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Alton Towers has confirmed two of its popular rides - Air and Runaway Train - will be open and operational as usual tomorrow.
It comes after the Runaway Train opened late this morning, remaining closed until 11.55am, due to what a theme park spokeswoman said was a "late handover" from the technical services team, who handle all pre-opening checks.
Air was closed for 16 minutes while staff took one of the trains off the ride and replaced it with another. The ride was also closed for two to three minutes at a time later in the day after a guest was taken ill, and to confiscate a camera from another visitor.
Spokeswoman Liz Greenwood told ITV News that any delays now being experienced were within the usual expected level.
Alton Towers has reopened its new multi-million pound rollercoaster after reports that a bolt was seen to have fallen from the ride.
A spokeswoman for the Staffordshire theme park said the Smiler was now up and running again after its closure at the weekend, when visitors claim they saw a piece of metal break away from the ride and land near them, leaving a gap in the track on Sunday.
Around 48 people had to be rescued from the ride, which was then closed to allow for technical teams to investigate.
A spokeswoman for Alton Towers said that at no time was any guest at risk and the ride was reopened once the problem had been resolved.
Alton Towers' newest rollercoaster, Smiler, will remain closed while the theme park's technical team investigate reports that a bolt fell from the ride.
Just under 50 people were on the ride at the time and had to be rescued.
A spokeswoman for Alton Towers said:
Alton Towers in Staffordshire has been forced to close its Smiler ride after reports that a bolt was seen to have dropped from the ride. Watch the rollercoaster in full swing before it was closed.
Alton Towers has been forced to close its new multi-million pound rollercoaster after reports that a bolt was seen to have dropped from the ride.
Visitors queuing for the £18m Smiler ride, which has 14 loops and reaches speeds of up to 53mph, say they saw a piece of metal break away from the ride and land near them, leaving a gap in the track.
Around 48 people had to be helped off the ride, which was then closed to allow for technical teams to investigate.