The owners of the Alton Towers theme park were fined £5,000 today after a private prosecution brought by a couple who claim noise from the site has made their lives a "nightmare".
District Judge Timothy Gascoigne also served a noise abatement notice on Tussauds Theme Parks Ltd, which runs the Staffordshire attraction.
Speaking after the hearing of Stoke-on-Trent magistrates' court held at Stafford Crown Court, Stephen and Suzanne Roper said they hoped that the theme park would stick to the terms of the order for the sake of the local community.
A couple whose cottage is 100 metres from Alton Towers have failed in their High Court bid to turn down the volume coming from the theme park.
Three years ago, Stephen and Suzanne Roper won a court victory against Tussauds Theme Parks when magistrates fined the company £5,000 and imposed a noise-abatement order.
Tussauds' appeal against the abatement order was rejected by Stoke Crown Court, but the fine was cut to £3,500 and the order was made less strict, raising the permissible noise level from 32 to 40 decibels.