With the summer holidays just around the corner, make the most of the extended time off by treating the family to a stay at Britain’s Greatest Escape. With over 50 rides and attractions including two brand new experiences, and two on-site hotels to unwind in, the Alton Towers Resort is sure to provide guests with a sensational summer escape! Jam packed with sizzling entertainment, visitors can enjoy a breathtaking combination of thrilling rides and family friendly attractions for everyone to enjoy.

Brand new for 2012 – Deep underground beneath the Alton Towers Resort lies Nemesis Sub-Terra. A psychically and psychologically thrilling experience, Nemesis Sub-Terra takes guests into a darkened chamber where the egg of an alien creature has been unearthed. Thought to be that of the original Nemesis creature, it quickly emerges that all is not as it seems. Will you escape your worst nightmare underground?

Also new for this year, head to the coolest attraction of 2012, Ice Age The 4-D Experience. Combining 3-D footage from third movie in the blockbuster series, with an exhilarating variety of physical effects including icy blasts, snow and bubbles, Ice Age The 4-D Experience is the ultimate attraction for any Ice Age fan!

After an action packed day at the UK’s number 1 theme park, families can soak up the fun in the tropical waterpark, challenge the children to a wonderfully wacky game of Extraordinary Golf or take time out in the luxurious Spa over in the Alton Towers Hotel. With so much to do, the Alton Towers Resort is the ideal short break this summer.

To experience this year’s summer sensation, book online at www.altontowers.com. Overnight packages start from just £143.50* for a family of four and include a scrumptious breakfast and fantastical entertainment. Theme Park entrance – book online to save up to 40% at www.altontowers.com.

To celebrate summer, the Alton Towers Resort is giving the nation the chance to win the ultimate escape. Throughout August, the Alton Towers Resort will send its Fantastical Express bus to 5 towns and cities across the UK, whisking the residents away to spend the day at Britain’s Greatest Escape. Whether it’s the doom and gloom of the recession or the Olympics that you want to escape from, the Alton Towers Resort is on hand with a mix of adrenalin pumping rides and family attractions, offering the perfect summer day out or short break! Visit www.altontowers.com to find out how to enter your town to win.


For more information please contact the Alton Towers press office on 01538 704015/01538 704475.

*Based on four people sharing. Subject to availability

MERLIN ENTERTAINMENTS is the leading name in location-based, family entertainment, and has seen the most successful and dynamic growth of any company in the sector over the last five years. Europe’s Number 1 and the world’s second-largest visitor attraction operator, Merlin now operates 89 attractions, seven hotels/two holiday villages in 19 countries and across four continents. The company aims to deliver memorable and rewarding experiences to its 46 million visitors worldwide, through its iconic global and local brands, and the commitment and passion of its managers and more than 17,000 employees.  Among Merlin’s attractions are  – SEA LIFE, Madame Tussauds, LEGOLAND, The EDF Energy London Eye, Dungeons, Gardaland, LEGOLAND Discovery Centres, Alton Towers Resort, Warwick Castle, THORPE PARK, Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Blackpool Tower, Heide Park, Sydney Aquarium, WILD LIFE Sydney, Sydney Tower Eye and SKYWALK, Siam Ocean World and Busan Aquarium.  All brands which are distinctive, challenging and innovative – and which have great potential for growth in the future. Visit www.merlinentertainments.biz for more information.


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