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2012-07-04 02:20:38

LONDON, July 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Alton Towers Resort, the UK's number one theme park and one of the UK's most popular destinations for family fun and adrenalin-pumping rides, has signed a deal with WiFi provider [http://www.thecloud.net/wifi ] The Cloud to deliver free, totally unlimited WiFi access across the 500- acre theme park in Staffordshire. Due to go live this summer, the WiFi will allow theme park goers to access the internet between thrill seeking escapades...

2011-09-09 02:00:00

NEWPORT, Wales, September 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alton Towers comes out on top but less than 5% of consumers think theme parks offer good value for money For many families the school summer holidays wouldn't be complete without a trip to a theme park. However, new research from Gocompare.com [http://www.gocompare.com ] has found that with a family day out to a top UK attraction costing up to GBP105.60* in admission tickets alone more than half of Brits (54%) feel theme...

2010-10-04 09:06:00

NEW YORK, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- As part of Merlin Entertainment's expansive U.S. growth plans, the company today announced the creation of three key senior regional positions in its Midway operating Group -Divisional Director, Midway Attractions, Merlin USA, which will be filled by Janine DiGioacchino, former General Manager of Madame Tussauds New York and Madame Tussauds Washington D.C.; Director of Marketing, Midway Attractions, Merlin USA, which will be taken by Rosemary del Prado,...

2009-08-13 16:03:08

Britain's Alton Towers theme park says it is considering revisions to its dress code amid a rise in popularity of revealing Speedo swimwear for men. Rachael Lockitt, public relations manager with the Alton, England, theme park said managers are discouraging male patrons from wearing Speedos and may consider a full ban if the fashion choice continues to be an issue, Sky News Online reported Thursday. With the heat wave over the weekend, we saw a big increase in men wearing tight Speedos,...

2008-08-19 18:00:43

By ED JAMES A MAN died and two people were seriously injured when a coach plunged down a steep embankment last night. One woman was airlifted to hospital in a critical condition and 20 more were taken to hospital for medical treatment. More than 60 were hurt when the coach overturned in the village of Alton, near the Alton Towers theme park, shortly before 6pm. Chief Inspector John Maddox, from Staffordshire Police, said officers were trying to establish what caused the crash....