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SW8 Opening Date Announced | Alton Towers Resort

The new ride, known only as SW8 - Secret Weapon 8 - is a wooden rollercoaster, marking a step away from more commonly seen...

Alton Towers Resort Open’s For The 2016 Season

It's that time of the year again when Alton Towers Resort re-opens to the public after a, what seemed like forever, short time closed...

The Smiler Incident Court Hearing | Alton Towers Resort

Today has been the court hearing case for The Smiler incident that occurred June 2015 which left two teenagers needing leg amputations and other...
The Smiler From Above | Alton Towers Resort

Selected Few To Be Among First To Ride SW8 | Alton Towers Resort

As part of the Staffordshire theme park's annual Halloween event, a new scare maze has been put together to celebrate Halloween. This year, the maze...

Alton Towers Owner to be prosecuted

Two women lost a leg and three others were seriously injured when their carriage collided with a stationary carriage on the same track last...

BREAKING NEWS: SW8 Wooden Coaster – Alton Towers Resort

Alton Towers Resort has now released full plans for their latest roller coaster addition to the park, SW8! From looking at the plans it...
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The Smiler Behind The Scenes

Alton Towers The Smiler Behind Closed Season maintenance in numbers: -50,000 bolts on roller coasters checked -2000 roller coaster wheels are changed -120,000 hours of maintenance takes place -150 full time technical...

Alton Towers Smiler Ride ‘May Never Reopen’

As the first insurance payments are made to the victims of the Alton Towers crash, lawyers acting for some of the injured have said...

Alton Towers admits Smiler ride safety was breached

The owner of Alton Towers has been told it faces a large fine after admitting responsibility for the Smiler rollercoaster crash. Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd...

Alton Towers SW8 Plans Revealed

The Alton Towers Secret Weapon tradition has been going on for quite a while now but whenever a whisper of a new secret weapon...