Alton Towers Rides | Full List 2023

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Theme park season is back in session – that means terrific thrills, fantastic family memories and brilliant days out. But which theme parks do you go to first? Maybe Alton Towers! With so many world-class rollercoasters, we’ve kept up to date for you and listed all the Alton Towers full rides for this year.

So, you can plan your thrilling day out ahead of time!

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Where is Alton Towers?

You’ll find the Alton Towers Resort in Staffordshire. Opening hours do vary on the time of year, so it’s best to check on their website for up-to-date timings.  The theme park opens at 10:00, but can close between 16:00 – 18:00 depending on the seasonality.
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Farley Lane,
ST10 4DB

Opening Times

Timings vary, please check the website before booking


Adults (12+): £55.00
Kids (3+): £47.80
Under 3's: Free

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So, you’re looking to know all about child-friendly features, world-class rollercoasters and everything fun that Alton Towers Resort has to offer. Did you know there are over 40 rides and attractions? With 11 themed areas to explore, you can spend multiple days here and still could do more! Well, let’s start you off with the most exciting, thrilling rollercoasters around!

Whether you have brave youngsters, you’re big kids yourself or you’re a rollercoaster enthusiast!

Alton Towers Full Rides & Attractions

If you’re looking for heights and all things scary you’ve come to the right place. Alton Towers has some pretty intense rides that will have you screaming and pumped full of adrenaline! Whether it’s a vertical drop rollercoaster, a trip to the dark forest or a visit to Alton Manor for a dark ride.

These are some of the best ways to create fantastic family Alton Towers memories – so what are you waiting for? Get going!

The Top Thrills

Oblivion is a fan-favourite and for good reason – it’s fantastic for those who love to defy gravity. As a vertical drop rollercoaster, you’ll be left levitating above the ground waiting for that imminent drop, you know it’s coming, but are you ever really ready for it?

Now for those who love all things spinning, travelling upside down and round and round, we suggest The Smiler. Did you know it’s the world’s first 14-loop rollercoaster ride? It’s so intense and incredible, you can’t help but smile as you’re screaming! With a twisting track that hits 80km and a track that is 3x longer than Obilvion, you’re in for a ride.

Venture deep into Gloomy Wood, the dark forest, as you take on a dark ride like no other, Th13teen – Alton Towers. You can’t see anything but the tension is rife…your breathing will quicken and you’re on the edge of your seat as you wait for the world’s first vertical free fall DROP rollercoaster. You know what they say…’ if you go down to the woods today, you’d better not go alone’. Can you escape The Wraith creatures that were unleashed, as the darkness surrounds you? Only for the bravest!

For a little heat, creepy history and the world’s most immersive rollercoaster experience to date, The Wicker Man is not one to miss! With cutting-edge special effects, this classic wooden tech will send you on a trip like no other. You’ll be sent into the burning embers as the ride hurtles you through the six-storey effigy. A ride made of wood and fire… The Wicker Man surely has its quirks that peaks the interest of everyone that walks by. It’s certainly a huge hit with rollercoaster fanatics!

Need for speed? Try out Rita – Alton Towers, a hydraulically launched steel sit-down coaster, one of the best thrill coasters at Alton Towers, and the UK’s 5th fastest rollercoaster! Going from 0-100mph real quick, your hair will be plastered back and you won’t even have time to scream before you’re back. Then if you’re ready to leave Alton Towers Resort to tackle the space around us and break free from Earth’s atmosphere, then glide through the air on Galactica. Or experience a 3.5 G-force on Nemesis – Alton Towers as you hurtle past rocks and rivers in the Forbidden Valley – can you handle 50 mph?!

Light Frights and Heavy Laughs

First, why not try out the NEW indoor attraction and ride – The Curse at Alton Manor?! A hauntingly frightful dark ride filled with terrifying twists and turns – what lurks around the corner?

Embark on a 45-minute journey as you take on The Alton Towers Dungeon – you’ll experience 5 shows, a boat ride, 6 themed areas and a delightful fright too. Don’t forget to head to Hex – The Legend of the Towers for a mind-bending, heart-pounding multi-sensory experience.

Now, if you’re in need of laughter, If you’re looking for something fun and whacky, try the spinning roller coaster, Spinball Whizzer – that’s super crazy, hilarious and will have you feeling dizzy but all in the name of fun! What’s also fun is the Alton Towers Retro Squad! From Twistatron and Spinjam to Funk’n’Fly. A thrilling experience filled with funky vibes, electric atmospheres and mind-bending twirls.

But of course, if they’re ready to pull off the greatest heist of all time, they only need to make their way to Gangsta Granny The Ride in The Towers themed area for an experience like no other.

You’ll also find:

  • Runaway Mine Train in Katanga Canyon
  • The Blade in Forbidden Valley
  • Marauders Mayhem and Battle Galleons in Mutiny Bay
  • Haunted Hallow in Gloomy Wood

For those looking for light frights, lots of laughs and a bucketload of Alton Towers memories that you can cherish with the family.

Aquatic Rides & Attractions

Head to Sharkbait Reef for some aquatic fun! With the UK’s first Tropical Interactive Pool where you’ll find tiny shrimp to nibble at your fingers, but also various fish that you can discover. Walk around and you’ll also find spotted rays, sea horses, blacktip sharks and chocolate chip starfish too! There are over 300 species of aquatic life here for you to discover with the kids! It’s an indoor attraction you can head to if there’s a little rain but you can also all enjoy too. With interactive features like the touch pool, it’s a unique experience the kids will love.

Alton Towers has only has one water ride – The Congo River Rapids and it’s a good one! The perfect splash-tastic ride for any age where you’ll get a good soaking. As you spin, bump and whirl through waterfalls. Will you come out dry? We think not!

Young, Fun & Imaginative

If you have little ones – no need to worry. There’s plenty of rides and attractions they can enjoy. Whether you head to CBeebies Land, scout for interactive features, or costumed characters! Alton Towers caters for big and small guests – so it’s a day out for the whole family as you create some pretty cool and wonderful Alton Tower memories.

Top Rides & Attractions

Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop in CBeebies Land is a family favourite! See the kids unleash their inner bunny as they bounce high into the sky – and you can join them too! It’s the perfect Peter Rabbit ride that they’ll love and keep coming back for more.

Then if you have little sailors who are ready for a sea-venture head to Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure as they join Captain Barnacles and his gnarly crew! And if you’re kids are itching to become pirates then a trip on Heave Ho in Mutiny Bay is the perfect ride.

Although, if they prefer to take a hands-on approach and get behind the wheel, then maybe the Cuckoo Cars Driving School is the crazy and colourful experience they’ve been waiting for. A chance to drive the hottest wheels in town!

For the littlest of tots, they can enjoy the In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride with costumed characters of their favourite characters. They can help Postman Pat and his special deliver service or wake up the sleeping bugs in the CBeebies bedroom on the Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure!

For more little adventures, you can find all these amazing rides in CBeebies Land:

  • Something Special Sensory Garden
  • Justins Pie-O-Matic Factory
  • Bugbie Go Round
  • Big Fun Show Time
  • Go Jetters Vroomster
  • JoJo & Gran Gran At Home
  • Andy’s Adventures Dinosaur Dig
  • Hey Duggees Big Adventure Badge

Alton Towers Hotels

With all these amazing rides, we bet you need to take a load off and relax for the evening right?

Why not stay at Alton Towers Resorts’ fabulous hotels? There are multiple of them for you to choose from. Either the CBeebies Land Hotel where you can stay in themed rooms, like an In The Night Garden room, the Tumbles or even Postman Pat.

You can choose to stay at the Alton Towers Hotel where you’ll find an eccentric and unique themed run and a bewitching dining area. Not forgetting the Alton Towers spa too!

Finally, if you’re looking for a splash-tastic vacation, then we recommend the Splash Landings Hotel at the Alton Towers Resort. You’ll find a water park and a theme park in one!

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So, if you’re looking for thrilling rides like The Wicker Man, need to know whether Alton Towers has a spinning roller coaster or what themed lands you’ll find in one of Britain’s best theme parks. We have everything you need in our Alton Towers full rides blog.

Looking for more on Alton Towers? Check out our top ten rides, height restrictions, everything you need t know about fast track and even parking too. So, your trip is simple and easy!

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