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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Spinning|
|Riders per train||4|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Area||180.4 feet × 203.4 feet|
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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. 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.
8 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car. The two rows sit back-to-back.
|Roller coasters at Alton Towers|
|Present||Galactica • Nemesis • Oblivion • Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure • Rita • Runaway Mine Train • Smiler • Spinball Whizzer • SW8 * Thirteen|
|Former||4 Man Bob • Alton Mouse • Beastie • Black Hole • Corkscrew • Mini Apple • New Beast • Thunderlooper|
|Unbuilt||Secret Weapon 1 & 2 • unknown|