Victoria Balch, Leah Washington, Joe Pugh, Daniel Thorpe, and Chanda Chauhan were all seriously hurt in the 2 June crash
Vicky Balch said she was left 'so upset' when theme park boss Nick Varney came to her home to tell her they were reopening the ride after the horror crash in June
June's terrifying crash on the Smiler rollercoaster left two victims - Leah Washington and Vicky Balch - needing an amputation
Witnesses describe scene with 'blood everywhere'
I see Battersea Power Station every day, and, even in its dilapidated state, it never fails to raise the spirits.
We can't get enough of frightening films, video games and theatre 'experiences'. But why do we find fear so thrilling? It's all down to our biology, discovers Luke Blackall
If Walt Disney World Florida feels, well, a world away, then stay closer to home at Splash Landings, located within Alton Towers theme park. It has a Caribbean motif and contains its own waterpark, with lazy river, "Bubbly Wubbly Pool" and the Master Blaster wet rollercoaster. During the summer holidays, the waterpark runs two sessions per day, from 10am-3pm and from 4pm-9pm, so an overnight stay means you'll make the most of it.
It's only a font but critics want to write it out of existence
It's big, it's terrifying and it cost £15m to build. Thirteen is Britain's ultimate vertical-drop rollercoaster. Holly Williams joins the dedicated thrillseekers who are its first victims
Restless Harry survives on day of defeat and pain for two brave novice hurdlers
While some stars become the face of a fragrance line or launch high-end restaurants, Sonic has gone one better by becoming the spokeshedgehog for the Alton Towers’ ride, the Spinball Whizzer.
Call it a career move, but Sienna Miller is no longer the starlet with the dubious morals, dirty mouth and distinct reluctance to play the fame game fairly.