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Alton Towers partially reverses operational cuts

Congo River Rapids at Alton Towers

Alton Towers has partially scaled back operational cuts revealed earlier this week, following a strong public backlash.

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Alton Towers reduces ride availability in savings drive

Alton Towers

Alton Towers will operate rides, attractions and food outlets on reduced availability as part of cost savings in 2018.

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Alton Towers: John Wardley ‘thrilled’ with wood ride

John Wardley at Alton Towers

John Wardley, the man behind some of Alton Towers’ most famous rides, has said he is “thrilled” the park is finally getting a wooden rollercoaster.

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Wicker Man: Much of fire ‘actually an illusion’

Wicker Man logo

Alton Towers has confirmed that “much of” the fire effects on the forthcoming Wicker Man rollercoaster will be illusions.

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Wicker Man: Alton Towers confirms new rollercoaster

Wicker Man rollercoaster Alton Towers

Alton Towers has confirmed that its forthcoming new rollercoaster will be called Wicker Man.

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Alton Towers to unveil SW8 rollercoaster details

SW8 logo

Alton Towers is expected to unveil the name and more details regarding its wooden rollercoaster SW8 on Monday.

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Blackpool Pleasure Beach: Wild Mouse removed

Wild Mouse Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The Wild Mouse wooden rollercoaster has been removed from Blackpool Pleasure Beach after 60 years.

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Best Park 2017: Fantasy Island wins award

Fantasy Island, Ingoldmells, near Skegness

Fantasy Island is the winner of Ride Rater’s Best Park Award for 2017, following a season of continued improvements under the Mellors Group.

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