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Introducing Wicker Man at Alton Towers

Introducing Wicker Man at Alton Towers

Alton Towers Resort has released first-look images of their latest thrill attraction Wicker Man, the first wooden rollercoaster to be built in the UK for 21 years, with the unique thrill of fire. The dramatic images reveal a spectacular six-story (57.7ft) structure, featuring an impressive human face on one side and ram’s head on the other, which bursts into flames as the train races through its chest.

Alongside the new images of Wicker Man in all its glory, further details revealed include:

- The height of the Wicker Man structure is 17.55m (57.57ft)

- Over 40,000 tonnes of soil has been excavated to build the new attraction

- Track spans 2,000ft and is made from naturally treated timber, hand-carved specifically for the project

- Every ride will house 2 trains, each made up of 6 wooden carriages carrying 12 passengers (24 passengers per ride)

- Alton Towers Resort has invested £16 million into the creation of Wicker Man which has been in development for the last four years

- Wicker Man will open to the public this Spring

Before boarding Wicker Man, riders will embark on a journey into the world of the Beornen, a secret community living in the woods around Alton. Lured in by chanting, rhythmic sounds and unseen eyes watching them, guests will ‘be chosen’ to take part in the cinematic ‘pre-show’ before braving the ride itself.

Francis Jackson, Operations Director at Alton Towers Resort, commented: “Wicker Man is Alton Towers’ most ambitious project to date and we’re really excited to finally reveal our newest thrill attraction to the world. We’ve spent four years creating an experience that is truly spectacular by investing in the latest technologies which combine wood, fire and special effects to give riders the genuine feeling that they will be racing though flames. We can’t wait for everyone to experience Wicker Man when the park opens this Spring.”

Keep up to date with the latest Wicker Man news by visiting altontowers.com/Wickerman or searching #WickerManRide across social media. Make sure you take advantage of your Alton Towers discount through Blue Light Card by logging in to the website or free Blue Light Card mobile app.

£15 Anywhere to anywhere return - National Express

£15 Anywhere to anywhere return - National Express

We are pleased to launch an exclusive new tariff available for members of Blue Light Card for National Express. The £15 Anywhere to anywhere return.

This new offer allows members to purchase a voucher that will allow them to book a journey with National Express from anywhere, going to anywhere return, for just £15.

National Express do already has a great offer on the Blue Light Card website for members, offering members a 20% discount.  This offer will still be available for members, with the new tariff being available for journeys that may still be over the £15 mark.

To take advantage of this new offer simply:

1. Log in to the website or app and navigate to the National Express offer

2. Click through to the booking portal from the £15 offer

3. Buy your voucher(s)

4. Follow the instructions that are shown on screen and emailed to you - website to book will be shown on this email and on screen

5. Use your codes to buy anywhere to anywhere return tickets

6. Receive your tickets on email in e-ticket format.

New BLC App features

New BLC App features

The Blue Light Card app is brought to you by the largest provider of discounts for the UK’s Emergency Services, NHS and Armed Forces.

With thousands of offers available through Blue Light Card, our app acts as an ideal way to search, find and remember those offers that are of particular interest to how and where you shop. We have designed the app so that all offers and features are simply a swipe or a touch away.

The new update offers the following extra features:

  • You can now renew your card in the app when you are within 30 days of expiry.
  • You can apply for your Blue Light Card on registration.
  • We’ve introduced Blue Light Card news articles so you can stay up to date with the latest companies joining the service.
  • You can follow companies you like and be the first to learn about new offers and deals.
  • You can receive notifications from the companies you follow and from Blue Light Card.

There are hundreds of companies ready with offers because of the service you have provided the country. Download the app now on iPhone and Android via your mobile app store, or visit our dedicated BLC app page: https://www.bluelightcard.co.uk/bluelightcardmobileapp.php

Toby Carvery launch on Blue Light Card

Toby Carvery launch on Blue Light Card

We are pleased to announce that Toby Carvery has now launched on Blue Light Card.  In addition to this they are launching with an increased discount for the first month.

From 2/1/18 to 3/2/18 members can receive a massive 20% discount Monday-Saturday with their Blue Light Card and a voucher that is available through the website or app.  This will then change to a 10% discount for the rest of the year.  

How to receive in store: received when presenting your card along with the voucher.

The terms of the offer and the voucher mentioned can be found on our website. Please log in, go to offers and search for ‘Toby Carvery’ for more information.

This is a great new addition to the Blue Light Card offering and gives members another hugely popular restaurant chain that they can receive a discount with.

Happy dining! 

25% off at The Body Shop in store and online

25% off at The Body Shop in store and online

Blue Light Card are pleased to announce our partnership with The Body Shop. From the 18th of December, Blue Light Card holders can get a 25% discount in store and online.

In store: received when presenting your card along with our offer code.
Online: use our offer code at the check-out stage.

The terms of the offer and the offer code mentioned can be found on our website. Please log in, go to offers and search for ‘The Body Shop’ for more information.

This is a great new partnership for Blue Light Card and adds another major high street brand to the discounts that Blue Light Card provides.

Merry Christmas and happy shopping!