For the first time in the parks history the gates had to close on Sunday 27th October because of bad weather conditions. The park was open for a few hours in the morning, with a few rides operating. High winds and power cuts lead to the decision of closing the park for a day and cancelling the fireworks display for that night. It would not be safe to keep the rides and attractions open in such weather conditions. Any queries should be directed to: Alton Towers customer services department, Alton Towers, Staffordshire, ST10 4DB. The park re-opened on Monday morning with little damage, the fireworks display has been re-scheduled for Thursday 31st October.