A local resident has raised concerns that the theme park’s plans would involve building on the Bunbury Hill Fort site. Staffordshire County Council subsequently said that it will be sending an archaeologist to investigate.

According to Alton Towers, however, the details of the proposed location for the new rollercoaster have been included in its planning application to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, and that the operator is not going to build where the local resident believes the ride will be situated.