Early Ride Time at Alton Towers Resort

Calling all early birds!

Whilst the main theme park gates open from 10am, hotel guests and Merlin Annual Pass holders have exclusive access to select rides at Alton Towers Resort from 9.30am.

Experience some of our most popular rides ahead of the park opening. With shorter queue times, you can start your day with unencumbered thrills!


What rides can I access early?

Mutiny Bay

  • Wicker Man


  • Oblivion
  • Enterprise

CBeebies Land

  • Peter Rabbit Hippity Hop
  • Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom Ride
  • In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride
  • Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
  • Get, Set, Go! Treetop Adventure
  • Justin's House Pie-O-Matic Factory
  • Postman Pat Parcel Post
  • Numtums Number-Go-Round

Terms and conditions

Early Ride Time is not available during Scarefest, Fireworks and other Special Events. Or after 8th October. Early Ride Time is exclusively for Resort Hotel Guests and Merlin Passholders. A valid Merlin Pass or Hotel booking confirmation must be shown to gain access to the park for Early Ride Time. Please have this ready to show to the Admissions Team. The line-up of available rides and rollercoasters is subject to availability and can change throughout the season. Be sure to check this page before your visit, to find out which attractions will be open.

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