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First look at Alton Tower's terrifying new ride opening this year

Emma Guinness

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First look at Alton Tower's terrifying new ride opening this year

If you're a fan of theme parks, then you'll know that Alton Towers is one of the best that the UK has to offer.

With cutting-edge rides that have been entertaining thrill-seekers for decades, the park is always upping its game, and now it has just dropped its first look for its exciting new ride.

Dubbed 'The Curse at Alton Manor', the new ride has been described as Alton Tower's 'most immersive dark ride to date.'

As its name suggests, the new ride is set in a haunted house, and thrill-seekers have been given a tantalising hint of what they can expect with this incredible first-look image.

The new Alton Towers ride looks incredible. Credit: Alton Towers
The new Alton Towers ride looks incredible. Credit: Alton Towers

The ride will reportedly take theme park goers on a thrilling journey that sees them learn all about the manor's eerie past - the details of which are very much under wraps - and it promises to 'frighten and excite' thrill-seekers young and old as they travel through the manor.

Pretty spooky.

Kate McBirnie, Head of Product Excellence at Alton Towers Resort, said: "Let the countdown begin! The Curse at Alton Manor is no ordinary dark ride.

"It has all the components of a supernatural tale - it's dark, compelling and promises some thrilling and scary moments along the way. Fans of eerie rides will certainly appreciate this one.

"More details on The Curse at Alton Manor will be revealed next month, so stay tuned for what's to come."

The new ride is replacing Duel, which closed last year. Credit: Alamy / Greg Balfour Evans
The new ride is replacing Duel, which closed last year. Credit: Alamy / Greg Balfour Evans

The new attraction has been built on the site of Duel, which had been the park's previous haunted house ride that was in operation between 2003 and 2022.

As the old ride had been spooking guests for almost two decades, we can only imagine that frequent Alton Towers visitors will be particularly excited to see its replacement.

So, when does it open?

Well, 'The Curse at Alton Manor' is opening its doors this spring, so now really couldn't be a better time to plan a trip to the park.

But even if the idea of haunted houses isn't up your street, there's almost guaranteed to be a ride that you'll love at Alton Towers.

Take Oblivion, for example, it is the world's first vertical drop rollercoaster, so trust us, it's not for the faint of heart.

Oblivion is the world's first vertical rollercoaster. Credit: Alamy / PA Images
Oblivion is the world's first vertical rollercoaster. Credit: Alamy / PA Images

But if classic rides are more your thing, then the park has your back too, and it is also home to Wicker Man, which was the first wooden rollercoaster built in the UK in 22 years at the time of its opening - and the first to incorporate fire.

But, any veteran of Alton Towers will know that one of the most iconic rides was Nemesis, having thrilled customers since 1994.

But sadly, the ride was announced to be shutting its doors in November last year.

The park wrote on Facebook: "By order of the Phalanx. Nemesis is closing. You have until 6th November to ride."

Featured Image Credit: Alton Towers PA/Alamy

Topics: UK News

Emma Guinness
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