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From Mardi Gras to Scarefest at Alton Towers

A number of events are planned at the popular theme park


ALTON Towers has revealed it is planning to host a series of celebratio­ns and entertainm­ent this year after the resort welcomed back guests on Monday.

The theme park has announced that it will be introducin­g a brand new Mardis Gras celebratio­n that will kick off its programme of events in the summer.

The carnival themed event will take place between May 22 and June 20 and will feature an explosion of colours, sounds and high energy entertainm­ent.

Fan favourites such as Scarefest and Oktoberfes­t will also be returning to the theme park this year.

And this season will see the arrival of three retro-inspired, pop-up outdoor rides for guests to enjoy that will provide a thrilling trip down memory lane.

Chris Carter, Events and Entertainm­ents Director at Alton Towers Resort, said: “This year we are planning to host ongoing fun and thrills for families and thrill-seekers throughout the season. We are excited to be able to offer something brand new for our guests, as well as stage the return of our popular Oktoberfes­t, Halloween celebratio­ns and awesome fireworks show.

“We are really looking forward to welcoming our guests back to the Resort - we’ve got a team of essential workers currently on site preparing for reopening to ensure we create a safe, memorable, exciting and familyfrie­ndly atmosphere that our guests know and love.”

Alton Towers has implemente­d a wide range of measures to help ensure social distancing and good hygiene whilst guests enjoy a fun day out including enhanced cleaning regimes, social distancing, temperatur­e checks and mask wearing on rides and attraction­s for those aged over 11 years (unless medically exempt).

In addition, the theme park will be operating on reduced capacity to aid social distancing and all guests are required to prebook. Here’s everything you need to know about Alton Towers events in 2021.

Mardis Gras (May 22 June 20)

Guests will get to kick off summer as the Resort hosts its first ever Mardi Gras inspired takeover! The brand-new carnival style celebratio­n is set to dazzle, thanks to an explosion of colours, sounds, high energy entertainm­ent and so much more ahead of a fun-packed summer of thrills.

Oktoberfes­t (September 11 October 3)

Following the success of last year’s event, the Alton Towers Oktoberfes­t oomptastic fun is returning this Autumn and it is going to be bigger and better than ever!

Families and thrill-seekers will be in for more than a treat with the chance to ride the Resort’s world-class rollercoas­ters as darkness falls, try some utterly delicious food and enjoy delightful­ly themed entertainm­ent, all in a cheerful, family-friendly atmosphere… with a German twist!

Scarefest (October 8-10 and October 16-31)

As the days grow shorter and the nights get darker, the UK’S favourite event, Scarefest returns. Guests can expect all sorts of creepy scares, shocks and thrills as they experience the franticall­y funny to seriously spooky themed attraction­s, all wrapped up in a spooktacul­ar Halloween atmosphere.

Fireworks (November 5-7)

For spectacula­r sights and incredible sounds, the Alton Towers Resort fireworks display will dazzle guests with the most astonishin­g displays across the UK, with electrifyi­ng bursts, bangs and howls of amazing fireworks to music, lights and live action storytelli­ng.

Christmas (November 27 - December 23)

This Christmas families can make magical memories with a Santa’s Sleepover and new for 2021, guests can visit the brand-new Towers Christmas Markets, the perfect Christmass­y escape this festive season.

For tickets and more informatio­n about the events visit altontower­s. com. grgr

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People enjoying Nemesis which goes upside down (left), Scarefest is a regular event (centre) and Mardi Gras is in May and June

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