Alton Towers gives a first look at its terrifying new ride for 2023

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Alton Towers has unveiled its terrifying new attraction, which is set to scare visitors to the theme park this year.

The Curse At Alton Manor will be the resort’s “most immersive dark ride yet” when it opens sometime in the spring.

It’s the first major ride to be unveiled at the park since the £16million wooden rollercoaster Wickerman opened in March 2018.

And Alton Towers today unveiled the first spooky look at its new haunted house, as excitement mounts on social media over the park’s latest expansion.

In a single image, a frightened family can be seen heading in a small vehicle towards the spooky mansion’s entrance, with a small child covering their eyes as haunting clowns and puppets soar out of the mist.

The spooktastic new ride will open in the spring - with park bosses promising it will feature

The spooktastic new ride will open in the spring – with park bosses promising it will feature “special effects and visuals never before seen at a UK theme park”.

Park bosses are yet to confirm the exact opening date or theme of the ride, but have promised it will include “the backstory of the mansion’s dark past.”

Those who wish to brave the attraction will be treated to “special effects and visual effects never before seen at a UK theme park,” Alton Towers added.

A notice on the Staffordshire-based resort’s website adds: “The Curse at Alton Manor. A haunting dark ride that takes you on a hair-raising journey through the spectacular twists and turns of the cursed mansion.

“Come on, ready or not! The abandoned Alton Manor, repossessed under mysterious circumstances, invites you. Keep your wits about you as you ride deeper into the historic Manor.’

The announcement of the new arrival at Alton Towers has sparked a wave of excitement on social media, with thrill-seekers admitting they can’t wait to get on board.

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News of the new Alton Town attraction sparked a wave of excitement on social media

News of the new Alton Town attraction sparked a wave of excitement on social media

“Awesome waking news… can’t wait to get into the haunted house in his refreshed form,” one person tweeted.

Another said, “This looks amazing,” while Harry Prideaux excitedly tweeted, “The original Haunted House was my favorite ride at the park along with Nemesis so I’m happy to the core with this revamp!”

And to tease the opening, the park has sent some people spooky gifts, including a jack-in-the-box that jumps up to reveal a spooky-looking doll’s head – accompanied by an eerie note that reads, ‘The countdown has begun.’

“Just got this in the mail from the good folks at @altontowers… should I be worried? #TheCurse,” said Richard Ault.

Video footage of the chilling gift shocked some on social media, with one man tweeting: “I would burn it just to make sure it didn’t show up on my pillow all night.” That is shocking.”

Explaining the new ride, Kate McBirnie, Head of Product Excellence at Alton Towers Resort said: “The countdown is on! The Curse at Alton Manor is no ordinary drive after dark.

“It has all the components of a supernatural story – it’s dark, compelling, and promises something exciting and spooky moments along the way. Fans of spooky rides will surely appreciate this one.

“More details on The Curse at Alton Manor will be announced next month so stay tuned for what’s to come.”

Alton Towers is expected to announce more details about its new attraction soon. Pictured is the entrance to the resort

Alton Towers is expected to announce more details about its new attraction soon. Pictured is the entrance to the resort

The Curse At Alton Manor will replace Duel, the popular haunted house that closed last year. Pictured is the facade of the attraction

The Curse At Alton Manor will replace Duel, the popular haunted house that closed last year. Pictured is the facade of the attraction

The ride originally opened as The Haunted House in 1992 before being renamed Duel in 2003. But it was closed under mysterious circumstances in September 2022, with cryptic signs on the attraction saying it was

The ride originally opened as The Haunted House in 1992 before being renamed Duel in 2003. But it was closed under mysterious circumstances in September 2022, with cryptic signs on the attraction saying it was “dispossessed…due to unnatural displays in the area.”

The Curse At Alton Manor will replace Duel, which was abruptly closed to the public in 2022 under mysterious circumstances.

First opened in 1992 as The Haunted House, it used to be Europe’s largest ghost train.

By 2003, the attraction was revamped and renamed Duel, which featured laser cannons, a new soundtrack, and a zombie theme.

But in August, the park began issuing hints that the popular family ride would be closing soon, with a sign that reportedly read: ’06 + 09 = the duel is over. This is my house.’

A statement later posted on the official section of the ride on Alton Towers’ website said: “Property repossessed. Strictly no unwanted visitors. Due to unnatural displays in the area.’

The Wickerman was the last major new ride to open at Alton Towers, unveiled in March 2018. The £16million attraction was the first new wooden coaster to be built in 20 years

The Wickerman was the last major new ride to open at Alton Towers, unveiled in March 2018. The £16million attraction was the first new wooden coaster to be built in 20 years

The curse at Alton Manor is believed to be the latest iteration of the theme park’s 31-year history of the ghost train.

Along with the closure of Duel, Alton Towers also closed its iconic roller coaster Nemesis in November.

With a 104-foot drop and speeds of up to 50 mph, the ride has been one of the resort’s most popular for years – earning the crown as Europe’s first inverted roller coaster.

The alien-themed roller coaster cost £10million when it first opened to players in 1994. It features a series of four hair-raising inversions where riders experience up to 3.5G of force.

It’s currently undergoing a major refurbishment and is set to reopen in 2024 — although Alton Towers hasn’t confirmed an exact date yet.

Nemesis, which has been a mainstay of the park since it opened in 1994, closed in November. It will reopen sometime in 2024 after a major overhaul

Nemesis, which has been a mainstay of the park since it opened in 1994, closed in November. It will reopen sometime in 2024 after a major overhaul

It was revealed in December that the park would be pushing ahead with a new £12.5million “top secret” attraction.

Codenamed “Project Horizon,” the 65-foot-tall building is set to stand in the southwest of the world-famous amusement park.

Little is known about the exact nature of this ride and when it will open. However, it has sparked lively debate among locals, who have objected to the plans.

Proposals put to Staffordshire Moorlands Borough Council have been branded “unacceptable” by some who fear the new development would leave “a stain on the landscape”.

“If it gets built it will ruin the view of Alton, Toothill and numerous other places,” said Julian Beattie, who also lives in Alton.

But planners have claimed it will bring a wealth of new opportunities as 85 jobs will be supported over the indoor attraction’s two-year construction period.

And once complete, Alton Towers said it will create a further 107 “full-time equivalent” jobs at the park and generate a further £5.1million in revenue.

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