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Preparations at the top of Towers Street.
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The Mystery Machine, situated in Towers Street.
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A plan of the Alton Towers Resort, showing the area occupied by the proposed roller coaster.
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A new inhabitant of the Towers with a passion for limbs.
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The entrance to Terror of the Towers.
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Bats hanging from the trees in the Terror of the Towers queue.
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After a long absence, Henry Hound is finally back at the Towers!
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The PlayStation tent at the end of Towers Street.
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Another tent at end of Towers Street. Here, guests could play consoles under the car or motorbike.
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A large screen at the top of Towers Street. It was last used here during the Sound of Music event this year.
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The mini-beach for hotel guests is at the back of the Alton Towers Hotel.
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The beach at the bottom of Towers Street is now almost complete.
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Halfway down the Street, and a Towers sandcastle is being put in place, just like on the promotional material.
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Looking at the Towers sandcastle.
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A group calling themselves the "Warriors", armed with highly powerful water pistols, march around Towers Street.
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Here are the "Chocoholic Follies": Hazel Nut, Kitty Kat and Curley Wurly Shirley.
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Studios North Manager Eddie Kirkham stands in front of the chocolate volcano, "Chocuvious", during its construction.
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The base of Chocuvious under construction in Towers Street.
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Chocuvious is looking much closer to completion now.
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Less than a week before the Chocolate Towers event, and a crane appears in Towers Street.
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Chocuvious is brought on-site in pieces, ready to be reconstructed.
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Another large component is brought in. When complete, the volcano will 'erupt' with Cadbury's Heroes spewing out.
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Chocuvious on the bottom most raised lawn area, ready for chocolate explosions.
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Chocuvious in position.
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The Chocuvious 'launch system' appears to be a series of pipes.
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A massive Eden Project style dome has arrived in Fountain Square - this could be the "Chocolate Grotto".
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An inflatable tent arrives for 'egg painting' and 'temporary tattoos'.
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Chocuvious viewed across the 'hole in one' lake.
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Chocolate Towers starts today!
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A rather frosty start to the day for Chocuvious.
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This chocolate monster greets you at the top of Towers Street.
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The view looking down Towers Street.
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A chocolate TV set which guests can pose behind.
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Looking through the 'TV set', you can see Chocuvious.
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There were lots of these lollipops dotted around the place.
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The frog fountains were decorated with giant faux chocolate pieces.
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One of the activities was to spot all of these letters which were spread right across the park. If you could get them all and make a word, you won a prize. Hint: it's the name of one of the Chocoholic Follies...
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The view looking back up towards the entrance.
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Up close and personal with Chocuvious.
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More candy sticks flanking the volcano.
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A look from the other side.
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From the bottom of Towers Street, looking towards the top.
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Heading down towards Fountain Square, more banners for the event are on show.
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Looking over towards the Chocolate Grotto.
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Inside, many guests are queuing up to get their chance to meet "Father Chocolate".
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These were also everywhere.
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Some more random chocolate/candy theming.
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The Egg Decorating tent, also in Fountain Square.
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You could pay 1 to get an egg, which you then could decorate as much as you liked.
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... so naturally, we had to give it a go! Here, ATA team member Chris Keating proudly shows off his creation.
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Many staff around the park were wearing these specially-commissioned uniforms, which was another nice touch.
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The Chocoholic Follies show was around 20 minutes long, with many songs having their words changed to fit in with the event's theme. So Chico's "It's Chico Time" became "It's Chocolate Time"...
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Ride close, and it's almost time for Chocuvious to erupt. Entertainers were on hand to get the crowd going.
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They were joined by Father Chocolate himself.
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More entertainers walking around the area.
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This lovely lady poses for us.
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A human cupcake also joined in the festivities.
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Meanwhile, over at the Alton Towers Hotel, the main entrance is also decorated for the occasion.
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Inside the foyer, there is more candy theming.
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Splash Landings also got a makeover.
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Inside the Time Out lounge, which was very impressive.
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The mood was very relaxing, with music playing softly, and many giant leather cushions dotted around the room.
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The lights on low, to further the mood.
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The lounge proved very popular, with guests having to wait for seating space.
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Guests were able to gamble for chocolate money.
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The money could then be exchanged for a go at the chocolate fountain, a giant fondue set.
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Chocolate lovers' heaven!
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Some giant inflatable eggs have appeared in Towers Street.
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A poster in Katanga Canyon advertising the Fireworks event.
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A large banner at the top of Towers Street also promotes the traditional end-of-season shows.
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Fences go up in preparation the week before the event.
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One of the two towers under construction.
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One worker studies a plan in front of the lake where the show will take place.
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Later, the towers are erected.
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The cabin where the show will be controlled from is already on-site.
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On the day of the first show, you can see that the StratoSphere projection dome has been erected.
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The area designated for disabled guests is assembled.
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A closer look at the 60 foot dome.
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Next to the dome, one of two Tesla coils is also on-site.
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The companies involved in the show are parked next to the lake.
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One of many lights, situated on the lawn between the lake and the towers.
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Looking back towards the lake.
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A closer look at one of the lights.
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Meanwhile, preparations are ongoing with the show a few hours away.
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One of the sets of fireworks.
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A launch structure on its side...
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...and now upright.
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Yet more fireworks - and these are just for the first night!
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The show is about to begin, with the moonlit towers as the spectacular backdrop.
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The StratoSphere, lit up.
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At the end of the show, the lights around the towers stay lit, which is a beautiful sight.
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The goals at the bottom of Towers Street.
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No chocolate volcano for this, the second Chocolate Towers event, but the giant inflatable eggs return.
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The chocolate TV also reappears, through which you can see the tent for the acrobatic bunny show.
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Eggbert, the friendly Easter egg.
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After each performance in the tent, the acrobatic bunnies come outside and help teach the kids how to be rabbits.
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Signs next to the bunny play areas.
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This was quite popular with the children, and each one got a free Creme Egg for having a go.
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Inside the tent, before the acrobatic bunnies performance. Each bench had Cadbury's Heroes on them for guests to nibble.
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The stage, complete with "golden egg" at the top.
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Decoration on the stage, playing on the famous "your country needs you" poster.
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The Army Major bunny explains the story to guests. The show's plot centered around the Evil Bunny's plan to ruin Easter by stealing the golden egg (and all of the chocolate).
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One of the bunnies protects the egg.
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The bunnies make sure they're fit and ready by doing some exercise.
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Of course, being acrobatic bunnies, this entails lots of backflips and precarious balancing acts!
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The Major narrates the story.
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BMX Bunny shows off his skills.
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The Evil Bunny makes an appearance.
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More daring acrobatics.
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The bunnies pile up.
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One of the bunnies, mid-jump.
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The bunnies do a caterpillar-style walk.
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Mayhem ensues as the Evil Bunny tries to steal the golden egg.
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Over at the hotels, some of last year's theming makes a reappearance.
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You wouldn't want to try biting into these, though...
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Another giant egg adorns the entrance to the Alton Towers Hotel.
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A closer look at the Chocolate Towers logo.
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Inside, this is the entrance to a special Easter maze called "The Rabbit Warren". It's the same area that was used successfully for last year's Halloween maze "Room 13".
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Over at Splash Landings Hotel, the Chocolate Gunge Tank reappears for its second year, in Ma Garrita's bar.
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Also in Splash Landings is a bed made entirely from chocolate, kept in a sealed box with a fan to keep it cool. One lucky guest will win the whole bed!
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A close-up of the Alton Towers logo surrounded by Smarties.
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The modified Alton Towers logo, for the Scarefest event.
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The traditional Halloween hearse makes an appearance at the end of Towers Street in mid-August, promoting the event to guests.
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The event is under way! Towers Street is appropriately decorated for the occasion.
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A spider sits atop a cauldron, at the bottom of Towers Street.
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Lasers also projected images onto the Towers, which provided a wonderful arena for the show.
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Some great decoration next to the Alton Towers Hotel reception, representing the fallen branch from the Hex storyline.
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The 2008 Scarefest version of the Alton Towers logo.
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The hearse advertising the Hallowe'en event has appeared at the bottom of Towers Street.
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Towers Street has lots of extra theming, like this grave.
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Another grave on Towers Street.
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A skeleton wearing an Alton Towers staff fleece, outside one of the office windows.
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The entrance to Terror of the Towers, back for another year.
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Guest information outside Terror of the Towers.
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27th June 2009Alton Towers' Long Term Development Plan, highlighting areas for redevelopment, new accommodation, relocation of car parks, and more.
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