Ahead of World Book Day (March 4th), Alton Towers Resort has released a never before seen behind-the-scenes video of Gangsta Granny: The Ride, the ground-breaking brand new family attraction due to open this year, that brings to life David Walliams’ most popular children’s novel, Gangsta Granny.
In the footage released today, Merlin Creative Lead, John Burton, takes viewers inside the ride during its build and reveals what fans can expect when they join the main characters as they attempt the greatest heist in the history of the world: to steal the Crown Jewels! His tour of the indoor attraction reveals how special effects and cutting-edge animation will provide a thrilling new experience as guests join the main characters Ben and Granny on this first of its kind attraction.
In the short video, David Walliams also talks about his close involvement in the new attraction and how he never dreamt his best-selling book, which celebrates 10 years this year, would become a ride at the iconic theme park. The video also discloses that David himself has provided a number of voiceovers for characters within the attraction which guests will hear when they get to experience it.
Published by HarperCollins Children’s Books, Gangsta Granny tellsthe story of Ben who discovers that his Granny is secretly an international jewel thief.
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