The Curse at Alton Manor

The Curse at Alton Manor

Our ride galleries include photos of the queue line of The Curse at Alton Manor, including the pre-show and station. For a peak at some of the ride scenes, check out this news article. For a more spoiler free route, our Gloomy Wood gallery just focuses on the area around the ride.

The Curse at Alton Manor publicity shot

There's a house at the heart of Alton Towers that has suffered a terrible fate. It's been seized by the spirit of Emily Alton, a once curious child, who has warped over time to become the source of the unfortunate events that have plagued the park's haunted house.

For over 30 years, Emily has lived in a Dolls House in the queue of the attraction, biding her time. And the successful completion of the Duel against a zombie horde gave her the perfect opportunity to take possession. Now Alton Manor is her house and unsuspecting riders are the dolls she wants to play with.

Opened on 18th March 2023, the new storyline comes with some tricks that have never been seen before in a UK theme park. It seems that Emily Alton is keen to play a game with riders, who during the course of the ride are shrunk down and invited inside her dolls house to endure Emily's machinations.

Attraction History

The Curse at Alton Manor contains main callbacks to the ride's origins as The Haunted House, which originally opened in 1992. Indeed, the ride's antagonist, Emily Alton, and several set pieces were first introduced in this first incarnation.

The ride was overhauled in 2003 to become Duel - The Haunted House Strikes Back and guests were armed with blasters to fend off a horde of zombies that had overrun the house. In 2022, Duel was repossessed after 20 years and closed to be reimagined.

At the time unnatural activity was recorded in the area and it would seem that the subsequent investigations have revealed that the property was cursed all along.

Attraction Stats

18th March 2023
Track Length
300 metres
Max Speed
3 mph


18th March 2023
Opened in Gloomy Wood

Attraction Extras

Fasttrack Available
Souvenir Photo Available

Attraction RestrictionsMore information on height restrictions...

Minimum Height

Unaccompanied Height

Attraction Facts

MACK Rides GmbH
Non-Interactive Dark Ride
18th March 2023

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