There is so much to do at Alton Towers, with more than 50 exciting rides and attractions to enjoy. This family-friendly park has something for everyone, but if you want to put your bravery to the test, there are some seriously scary roller coasters that will set your heart racing and have you screaming in seconds! These are the kind of rides you’ll want to experience again and again. It was hard to choose just 5, but here are our top picks for thrill seekers visiting the park…
1. Wicker Man
Wicker Man is the newest ride at Alton Towers, having only opened in March 2018. So, if you’re planning a visit, make sure you put this on your must-do list. This incredible multi-sensory attraction is the first wooden roller coaster to be built in the UK in more than 20 years and surprisingly features real fire! Prepare to race around the track at speeds of up to 44mph, before bursting through a 6-storey-tall burning effigy of the Wicker Man, not just once, but 3 times! There’s 3 drops, 2 tunnels and plenty of surprises in store. Don’t leave until you’ve tried it.
Nemesis is regarded as one of the best roller coasters in the world and once you try it for yourself, you’ll realise why. The record-breaking coaster was Europe’s first ever inverted roller coaster, featuring twists, turns, spins and corkscrews along the way. As you try to evade the wrath of a brutal monster, you’ll reach top speeds of 81 kph. Be warned…this definitely isn’t one for the faint-hearted.
This is another of the park’s record-breaking rides, as it was the world’s first vertical drop roller coaster. The main rule on this ride is “Don’t look down” although we doubt you’ll be able to help yourself as you teeter on the edge! Prepare for a breath-taking 180-foot drop as you reach exhilarating speeds of up to 110 kph!
For something different, brave Galactica, which sends you blasting through a space travel portal into another dimension. This amazing attraction uses state of the art virtual reality technology to completely immerse you in outer space. You’ll even have your very own virtual spacesuit! All of the visuals are perfectly in sync with the exciting twists, turns and loops you’ll face on board, as you race through space at an impressive 75 kph.
If you fancy yourself as a bit of a thrill seeker, you MUST try this ride. You’ll feel the excitement right from the start as you see the lights turn green, which only means one thing- it’s time to go. Brace yourself for a dramatic launch as you go from 0-100 kph in just 2.5 seconds! But, that’s not all, you’ll have to brave lots of twists and turns as you hurtle around the track at lightning speed to escape the clutches of the dark forest.
When you book your Alton Towers tickets with us, you can save up to 35% on the gate price, plus you’ll get a meal deal of your choice included. Whether it’s a juicy burger, fried chicken, pizza or pasta, there’s plenty of delicious dishes to choose from.
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