Stargazing Pods Installation Complete
Friday 22nd March 2019
The Stargazing Pods at Alton Towers resort is set to open on 12th April 2019, and it would appear the new accommodation is ready for its first guests. All of the pods have now received door mats along with room number above the doors.
This unique accommodation is in a camping style with the toilet, shower, baby change, and accessibility facilities all located in a facilities block in the pod camp.
Each pod has two single beds, and a double bed and that is it. Being branded as “minimalistic themed pods” all you get is a bed and a toilet block down one end of the camping site.
Sleeping a maximum of 4 people these won't be any good for large groups. Unlike the hotels where some rooms can sleep a family of 4 or 6. Reception for the Stargazing Pods is using the old Treetop quest reception building. Treetop Quest closed a few years ago after being used for two season and then being closed due to budget cuts.
Stargazing Pods Mid February Update
Sunday 17th February 2019
Work on the stargazing pods at Alton Towers looks to be almost complete with paths to the pods being layed yesterday, more of the standard pods have been installed since we were last on site. However, we're yet to see the premium pods arrive on site. We’re starting to wonder if they got scrapped in favor of more basic accommodation. Work on the factories block also continues along with what we expect will be a small car park for disabled guests. With the new accommodation set to open soon, there's still lots left to do until everything is ready.
Stargazing Pods Christmas Update
Saturday 22nd December 2018
Work on the star gazing pods is progressing nicely at Alton Towers, more pods have been installed since our last visit along with grass starting to be put down alongside some of the pods. Lighting poles have also started to be installed around the camp site. With no toilets in the pods the toilet block is the only place to shower and use the toilet, the roof of the facilities building has started to go up with tiles waiting on the ground.
One thing thats been installed or moved since we last visited the park is a time lapse camera. We don’t remember seeing once in the past but we expect footage from this will be used on the parks social media channels.
Stargazing Pods Update
Saturday 1st December 2018
Over the past few weeks, more of the Stargazing pods have been installed. Along with grass being laid in-between some of the pods. The toilet and facilities block is progressing nicely, we expect that in the next few days a roof will be adde
Stargazing Pods Installation Begins
Friday 2nd November 2018
Stargazing Pods have started to be installed over at the Stargazing Accommodation center. Directly next to the Enchanted Village this new accommodation will be the cheapest in the Alton Towers Complex. Identical to the pods installed inside the park these rooms are stripped back and have no toilets or showers. All toilets and showers can be found in the facilities building being built down one end of the site.
The more premium pods with a roof light hatch are yet to be seen.