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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: April 1st 2006
ATAGalleryConstructionCharlie and the Chocolate Factory › April 1st 2006
Opening Day
The park has just opened, but already some very keen enthusiasts have entered the queue line waiting for the ride's opening.
The queue line fills up some more, as we take alook at the detail on the exterior.
By lunchtime, the queue extended all the way back to the Sky Ride station!
The press were on hand to cover the ride's opening, with footage being shot inside the ride just before the ride opened.
By around 1pm the ride had opened its doors, but the queue line was just as big as only one elevator was working at this point.
The queue line, as it nears the entrance to the building.
This is the point where you go inside and see the preshow.
A very enthusiastic staff member, dressed up for the occasion.
The ride's closing was due to be 5:30pm with the rest of the park, but it was extended to 6:50pm to allow all guests to get a ride.
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