Alton Towers Have Revealed Their 2023 Events Calendar & It's HUGE!
Alton Towers are absolutely renowned for their annual events nowadays including their fantastically vibrant live entertainment, themed experiences are more.
In an official press release today (02/02/2023) Alton Towers Resort confirmed 7 action packed events for the resort’s upcoming 2023 season.
This year will see the return of such fan favourites as Scarefest, Oktoberfest and Mardis Gras as well as the arrival of a BRAND NEW event and some major changes to last season’s debut event – Festival Of Thrills.
So what can you expect from this year’s offering? Let’s take a closer look!
February Half Term, Pirate Takeover (11th – 26th February)
Ahoy landlubbers! Set sail to Alton Towers Resort this February Half Term and join Captain Black and his motley crew as the infamous pirates of Mutiny Bay take over.
Guests can enjoy a swashbuckling overnight stay with breakfast, live entertainment, entry to the Waterpark, nine holes of Extraordinary Golf, a treasure hunt and access to rides and attractions in Mutiny Bay.
For the first time, guests can also enjoy an exciting pirate adventure for a few hours as Mutiny Bay and Towers Street open to day guests.
Festival of Thrills – The Smiler Takeover (17th April – 7th May)
Following the success of last year’s event, Festival of Thrills is back for its second year inviting thrill seekers to take on the Resort’s awesome roller coasters but with a twist – The Smiler takeover.
Get ready for a series of marmalising experiences dedicated to The Smiler in its 10th year.
Mardi Gras (20th May – 18th June)
It’s time to get jazzy as Mardi Gras is set to return with a fantabulous line-up of food, drink and live entertainment.
The Carnival inspired takeover is set to dazzle as the Mardi Gras Krewes return with brand-new, high-energy entertainment, Food Street will be jam-packed with themed food from around the world, all with the backdrop of the theme park’s world-class roller coasters and fantabulous family faves.
Oktoberfest (9th September – 1st October)
Back by popular demand, the family-friendly event, Oktoberfest will return to the Resort as its transformed into a Bavarian-themed destination, complete with Lederhosen-clad hosts, lots of oomptastic live entertainment, delicious German themed food and drink, plus the chance to ride world-class roller coasters and family fave attractions.
Scarefest (7th – 8th, 13th – 31st October)
The season for spooktacular fun, spine-tingling scares and rides in the dark is back as the award-winning Scarefest returns.
The home of Halloween will host terrifying scare mazes with brand-new creepy scares, shocks and spooktacular thrills, more live entertainment across the Resort, plus Monster Ball returns for those brave youngsters. Open until 9pm each day, daring guests can face head-spinning, hair-raising rides and attractions in darkness including Wicker Man and the Alton Towers Dungeon!
Fireworks (3rd – 5th November)
The UK’s most fantabulous fireworks spectaculars is set to return with a bang.
With brand-new special effects, the dazzling display will light up the sky to music and live action storytelling.
Don’t miss out on this final opportunity to ride world-class roller coasters in the dark before the season ends.
Christmas (selected dates from 24th November – 30th December)
Make magical memories this Christmas as Alton Towers Resort is transformed into the ultimate Christmassy escape with festive celebrations and seasonal sensations.
So there you have it, that’s everything (we know so far) about what you can expect from this year’s jam packed events calendar at the UK’s most magical escape.
With promises of “creepy new scares” and “dazzling new special effects” on the cards it’s safe to say that this year’s Alton Towers events calendar will be anything but dull.
We can’t wait to get started with the 2023 season and we’re sure you’ll all feel the same by now, however there is so much more to look forward to this year than just the events.
Alton Towers are of course set to launch the re-imagined haunted house ride later this Spring, and this has us questioning whether or not these NEW SCARES will have any link to the ride’s new identity?
Talking about this year’s offering Chris Carter – Events and Entertainments Director at Alton Towers Resort, said;
“We are dedicated to creating a much-needed form of escape for families and thrillseekers and this year, we plan to host non-stop fun and thrills throughout the entire season.
“We are excited to see the return of our popular Mardi Gras, Oktoberfest, award-winning Scarefest, and mind-blowing fireworks spectacular, as well as welcome Festival of Thrills back for a second year with a special Smiler celebration.
“All of our events will have exciting new live entertainment, fabulous, themed food and drink and with our fantastic rides and attractions, we’re sure our guests will love the Resort’s incredible line-up this season.”
We’re certainly very excited and as such we can’t wait to dive into the park’s 2023 season this coming March the 18th!
Which event are you most excited for? We’d love to hear all of your thoughts and predictions for this year’s events calendar in the comments below!