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You may think over the winter when Alton Towers is closed the staff all get a well earned break, but for some of them that's when the work really gets going.
One hundred and fifty full time maintenance workers spend five months inspecting and overhauling all of the rides, to make sure they're set and safe for the season.
Our reporter Chris Halpin went behind the scenes ahead of opening this weekend, to see what they've been getting up to.
- 50,000 bolts on roller coasters checked
- 2000 roller coaster wheels are changed
- 120,000 hours of maintenance takes place
- 150 full time technical staff work on site
- 3 miles of roller coaster track climbed & inspected
Ever wondered how you fix a roller coaster? Well that's exactly what hundreds of staff have been doing since November when Alton Towers shut down for 2014.
And although you think staff might get a break, over the last five months maintenance workers have been very busy.
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