App-solutely great idea

The new Alton Towers app has a number of features to help make queuing more fun and preparation for visits easier.

Alton Towers has joined an increasing number of theme parks and tourist attractions taking advantage of the rise of iPhones and other portable devices.

Their new app is available for both the iPhone and iPod Touch, and is available for free online through Apple’s iTunes store. Once downloaded, users will be able to gain up-to date queue times, gain ride information and purchase tickets. A pointless yet equally fun feature is ‘G-Force your face’, allowing you to take a virtual on-ride photo of yourself on the park’s Oblivion rollercoaster.

With the majority of visitors arriving at the resort by road, the ‘Find my Car’ feature may become extremely useful during peak season, when school students and holidaymakers flock to the park in their thousands.

To claim your free Alton Towers app off the online iTunes stone, click here.