Staffordshire, UK: The whimsical world of The Alton Towers Resort will come to life in 2015 as it prepares to open its fantastical new Enchanted Village. This captivating hideaway is located in the woodland next to the Alton Towers Hotel and will offer a distinctive short break destination for guests with luxury tree houses and enchanting lodges.
Set amongst the Woodland, the luxury tree houses will sleep groups of eight and all have four separate bedrooms, each with their own plasma TV. Every individual tree house will have its own unique style, with luxury furnishings, self-catering facilities and a relaxing lounge area with a 50-inch plasma TV and games console. The outdoor decking area, with private hot tub, offers a great place to relax and unwind with beautiful views over the enchanting woodland.
The fantastical lodges will provide perfect family accommodation sleeping, five people. Each lodge will house a king size bed, bunk bed and truckle bed. Guests can also relax on their outdoor decking area while children have fun in the quirky play areas around the village. There is also free parking as well as access to the Theme Park and the rest of the Resort.
Younger visitors to The Alton Towers Resort also have something to look forward to in 2015 as Captain Barnacles and his crew arrive at CBeebies Land with the new Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure. Dive in and explore with the Captain, Shellington, Peso and Professor Inkling and learn all about the beautiful sea creatures featured, through the interactive elements of this ride.
As our junior explorers board the GUP convoy with the Octonauts crew, they can look forward to an interactive adventure with some of their favourite characters from the CBeebies programme who will teach them how to care for our seas and wildlife.
The new junior coaster joins other CBeebies favourites at Alton Towers Resort including Postman Pat’s Parcel Post, In the Night Garden Magical Boat Ride and Mr Bloom’s Allotment. CBeebies Land include rides, immersive play areas, live experiences, character appearances and is a fun and safe environment for pre-schoolers to play and learn.
Of course, there is plenty to entertain the thrill seekers as well with the world’s first 14 loop roller coaster, The Smiler, guaranteed to marmalise your body and mind with twisted psychological effects. This one of a kind, £18 million coaster features plunging drops of 30 meters, a ride time of 165 seconds and a track length 3x the length of oblivion. Jam packed with wild, heart thumping roller coasters, visitors can experience an exciting combination of thrilling rides and family friendly attractions suitable for all ages.
Alton Towers Resort re-opens on 21st March 2015 and under 4s visit for free.
MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS plc is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 105 attractions, 11 hotels/3 holiday villages in 23 countries and across 4 continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its almost 60 million visitors worldwide, through it’s iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and c25,000 employees.
Among Merlin’s attractions are – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park Resort, WILD LIFE Sydney Zoo, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK. All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future.
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