The World of David Walliams

In 2021 the heist of the decade will get underway when the characters of David Walliams Come to life at Alton Towers.


Not even a pandemic can delay the heist of century forever, so get ready to join Gangsta Granny when the ride open on May 17th in The World of David Walliams.

In October 2019 the park announced that long-rumoured The World of David Walliams would be opening in 2020, drawing from the works of the celebrity author. The date might be a little later than planned, but in 2021 we will finally be able to step  beyond the pages to join in on some literary adventures.

The headline attraction for the area is Gangsta Granny: The Ride, which invites guests to join Ben and his Granny as they visit The Tower of London to pull off the heist of the century.

The new world will be taking over the area formerly known as Cloud Cuckoo Land with several rides receiving makeovers to become part of the world; the Royal Carousel will see the Gallopers receive a regal makeover, whilst the former Frog Hopper will become Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp. The ever-present newsagent will also be the proprietor of Raj's Shop, which has taken over the site of the old Wobble World Cafe.

Other Attractions

Area Facilities

Nearest toilets Fountain Square
Nearest cashpoint In X-Sector near The Games Bunker
Nearest smoking area Outside Skyride Station
Nearest info point Board by the Towers Archway

Area History

17th May 2021
Area History
Talbot Street (1981-1992)
Land of Make Believe(1993-1996)
Cred Street (1997-2008)
Cloud Cuckoo Land (2009-2020)

Past Rides and Attractions