Alton Towers Seeks to Control Weather to Improve Attendance
Alton Towers, located in Staffordshire, England, is home to a world-class roller coaster in the B&M invert Nemesis, and other notable coasters like Oblivion, Air, & Rita Queen of Speed. The park is also home to some pretty dreary weather. Their looking to change all of that with the same cloud seeding technology that China is using for the 2008 Olympic Games. For years both China and Russia have been seeding clouds to ensure that the clouds produce rain before they reach areas where important outdoor events are being held.
Think of the effect on the U.S.’s weather system if Dan Snyder & Mark Shapiro decided to manipulate the weather around all 13 of its parks. Weather control sounds crazy, but it’s true. I’m still waiting for my jet pack and flying car. Check out the rest of the story at the UK Daily Mail.
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