The World Of David Walliams at Alton Towers

Gangsta Granny The Ride Image
It's no secret that we are huge fans of Alton Towers and having a Merlin Pass means we usually visit at least 6 times each year. When we visited at Halloween last year we saw teaser posters for the new area of the park 'The World Of David Walliams'. The books are not stories we are familiar with however we have just watched Gangsta Granny and now little J cannot wait to visit again in Spring. 

The World of David Walliams which is set to be unveiled sometime in Spring will also see a new attraction, Gangsta Granny The Ride.  The new ground-breaking family attraction that brings to life David Walliams’ most popular children’s novel Gangsta Granny.

If you are unfamiliar with the book, Gangsta Granny tells the story of Ben who discovers that his Granny is secretly an international jewel thief. The thrilling new 4D ride experience will see guests join the main characters as they attempt the greatest heist in the history of the world, to steal the Crown Jewels.
Gangsta Granny The Ride Image
Guests will board a Royal Carriage, and set off on a Crown Jewels tour only to be caught up in Ben and Granny’s audacious adventure. The ride will whizz, twist and spin passengers 360° through a series of scenes where they will see, feel, hear and even smell an electrifying and unique re-telling of the Gangsta Granny story. Using state-of-the-art special effects, 3D projection-mapping and animation inspired by the artwork of Tony Ross, guests will descend with Ben and Granny into the sewers, be chased through the streets of London and even come face to face with the Queen, but will the madcap scheme succeed?

As well as the ride a whole area of the theme park will be transformed, inspired by ‘The World of David Walliams’. The themed area will also feature a host of other rides and attractions where guests can

Pick up a crazy bargain in Raj’s Shop
Race on a regal thoroughbred on the Royal Carousel
Giggle with delight on Raj’s Bouncy Bottom Burp
Encounter other surprises and twists along the way

The fun doesn't stop at the theme park, fans of David’s books can also enjoy the ultimate sleepover with an overnight stay in one of four Gangsta Granny themed bedrooms in the Alton Towers Hotel.

At this moment there is no official opening date for The World of David Walliams it is just 'opening in Spring' but as soon as I know I will update.

Will you be visiting Alton Towers this Spring?



  1. We love David Walliams and his books but never visited Alton Towers! Would love to visit one day!

  2. We used to go to Alton Towers every year when I was a kid, and I've been a few times as an adult.
    I think it's been nearly 4 years since my last visit, so I would definitely like to go back at some point soon!

  3. I definitely need to visit Alton Towers with the kids for this- Jack absolutely adores David Walliams!

  4. This is so cool! I love David Walliams and his stories! I have never been to Alton Towers but this will definitely make me decide to go.

  5. I'm a big fan of David Walliams and the Gangsta Granny storyline sounds really fun! I'd love to visit myself.

  6. My boys love rollercoasters but we've yet to visit Alton Towers. Hoping to visit this summer. My eldest adores David Walliams' books so I'm sure he'd like the new attraction.

  7. My kids are desperate to see the new David Walliams stuff at Alton Towers, we will be there with bells on!!!

  8. This looks like it is going to be absolutely brilliant. I'd have never thought of a David Walliams book as a theme for a ride, but when you think about it, it makes sense, as both are so much fun. Mich x


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