Alton Towers is to close today and has cancelled all its festive events due to Covid-19.
Theme park bosses says the resort will close later today and all festive events due to be held between December 27 and January 3 will not go ahead.
A statement on their website reads: “Following the latest Government guidance and updates regarding Covid-19, we have taken the very difficult decision to close the Resort at the end of the day on December 23, meaning that Festive Days Out will not go ahead after Christmas (between 27 December and 3 January).
“We are so sorry if your visit has been affected. As always, your health and safety, and that of our employees, is our top priority and this is not a decision that we have taken lightly.”
The news comes as Boris Johnson is set to make a decision today about tiers. The numbers in Stoke-on-Trent are starting to rise again having previously ‘flat-lined’ with the city now on the verge of heading into Tier 4.
Bosses at the theme park says those people with pre-booked tickets on dates when the Resort is now closed will have their tickets revalidated so they can arrange their visit in 2021.
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They said: “We ask our guests to please visit www.altontowers.com/tickets-passes/day-passes/pre-book-reservation to make a reservation for a date of their choice.
“Should you not wish to revalidate your ticket, please email email@example.com and a member of our team will be happy to help.
“Please kindly be advised that our teams are working hard to fully support guests who are affected by the closure.
“However, due to the festive period and our safety protocols, many of our teams are working remotely and are on reduced staffing levels.
“Therefore, our current response times are slightly longer than usual but please rest assured we will come back to you. We ask for your understanding and patience at this difficult time.
“We look forward to seeing you again in 2021.”
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