or Disney, they come out just as exciting! Oblivion was jaw dropping, thirteen was unexpectedly amazing, wicker man being a wooden coaster thrashes you around. Tickets were £38 for each adult when booking in advance, and so was well worth it. The turnstiles were a bit awkward as if you didn't get through in one rotation or it locks, you can't use your ticket again. A friendly member of staff will sort this out for you though. All in all, a thrilling and brilliant day, book in advance, don't bring bags with you if you can help it (I brought a coat with plenty of pockets), as they are not allowed on rides. Fast track would have helped as the queues on an off peak weekday were still upwards of 30 minutes, so essential on a holiday or weekend.
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