Following Monday’s announcement, Alton Towers Resort have today announced some revisions to the operational time of their rides and attractions for the 2018 season.

The Theme Park will open to all guests at 10am, with the Resort stating they will have over half their rides and attractions available including Wicker Man, The Smiler, Oblivion and CBeebies Land. All other rides and attractions will be open by 11am at the latest each day. Congo River Rapids will now also be open throughout the season as opposed to the seasonal operation previously planned. Whilst the Resort are yet to confirm their full operating hours, they have stated that “Park open and close hours will always be flexible to ensure we can give our guests great experiences – if the park is busy we’ll always do our best to stay open!” suggesting that there is the potential for park hours to be extended should the Theme Park be busier than anticipated.

Early Ride Time remains 9:30am-10am with Wicker Man, the Resort’s newest attraction, set to be available from 9:30am along with a selection of other attractions. Early Ride Time remains available to Resort Hotel guests and Merlin Annual Pass holders.

These latest changes have been met with relief from many fans of the Resort who are pleased to see the Theme Park change their mind about the staggered openings previously planned.

What are your thoughts on these new operational times for Alton Towers Resort? Make sure to have your say over on the Attraction Source Forum.

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