Set deep within the ancient woodland of
Alton Towers, Gloomy Wood is home to many of the park's ghouls and
goblins, who like nothing more then to play with unwary adventurers
who pass through on the way to Forbidden Valley.
At the heart of this spooky dell sits
Duel, a Haunted House filled with so many demons that the only safe
way for riders to pass through is armed with laser guns to keep the
hordes at bay. Those with nerves of steel may approach Gloomy Wood
along the Haunted Hollow, a spooky shortcut from Mutiny Bay.
Gloomy Wood was created in 1992, on the path between Katanga
Canyon and Forbidden Valley, then known as Thunder Valley. For
many years there was only one attraction in this woodland
area, The Haunted House, which later became Duel - The Haunted
House Strikes Back in 2003.
Wood is a very unspoilt area of the park with much room for expansion,
and indeed in 2007 the area became home to one end of the
Haunted Hollow, its second attraction.