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===Theme===
 
===Theme===
 
When the ride opened in 2004, it was themed as a giant pinball machine. This theme was changed when SEGA sponsered the ride in 2010. It is now themed around Sonic The Hedgehog.<ref>http://old.towerstimes.co.uk/attractions/adventureland/spinball.htm</ref>
 
When the ride opened in 2004, it was themed as a giant pinball machine. This theme was changed when SEGA sponsered the ride in 2010. It is now themed around Sonic The Hedgehog.<ref>http://old.towerstimes.co.uk/attractions/adventureland/spinball.htm</ref>
For 2016, the attraction returned to its former name of ''Spinball Whizzer''.
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For 2016, the attraction returned to its former name of ''Spinball Whizzer'' after the SEGA contract expired.
  
 
===Trains===
 
===Trains===

Revision as of 10:54, 13 March 2016

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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
Statistics
Manufacturer Maurer AG
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Spinning
Riders per train 4
Hourly capacity 950
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Area 180.4 feet × 203.4 feet
Height55.8 feet
Length1476.4 feet
Inversions0
Duration1:15
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Spinball Whizzer is a steel spinning roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK. It was manufactured by Maurer AG.

Design

Theme

When the ride opened in 2004, it was themed as a giant pinball machine. This theme was changed when SEGA sponsered the ride in 2010. It is now themed around Sonic The Hedgehog.[1] For 2016, the attraction returned to its former name of Spinball Whizzer after the SEGA contract expired.

Trains

8 single-car trains. Each car has four seats making for 950 riders per hour.

Photo Gallery

References

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