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Sharkbait Reef Sealife Opens
Saturday 28th March 2009
Alton Towers Resort opened the new SEA LIFE centre To mark the new season, the Alton Towers Resort opened their new pirate-themed tropical aquarium, Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, and man of the moment and the newly-crowned ‘King of Ice’ was in town to open the attraction. 

Mutiny Bay To Expand In 2009
Saturday 14th February 2009
Opening in Spring 2009, the SEA LIFE aquarium, and will provide the familiar friendly and authoritative guide to the last great frontier…the seas and oceans of the world, and their myriad of mysterious and amazing inhabitants.


Alton Towers To Open Sea Life Centre
Friday 28th November 2008
The Alton Towers Resort is delighted to confirm that they have today been granted permission to build a SEA LIFE aquarium. 

Opening in Spring 2009, the attraction will be the 30th SEA LIFE aquarium, and will provide the familiar friendly and authoritative guide to the last great frontier…the seas and oceans of the world, and their myriad of mysterious and amazing inhabitants.

There will be no additional charge for guests visiting the Theme Park to enter the aquarium, which will be located within the pirate-themed Mutiny Bay area of the Park. 

Russell Barnes, Divisional Director for the Alton Towers Resort, said:

'We are delighted to have received the go-ahead to begin building this new attraction which I am confident will be a fantastic addition to the Resort. We'll be adding our unique Alton Towers touch to SEA LIFE’s excellent reputation and expertise in marine conservation, education and awareness in order to create an amazingly themed attraction that families can enjoy together’.

A sister brand to the Alton Towers Resort within the Merlin Entertainments Group, SEA LIFE is the world’s No 1 aquarium brand, and second largest attraction brand in Europe.

Mutiny Bay Sea Life Plans
Friday 3rd October 2008
Plans have been submitted to the local council of Alton Towers for the removal of the 3D Cinema dome in Munity Bay and a new attraction to be installed. If approved the attraction could open for the 2009 season! The plans see a new Sea Life Centre installed in its place. 

Battle Galleons And Mutiny Bay Opens
Saturday 15th March 2008
Mutiny Bay has officially opened to guests today, the new area has 2 brand new attractions along with the teacups ride rethemed into a Marauders Mayhem. The new rock and tog ride Heave Ho and Battle Galleons has opened to guests with a great reaction. 

Although it's not the weather for the new splash battle at the moment this ride is going to be great in the summer. With water cannons on the side of the ride, you don't have to ride it to get wet or soak others! 

Mutiny Bay Splash Battle Update
Saturday 9th February 2008
Theming and track for Battle Galleons one of the new rides in Munity Bay continues to be installed on the old lake. The queue line for the ride looks to have been installed along with a large pirate ship in the middle of one of the sections of track. 

Theming For New Mutiny Bay Continues
Friday 8th February 2008
Work on theming Battle Galleons continues with concreate still be poured into the lake for foundations and theming. In a small opening of the station building, we can see the theming for the ride is a castle and will be made fully out of bricks / concrete. From across the lake, we can also see one of the sections is complete and themed to castle turrets. 

Friday 1st February 2008

• All new Mutiny Bay – a fantastic land for families with three new attractions, plus two new Pirate themed rooms in the Splash Landings Hotel

• Amazing value family theme park ticket – just £78* when booked in advance

• Theme Park open from March 15th – November 9th 2008 with Hotels, Waterpark, Golf and Spa open all year round

• A mind-blowing mix of extraordinary attractions offering unlimited fun for kids of all ages, families and thrill seekers 

• For the best value resort deals, book your adventure in advance at and receive an incredible 10% discount off your stay! Plus, hotel guests receive unlimited** park and waterpark access for the duration of their stay!

Swashbuckle your way through the new Mutiny Bay themed land; practise your swing at Extraordinary Golf; visit Willy Wonka in his fantabulous Chocolate Factory; escape from it all in the luxurious resort Spa; scream your way into Oblivion or splash yourself silly in the waterpark, all in the name of fantastic family fun! 

NEW! Mutiny Bay and THREE new family attractions

Mutiny Bay – an exciting new themed land especially for families anchors at the Alton Towers Resort in March 2008. The flagship attraction of the pirate-themed area will be Battle Galleons, a water adventure ride set to challenge all ages. Aboard the eight Galleons, wannabe pirates will take part in a fun-filled splash battle of their lives! 

Mutiny Bay will also be home to Marauder’s Mayhem - a spinning sensation set within barrels of rum and explosives! For smaller explorers, a ride aboard the rocking Heave Ho tug boat will challenge brave adventurers. 

New for 2008 –Pirate Rooms 

To celebrate the launch of Mutiny Bay, two new Pirate themed rooms have been unveiled in the Splash Landings Hotel. Sleeping up to 6 adventurers, the rooms have been cleverly designed to give the feeling of being aboard a ship and contain a range of interactive games, a Playstation 3, and a treasure chest full of goodies for those skilled enough to crack the code!

Foundations For New Attraction In Merry England
Sunday 4th November 2007
The Swan boats are no more! Foundations for a new Splash Battle ride are being installed in one of the lakes at Alton Towers. Opening next year we expect the ride will be very wet and cover a lot of the lake.