It has been revealed that half of Alton Towers’ core thrill rides will not be SBNO for the 2012 season – contrary to a former announcement by the park.
The U-turn decision means that Oblivion won’t be the only operating ride in the X-Sector area of the park, with Enterprise and Submission continuing to operate.
The preliminary reason given for the rides’ temporary closure (also known as Standing But Not Operating) was to ease access for construction vehicles, to aid erection of the yet to be named ‘SW7’ Rollercoaster in the area.
The following statement was forwarded to the popular TowersTimes fansite;
We are delighted to confirm that both Submission and Enterprise in X-Sector will now be opening for the 2012 season.
A huge amount of work has been going on in the background to re-assess how we could keep these two ever popular attractions open should we be able to commence the preparatory work for the planned new rollercoaster opening in 2013, and we are now confident that we can achieve this.
Enterprise and Submission will operate alongside Oblivion and the brand new Fried Chicken Co restaurant which opened during the February half term to fantastic feedback.