to server problems in 2006, TowersTimes lost many of it's news articles
from October-December 2005, we have recovered the lead paragraphs for
these articles, but apologise for not being able to provide the articles
DECEMBER 17TH 2005 : CHOCOLATE TOWERS!
Think Easter? Think Alton Towers! That's what the latest Marketing brain child is from Alton Towers, an event attracting guests numbers on a similar scale to Fireworks nights!
DECEMBER 1ST 2005 : THE STORY OF ALTON TOWERS DVD
It's finally here! The first DVD to tell the story of Alton Towers and is released on December 5th, just in time for that perfect Christmas present!
NOVEMBER 8TH 2005 : OBLIVION TO HAVE NEW LIFT CHAIN
After 10 years of hard work, Oblivion shall be having its lift hill chain replaced.
It will be having its new chain installed during the closed season and just like Rita’s drum replacement it shall be a lengthy process.
NOVEMBER 7TH 2005 : THE CLOSED SEASON BEGINS.
Now Adrenaline Week has drawn to a close the park has truly entered its closed season, but that doesn't mean the park won't still be a hive of activity...
NOVEMBER 5TH 2005 : NEMESIS REOPENS
After a week of downtime Nemesis reopened today having had its Programmable Logic Controller replaced. It will therefore be available for the last day of Adrenaline week as well as the November Winter Weekends.
OCTOBER 31ST 2005 : NEMESIS CLOSED FOR ADRENALINE WEEK!
After a technical problem forced the ride to close midway through Sunday, Nemesis has been removed from the list of rides available for Adrenaline Week at the Towers...
OCTOBER 30TH 2005 : 2005 SEASON COMES TO AN END.
The 2005 season at Alton Towers came to a show-stopping end this weekend, with three nights of Fireworks Spectaculars.
But fear not for those who can't cope for 5 months without the Towers....
OCTOBER 22ND 2005 : NOISE RESTRICTIONS ON PARK EVENTS
Alton Towers were successful in securing 3 nights of Fireworks this season, despite continued legal battles from a local couple who said that the event disrupted their peace.
OCTOBER 7TH 2005 : ALTON TOWERS FIREWORKS SPECTACULARS
28th, 29th, 30th October, As the end of the year approaches, Alton Towers will once again celebrate its season with a spectacular fireworks, laser and special effects extravaganza!
OCTOBER 7TH 2005 : ADRENALINE WEEK AND WINTER WEEKENDS DATES
Have you got what it takes to ride the ten top thrill rides at the UK's most famous theme park - in the dark? Plus details about winter weekends.
OCTOBER 2ND 2005 : POWERCUT TAKES PARK DOWN
Today Alton Towers experienced a small power cut which caused the rides in X-Sector, Ug Land, Cred Street and Merrie England to be closed for a short amount of time, read more details here....
OCTOBER 1ST 2005 : TWEENIES ON THE MOVE!
Rumours have been Flying around all season concerning the fate of the Tweenies. TowersTimes can now confirm that the brightly coloured quartet will be leaving the Towers at the end of the season....
SEPTEMBER 30TH 2005 : SEASON EXTENSION DETAILS
£10 entry for 10 rides!
SEPTEMBER 20TH 2005 : HALLOWEEN, FIREWORKS AND THE END OF THE SEASON
Alton Towers are now pressing ahead with three nights of Fireworks, but have decided to cancel the Halloween celebrations. Meanwhile it has been announced that the season has been extended by one week!
SEPTEMBER 5TH 2005 : PLAYSTATION WEEKENDER
Over the first weekend in September Alton Towers was taken over by
those happy people at Playstation 2. A series of free events were
laid on for guests including inflatable, sumo wrestling, a zip wire,
live music and even a Human Jukebox. (It's probably best not to
SEPTMEBER 1ST 2005 : WILLY WONKA'S MOVING IN
Next season will see Toyland Tours transformed into Charlie and the
Chocolate Factory, where guests will be given a tour around Mr
Wonka's factory, before taking off for a ride in a glass elevator.
The new ride will will see an extensive extension to the current
Toyland Tours building although most of the ride system of the old
ride will remain...
AUGUST 2005 : SCOOBY DOO COMES TO THE TOWERS
Scooby Doo has come to the Towers in search of his friends, who have
been kidnapped by monsters. Zoinks! Guests are invited to help
Scooby look for Fred, Daphne, Velma and Shaggy, before joining the
gang on Towers Street at the end of the day!
AUGUST 5TH 2005 : TOWERS ST
After a couple of weeks of playing pop music in towers street, the park seems to have readopted the original
'magic' music it has playing on towers street that makes Alton so special for most people when you first walk in..
JUNE 8TH 2005 : HENRY IS BACK
Popular mascot Henry Hound has returned to the Towers after a few years away! Many older
Alton fans will be pleased to welcome him back, while younger fans will no doubt be just as eager to see our favourite pooch in the park!
JUNE 2ND 2005 : TOYLAND TOURS IS CLOSING
TowersTimes has received confirmation that Toyland Tours will close on Sunday 5th June 2005 in preparation for an exciting new development which will open in 2006. The attraction will be most suitable for younger guests, but as yet we cannot confirm the theme of the attraction.
MARCH 1ST 2005 : ALTON TOWERS OPENS 12TH MARCH
The Alton Towers 2005 season is nearly upon us! We are now in the magic month of March and the 12th day is the one to mark in your
diaries! To find out when you can 'ride Rita' and the Ug Bugs new name Click "more"!
FEBRUARY 3RD 2005 : BLACK HOLE - THE LAST GOODBYE!
As I'm sure you're aware, the Black Hole is to close this year. For details and how to book your ticket to the exclusive closing party, click "More". Places are limited so hurry.
February: Enough interest has been generated and all those who contacted Rachael will be receiving booking details on Monday!