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Alton Towers Resort
Slogan Escape to the Alton Towers Resort
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England
Owner Merlin Entertainments Group
Operated by Alton Towers Resort Operations Ltd.
General manager Ian Crabbe
(Divisional Director)
Opened 13 April 1860 (1860-04-13) (as country estate)
4 April 1980 (1980-04-04) (as theme park)
Previous names Alton Towers
Alton Abbey
Operating season Theme Park
Main season: mid March–early November
Santas Sleepovers: Late November-Early January
Alton Towers Hotel
Year-round
Splash Landings Hotel
May - October (2017)
Enchanted Village
Year-round
CBeebies Land Hotel
Year-round
Alton Towers Waterpark
Year-round
Alton Towers Hotel Spa
Year-round
Conference Centre
Year-round
Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest
February–November (2017)
Extraordinary Golf
Year-round
Visitors per annum Increase 1.980 million (2016)
Area 910 acres (370 ha) (total combined resort area)
Attractions
Total 37
Roller coasters 10
Water rides 2
Website www.altontowers.com

Alton Towers is a theme park in Staffordshire, England. It is near the town Alton.

It has seven large roller coasters and three smaller roller coasters.

Theme: Escapism or escaping normal life

Roller coasters

  • Galactica - riders fly under the track. First flying roller coaster built by Bolliger & Mabillard.
  • Nemesis - riders sit under the track.
  • Oblivion - first vertical drop roller coaster [ 87 degrees drop ]
  • Rita - 61 mph launched roller coaster.
  • The Smiler - first roller coaster that turns riders upside down 14 times.
  • Thirteen - riders travel forwards and backwards., and also has the first free fall drop.
  • Wickerman - wooden roller coaster with fire effects.

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