The first powercut affected Alton Towers and the surrounding area at around 2pm on Tuesday, with power being restored to most areas within an hour. A second powercut affected the resort on Wednesday.

Initial reports from Tuesday suggest that the hotels and water park were mainly affected, but rides across the park were also reported to have been evacuated. As a result of the power outage, the park extended its ride close by one hour on both days.

Along with extended park opening hours, guests were also given free car parking and a free return ticket. It is believed that Central Networks are currently dealing with the power outages which have also affected surrounding villages.

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