Alton Towers: More technical failuresWatch
Whilst these aren't on the same level as the Smiler incident, so soon after the accident last month, how do you think this will affect the theme park's reputation?
This isn't going to affect their reputation one bit, people who go to theme parks know that the rides breakdown. The Smiler accident will, because people got injured but that's different.
The Daily Mirror have been waging a hate campaign against Alton Towers since the Smiler accident and they look for any little thing to revive the story and get more clicks despite the victims just wanting to be left alone. The suspected reasoning is because their rivals (The Sun) have a marketing contract with Merlin.
Edit: As an aside, a lot of the 'break downs' are caused by idiots on the ride itself