Alton Towers to Close Two Major Thrill Rides for 2012
Yesterday, rumours arose surrounding the possible closure of two of Alton Towers’ major ‘Flat’ Rides, Submission and Enterprise, both located in the X-Sector area of the Theme Park.
Enterprise, which is the Resorts oldest ride, dares guests to “spin up to the sky, then feel the rush of plummeting to the ground on this incredible thrill ride!”. Rarely plagued with technical difficulties, the ride remains popular with many ages, 28 years after it’s conception.
Submission, on the other hand, is less popular. The “mind-blowing ride will have you rocking, rotating and hanging vertically”, has recently operated with only one of it’s two arms running, and is often dismissed as too intense or intimidating by many visitors to the resort.
It has now be confirmed, via a post on their official Facebook page, that the two rides shall not operate this season. In response to the post, Alton Towers said:
“Whilst the footprint of the proposed new ride for 2013 does not incorporate the existing attractions â€“ Enterprise and Submission â€“ the building and development process will be substantially simplified by closing these two rides during the 2012 season to allow ground works to commence out of the public area. Oblivion and the rest of X Sector, including the brand new Fried Chicken Company restaurant, will remain open as usual. We apologise if this is dissapointing [sic] to you but we hope you understand and are looking forward to the new attractions!
It is not yet know whether the rides shall reopen for the 2013 Season, alongside the launch of Alton Towers’ brand new Rollercoaster, codenamed SW7, though we will keep you informed as soon as information arises.