Sonic turns hotel room into Green Hill Zone, also bans squirrel
On February 13, Alton Towers, working with Sega Europe, unveiled a Sonic the Hedgehog-themed roller coaster ride, and a hotel room to match. Which might just be the closest thing to being inside a Sonic game.
The room features a colorful wallpaper that resemble opening stages of Sonic games — a tropical forest on a backdrop of blue sky and sea, complete with checkerboard platforms. The lamps are modeled after Emeralds and plushies of characters can be found in the bathroom. It also has a PS3, XBox 360 and Wii, complete with several Sonic games.
An evening of stay at this room is not cheap - over £350 in fact, not including admission to the parks (and the coaster ride).
On another note, the roller coaster had to ban the most unusual guest: a squirrel. Nicknamed “Sonic” by the park's staff, it is said to be guilty of messing up the paint, stealing guests' food, and riding the coaster — before the ride is even open. The park ended up deciding to ward him off with ultrasonic alarms.