ALTON Towers is to reopen its gardens to the public this weekend, but thrill-seekers will have to wait a little longer for the rides to resume.
A spokesperson at the theme park said: "We're delighted to confirm that we will be opening our gardens from Saturday, June 6, in line with Government guidance on the reopening of gardens and land maintained for public use.
"To ensure we keep everyone safe, tickets will need to be pre-booked online at https://fal.cn/38puS, where you can also see all the hygiene and safety measures we'll have in place so you have a safe and enjoyable visit."
Safety measures in place for visitors will include social distancing markers and temperature checks on arrival, while food and drink sales will be limited to 'grab and go'.
Entry to the gardens is priced online from £12, which includes free parking.
The theme park was due to officially open 10 weeks ago before coronavirus pandemic outbreak intervened.
In the meantime Towers bosses are waiting the go-ahead from the Government to fully open up the park visitors.