David Walliams attended the resort to give his seal of approval to Gangsta Granny: The Ride along with six schoolchildren who gave the ride a go. The ride is set to open on May 17.
The ride is a multi-sensory ride experience in which guests will join the main characters of the children’s books as they attempt the greatest heist in the history of the world: to steal the Crown Jewels.
The exhilarating journey will see guests hop aboard a Royal Carriage as they set off on a remarkable tour of London’s Crown Jewels only to be swept up in Ben and Granny’s exhilarating escapade.
The ride will whizz, twist and spin through the sewers on a 360° special effect-laden, wild ride to break into the Crown Jewels vault.
Passengers will see, feel, hear and even smell an electrifying and unique re-telling of the Gangsta Granny story.
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David Walliams said: “It’s an incredible feeling, I did feel very emotional.
“I did think ‘wow, how has all this happened’ because the book was written just over 10 years ago, and it’s now famous enough to have its own ride at Alton Towers…