Alton Towers have confirmed their Skyride transportation system will only operate during peak season for the rest of the 2012 season.

The cableway attraction assists guests with transport between three corners of the Staffordshire park, with stations near the main entrance at Towers Street, a mid-station at Forbidden Valley, and a final station near the historical Towers themselves.

It is thought that this is part of Merlin Entertainments’ current strategy of cost-cutting, which is also though to have seen Thorpe Park’s SAW Alive scare maze be downsized from a full-time to a seasonal attraction.

A diagram displaying the current Skyride route from 'Forbidden Valley' to 'Cloud Cuckoo Land', and the alternative walking routes to be used during off-peak season. Photo: Google Maps Annotations: Adam James

Associated Links: Official Alton Towers Skyride webpage

Adam James Whittaker

Adam James Whittaker is an aspiring marketer, who has worked in the theme park industry for a number of years. He believes in the preservation of amusement heritage and using marketing effectively to promote new attractions and investments.

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