Alton Towers Shares Video Of What Park Will Be Like When It Reopens This Weekend
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As Alton Towers gets set to reopen to visitors this weekend, the popular theme park has shared a video showing what people can expect as they walk through the gates.
Alton Towers was one of many attractions forced to close earlier this year as the country went into lockdown to help stop the spread of the coronavirus.
However, after months of patiently waiting, adrenaline junkies can finally get their fix once more as the long-running theme park reopens this Saturday (4 July), following the successful relaunch of Alton Towers Gardens last month.
The site has had the all-clear from Visit England, which awarded the park a 'We're Good to Go' industry charter mark, which verifies the resort meets government guidance, and that it has all the required health and safety processes in place.
Alton Towers will reopen with the 'majority' of outdoor rides and attractions, while some indoor attractions will remained closed until further notice.
There will be restrictions on the number of guests allowed into the theme park each day, with safety and hygiene measures implemented at the resort including:
All guests to pre-book tickets online in advance of their visit to enable capacity control.
To be safely admitted into the Resort, employees and guests will be asked to participate in a temperature check using a non-touch thermometer.
Guests over the age of 6 will be asked to wear face coverings or masks on some of our rides and rollercoasters.
Enhanced cleaning, hygiene stations and additional hand sanitiser at key locations.
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.
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 4th July.
"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."
For more information about what to do before you visit, check out the 'Know Before You Go' page on the Alton Towers website, where you can also buy tickets.