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Spinball Whizzer

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roller coaster
Spinball Whizzer
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Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Status Operating since March 27, 2004
Manufacturer Maurer AG
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Spinning
Model / product Xtended SC 2200
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 180.4 feet × 203.4 feet
Height55.8 feet
Length1,476.4 feet

Spinball Whizzer is a steel spinning roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK. It was manufactured by Maurer AG and opened in 2004.


Spinball Whizzer is the only Xtended SC 2200 ever built by Maurer.


When the ride opened in 2004, it was themed as a giant pinball machine. This theme was changed when SEGA sponsored the ride in 2010. It was then themed around Sonic The Hedgehog.[1] For 2016, the attraction returned to its former name of Spinball Whizzer after the SEGA contract expired. It also received new theme music for 2016 from IMAScore.


Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. The two rows sit back-to-back.

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