Alton Towers Hit with Record £5m Fine

Alton Towers Re-opens The Smiler

Alton Towers operator, Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, has been hit with a record industry fine of £5m for the crash on its Smiler rollercoaster last year. Sixteen people were injured including two teenage girls who needed leg amputations. Merlin admitted breaching the Health and Safety at Work, etc., Act 1974 and accepted it should have […]

Alton Towers Re-opens The Smiler

Alton Towers Re-opens The Smiler

On 19 March, Chief Executive of Merlin Attractions Operations Ltd, Nick Varney will be the first passenger on the reopened Smiler ride at Alton Towers. The Smiler was closed on 2nd June 2015 following a collision of a carriage with a stationary carriage causing severe injuries to five people and resulting in two individuals requiring […]