The Alton Towers Resort covers a vast area of over 500 acres and as most of this is outdoors we are therefore subject to the Great British weather. Food establishments offer diners cover, as do attractions such as Sea Life. Be prepared and bring appropriate clothing and footwear should unfavourable weather be forecast. Our shops do sell ponchos and umbrellas should you need to buy them.
Severe weather conditions can sometimes result in ride closures, for health and safety reasons.
High winds/rain/storms and snow are rare but can all bring their own challenges to ride operation as all rides have specific and unique operating requirements detailed by the manufacturer which must be adhered to. We cannot guarantee or predetermine closure times or which rides will operate in adverse weather. We understand that this can be disappointing, but the safety of our guests and staff is of paramount importance to us and is always our primary concern.
Alton Towers Resort is in the Staffordshire countryside, accessible by B roads there may be severe delays or blockages accessing the Resort in the event of severe weather such as snow or ice.
Should any of these circumstances arise we shall keep our website home page and social media pages (Facebook, Twitter) updated with the latest news.