Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement of further easing of restrictions during the coronavirus situation, Alton Towers has confirmed that it will be re-opening its theme park as of July 4. The announcement follows the successful opening of the Alton Towers Gardens on June 6 and is in line with the UK Government’s latest guidance on the reopening of visitor attractions and hospitality businesses.
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s announcement of further easing of restrictions during the coronavirus situation, Alton Towers has confirmed that it will be re-opening its theme park as of July 4.
The announcement follows the successful opening of the Alton Towers Gardens on June 6 and is in line with the UK Government’s latest guidance on the reopening of visitor attractions and hospitality businesses.
The Theme Park will reopen with the majority of outdoor rides and attractions. There will be restrictions on the number of guests able to visit the theme park each day, to ensure guests on the park have the best possible experience and social distancing can be maintained.
A range of safety and hygiene measures have been implemented ahead of reopening. Measures include:
Pre-booking tickets: All guests to pre-book tickets online in advance of their visit to enable capacity control.
Thermometer checks: To be safely admitted into the resort, employees and guests will be asked to participate in a temperature check using a non-touch thermometer.
Face coverings: Guests over the age of six will be asked to wear face coverings or masks on some of the rides and rollercoasters.
Cleaning protocols: Enhanced cleaning, hygiene stations and additional hand sanitiser at key locations.
Distance markers: The provision of spatial separation markings and other similar operating adjustments around the attraction, with the inclusion of all rides.
Use of PPE: Additional Personal Protective Equipment and clothing for all staff.
Though some indoor attractions will remain closed until further notice, Alton Towers Resort is set within 550 acres of beautiful landscaped gardens, which guests have been enjoying since they opened to visitors on June 6, meaning there is plenty of green space for visitors to enjoy in their household groups whilst maintaining a safe distance from other families.
Emma Catterall, Divisional Director at Alton Towers Resort, said: “It is fantastic that we can now confirm that our theme park and accommodation will reopen from July 4.
“We can’t wait to get back to doing what we do best, and we’re working hard to make sure that we’re implementing the new hygiene and distancing measures in a way that will still allow our guests to enjoy a memorable, fun visit to Alton Towers Resort.”
The resort’s hotels and accommodation with also reopen from July 4 following yesterday’s Government update.
Similar hygiene and social distancing measures will be in place within the accommodation, which will be initially reopening with reduced capacity.
For more information and to book tickets to Alton Towers Resort’s theme park, visit: www.altontowers.com/tickets-passes/day-passes/pre-book-reservation.
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