An unexpected u-turn will see Alton Towers keep their classic swinging ship open (for now).
Alton Towers have revealed they no longer plan to close their classic flat ride, ‘The Blade’.
A quiet announcement surrounding the closure of the ride was made last Friday on social media.
The closure caused a huge scope of support for the flat ride, with the hashtag #PrayforBlade becoming a prominent presence on Twitter.
Despite the announcement however, the park opened the ride for the annual John Lewis employee event the next day.
Now the park have confirmed the decision to close the ride has been reconsidered, and it will reopen along with the rest of the park for the 2015 season on Saturday 21st March.
It is not yet known how long the ride will remain open for once it reopens this season.