Work has begun to bring the magic of David Walliams’ books to life at Alton Towers resort
Alton Towers Resort has announced that a David Walliams World will be launched at the UK attraction from Spring 2020.
The partnership with the comedian, actor and best-selling author, will see some of his best-loved characters brought to life at the Staffordshire resort.
The theme park said the project is ‘shrouded in secrecy’ but will centre around the existing Cloud Cuckoo Land area.
Nearly 100 specialists from Alton Towers’ creative team and experts in the latest theme-park technology are working on the project.
It will include:
*A ground-breaking headline attraction
*A number of other attractions and characters across the theme park and within the resort’s hotels.
David Walliams OBE was the UK’s biggest selling author in 2017 and 2018. He began writing children’s books in 2008 and has published 12 novels as well as short story collections and picture books.
He said: “It’s a huge thrill for some of my favourite characters to be getting their own attractions at Alton Towers.
“I can’t wait to experience them for myself and from all the work that has gone in I think people are going to love it. All will be revealed next year.”
The resort has been working with David Walliams and HarperCollins Children’s Books for the past two years on the project and construction work has already begun.
Alton Towers Resort managing director, James Walker said: “We are delighted to be able to announce our partnership with David Walliams on what promises to be a hugely exciting addition to Alton Towers Resort in 2020.
“David’s books have really captured the imagination of Britain’s children and their families. So it’s a huge honour to be working with David on this fabulous collaboration for 2020, the year in which we celebrate our 40th birthday as the nation’s favourite theme park.”
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More information about the arrival of ‘The World of David Walliams’ at Alton Towers will be released soon.