First Nuns, and now Gnomes - yet another wacky promotion for free entry to Alton Towers.
It's been reported that the park are offering free entry, between 1st and 31st May 2005, to anybody with a gnome. However there are tight stipulations to this offer - see below. The offer is a tongue-in-cheek response to the book, "Bollocks to Alton Towers", which promotes lesser-known UK attractions, such as Gnome Magic, the Porteath Bee Centre and the British Lawnmower Museum.
However, the promotion was not well received at Gnome Magic, as explained by the man in charge, Michael Bridges: "From our point of view it's ridiculous because it might attract people to steal gnomes.
"Otherwise it will cost them more to buy a gnome and get in free to Alton Towers than the entrance fee would be."
He conceded that this possibility was unlikely, however.