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Sentencing Hearing Commences for The Smiler Incident

Merlin Attractions Operations Limited, the company which operate Alton Towers Resort, have today been in court as the two day sentencing hearing for the incident on The Smiler, which occurred on 2nd June 2015, commenced at Stafford Crown Court. During the first day of the hearing Bernard Thorogood, prosecuting barrister for the

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 September 26th, 2016|

World’s First CBeebies Land Hotel to Open at Alton Towers Resort

The first ever CBeebies Land Hotel is set to open at Alton Towers Resort next year, as the Resort confirmed the theme of their new hotel in an announcement via their social media channels earlier today (27th July 2016). Currently under construction to the rear of the Alton Towers Hotel Gardens, the

2017-02-26T15:47:41+00:00 July 27th, 2016|

Wooden Rollercoaster Confirmed for Secret Weapon 8

Full plans have today been submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council for Secret Weapon 8 at Alton Towers Resort marking the first step in the process of bringing a long awaited wooden rollercoaster to the theme park for the 2018 season. The submitted application requests permission for “Demolition of existing structures and

2017-02-26T15:47:42+00:00 May 31st, 2016|

Rollercoaster Restaurant Debuts at Alton Towers Resort

This weekend saw the opening of the UK’s first Rollercoaster Restaurant at Alton Towers Resort. The new Restaurant offers diners the chance to experience service with a difference with meals being delivered via rollercoaster tracks set above guests’ heads, giving a whole new meaning to fast food. TowersTimes went along to sample

2017-02-26T15:47:42+00:00 May 16th, 2016|

Merlin Attractions Operations Plead Guilty to Health and Safety Breaches

Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, the company responsible for operating Alton Towers Resort, have today pleaded guilty to breaching the Health and Safety Act in relation to The Smiler incident which occurred in June last year (2015). During a hearing at North Staffordshire Justice Centre, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) described how,

2017-02-26T15:47:42+00:00 April 22nd, 2016|