Alton Towers owner says visitor numbers still affected by Smiler crash
The owner of Alton Towers has said it had "learned every lesson" from last year's Smiler rollercoaster crash as it revealed that visitor numbers were still being affected.
Merlin Entertainments said the Staffordshire theme park had seen trading start to recover over the summer but admitted that visitor numbers were still "some way" below levels before last year's collision, in which five people were seriously injured, including two teenagers who each lost a leg. Our video shows the harrowing moment The Smiler crashed at Alton Towers.
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