Alton Towers to remain closed until further notice due to coronavirus – The Sun

ALTON Towers is to remain closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, ahead of their grand opening this weekend for the season.

The park was due to open in celebration of their new ride Gangsta Granny, inspired by the David Walliams books.

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The park will no longer open this weekend, and the hotels are also closing until further notice.

A statement from Alton Towers explained: "Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to postpone the opening of Alton Towers Resort Theme Park and to close our Hotels and support offices as a precautionary measure.

"While we have been looking forward to welcoming visitors this weekend, we believe that this decision is the right thing to protect the health and wellbeing of our employees and guests."

They added that anyone with booked stays at the resort between now and April 25 will be contacted by the park.

Anyone with hotel bookings after this date will be charged cancellation charges unless the cancellation protection was purchased.

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Drayton Manor is also to remain closed indefinitely due to the virus.

All of the Disney theme parks including Disneyland Paris are closed too.

Butlins is also closed.

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