Alton Towers is top ‘checked-in’ Facebook place

Cong River Rapids at Alton TowersAlton Towers was the most ‘checked-in’ UK destination by users of Facebook in 2012.

The social networking website offers its users the option to ‘check-in’ on mobile devices, which displays their location to their friends.

Thorpe Park was the second most popular check-in site, beating destinations such as Hyde Park and the O2 entertainment complex.

Alton Towers installed complimentary guest wi-fi throughout the resort earlier this year, although the service has suffered some reliability issues.

Last year on its first day of opening, it offered free entry to those checking-in on Facebook using a mobile device.