Construction Archive

CBeebies Land

2014 saw CBeebies Land arrive at Alton Towers to house a host of popular Children’s TV characters. The new land brings together the former Old MacDonald’s Farmyard with Storybook Land, to breath a new life into this corner of the park.

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The Corkscrew

Take a closer look at the ride that started it all…

Built in 1980, Corkscrew was the ride that marks the beginning of the theme park that we know today.

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The Enchanted Village

Transformed by the Fabled Folk, watch as a quiet glade alongside the Alton Towers Hotel became a bustling village for the 2015 season.

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Step behind the scenes and take a look at how this iconic attraction was built within the majestic backdrop of the Towers Ruins

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Mutiny Bay

Born in 2008, Mutiny Bay is a re-theme of the previous Merrie England area of the park.

Take a peek at how it was built, but be sure the pirates don’t spot you!

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We do look down… into the pit of Oblivion, as we take a look at the construction SW4 as the former Fantasy World is converted into the top secret research facility that is the X Sector.

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Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure

Hot on the heals of the grand opening of CBeebies Land, 2015 sees the new area expand to include a children’s coaster on the former site of the Beastie in Adventure Land.

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Sharkbait Reef

Situated within Mutiny Bay, this attraction lets you get up close and personal with a whole host of sea creatures.

Take a look in this album to see what it was like before the fish moved in!

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The Smiler

The Smiler – Alton Towers’ biggest ever construction project! Have a look at its mammoth construction period, but be careful it doesn’t marmalise you along the way!

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Tree Top Quest

In the early part of 2015 we watched as the Enchanted Forest Tree Top Quest went vertical on the site of the abandoned Micklin’s Farm in the resort.

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