The Ride and land inspired by children’s books by David Walliams
Young fans of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny can try their own theft of the Crown Jewels this summer with a new ride bringing one of his beloved stories to life.
The first images of Gangsta Granny: The Ride were revealed at the opening of the new attraction at Alton Towers Resort.
Based on David Walliams’ most popular children’s novel – about a boy named Ben who finds out his grandmother is an international jewelry thief – the ride will see guests join Ben and Granny as they attempt the biggest heist of world history – to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Scroll down for more photos
Guests will be drawn into the couple’s exhilarating getaway on a multisensory ride that twists through the sewers and streets of London before entering the Chest of the Crown Jewels.
The ride, which received the author’s seal of approval when he took a look behind the scenes earlier this month, is part of an area that has been transformed inside the Staffordshire Park to reflect the popularity of Walliams stories. .
Other rides and attractions including the Royal Carousel, Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp, Flavio’s Fabulous Fandango, plus the chance to grab a bargain at Raj’s Character Shop. Families can also book an overnight stay in the new Gangsta Granny themed rooms at the Alton Towers hotel. The interactive experience includes the ability to crack the safe code to receive special treats during your stay.
Alton Towers is one of many theme parks planning new rides and attractions for the summer season to attract visitors and vacationers. It is predicted that the UK could face a stay boom as more households opt for a UK break this year due to ongoing coronavirus restrictions on travel to the foreign.
Legoland in Windsor is preparing to open its new Land of Mythica attraction for the first time this Saturday.
At both theme parks, capacity is currently limited to allow social distancing, there are improved cleaning regimes and masks on all rides and attractions (except water rides) for those over 11.
Visit www.altontowers.com for more information on David Walliams themed attractions.