It has been confirmed today that Gangsta Granny: The Ride will be joining the ride line-up at Alton Towers in the 2020 season. From the concept art released, it appears that the ride will be following a track, suggesting that this could be an all new dark ride. Alongside this, we have also learnt today that the whole Cloud Cuckoo Land area will be transformed into the World Of David Walliams, with multiple rides & attractions featuring some of David Walliam's childrens books.
From ‘The World of David Walliams’, Alton Towers Resort today reveals the arrival of Gangsta Granny: The Ride in Spring 2020, a ground-breaking brand new family attraction that brings to life David Walliams’ most popular children’s novel. Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, 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.
On-board a Royal Carriage, guests will 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?
The fun doesn’t stop there: a whole area of the theme park will be transformed, inspired by ‘The World of David Walliams’. As well as Gangsta Granny: The Ride, the themed area will 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 Not only that, 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.
“I’m absolutely thrilled that Gangsta Granny is becoming a ride at Alton Towers.” comments comedian, actor and best-selling author David Walliams.
“I never imagined it would happen so it’s a real delight to see my characters brought to life in a ride.
“I’ve worked really closely with the team at Alton Towers to make sure the ride is just as funny and exciting as the book. I think children and their parents … and even their grandparents! … are going to love it!”
John Burton, Creative Lead for Alton Towers Resort, said: “David’s stories are full of witty characters, intrigue and exhilaration so it’s been a fantastic challenge to build all that into a new ride experience. It’s the first time we’ve attempted such a complex combination of a physical ride experience, high-tech special effects and brilliant story-telling to ensure guests feel they are with Granny and Ben on every step of their adventure.”
What do you think to this all new addition arriving to Alton Towers Resort in 2020?