Although Alton Towers itself dates back to the 8th century, the theme park in Staffordshire is much more modern! The attraction features rides for all age groups, as well as accommodation, restaurants and shops.
The park is split into themed areas, such as Mutiny Bay and The Wonderful World of Cloud Cuckoo Land, which is specifically aimed at young children. Here visitors will find soft play, children's Peugeot driving, a farmyard and the Charlie and The Chocolate Factory ride.
For adults and older children, there are the thrill rides, which include the Thirteen rollercoaster, set in a dark forest, the Oblivion with its colossal drop, the Ripsaw which swings in and out of fountains, and the Nemesis – with a g-force greater than a space shuttle launch! Fastrack tickets are available for many of the rides, allowing visitors to plan their day and avoid queues. All of the rides display information concerning height and girth restrictions, as well as access information. Providing documentary evidence of certain disabilities, allows visitors to gain immediate access to rides, if they cannot wait for long periods of time. There are also many shows and musical productions scheduled regularly around the park, so entertainment is provided for those who prefer to keep their feet on the ground.
To really get away from it all, there is a spa on site where beauty treatments and relaxation rooms are available. It is easy to find something to eat and drink at Alton Towers, as there are numerous restaurants, cafes and kiosks around the park. There are also many shops selling gifts. All of these are accessible with wheelchairs and prams.
Two themed hotels are located at Alton Towers. One has a Caribbean theme, and the other is styled as a fictional inventor's home. This allows guests to be in close proximity of the park, and take advantage of reduced admission tickets. Rooms are available for disabled visitors, which have been fitted with pull-cord alarms, easy access bathrooms and an extra bed if needed for a companion.
Tel: 0871 222 3330