Alton Towers confirms ride mothballing

Alton Towers ruins

Alton Towers has confirmed that five of its rides will remain closed when the theme park begins its 2016 season on 19 March.

The Hex, Nemesis Sub-Terra and Charlie & the Chocolate Factory rides will be “unavailable” until further notice.

The Driving School and Wobble World attractions will also remain closed for an unspecified period.

The TowersStreet website reported last year that all four rides would not feature throughout 2016, although Alton Towers has not yet confirmed the duration of the closures.

The park’s website simply states that the rides are “unavailable” while it “sprinkles some towers loving care around the theme park”.

However, all five attractions are absent the park’s 2016 promotional map.

The news follows the earlier confirmation that the Flume and Ripsaw rides are being removed permanently, operating for the final time last season.

The removal of a total of seven attractions from the park’s 2016 season lineup has caused considerable controversy, following the emergence that its admission price is to rise to £51.60.

The Towers Loving Care programme has seen the repainting and refurbishment of several structures in the theme park, including the Nemesis rollercoaster, footpaths and buildings.

7 comments

  1. Bushey72 says:

    I remember when they had classic rides like Corkscrew, The Black Hole etc. What is it with this Let’s just get rid of it. Also, what ever happened to this “woodie through the woods” that has never come about after all these years. £51.60 entrance fee is just plain unaffordable. Taking the family to the park will mean you need to remortgage the house first!!!

  2. Tara says:

    Get rid of the flume and build a new and exciting water ride! Everyone loves a water ride 💦

  3. Tara says:

    Get rid of the flume and build a new and exciting water ride! Everyone loves a water ride 💦.

  4. Gavin says:

    What is the point of going? I would not pay that, they need to reduce the price plus parking!! Ridiculous! We shall be going to Thorpe park in future!!

  5. Dave says:

    Dont forget Wobble World closed too

  6. Nick not Verney says:

    Pathetic, this added to mid week closes, shorter scare fest and fireworks is just like to destroy the place