With over 50 rides and attractions, the Alton Towers Resort is Britain's Greatest Escape. In May 2013 the Resort launched the world's first 14 loop rollercoaster - The Smiler. The Smiler provides an experience like no other ride. It will marmalise your body and mind, combining an intense physical experience with a series of twisted psychological effects including optical illusions and blinding lights. The Smiler features five mind manipulations: The Inoculator, The Tickler, The Flasher, The Giggler and The Hypnotiser. It will turn you into a smiling advocate. You Belong to The Smiler.
All rides and attractions open at 10am throughout the season. Closing times vary. Once you enter the park, you are free to experience all the rides as many times as you like. When purchasing you must select a date on which you would like to attend this attraction; your ticket will be valid for entry to the attraction on the date that you specify only.
On purchasing your tickets you will be able to print a voucher valid for entry to Alton Towers Resort on the date that you specify when purchasing - the printed voucher must be used, screenshots on phones or other handheld devices will not be accepted. This ticket may only be used on the date specified upon booking. Child tickets are valid for ages 11 and under; adult tickets are valid for those aged 12 years and over. School holidays tend to be especially busy and so it is recommended that you arrive early to beat the queues. All rides have height restrictions for safety purposes - please enquire about specific rides upon booking. Young children or those with heart problems may not be able to use all attractions. Please note that theme park tickets are non refundable and non exchangeable. They also cannot be extended.
Free 'Print and Go' ticketing. You will require an email address and printer to print your ticket.
At the attraction you must show the card used to purchase your tickets otherwise entry will be refused.
Please note that your voucher will be non-refundable, non-exchangeable and must not be resold.
Alton Towers Resort is situated in the beautiful Staffordshire Peak District, and many of the approach roads are narrow, single track and twist through small villages
Signposts for Alton Towers Resort are clearly visible on the M1 (junction 23a) or M6 (junction 15) travelling North. For visitors travelling South it's Junction 28 on the M1, or Junction 16 on the M6. Parking costs £5 for the all-day car park.
The nearest rail stations are Stoke-on-Trent and Uttoxeter. The Alton Towers Resort transport team run a number of bus services designed to connect with incoming train services from major transport hubs.
The Alton Towers Resort is set for the coolest attraction of 2013 with the amazing Ice Age 4-D cinema and two themed rooms in the Splash Landings Hotel. Ice Age The 4-D Experience combines 3-D footage with an exhilarating array of synchronized physical effects! The interactive themed bedrooms will feature everyone's favourite characters from the movies giving fans the ultimate Ice Age sleepover.
Alton Towers Resort's Nemesis Sub Terra is a psychologically and physically thrilling experience, taking place in a dark, intense underground setting and will be based around the back-story of the original Nemesis attraction, which opened in 1994. Set to be one of the Resort's most terrifying attractions, Nemesis Sub Terra takes guests down into the deepest, darkest location of the theme park for the experience.