Just over two months after the intended original opening date, The Smiler will be opening to guests on Thursday 23rd May, 2013.

This long awaited announcement finally came from Alton Towers, who are encouraging guests to join them from the 23rd May and onwards to finally get corrected.

The ride is expected to open alongside the majority of the park at 10:00am, however Alton Towers are yet to comment on the exact nature of the ride opening. Fastracks will not be available for The Smiler on this date, or for the first couple of weeks of opening.

TowersTimes will bring you the latest information as we get it.