Today Alton Towers Resort has confirmed that The Smiler, the Resort’s brand new attraction, will open in May.

The news of the delayed May opening comes after the official name: The Smiler was revealed early this morning. In a statement released by the Resort they say:

“We wanted to create some mystery around the name of our new world first rollercoaster, The Smiler. We’ve managed to baffle the nation and hopefully made a few people smile. The Smiler will be our biggest and most thrilling attraction the Resort has ever seen and we can’t wait for guests to join us in May and experience it for themselves.”

With the last line confirming our suspicions that The Smiler will have a delayed opening.

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