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Alton Towers launches Trick o Treat Town Scarefest for Halloween – how to book tickets

Alton Towers launches Trick o Treat Town Scarefest for Halloween - how to book tickets

ALTON TOWERS has just announced that its big Halloween event is back for this October and the theme park is launching Trick o Treat Town. Filled with new attractions and exciting experiences, be sure to book tickets for the ultimate family celebration.

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Alton Towers' Gangsta Granny ride inspired by David Walliams' nan

Author: news@hulldailymail.co.uk (Lucy Marshall)
This post originally appeared on Hull Live – Celebs & TV

David Walliams is opening his own theme park ride based on his successful children’s book Gangsta Granny.

The comedian who has become a well-known children’s author has raked in millions for his successful tales, and now the popular book characters will appear at Alton Towers.

The ride is based around book Gangsta Granny, which was made into a film in 2013, starring the likes of Joanna Lumley, and Miranda Hart.

The ride includes interactive elements, where you will ride through a tunnel of adventure as the story of Gangsta Granny comes alive in 3D.

Characters such as Ben, Raj, The Queen, and Linda can be spotted around the ride.

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David Walliams launches his own Gangsta Granny ride (Image: Instagram/David Walliams)

The star shared the new on Instagram and shared the first insight into the new ride, ahead of its opening next month.

He took five children for the first exclusive chance to enjoy the adventure, which officially opens to the public from May 17.

Walliams said: “I am absolutely thrilled with the brand new #GangstaGranny ride at @altontowers.

“My story has been brought to life in such an exciting and hilarious way.

“The attraction will be open to the public on May 17.”

There is also a gift shop based around character Raj, filled with sweets and goodies, as well as Gangsta Granny merchandise.

David Walliams telling his book fans about the ride (Image: Instagram/David Walliams)

What’s more there is also a carousel and another ride for smaller children.

David has his own world at the park named ‘The world of David Walliams’ where the attractions will be based.

The star has 26 books to date including the likes of Billionaire Bairn, Mr Mingin, The Boy in the Dress, and Ratburger.

Members of the public shared their excitement for the opening of the ride.

One fan said: “Wow! Fantastic!”

Another added: “Brilliant, you must be so pleased.”

A third agreed: “Looks so cool.”

A number of fans were tagging their friends in the announcement post and said, “we have to go”.

‘The Challenge: All Stars’ Preview: Alton Struggles To Catch His Breath & Keep Up During Challenge

Author: Alyssa Norwin
This post originally appeared on Hollywood Life

On this week’s episode of ‘The Challenge: All Stars,’ Alton uncharacteristically loses his stamina while competing in an endurance mission.

Alton Williams is one of the biggest physical threats on The Challenge: All Stars, but even he struggles in the daily challenge this week. HollywoodLife has an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek of the show’s April 29 episode, which features the contestants split up into teams for an endurance challenge. The team members have to work together to carry a heavy log on a grueling path, which appears to be uphill.

“We’re all tired,” Katie Cooley says in the preview. “I’m breathing like a farm animal, but we just don’t want to give up.” However, it was Alton who appears to be struggling the most. “Rest. Break! Break now!” he can be heard telling his teammates. At one point, he nearly falls to the ground, and tries to stabilize himself by leaning on teammate Beth Stolarczyk. “Alton cannot catch his breath and I don’t understand why Alton is starting to lean on ME,” Beth says. “Get off me, Alton!”

Alton Williams on “The Challenge: All Stars”. (Paramount+)

As the challenge goes on, Alton continues to ask his team to rest. At one point, he even drops to the ground as the others grow frustrated. “Something’s going on,” Syrus Yarbrough says. “There’s no way this physical specimen is on his freakin’ knees and here I am, at 50 years old, doing it. I’m concerned for him a little bit, but I’m more concerned with keeping myself in the game.”

When the clip ends, Alton, who is 41 years old, is still struggling, and it’s unclear whether or not the team will be able to complete the mission. The Challenge: All Stars has definitely proven to be no joke so far, with the veteran players competing in difficult challenges each week that have put them to the test. New episodes of the show air on Thursdays on Paramount+, and you can stream the whole season so far on the app!