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World Of David Walliams And Gangsta Granny The Ride Now Open

Monday 17th May 2021
Explore the World of David Walliams and take on the ultimate heist on Gangsta Granny The Ride. The area features several attractions but the headline attraction is Gangsta Granny: The Ride, a new indoor dark ride that sees guests board a royal carriage and help Granny and Ben pull off the greatest jewel heist in history! The World of David Walliams is a rethemed area of what was once Cloud Cuckoo Land. 

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David Walliams Gives Green Light To Gangsta Granny The Ride At Alton Towers

Friday 30th April 2021
David Walliams has given his official seal of approval to Gangsta Granny: The Ride, Alton Towers Resort’s newest attraction based on his best-selling novel, Gangsta Granny.
 
Pictured at the Staffordshire Resort on Tuesday 27th April, Walliams is seen signing off the attraction ahead of its planned opening on 17th May, before welcoming six local schoolchildren to be the first in the world to experience the unique ride.
 
The new photos show Walliams quality checking the Resort’s newest ride, ensuring the Beefeaters’ hats are at the perfect angle, the smell of cabbage soup permeates perfectly, and Raj’s Shop contains the infamous Nick ‘n’ Mix.
 
Walliams then led the six schoolchildren onto the ride to be the world’s official ‘First Riders’ of Gangsta Granny: The Ride. The children could not contain their excitement as they rushed to try out the exhilarating new attraction. 
 
The thrilling new multi-sensory ride experience will see guests join the main characters as they attempt the greatest heist in the history of the world: to steal the Crown Jewels. The exhilarating journey will see guests hop aboard a Royal Carriage as they set off on a remarkable tour of London’s Crown Jewels only to be swept-up in Ben and Granny’s exhilarating escapade. 
 
The ride will whizz, twist and spin through the sewers on a 360° special effect laden, wild ride to break into the Crown Jewels vault. Passengers will see, feel, hear and even smell an electrifying and unique re-telling of the Gangsta Granny story.
 
David Walliams said: “It’s an incredible feeling, I did feel very emotional. I did think ‘wow, how has all this happened’ because the book was written just over 10 years ago, and it’s now famous enough to have its own ride at Alton Towers. I came here as a kid! So, it’s pretty mind-blowing.”
 
David continued: “I just loved going on the ride, and I can’t wait to come back with my son and nephew because they are both under 10, I mean they both will absolutely freak out when they get to experience it. “
 
The ride’s launch is planned for 17th May now that David Walliams has given his official approval on Gangsta Granny: The Ride. The attraction lives in The World of David Walliams with bargains to be found in Raj’s Shop, a host of Royal Guards brought to life on-site, the Royal Carousel where you can race on regal thoroughbreds, Raj’s Bottom Burp which delivers a bumpy ride and much more. 

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World Of David Walliams 2021 Update

Tuesday 13th April 2021
The opening of The World Of David Walliams is just weeks away and final preparations are being made to another new addition within the area. A new flat ride called Flavio’s Fabulous Fandango is being installed in the corner. 

Over the closed season, all of the signs in the area have been covered over to protect them from the cold weather. With the area not open yet all of the signs are still bagged up. 

Roaming actors can also be seen roaming around the area dressed up as beef eaters. Protecting the crown jewels from theifs. 

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Alton Towers Announces Gangsta Granny The Ride Open Day

Wednesday 24th March 2021
Alton Towers has announced then they plan to open Gangsta Granny the ride and the rest of David Walliams world. 

Posted on Alton Towers Social Media Channels this morning.

BREAKING NEWS: We’re excited to reveal new images of Gangsta Granny: The Ride which we plan to open from May 17th 2021!

The brand-new family attraction brings to life David Walliams’ most popular children’s novel, Gangsta Granny. Get set to experience the thrilling new multi-sensory ride as you join Ben and Granny as they attempt the greatest heist in the history of the world: to steal the Crown Jewels! 

For more information and to book your Royal adventure: 

https://www.altontowers.com/explore/theme-park/rides-attractions/gangsta-granny-the-ride/

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Gangsta Granny The Ride To Open Spring 2021

Friday 26th February 2021
It is also anticipated the Alton Towers's much anticipated latest attraction, Gangsta Granny: The Ride will open in the Spring after the re-opening. The ground-breaking, brand-new family attraction brings to life David Walliams’ most popular children’s novel.  Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, Gangsta Granny tells the story of Ben who discovers that his Granny is secretly an international jewel thief. The thrilling new experience will see guests join the main characters as they attempt the greatest heist in the history of the world: to steal the Crown Jewels! On-board a Royal Carriage, the ride will whizz, twist and spin passengers 360° through a series of scenes where they will see, feel, hear and even smell an electrifying and unique re-telling of the Gangsta Granny story. 

 

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A Glimpse Into The World Of David Walliams New For 2021

Sunday 5th July 2020
With The World of David Walliams delayed until Spring 2021 due to Coranavrius and theme parks only just opening up we took a quick glimpse into the new area. 

The area looks fantastic and we can hardly recognise it as Cloud Cuckoo Land. As we predicted some of the rides in the area have moved places with the frog hopper moving back to its original location and the carousel moving to the spot that the twirling toadstool ride once stood. The entrance to Gangsta Granny: The Ride also looks amazing with some of the queue line flowing out in the area, purple ropes of course! 

With construction fences still up around the newly rethemed area all photos were taken from public areas. 

We look forward to seeing the new area in 2021!

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World of David Walliams Delayed Until 2021

Friday 29th May 2020
Alton Towers has announced via Social Media that The World of David Walliams has been postponed until 2021. 

Posted in an update the park has said: 

"We are sorry to say that we've taken the very difficult decision to postpone the opening of Gangsta Granny: The Ride until Spring 2021. 

We hugely disappointed, as we know many of you will be. So much hard work has gone into the design and build of what promises to be a brilliant, unique ride experience. 

We look forward to launching Gangsta Granny: The Ride, and the other attractions in the brand-new area inspired by The World of David Walliams next year with all the fanfare they deserve. 

Thank you for your understanding."

https://www.altontowers.com/explore/theme-park/rides-attractions/walliams/

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Gangsta Granny: The Ride

Wednesday 8th January 2020
New For 2020 at Alton Towers Resort, Gangsta Granny: The Ride will be located in the old Cloud Cuckoo Land area in the space previously occupied by Wobble World and the family scare maze House of Monsters.  

Posted by David Williams on his Twitter.

I am delighted to reveal that Gangsta Granny: The Ride will be arriving at @altontowers in spring along with a new themed area based on my children’s books! I can’t wait!

https://twitter.com/davidwalliams/status/1214985390920220673

"Climb into your royal carriage as Granny and Ben enlist your help to pull of the greatest jewel heist in history! Take a spin through the sewers on a 360° special effects laden wild ride to break into the crown jewels vault! Can you grab the jewels and make an explosive escape? Careful, if the Feds catch you, you’ll be in a right royal mess!

Can you pull off the greatest Jewel heist in history? Gangsta Granny: The Ride – opening Spring 2020"

https://www.altontowers.com/explore/theme-park/rides-attractions/walliams/ 

Gangsta Granny Rooms:

"Stay and enjoy a fully immersive Gangsta Granny over night experience! Guests will be able to stay a uniquely themed room, surrounded by the book’s much loved characters and hidden treasures."

The fun doesn't stop there!

A whole area of the theme park will be transformed, inspired ‘The World of David Walliams’. As well as Gangsta Granny; the Ride, the themed area will feature a host of other rides and attractions where guests can:

Pick up a crazy bargain in Raj’s Shop
Race on a regal thoroughbred on the Royal Carousel
Giggle with delight on Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp
Along with other surprises and twists along the way

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Promotion Material Updated Around The Park For 2020 Attraction

Tuesday 19th November 2019
Work on removing House of Monsters from the old Wobbleworld building appears to be complete. From the small gap in the construction fences, we can see the building is completely gutted and ready for something new to be installed.  We now know that Cloud Cuckoo Land will receive a makeover throughout the closed season.

We expect something else to replace the old Twirling Toadstool ride or if not, some of the attractions will be moved to make the area more greeting to new guests. 

No extra details about the new area have been given yet, however advertising across all of the park has been updated to advertise the new area as opening in 2020! 

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The World of David Walliams to arrive at Alton Towers in 2020

Thursday 17th October 2019
Today it was announced that Alton Towers would be bring 'The World of David Walliams' to Alton Towers in 2020.

The popular TV personality, who began his career as a Television comedian and now more prominent as a judge on Britain's Got Talent is now more associated with the best selling books he started to write more than 10 years ago.

David Walliams signed a two-book contract with publisher HarperCollins, which were both illustrated by Quentin Blake, most popular for illustrating the books from Roald Dahl. The first book written by Walliams was 'The Boy in the Dress' and the second was 'Mr Stink' which were both met with positive reception.

David Walliams has since continued to write a further 10 books, this time all illustrated by Tony Ross, most known for illustrating the Horrid Henry series of books and Walliams' books have now become a household name and most people would have heard of some of his titles in the collection such as Gangster Granny and Ratburger. Even if you haven't read the books you have probably seen many of the film adaptations of the books or even stage adaptations!

The announcement of The World of David Walliams will be located in the current location of Cloud Cuckoo Land and will feature a 'headline' attraction as well as several other small rides. The new area will debut Spring 2020, it is also rumoured that the hotels will see an inclusion of World of David Walliams themed suites.

"It’s a huge thrill for some of my favourite characters to be getting their own attractions at Alton Towers” said David Walliams. “I can’t wait to experience them for myself, and from all the work that has gone in, I think people are going to love it. All will be revealed next year.”

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