1. The Wicker Man
The newest ride to open at Alton Towers Resort is also top of our favourites list. After trying it out when it first opened in March, we can confirm it contains maximum thrills and an exhilarating trip through fire! Check out this video for a full on-board experience:
Wicker Man is the UK’s first new wooden coaster built in over 20 years and joins an amazing line-up of world-class attractions. Stylish and cutting-edge special effects make this an immersive and exhilarating ride that is not to be missed.
Reaching speeds of up to 50mph, this four-inversion roller coaster has consistently been voted one of the top rollercoasters in industry-lead worldwide polls. The theming of the ride is based around an alien creature who has been excavated from the ground and one of its best features is the final inversion, which is built at eye-level so guests not on the ride can also enjoy the attraction’s thrills!
A staple attraction for the past 20 years at Alton Towers, Oblivion is the iconic attraction that you’ll probably think of when you picture Alton Towers Resort. As the world’s first vertical drop ride, there was a huge amount of publicity around it’s opening, and this excitement continues even today, when it holds the crown as the third fastest roller coaster in the UK.
Opened in 2010, TH13TEEN is a steel roller coaster with a five-metre freefall in absolute darkness – which is why it made our adrenaline-filled list! The ride is a mixture of abrupt banks, turns, climbs and eventually free falls that will leave guests disorientated, terrified and exhilarated (if you can handle the intimidation of the ride line that is!).
Fashioned like a pirate ship, The Blade takes this classic theme park attraction and gives it a terrifying new twist. The story goes that Blade was created rom the remnants of the Nemesis excavation, so the attraction looks like a huge industrial tool soaring through the air with zero gravity momentum. Hop aboard if you dare!
Last but not least, Rita: Queen of Speed is very deserving of a spot on how hot list for one big reason: it accelerates from 0 to 98.3 km/h (61.1 mph) in 2.5 seconds! The theme of this attraction is a drag race, but the overall attraction also incorporates a spooky vibe as you can see from the pictures below.
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