Alton Towers are to continue to stagger openings of the rides for 2018 as they perhaps go beyond what was expected with Wickerman opening. Firstly the 2018 sees Extra Ride Time change with a 9.30 opening for the park changing from the 9.00 of previous years, this will now also be only open Merlin Annual Pass holders and Hotel guests only and not thought to be open to online booking tickets of previous years. This also means the Monorail will open at 9.00 rather than 8.30. Extra Ride time will be on Spinball Whizzer, Cbeebies Land and in a shock move Wickerman

The park are going to continue to stagger openings for 2018 even in the light of an new roller coaster opening. Opening with the park will be X Sector with Marauder’s Mayhem and Heave Ho! Opening at 11.00 will be Dark Forest, Cloud Cuckoo Land, Sharkbait Reef by SEA LIFE, Battle Galleons, Runaway Mine Train and Hex. Followed by the Skyride a 11.30.

In a real shock move Forbidden Valley, Duel and Congo River Rapids will open at 12.00, with the Rapids only open from May 26th until 4th September.

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