Take a musical journey through the decades with Dr Pop Rocket...
Alton Towers' end of season fireworks event took place on 23, 24, 29, 30 and 31 October 2004, and took visitors on a time travelling adventure through the music of the sixties, seventies and eighties.
The show was introduced by "Professor Alf Rarmond", a little tribute to Ralph Armond who had left Alton Towers after a nine year stint as Divisional Director in May 2004. Prof Rarmond's lecture on the history of Alton Towers was soon interrupted by two managers who realised it was too dull and boring to be suitable for the end of season fireworks.
They call on Dr Pop Rocket to save the show, and he turns up to lead a musical tour through the decades, appearing at several points throughout the show on a large video screen.
Following a brief stop in the 18th century, the rest of the display was split into three sections representing the 60s, 70s and 80s. Music featured included the Austin Powers and Thunderbirds themes, Disco Inferno, Don't Stop Till You Get Enough, Wild Boys, Relax and Two Tribes. The finale featured John Miles' spectacular Music.
With a combination of fireworks, lasers, lights, flame throwers and a giant video screen, Alton Towers' 2004 fireworks display was a real crowd-pleaser and one to remember.
The Fireworks 2004 setup
Lights on the lake
From the Towers
The Front Lawns
Before the show
Professor Alf Rarmond
Dr Pop Rocket
The screen splits
Fireworks and video screen
Dr Pop Rocket rides Corkscrew
Dr Pop Rocket closes the show
After the display