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?

1994 was dubbed 'The Year of the Roller Coaster' with the opening of Nemesis at Alton Towers, Big One at Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Shockwave at Drayton Manor.

🏆 Hall of Fame Inductees

John Wardley
Nemesis

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