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Tuesday, 21 March 2006


Alton Towers meltdown

English pleasure and adventure activity park Alton Towers is reported to be rebranding itself Chocolate Towers on 8 April. This re-brand comes directly after the launch of new family ride ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ and will be celebrated with tonnes of chocolate-related activities for two weeks until 23 April. The heavily visited leisure facility is offering Chocolate Family Fun Days within that period. According to this item:

"During the Chocolate Towers period the entrance to the park will be transformed to resemble a chocolate wonderland. Giant sweets and chocolate men will meet and greet guests whilst the sweet scent of chocolate permeates the atmosphere.

Sweets and candy canes will adorn the trees and twice a day the specially built enormous volcano ‘Chocuvious’ will explode 90lbs of chocolate treats amongst sparkling confetti into the hands of guests. An aerial show throughout the day under an enormous Easter egg will keep visitors delighted".

The IPKat thinks that the words "Chocolate Towers" have not been the subject of a UK trade mark application and hopes that Alton Towers' owners remembered to embark upon a thorough search for other possible users of the term before launching its own venture. Merpel adds, I suppose the place will be "choc full" over the holiday weekend.

Alton Towers here.
Fawlty Towers here
Death by chocolate here
Chocolate poisoning here and here

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