Alton Towers

From humble beginnings, Alton Towers has grown to be one of the most recognisable names in the UK industry, almost synonymous for British theme park.

The opening of Corkscrew in 1980 instigated four decades of non-stop development with the introduction of new rides and attractions almost every season.

The Tussauds Group purchased the park in 1990 and through the creative vision of John Wardley, the park debuted some of the most unique experiences found in a seasonal park.

In 2007, the park was acquired by Merlin Entertainments and continues to expand as the group reposition the theme park as a multi-day resort destination.

� Did you know?

Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Alton Towers both opened Zierer '4 Man Bob' coasters in 1984 and 1985 respectively. Alton Towers used the production name for their ride, the Pleasure Beach ride was located in the dark and was named Space Invader

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John Wardley
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