Alton Towers Theme Park

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Alton Towers Theme Park
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
About
Escape to the fantabulous world of the Alton Towers Resort - there's so much going on, the fun never stops! England's largest theme park offers 500 acres of attractions and rides the whole family can enjoy including X-Sector, Forbidden Valley, Dark Forest, Gloomy Wood, Katanga Canyon and CBeebies Land!
Suggested duration
More than 3 hours
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Admission tickets
from SGD 64.55
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Cheard85
Grimsby, UK7 contributions
Disappointing scarefest
Oct 2021 • Couples
We have been to scarefest for the last 3 years in a row and it was disappointing this year. We only got on 3 rides all day, Nemesis, oblivion and wicker man. The smiler was closed, thirteen closed, we stood in a queue for Rita for over an hour and then it closed. We stood in queue for wicker man and it had technical difficulties. Luckily it started working again and we got on the ride. Some of our group got a second ride on Nemesis at 9pm only because they ran across the park. Scare mazes we’re good. Shame about the rides being down and causing long queues else where. Disappointing this year. Boooooooo 👻
Written 19 October 2021
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BaguetteKing
Carlisle, UK1 contribution
Still an amazing day out
Oct 2021 • Couples
Superb day out, scare mazes were incredible and some of the best we’ve been on - good to see the park hasn’t been hit too badly following the pandemic. A couple of rides not operating today but still didn’t manage to fit everything in.
Written 18 October 2021
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Carla B
1 contribution
What happened?
Oct 2021 • Couples
This place was my favourite place in the world when I was a kid - it’s now a run down, badly managed mood kill.
We went on October 18th and arrived to all rides closed apart from Thirteen and small rides.
The other rides finally opened later but had 1 hour plus queues and closed intermittently due to the “rain”.
The food is expensive, luckily we brought our own snacks.
Some of the food stalls look like they are from the eighties.
The rides look old and run down - to the point where I felt nervous going on them.
We ended up paying 40 quid for two SCAREFEST events just to salvage the day.

Honestly I would say the place needs 5 million pound plus investment to get it back to its old standards.

If you are travelling from Scotland just go to M and D’s and save the expense.
Written 18 October 2021
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SLW44
England155 contributions
Excellent for thrill seekers and excellent for small kids. Not much to do for those in the middle.
Oct 2021 • Family
Excellent theme park for thrill seekers - the rides are some of the best in the country. My almost teen son loved them. Not so much to do for my 8 year old daughter who is too old for CBeebies land but too small (and scared) to do the big rides. The park could do with a few more middle of the road rides - family rides. The rapids weren’t operating which was a real shame as this is one of the only true family rides left. We enjoyed Gansta Granny as a family but spent the rest of the weekend mostly separated.

The Scarefest theming was excellent and all members of staff were polite, helpful and happy. Just wish there was more for us to do together.
Written 18 October 2021
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Stephen W
2 contributions
Scarefest too busy
Oct 2021 • Family
Came on a non school day in the rain on a Monday for scarefest. Massive queues, rides not open, just a disappointing day out and expensive waste of money.
Written 18 October 2021
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birchgem
Cambridge, UK58 contributions
Amazing time at Scarefest
Nov 2020
We came here last Oct for the scarefest and absolutely loved it. The queue time wasn't too bad and the roller-coaster restaurant was brilliant. My daughter loved all the rides especially the Wicker Man. The atmosphere was brilliant. We stay at The Splash park hotel was was basic but okay. The swimming pool was really fun. This is now my daughters favourite place and we have booked the scarefest again this year and hope we will enjoy it just as much as last year.
Written 18 October 2021
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Darren G
Stockport, UK5 contributions
Never again
Oct 2021 • Family
Don't bother, we managed 4 rides in 9 hours, over 2 hours for Rita which required maintenance twice while we were in the que. Went for my daughter's 13th birthday and we left disappointed and fed up.
Written 18 October 2021
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Emma W
1 contribution
Good fun!!
We took my dad for his 60th was a brilliant day the only annoying thing I found was with rite the fast track queue filled up 2 cars on Rita before the normal queue which was really annoying!! I get they’ve paid stupid money but surely every other car would be better. Having said that the day was brilliant oblivion in the dark was something else! Smiler was shut all day 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼 but tbh we still had an amazing time… food wasn’t that great yes it was expensive but we didn’t mind that.
Written 18 October 2021
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Bec
Stafford, UK3 contributions
The Smell of Weed and Long Queues
Oct 2021 • Couples
My partner and I visited Alton Towers for Scarefest yesterday, 17th October 2021, and both of us are very dissatisfied with the experience we had.
We arrived at around lunchtime, and we were greeted with 55-90 minute queues at each and every ride - The Smiler, Hex and Congo River Rapids were closed.
We made the decision to queue for Thirteen, which was a 55 minute wait. 55 minutes came and went, and we were still waiting. After around an hour and a half, we made it to the (sort of) front of the queue, just before the entrance to the building - the ride broke and we were all made to wait again.

After eventually going on the ride, we disembarked and began to search for another ride to go on that didn’t require standing for a ridiculous amount of time.

We went on Duel and the Runaway Mine Train, which were both satisfactory rides, and then got some lunch which was £8 for some chips with sauce, and £2.60 for a bottle of water. Completely overpriced and underrated, especially considering we have already paid £70 for two tickets.

During the time of which we had purchased and eaten food, both Oblivion and Rita were closed. This left us with little to no options, so we queued for Wickerman which was advertised as a 55 minute wait. After another hour and a half, with it having gone dark, we finally got on the ride and made the decision to go home - Rita and Oblivion were still both closed so it was pointless trying to get on any of the other rides, as they were all over a 90 minute wait time.

Upon walking out of the front gate, we were informed that car parking was to be charged at £6 per car - just to add sting to an already dissatisfying day. For both of us, it just felt like the whole experience of Alton Towers has become a money grabbing façade as opposed to the fun day out that it used to be. It is totally disgusting how much is being charged for the privilege of a fast track, and it was totally clear to us both that too many people had been let in to the park for general admission. This is especially concerning in a post-pandemic environment, as mask wearing was frankly non-existent.
Throughout the day it was clear that other visitors were smoking weed during their visit, there was graffiti on all of the queue barriers and the litter was abhorrent. Both myself and my partner work hard for our money, and our day felt like we may as well have took £100 and burnt it.
Written 18 October 2021
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joshua C
1 contribution
Thrilling and enjoyable
Oct 2021 • Friends
A great day out for friends and family. Would really highly recommend this park for a grand day out.
Written 17 October 2021
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Alton Towers Theme Park is open:
  • Mon - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sun 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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