The Alton Towers Dungeon is due to open on March 23rd 2019, and to give a glimpse of what to expect Alton Towers Resort have released a new image teasing the new attraction. It features the iconic towers in the background and a boat carrying guests through the rat-infested, murky waters.. Want to see it? Here you go!
Alton Towers Resort has confirmed the ride will be within the old Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Building. They auctioned off a lot of the old ride’s scenery, signage and props raising a massive £10,700 for Merlin’s Magic Wand and Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity.
The Alton Towers Dungeon promises a hilariously hideous journey through Staffordshire’s darkest history. It would appear they are utilising the old Charlie and the Chocolate Factory / Toyland Tours boat system, judging from the image released today. Talking of ‘judging’, I would confidently say that there will definitely be a section, similar to the other Dungeon attractions where guests are ‘sentenced to death’ by the Bishop of Stafford.
As well as this, guests will be surviving the plague, enduring the torturer and also making a stop at the Witch of Burslem’s haunted cottage. Sounds like a lot of stuff will be crammed into the ride’s building!
“We are now full speed ahead for the opening of our 2019 season and the opening of the new Dungeon in just a few weeks’ time. This will soon be followed by the opening of our Stargazing Pods in April, so it’s an incredibly exciting time for the theme park and this has been a great way to kick off the year.” Kate McBirnie – Alton Towers Resort.
What age limit is the Alton Towers Dungeon suitable for?
Alton Towers Resort recommends guests are aged 10+ to enjoy the Alton Towers Dungeon. Based on the other ‘Dungeon’ attractions, I’d say this is probably for the best! I don’t think they’ll be turning away guests under 10, but it’s probably worth sticking to their recommendation!
How much does the Alton Towers Dungeon cost?
On the day, you’ll have to pay an extra £7.50 per person to enter the Alton Towers Dungeon. If you book online in advance it will be £5.00 per person. You can book a time slot online and slots are every 15 minutes throughout the day. They ask you to arrive 15 minutes before your time slot. Alton Towers Premium Season Pass holders can enter for free – if you’ve not heard about the Alton Towers Season Pass, I’ve written about it here. As it stands Merlin Annual Pass holders can’t get in for free, it’s just Alton Towers Premium Pass holders that can, I’ve had this confirmed by Alton Towers today. I reckon it could change in future, but for now, even Premium Merlin Pass holders will have to stump up £7.50 (or £5 in advance).
Why do I have to pay extra for the Alton Towers Dungeon?
Generally, across all Merlin Resorts, if there is a ‘Dungeon’ there is an additional cost. As I mentioned above holders of the Alton Towers Premium Season Pass can get in for free, so if you’re planning on visiting the resort a few times this year, they are well worth picking up. At the time of writing, you can get a ticket for park entry, AND Alton Towers Dungeon entry for £38 online (if you book at least 5 days in advance!), so that makes it a little better!
I’m heading down to Alton Towers Resort during opening week, so will be trying out the Alton Towers Dungeon myself and no doubt vlogging for my YouTube Channel and reviewing it here. Stay tuned for further updates and news!
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