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Alton Towers Offers Sneak Peek at New Fairytale Lodges

Alton Towers is offering its guests and visitors a sneak peek at its new Fairytale Lodges, which are expected to be open for use in 2015. From now, visitors will be able to find a prototype lodge situated in the theme park, to catch a glimpse of what they can expect from the lodges next […]

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Alton Towers Makes It to Top 10 UK Theme Parks

Alton Towers made it to the list of the top ten family theme parks in the UK, it was announced in a new consumer poll. The poll, carried out by travel website TripAdvisor, asked the UK public about their favourite theme parks to take the family to during the summer or on a weekend. Whilst […]

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Alton Towers Refuses To Close Ride For Superstitious Visitors

Alton Towers defied our superstitious fears earlier this month by refusing to close its famous TH13RTEEN roller coaster on June’s Friday 13th. The unnerving ride, which aims to instil fear of both a physical and psychological nature, opened in 2009 on the site of the old Corkscrew roller coaster. It is situated in the park’s […]

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The Smiler Is Given Official Maximum Thrill Rating

Alton Towers’ newest addition, The Smiler, has been given the ultimate thrill rating in a new official ‘Thrill Scale’ generated by engineer Brendan Walker. The Thrill Scale is designed to order roller coasters and attractions depending on the level of thrill they can be expected to give to their riders, as based on a number […]

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Alton Towers Parent Company Floats On Stock Market

Alton Towers parent company Merlin Entertainments floated on the stock market last November at 315p. Shares of the funtime attractions giant have been sold by private equity firms, but experts recommend the stock for purchase after its shares have risen  by almost 8 percent to 3391/4p. Brokers are optimistic that the price could rise to […]

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