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Oblivion roller coaster reopens at Alton Towers after lengthy downtime

Oblivion

The Oblivion roller coaster at Alton Towers, which has been out of action since June 13, has finally reopened to guests.

It is believed that ride was closed pending the arrival of a new part, and that this has been now delivered and installed. However, Alton Towers has not made an official statement on the reasons for the closure of the vertical drop coaster, which first opened in 1998.

Oblivion is one of two roller coasters in the X-Sector area of the park. The other is the all-new The Smiler, which opened two months late and is still suffering from occasional downtime. The closure of Oblivion had left the area short of capacity, but this should now be largely resolved.

However, one of X-Sector's other residents is still out of action. Enterprise, one of Alton Towers' oldest attractions, has been closed for several weeks. A classic Huss Enterprise attraction, it is identical to those seen in other theme parks and travelling funfairs all over the world. The attraction underwent a major renovation during the off-season.

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