Amputee victims of Alton Towers Smiler accident sue the park

Posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 11:15 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The lawsuit comes three years after the accident that caused two women to each lose a leg.

Alton Towers announces Wicker Man wooden roller coaster

Posted Tuesday, January 9, 2018 5:24 PM | Contributed by Jeff

The horror themed ride will open this summer.

Merlin says terrorist attacks hurting attendance for UK attractions

Posted Tuesday, June 13, 2017 9:12 AM | Contributed by Jeff

London attractions and parks like Alton Towers have seen a dip in visits.

Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Legoland Windsor close their water rides after death at Drayton Manor

Posted Friday, May 12, 2017 9:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Closure described as a cautionary measure.

Alton Towers to cut 70 jobs

Posted Tuesday, November 15, 2016 8:40 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Theme park has suffered lower attendance since the Smiler accident.

Merlin fined £5 million for Alton Towers Smiler accident that resulted in amputations

Posted Tuesday, September 27, 2016 10:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The sentencing came down after prosecutors put fault with the employer and not individuals.

Court finds Alton Towers at fault in Smiler accident, hears ride operated in high winds

Posted Monday, September 26, 2016 8:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff

In addition to the human failure of dispatching the loaded train while another had stalled, the court heard that the ride operated in winds higher than it was designed for.

Smiler crash amputee regains confidence with photo shoot

Posted Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:14 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Vicky Balch says the lingerie photos were a turning point in her identity.

Alton Towers submits plans, apparently for a wooden roller coaster

Posted Monday, July 11, 2016 7:25 PM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Ride will be built on the former flume site.

Merlin accepts responsibility in Alton Towers Smiler accident case

Posted Friday, April 22, 2016 8:28 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The company admits fault for an accident that severely injured five people.