If you book a package from Alton Towers themselves with Theme Park Tickets included you'll get unlimited theme park access during your stay (eg both days for a one night stay), breakfast included as well as Early Ride Time in the Theme Park too.
Oh, and also 'evening entertainment' :roll: at the hotels...
Breakfast is usually included unless you've booked a room only deal. There is an Entrance called the woodland walk at the back of the Alton Towers Hotel which opens at 08:30. It's a fair walk through the woods to the Valley, not ideal for people who find it difficult to walk or with pushchairs etc.
Well the ERT rides are at the main entrance end of the park, kind of defeating the object of having the walk open I suppose. They're also no doubt wanting to showcase their new attraction for this season to as many people as possible I would imagine.