As of tomorrow The Skyride is set to have its opening hours reduced, so the popular transportation attraction will only be available on peak days of the season.
In what is widely believed to be a cost cutting measure, the Skyride will see its opening hours dramatically reduced, only opening on peak days. This will effectively reduce the ride to operating only on exceptionally busy weekends and school holidays, when there are larger crowds in the park. With its three stations across the park, along with requiring a large amount of power, the Skyride has often been considered as an attraction which is one of the more expensive to operate.
It is not the first time the measure has been introduced by the park, with a similar scheme being put in place during the 2007 season, also to reduce the running costs of the park.
The most recent closures are the latest in a long line of events which have forced the Skyride to be closed during an open season, after fires in 2007 and 2009, and cable refurbishment in 2010 and 2011.