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5 TIPS for Riding in the Dark at Alton Towers


When experiencing Alton Towers rides in the dark during events like Alton After Dark and Scarefest, it adds an extra layer of excitement and thrill to the already exhilarating attractions. We have put together five helpful tips to make the most of your nighttime rides.

1. Embrace the Atmosphere:

Alton Towers transforms into a beautiful place during the dark, Enjoy the lighting that enhances the thrill of the rides.

2. Prioritize Popular Nighttime Rides:

Some rides take on a whole new level of excitement in the dark, Prioritize popular attractions like “Wicker Man,” “Nemesis Reborn” and “The Smiler” for a thrilling nighttime experience.

Wickerman in the dark

These coasters offer intense drops, twists, and turns that are even more exhilarating when surrounded by darkness.

3. Plan Your Ride Strategy:

Take advantage of extended park hours and plan your ride strategy accordingly, Consider riding the most popular attractions early in the evening when lines might be shorter, Later in the night, revisit your favourite rides for a different perspective under the cover of darkness.

4. Dress Warm and Comfortable:

Nights at Alton Towers during Alton after Dark and Scarefest can get chilly, especially with the added wind from rides. Dress warmly with layers, including a coat or sweater, to stay comfortable throughout the evening.

Wear comfortable shoes suitable for walking and standing in line.

5. Enjoy Nemesis Reborn:

Nemesis Reborn will reopen for the Alton After Dark event at Alton Towers.

Special lighting, smoke and more may be used during the event.

Bonus Tip: Capture the Moments:

Bring a camera or smartphone to capture the magic of Alton Towers at night, take photos of the illuminated rides.

Extra Tip: Check Ride Availability:

Note that not all rides at Alton Towers may be open during Alton after Dark and Scarefest or nighttime hours.

Check the park app or ask staff for information on which attractions are operating in the dark.

Plan your itinerary accordingly to make the most of the available rides and experiences.

By following these tips, you can maximize your enjoyment of Alton Towers’ thrilling rides in the dark. Whether you’re seeking spine-tingling thrills or simply enjoying the atmosphere, the nighttime experience at Alton Towers promises unforgettable moments and exhilarating adventures!

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