Smiler ride reopens nine months after crash

The Smiler

The Smiler rollercoaster at Alton Towers has reopened to the public, nine months after an accident which seriously injured five people.

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Alton Towers marks ex-Flume site as SW8 location


Alton Towers has positioned SW8 signage at the site of the former Flume ride, describing a “ground-breaking new ride development”.

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‘Good prospect’ of tourism VAT cut

London Eye

Representatives from a campaign to cut VAT on tourist attractions have spoken of a “good prospect” of the British government making a reduction.

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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.

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Air designer Wardley praises Galactica changes

John Wardley at Air's original launch

The original concept designer of Alton Towers’ Air rollercoaster has praised the changes made to the ride ahead of its re-launch as Galactica.

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The rapid acceleration of theme park prices

Rage at Adventure Island

The cost of admission to the UK’s major theme parks has once again risen considerably above the national rate of inflation.

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Editorial: Towers Loving Care is tidying the tat

Nemesis repainted

Towers Loving Care is the name given to the process of repainting and refurbishment that is currently going on at Alton Towers.

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Fantasy Island purchased by Mellors Group

Millennium Rollercoaster

Fantasy Island in Lincolnshire has been purchased by events management company Mellors Group.

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