Alton Towers u-turns on flat ride pair closure

Alton Towers has reversed its decision to take the flat rides Enterprise and Submission out of service for the 2012 season.

Earlier this year, the park said both of the rides would be closed during this season while construction of the their 2013 rollercoaster takes place n the X Sector area of the park.

However, today the park told the TowersTimes fan site: “We are delighted to confirm that both Submission and Enterprise in X-Sector will now be opening for the 2012 season.

“A huge amount of work has been going on in the background to re-assess how we could keep these two ever popular attractions open should we be able to commence the preparatory work for the planned new rollercoaster opening in 2013, and we are now confident that we can achieve this.

Under the project name Secret Weapon Seven (SW7), the new rollercoaster will open in March 2013 and will be constructed by German manufacturer Gerstlauer.