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In 2011, it was revealed that the ''Beastie'' would leave the park. It was left [[standing but not operating]] and was removed just before the 2013 season kicked off. The area where Beastie was located is now used for the [[Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure]], forming part of CBeebies Land.<ref>[http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/blog/2015/01/06/mi7-strikes-again-alton-towers-resort-aerial-update-part-1/ MI7 Strikes Again! Alton Towers Resort Aerial Update – Part 1 - TowersTimes]</ref>
 
In 2011, it was revealed that the ''Beastie'' would leave the park. It was left [[standing but not operating]] and was removed just before the 2013 season kicked off. The area where Beastie was located is now used for the [[Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure]], forming part of CBeebies Land.<ref>[http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/blog/2015/01/06/mi7-strikes-again-alton-towers-resort-aerial-update-part-1/ MI7 Strikes Again! Alton Towers Resort Aerial Update – Part 1 - TowersTimes]</ref>
  
The ride is believed to have been purchased by travelling showman Walt Murphy, who travels with the ride as "Dragon Challenge".<ref>[http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=817699 Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide - TowersTimes Forum]</ref>
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The ride was purchased by travelling showman Walt Murphy, who travels with the ride as "Dragon Challenge".<ref>[http://forum.towerstimes.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=3&p=817699 Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide - TowersTimes Forum]</ref>
 
==Design==
 
==Design==
 
This ride features a standard layout. It has many head-chopper elements and a compact footprint.
 
This ride features a standard layout. It has many head-chopper elements and a compact footprint.

Revision as of 14:10, 3 April 2015

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Beastie
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Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 1983 to 2010
Height restriction Under 47 inches (120 cm) to be accompanied by an adult.
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Type Steel - Family
Model / product Super Dragon MD31
Hourly capacity 200
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height13 feet
Drop11 feet
Top speed17 mph
Length436 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop36 degrees°
Duration1:45
HELP

Beastie was a steel family roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK. It is now believed to be travelling.

History

Beastiie originally opened in 1983 as Mini Dragon in the Festival Park (now Dark Forest) area of the park. It allowed younger children to experience the thrill of a full-size roller coaster.

In 1987, the ride was renamed to just Dragon.

In 1993, the ride was moved to the Thunder Valley section of the park. This was when it assumed it's current name, Beastie, due to the Beast opening at the park.

In 1998, the ride was moved to where it's final position, in the Adventure Land area of the park.

In 2009, the Beastie became the oldest roller coaster operating at the park, after the Corkscrew closed in 2008.

In 2011, it was revealed that the Beastie would leave the park. It was left standing but not operating and was removed just before the 2013 season kicked off. The area where Beastie was located is now used for the Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure, forming part of CBeebies Land.[1]

The ride was purchased by travelling showman Walt Murphy, who travels with the ride as "Dragon Challenge".[2]

Design

This ride features a standard layout. It has many head-chopper elements and a compact footprint.

References