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==External Links==
Beastie at the Roller Coaster DataBase:
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Revision as of 07:39, 4 April 2015

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Beastie (Alton Towers).jpg
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.
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
Steepest drop36 degrees°

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


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]


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


External Links

Beastie at the Roller Coaster DataBase: