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Alton Towers Scrap Reduced Ride Hours

It has recently been announced that Alton Towers have scrapped yet another money saving plan. Recently, it was decided that numerous attractions, including Air and Th13teen, would not open until 11am, a full hour after the park opens. The news, reported by TowersTimes, follows a series of cost cutting decisions, all of which have been revoked due to widespread negative views on the moves. It is thought that ...

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Alton Towers to Install Resort WiFi?

According to popular Alton Towers fansite, TowersTimes, the Alton Towers Resort have been installing Wifi access points across the park, with the aim of resort-wide internet coverage. At this current time, launch dates for the Wifi service are unknown. However, this apparently follows a smaller installation in the resort's on site hotels, which operates free of charge. It has long been a problem, that due t ...

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Skyride to Operate During Peak Days Only at Alton Towers

In a move that is likely to cause much controversy, TowersTimes have today announced that from tomorrow, Alton Towers' popular transportation system, Skyride, shall remain open only on 'Peak' days during the 2012 season. Used by a vast amount of guests daily, Skyride transports visitors between three areas of the park, Towers Street, Forbidden Valley and Cloud Cuckoo Land. Areas which otherwise require a su ...

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Man Ventures Into Oblivion

Today saw a guest at the Alton Towers Resort venture into Oblivion's underground section. Occurring at around 2:20pm, the man is reported to have clambered over a fence at the point at which the ride's trains re-emerge, before making his way down into the tunnel. Fortunately neither the man, nor guests on the ride were hurt in the incident, though three fire crews were called to the scene to rescue the man, ...

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Lightwater Valley Sell Swinging Ship

Originally introduced for the 1990 season, Lightwater Valley's original Swinging Ship, The Wave, has now been sold. After over a year and a half on the market, the ride, which was located in a rather secluded area of the park, is set to be removed from the Valley following acquisition by a currently unknown purchaser. The Wave was replaced by The Flying Cutlass ride, which is located in their latest themed ...

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Saw Alive to Become Halloween Attraction

Introduced in 2010 to complement 2009's addition, Saw The Ride, Saw Alive promised to be the worlds most intense live action Horror Maze. Over the past 2 seasons however, visitor numbers have slowly dwindled, leading to the decision to only open the maze during busy times this season. This plan has today however, been drastically altered in a move that is sure to disappoint many wishing to experience the at ...

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Alton Towers 2013 Rollercoaster Minisite Launched

Recently, the Alton Towers Resort have released a Sub-domain Minisite promoting their upcoming Rollercoaster. The Rollercoaster, codenamed SW7 (Secret Weapon 7), is expected to launch in time for the 2013 Theme Park Season, adding to the Resort's already impressive selection of rides. Currently bare, the minisite features only an Email sign up form, asking for visitors name and email address to provide upda ...

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London Dungeons to be Relocated

Recently, plans have been discovered outlining the proposed move of the London Dungeons from it's current site. The proposed move would see the attraction relocated from it's current site on Tooley Street, where it has operated for 38 years, to County Hall, London. County Hall, which is a Grade II listed building, currently houses two other Merlin Entertainments operated attractions, The EDF Energy London E ...

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