Alton Towers has given thrill-seekers a sneak preview of what to expect when the theme park reopens this weekend.
The tourist attraction has today confirmed it will be fully back up-and-running on Saturday (July 4) after reopening the gardens last month.
The majority of outdoor rides and attractions will be open but there will be restrictions on the number of families allowed to visit each day in line with social distancing guidellines.
And the hotels and other accommodation will also be back open.
Measures to keep visitors safe 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 our 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
Emma Catterall, divisional director at Alton Towers, 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. Similar hygiene and social distancing measures will be in place within the accommodation, which will be initially reopening with reduced capacity.