Alton Towers Resort have announced that on selected weekends in March 2024 guests will be able to stay in the park and enjoy the rides and attractions until 8.00pm.
Rides in The Dark
Like the popular annual Scarefest event this will give guests the opportunity to enjoy rides in the dark for example, Wicker Man is a fantastic ride in daylight but is 100% pure thrill on the rare occasions when you can experience it in the dark!
Opening of Nemesis Reborn
This event may also tie in well with the opening of Nemesis Reborn. There has been no official announcement from the park as yet but with testing underway if the ride reopens in March as planned then you could be amongst the first to experience it.
Carnival Type Atmosphere
The Staffordshire theme park takes on a whole different feel when darkness falls, even if you don’t like riding the big roller coaster rides it is worth paying a visit just to take in the carnival atmosphere.
The first set of dates for this new event are Saturday 16th, 23rd and 30th March!
Increasing The Thrills to Another Level
Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the fantastic roller coasters in the dark, it really heightens the thrills and the level of excitement.
On occasions when the park stays open after dark you not only get the benefit of having additional time to experience all of the rides and attractions on offer, there is also a fantastic atmosphere, and the park takes on a whole new look.
Stay at Alton Towers Resort
If you can afford to then it is well worth taking the opportunity to stay on site as after a long day in the park it is only a short walk back to your accommodation. It really adds to the experience and you can spend a second day relaxing at the onsite Alton Towers Waterpark before the drive home. Due to the scale of the park, it is well worth planning your visit in advance.
Thanks to the internet it is easy to plan ahead. I would recommend viewing the Alton Towers Park Map online. You can also view the Ride Height Restrictions. Alton Towers offers a good mixture of rides and attractions to entertain all of the family. Use the map and other information available on the Alton Towers website to get an idea of which rides and attractions you would like to do. This information will help you to establish which sections of the theme park you need to visit. Bear in mind that the different sections are very spread out with lots of walking between each one. It is worth making use of the Skyride as this can avoid lots of walking on hilly and uneven pathways. Ensure that you wear comfortable shoes suitable for lots of walking.
Alton Towers Resort Tickets
Purchase your tickets in advance to save time queuing at the entrance to the park and also saving on the full price admission. View our Alton Towers Resort Special Offers Page for the best discounts on your Tickets and Accommodation.
You can buy your tickets in advance direct from Alton Towers Official Website.
Alton Towers Resort
At Alton Towers resort you will find a wide range of Attractions in addition to the famous Theme Park.
Extraordinary Golf is a fun mini-golf for all the family with holes based on some of the rides and attractions from within the theme park. Located within the Splash Landings hotel is the Alton Towers Waterpark. A highlight of the water park is the Master Blaster Water Coaster which takes you around the whole Waterpark at breath-taking speed. This amazing water slide will have you screaming with fun!
Travelling to Alton Towers Resort
Alton Towers is located in the beautiful Staffordshire countryside. There are a number of ways to get to Alton Towers. If you are travelling by car, Alton Towers Resort is between the M1 and the M6. When driving to any of Alton Towers Resorts Attractions use the postcode ST10 4DB. Please follow the signs for the final part of your journey, as your Sat Nav may attempt to take you down a local farm track, especially if you’re coming down the B5417.
Please drive with care when you’re in the area. There are many walkers, cyclists and horse riders, and the roads can be very narrow in places.
Travelling by Train
The nearest train station to Alton Towers is Uttoxeter, which is accessible from a large number of UK train stations including London, Birmingham and Newcastle upon Tyne, where trains depart every hour. See the Raileasy website for details. From Uttoxeter, the remainder of the journey can be made by taxi or bus (there is one daily bus service which takes approximately 40 minutes). Visitors also catch trains to Alton Towers via Stoke-on-Trent (four bus departures daily) and Nottingham and Derby (both one bus service daily).
There are lots of places to stay in the Peak District. Alton Towers is surrounded by beautiful countryside. The theme park offers on-site accommodation. If you only planning on visiting the park for one day and would like to explore some of the other attractions in the area then take a look at some of the wonderful self-catering cottages available from Snaptrip.