The Smiler at Alton Towers reopens after safety concerns
- 24 July 2013
- From the section Stoke & Staffordshire
A new £18m rollercoaster ride at Alton Towers has reopened after it was shut when a piece fell off the track.
Forty-eight people had to be rescued from the 14-loop ride, called The Smiler, on Sunday.
A spokesperson from the amusement park said: "The small piece of debris came from an area of the track. This has now been resolved."
The Smiler - which includes a drop of 30m (98ft) - first opened in May. It was reopened for visitors at 10:30 BST.