Alton Towers ride launch delay

Alton Towers has confirmed that its new £18 million ride called The Smiler is still not working. It was due to open on Thursday 23 May. With 14 loops to the previous record of 10, it is the largest roller-coaster ever built.

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Alton Towers' new rollercoaster still having problems

Two of the loops on 'The Smiler' which cost £18 million to build Credit: PA

Alton Towers' new record breaking rollercoaster has had its opening delayed again because of technical problems.

The 14 loop ride, which cost the theme park £18 million to build, was meant to open to the public yesterday.

However on the Staffordshire attraction's website, it says the ride is still not operational today, due to 'unforeseen teething problems'.

The launch of 'The Smiler' Credit: PA

People who have booked tickets to specifically ride the new rollercoaster are advised they can have their tickets revalidated for another date during the season.

For more information CLICK HERE.

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