New For 2023 The Curse at Alton Manor
Tuesday 24th January 2023
Families will be trembling in anticipation as Alton Towers Resort has released the first details of its exciting new attraction coming to the theme park this Spring.
The Curse at Alton Manor is the official name of the new attraction and is set to be the Resort’s most immersive dark ride to date.
An eerie image of the new ride-through haunted house has also been unveiled which hints at what’s to come with the attraction when it launches this Spring.
The Resort is keeping ride details, including the backstory of the Manor’s sinister past under wraps for now, however it has said it will be a haunting ride which will frighten and excite both brave youngsters AND adults, as it takes them on a hair-raising journey through the spectacular twists and turns of the cursed manor.
Although there is limited information around what to expect with the ride, creators of The Curse at Alton Manor are said to have found new and unimaginable ways to scare and surprise fans, with special effects and visuals that have never been seen before from a UK theme park.
The spooky site where Alton Manor resides was once home to the attraction Duel, however the ride was abruptly closed after the building was repossessed last year due to unnatural activity in the area.
Although information around the strange goings-on inside the house is limited, the image offers a set of clues about what’s in store for fans who dare to ride The Curse at Alton Manor, but The Resort is leaving it up to fans to figure this out.
Kate McBirnie, Head of Product Excellence at Alton Towers Resort, said:
“Let the countdown begin! The Curse at Alton Manor is no ordinary dark ride. It has all the components of a supernatural tale - it’s dark, compelling and promises some thrilling and scary moments along the way. Fans of eerie rides will certainly appreciate this one.
“More details on The Curse at Alton Manor will be revealed next month, so stay tuned for what’s to come.”
Alton Towers Resort is renowned for providing world-class attractions for guests of all ages, including Wicker Man, the UK’s first wooden rollercoaster to be built in over 20 years, Oblivion, the world’s first vertical drop rollercoaster and The Smiler, the world’s first 14 loop rollercoaster, to name a few. The Staffordshire based theme park continues to welcome millions of guests from across the globe, delivering memorable and unique experiences and events each season.
Duel Retheme Teased At Start Of Scarefest Event
Friday 7th October 2022
Duel might have closed over a month ago but it hasn't been until the start of Scarefest that we received any clues as to what might be replacing the iconic attraction.
A temporary wall has been installed with signs added to it along with some pep holes. Where when you look through them you can see a video playing of a creepy doll in what looks like an attic. Signs have also been added around the area with a phone number, which if you call has a voicemail message about the ride closing.
No theming has been removed from the outside of the ride however looking backstage we can see items of theming that have been removed.
Duel At Alton Towers Closes
Tuesday 6th September 2022
Duel at Alton Towers has today closed its doors for the last time.
The last duel gun has been shot and the last scream screamed! We can't wait to see the changes made to the ride and the surrounding area.
Alton Towers Announces Duel Closure
Tuesday 23rd August 2022
Big changes are coming at Alton Towers Resort, spotted in the exit of Duel a new sign has been installed leading us to believe that Duel will be closing on 6th September 2022.
06+09 = The Duel Is Over, This is my house
No more information is known or has been posted about Duel closing but it certainly looks like the end of the line for this fun family dark ride. People online have already started to speculate that the writing on the bottom line is written by Molly the little girl in the doll's house in the queue line.
As much as it hurts us to say goodbye to Duel, we can't wait to see what the park does to the attraction next!