Early Ride Time at Alton Towers

October 2nd, 2017 / Alton Towers, Heart of England / 2 Comments »

Alton Towers; Early Ride Time

When considering Alton Towers Tickets & Deals look out for Early Ride Time that offers guests the chance to access the park one hour before it opens to the public.  With select rides & attractions open each day, this is a great way to get ahead of the queues at Alton Towers.

i. Early Ride Time; Online Tickets

Guests that purchase theme park tickets directly with Alton Towers can enjoy Early Ride Time on the day of their visit. Online tickets also come with the added benefit of discounted savings of up to £20pp when booked in advance. Simply present your theme park tickets at the gate and you will be able to access select rides & attractions an hour before the park opens to the public.

Save more than £20pp when you book Alton Towers tickets online that includes Early Ride Time!


Rita at Alton Towers

Alton Towers; Rita, (photo; Phil Loach)


ii. Early Ride Time; Alton Resort Guests, (with tickets)

Extend your visit with an overnight stay at the Alton Towers Resort where all packages, that include theme park tickets, come with Early Ride Time to help you get ahead of the queues. Resort guests can also make use of a separate entrance into the park that takes you directly to the Forbidden Valley (Nemesis, Galactica), without needed to use the monorail.  Look out for a choice of accommodation from the NEW CBeebies Land Hotel, Enchanted Village Lodges & Splash Landings Hotel where all breaks include a FREE second day at the park too.

More information available at Alton Towers Short Breaks.

iii. Early Ride Time; Passholders

Passholders can also take advantage of Early Ride Time at Alton Towers. Simply scan your Annual Pass at the gate and the theme park staff will grant you access to the park an hour before it opens to the public.

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CBeebies Land at Alton Towers

CBeebies Land at Alton Towers


Early Ride Time; More Information

Early Ride Time is available from 9am each day & offers access to select rides & attractions for an hour before the park opens to the public. Rides included within this offer vary so worth double-checking what is running on the day of your visit.  Rides & attractions that can be included in this Early Ride Time are; Nemesis, Oblivion, The Blade, Enterprise and select rides within CBeebies Land.

Basically, Early Ride Time provides select guests with an additional hour at the park with minimal queues.  As a number of the most popular attractions can be included within this offer, (CBeebies Land, Nemesis & Oblivion), you can enjoy some of the main rides away from the queues.  Furthermore, this frees you up to concentrate on other attractions once the full park is open for the day.

Whilst the rides available under Early Ride Time can be widely dispersed around the park, if you know your way around, you can pick up a number of rides on the quiet. To make the best use of Early Ride Time, it is important to know exactly which rides & attractions are running on the day of your visit.

Early Ride Time is not running during Scarefest, Fireworks and any other special events at the park.

Book Alton Towers Tickets that includes Early Ride Time & savings of more than £20pp off standard price tickets!

By Liz Walsh




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  1. Andrew Hardwick says:

    Looking for best price for 2 adults and a child

    • Hi Andrew, your query has come through on our Early Ride Time information so if you are looking for entry to Alton Towers that includes early access you will need to book tickets online with Alton Towers, (alternatively purchase a merlin pass/opt for a hotel package that includes theme park entry). The best ticket prices are available for those that can book 5+ days in advance so worth checking out ticket prices online, (prices change depending upon when you are looking to visit & advance booking notice you can give). A cheaper option can be making use of 2 for 1 vouchers but unfortunately you cannot take advantage of early ride time with any vouchers used.