Alton Towers have confirmed that the new CBeebies Land attraction for 2019 will be themed after Peter Rabbit and called Hippity Hop.
Planning permission was applied for in December 2018 for the double drop towers, which have so far been known as Project Hip Hop, named after the ride’s origins as Hip & Hop at Abenteuer Park Oberhausen.
The new ride sees the welcome return of Peter Rabbit to Alton Towers, a character who starred in the Peter Rabbit and Friends ice show between 1994 and 2001. In a departure from the older show, which drew inspiration from the original artwork of Beatrix Potter, the new attraction will be based on the CGI characters from the popular show on CBeebies.
Elsewhere in CBeebies Land, the Teletubbies are also coming to Big Fun Showtime in April 2019, starring in the new Big Band Live Show. The show will transport young guests to Tellytubbyland, where they can take part in an interactive music and dance-filled performance starring Tinky-Winky, Dipsy, Laa-Laa and Po.
The Alton Towers Dungeon
Over the past few weeks further information has been revealed about the park’s headline new attraction for 2019.
Last week, a new promotional image was released for the boat ride section of The Alton Towers Dungeon. This was later followed by a video which revealed the ride would be known as the Black River and would ‘take sinners to meet their fate’.
The park have also revealed that the courtroom in The Dungeon will be presided over by the Bishop of Stafford, whilst The Haunting scene will will be set in the Witch of Burslem’s haunted cottage. It is likely that the story told will be that of Molly Leigh, a local woman who was accused of witchcraft but died before she was tried and went on to haunt the local town of Burslem.
Cloud Cuckoo Land
With the changes to the park line-up for 2019, it remains to be seen what will become of Cloud Cuckoo Land this season, as an ever dwindling line-up leaves the area as a veritable ghost town.
What we know so far:
- The Alton Towers Dungeon, which has replaced Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, is being advertised as being ‘near The Towers’ rather then part of Cloud Cuckoo Land
- The Twirling Toadstool will not be reopening and has likely been removed as part of The Dungeon redevelopment
- With the arrival of Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop, it is almost certain that the Frog Hopper will also be removed this season
- The 4D Cinema and Wobble World Cafe will most likely remain SBNO (standing but not operating) in 2019
- Cuckoo Cars Driving School is being used in the resort’s Easter Break promotion, so is scheduled to open as normal at the beginning of the season.
Over the next few weeks it is likely to become clear as to what will happen with the remains of Cloud Cuckoo Land so stick with Towers Street as we bring you all the latest news in the run up to opening day on March 23rd.
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