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Coach trips to Alton Towers Resort

Thrill rides

Current thrill rides now include: Wicker Man, Galactica, Nemesis, Oblivion, Rita, Th23teen, Smiler, Blade and Enterprise

Wicker Man

Wicker Man is the UK’s first new wooden coaster ride to be built in over 20 years. This is a truly globally unique experience that promises to reconnect riders with the primal essence of roller coasters. TOP SPEED: 44 mph RIDE FEATURES: 3 drops, 2 tunnels, 3 passes through the Wicker Man TRACK LENGTH: Over 2,000 feet. Sounds great!


With Galactica, you can blast through an advanced space travel portal to another dimension. The ride designers have combined the experience of a flying rollercoaster and cutting edge Virtual Reality (VR). Become a space tourist today! Experience space travel and flight!


Experience the twists and turns of the Nemesis ride, You will be whizzing past the rocks and rivers of the Forbidden Valley. This ride is not for the faint-hearted. You will be inverted on the track as it corkscrews and spins. Nemesis is one of the most heart-pounding, exciting and exhilarating rides you will ever experience!


Experience a maximum G force of 4.5 on Oblivion! You saw it here first, folks! The iconic Oblivion ride was the world’s first vertical drop roller coaster. That’s a very scary, very high 180 feet drop, straight down!


Hey, did you know, Th23TEEN is the world’s first freefall drop roller coaster? It’s dark and mysterious, takes you through the Dark Forest where you then enter the ancient crypt to face … well, you’ll find out soon enough!

The Blade

Located in the Forbidden Valley is a huge shard of rusty metal from the Nemesis excavation. Crafted into a swing blade, it cuts through the Forbidden Valley. Sit at the back at your peril! Double dare you!


Now, when the lights turn green, you’d better brace yourself! Rita powers you straight from 0 to 100kph in just 2.5 seconds. That is fast and it puts your body through 4.5G. Awesome!


The world’s first 14 looping roller coaster at Alton Towers resort! Not for the faint-hearted, the Smiler features a series of twisted psychological effects including optical illusions and blinding lights designed to mess with your mind.

Scare Fest 2018 – Selected dates in October & November *


Scarefest promises to offer the most terrifying event to date! There is something for all thrill seekers and families, with tons of terrific rides, blockbusting attractions, amazing live shows, and weird and wonderful costume characters. Join us for our terrifying Scarefest event 6th – 7th, 13th – 14th, 19th October – 2nd November 2018. It’s a Halloween Spooktacular when the Theme Park becomes home to Halloween! You get to enjoy rides in the dark plus there’s loads of extra entertainment. Join Franklyn, Skelvin, Patch, Phil and brand new character Gretyl the witch in their colourful Halloween playland! There are four brand new shows (full of fun and silliness) for young families to enjoy with the brand new CBeebies Monster Ball!

Scarefest also brings the opportunity to ride the world’s first 14 loop rollercoaster in total darkness, casting advocates into the unknown alongside the return of the terrifying scare-mazes

Spine-Tingling Terror!

Our multi award winning scare mazes have been re-scarified for this year and we are adding another NEW maze to the line up! And as if that’s not scary enough, dare you take on our world-class thrill rides in the dark?

Fireworks *

Date: 3rd & 4th November. Join Belle Vue and friends for a spectacular Fireworks event, that will dazzle and delight!

* Pre-book to guarantee entry 0161 947 9477

The Sanctuary
Returning for 2013, The Sanctuary will open its doors for appointments to offer its patients a refreshing check up, but a terrifying twist awaits.

The Carnival of Screams
The travelling funhouse is back to disorientate and petrify any guests who dare to venture inside.

Terror of the Towers
The old, frightening favourite will once again reveal its dark and horrifying secret.

If all this isn’t just thrilling enough, to top it all off, the Alton Towers park will be open until 9pm – allowing guests to experience even more adrenalin pumping rides in the dark.

ATR_2013_FireworksCelebrate the end of the Theme Park with Ultimate Fireworks Spectacular! Join Belle Vue for a spectacular Fireworks event, that will dazzle and delight everyone! Available on November 3rd & 4th, this sensational display will be your last chance to experience the world beating rides and attractions before our 2018 season finally comes to an end at the Alton Towers Resort.

The Theme Park is open every day until late so you can enjoy a day of rides and entertainment, see a world class Fireworks show and then ride the rides afterwards in the dark*!

 * Pre-book to guarantee entry 0161 947 9477. Please note – selected rides will close before the show to enable the safe operation of the amazing Fireworks display. These areas will reopen following the display after the area has been checked for firework debris. Please note some rides will close at dusk – call for more details.

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