Alton Towers News

X-Sector at Alton Towers is open again, with the exception of The Smiler which will be closed for the foreseeable future, this means that visitors can once again enjoy popular rides Oblivion and Enterprise.

Sonic Spinball has also now reopened following the introduction of new safety protocols.

Alton Towers theme park will re-open on Monday 8th June. Due to the ongoing investigation into the incident on The Smiler last Tuesday, X-Sector will remain closed until further notice, as will Sonic Spinball.

The theme park has been closed for five days since the crash in which 16 people were injured, four seriously.

Four people have been seriously injured after two trains on The Smiler roller coaster at Alton Towers collided on Tuesday 2nd June.

The theme park has been closed for five days from Wednesday 3rd June until Sunday 7th June.

No Time For Nuts, a brand new film for Ice Age The 4D Experience at Alton Towers, launches on 24th May 2015.

Ice Age The 4D Experience originally opened at Alton Towers in 2002 and has been showing a film based on the third movie in the blockbuster series, but for 2015 has been updated with this Academy Award nominated short film.

The possibility of a wooden roller coaster at Alton Towers is one step closer as the popular theme park reveals plans for a new ride in Forbidden Valley.

In a document submitted to the local planning authority various details are given, including that the proposed ride would be of timber truss construction set within a wooden backdrop and foreground.

Previous plans for a wooden roller coaster at the park have included a cross-valley ride between Dark Forest and Forbidden Valley.

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