TheAltonTowersExperience[Book: John Seccombe – 1987 – Third edition – 10x21cm – 116 Pages – Full colour]. Everything you want to know about Alton Towers including the technical specifications of the big rides. Selected Chapter Points: Introduction; Getting Around +Monorail, Skyride and Miniature Railway. Festival Park; Talbot Street; Fantasy World; Kiddies Kingdom; Aqualand; Towers Street; The Towers; The Gardens; Alton Towers’ Past, Today and Tomorrow +John Broome. Kiddies Kingdom +free-fall slide, obstacle course, Biff n’ Bash. Live Entertainment +Circus Hassani, Planetarium, Doom and Sons Haunted House, and Space 1999. The ‘Little’ Rides and More! (16 small rides listed: Junior Apple Roller Coaster, Swan Ride, Around the World in 80 Days, Mini Dragon, Blue Carousel, Astroglide, etc.). The Big Rides (Log Flume and Dinosaurs, Four-Man Bob, Tea Cups, Pirate Ship, Wave Swinger, 1001 Nights, Enterprise, Black Hole, Corkscrew +Vekoma profile, Turbo Star, Octopus and Spider). Behind the Scenes (+building the Grand Canyon Rapids, testing, safety, checks and winter maintenance). Cinema 2000 and Cinema 360 +specifications. Hotels; Index. Includes a 1987 fold-out park map. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good.