Tuesday, 26 April 2011


To have and to gold

The Alton Towers Resort unveil their unique wedding gift to Prince William and Catherine Middleton – a 24-carat gilded carriage of THI3TEEN, the world’s first free fall drop coaster

Everyone knows that marriage has its ups and downs but when Kate and Will tie the knot on April 29th the adage will take on quite a different meaning as they receive the unique wedding gift. The carriage, the only one of its kind in the world, is available for the royal couple’s exclusive use when they visit the Resort in Staffordshire.

Coined the ‘Royaller-Coaster’ by staff, the carriage has over 20 square meters of 24-carat gold plating and will be housed away from public view. Despite the royal couple asking for no gifts on their wedding day, the Resort hopes to encourage future royal attendance with the gift. Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward have previously visited the Resort, hosting ‘It’s a Royal Knockout’ at the Theme Park in 1987.

Britain’s Greatest Escape will be showing the royal wedding live on a giant screen on the front lawn of the popular theme park, serving traditional British favourites Pimm’s, as well as strawberries & cream to toast the eagerly anticipated event. A two day ticket for a family of four to Britain’s Greatest Escape is £104.00 plus VAT, visit www.altontowers.com for further information.

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