Long term development plan to be revealed
In the News
Wednesday, 24th June 2009 • By Dan Ketteringham
Blueprints for Alton Towers' future are set to be unveiled to the public this weekend.
The plans, which have been drawn up since Merlin acquired Tussaud's in 2007, include details of multi-million pound investments over the coming years in new attractions, infrastructure, heritage, and more accommodation for the resort.
Anyone interested in the plans will be able to view them on Friday or Saturday in an exhibition held at one of the hotels.
Visitors can see the plans between 12pm and 9pm on Friday in the Emperor's Suite of the Alton Towers Hotel, and 10am to 4pm on Saturday in Sir Algenon's Lounge in the Alton Towers Conference Centre.
Some of the elements believed to be part of the plan are:
- Wooden roller coaster, possibly sited in Ug Land
- Secret Weapon 6
- Two new hotels (one similar to the existing hotels, the other a series of chalets/log cabins)
- A large extension to the waterpark, Cariba Creek
- Park entrance to be relocated closer to the hotels
- Several new smaller rides
- Enterprise to finally leave the park
Ian Crabbe, Divisional Director at Alton Towers, said: "We very much hope that our local community will be pleased by our confidence in the future of the resort, and interested in our broad development strategy, particularly in the current economic environment.
"However, this exhibition is open to everybody who has an interest in the resort, not just residents of Alton and Farley.
"Our economic impact spreads throughout the Staffordshire Moorlands and the West Midlands and a stable future for us represents good news for the many businesses that also rely on us."
We'll let you know what the plans actually entail, and how accurate our list above is. Watch this space...
Source: The Sentinel
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