Alton Towers has announced that it is to reopen its Resort on Saturday 4 July.

The Staffordshire attraction has posted the following statement on its website: "Ahead of our planned reopening of the Resort on 4 July, we reopened our Gardens on 6 June in line with government guidance.

"Tickets will need to be pre-booked in advance before visiting.

"The health and safety of our guests and staff is always our number-one priority, and we have therefore introduced a number of additional hygiene and safety measures which you’ll see in place when you visit. Please visit the 'Know Before You Go' section of our website to find out more.

"Following the latest government guidelines (issued on 10 May) and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1 June up to and including 3 July to move your booking free of charge. Our teams will be moving bookings in date order, so please bear with us. We will get back to you as fast as we can, but we must prioritise guests whose reservations are imminent.

"Guests with pre-booked theme-park tickets for dates when the Alton Towers Theme Park is closed will be able to use their tickets on any other day during the 2020 theme-park season (excluding fireworks events on 6, 7 & 8 November). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

"In our 40th birthday season, we are determined to be here for you and your families, offering awesome thrills and fantastic memories, as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.
We’ll be sharing our full plans soon.

"In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other. See you soon!"

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