Alton Towers has said it is still working towards opening its new rollercoaster for the start of the theme park’s main season.
A countdown and references to the 16 March opening date have recently been removed from the park’s website, sparking considerable speculation on enthusiast message boards.
However, the park’s PR Manager Liz West told this website: “We’re still working towards opening the ride at the start of the season and will endeavour to put updates on our website if this looks likely to change.”
Alton Towers has still not revealed the ride’s actual name, with it remaining dubbed SW7 – or Secret Weapon Seven – at present.
The rollercoaster is however known to be a new variant of the Euro-Fighter design from German manufacturers Gerstlauer.