David Walliams Gives Green Light To Gangsta Granny The Ride At Alton Towers
Friday 30th April 2021
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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.