Alton Towers

Alton Towers
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amusement park
Location
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Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Status Operating
Opened April 4, 1980
Owner Nick Leslau, leased to Merlin Entertainments
Area 324 hectares (800 acres)
Website http://altontowers.com/
Park map
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Alton Towers is a theme park located in Staffordshire, England. They opened as a permanent theme park in 1980 and have been building world-renowned rides, such as Nemesis and Smiler, ever since. The park also has a children's section called CBeebies Land with licensed BBC characters.

Roller coasters[edit | edit source]

Present (10)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status Secret Weapon
Runaway Mine Train Mack Rides Powered 1992 Operating
Nemesis Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 1994 Operating Secret Weapon 3
Oblivion Bolliger & Mabillard Diving 1998 Operating Secret Weapon 4
Galactica Bolliger & Mabillard Flying 2002 Operating Secret Weapon 5
Spinball Whizzer Maurer AG Spinning 2004 Operating
Rita Intamin Launched 2005 Operating
Thirteen Intamin Sit-Down 2010 Operating Secret Weapon 6
Smiler Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster 2013 Operating Secret Weapon 7
Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure Zamperla Family 2015 Operating
Wicker Man Great Coasters International Wooden 2018 Operating Secret Weapon 8

Past (8)[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
4 Man Bob Zierer Sit-Down 1985 1990 Relocated to Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Alton Mouse Vekoma Wild Mouse 1988 1991 Relocated to Idlewild & SoakZone
Beastie Pinfari Family 1983 2010 Relocated to Barry Island Pleasure Park
Black Hole Schwarzkopf Enclosed 1983 2005 Relocated to Furuvik
Corkscrew Vekoma Sit-Down 1980 2008 Scrapped
Mini Apple Pinfari Family 1982 1997 Relocated to Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach
New Beast Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1988 1997 Relocated to Divetido
Thunderlooper Schwarzkopf Shuttle 1990 1996 Relocated to Hopi Hari

Attractions[edit | edit source]

Operating[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Alton Towers Dungeon
Formally Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride
Mack Rides Scenic Boat Ride 2019
Operated 1991 to 2015
Battle Galleons Mack Rides Splash Battle 2008
Blade HUSS Pirate Ship 1980
Congo River Rapids Intamin River Rapids 1986
Duel Mack Rides Dark ride, interactive 1992
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1984
Gallopers Carousel Bertazzon Gallopers 1991
Gangsta Granny: The Ride Garmendale Engineering Unknown 2021
Get Set Go Tree Top Adventure MSI Transportation Monorail 1996
Go Jetters Vroomster Zoom ride Garmendale Engineering Jets 2017
Heave Ho Zamperla Rockin' Tug 2008
Hex Vekoma Madhouse 2000
In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride Mack Rides Scenic Boat Ride 1989
Marauder's Mayhem Mack Rides Teacups 1987
Monorail Von Roll Monorail 1987
Postman Pat Parcel Post Metallbau Emmeln Juvenile Track Ride 2014
Sky Ride POMA Ropeway 1987

Closed[edit | edit source]

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
1001 Nights Weber 1001 Nights 1984 1994 Unknown
Astroglide Bennett Astroglide 1970s 1992 Relocated to Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Boneshaker Mondial Super Nova 1995 2003 Relocated to Terra Mitica via Mondial
Cablecars British Ropeway Engineering Ropeway 1963 1986 Relocated to Flamingo Land
Chair-O-Plane Unknown Chair-O-Plane 1966 1978 Travelling U.K.
Cred Street Carousel Peter Petz Gallopers 2000 2005 Unknown
Dodgems Orton & Spooner Dodgems 1960 1975 Travelling UK
Dynamo HUSS Breakdance 1993 2004 Sold to Mondial
Ferris Wheel Zierer Ferris Wheel 1984 1985 Relocated to M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
Flying Carpet Zierer Flying Carpet 1984 1985 Relocated to M&D's Scotland's Theme Park
Gallopers Savage Gallopers 1964 1978 Relocated to Clacton Pier
Ghost Train Hayes Fabrication Ghost Train 1976 1979 Travelling U.K.
Gravitron Vekoma Rotor 1990 1991 Relocated to Flamingo Land
Loop-O-Plane Lusse Loop-O-Plane 1962 1963 Travelling U.K.
Mississippi Showboat Robles Bouso Funhouse 1984 1991 Relocated to Brean Theme Park
Octopus F.A.H. Polyp 1984 1992 Travelling Netherlands
Old MacDonald's Tractor Ride MSI Transportation Juvenile Track Ride 1995 2013 Scrapped
Park Railway Unknown Miniature Railway 1963 1996 Scrapped
Ripsaw HUSS Top Spin 1997 2015 Scrapped
Space Boat Weber Ranger 1983 1983 Relocated to Atlas Park
Spider C.A.H. Polyp 1986 1991 Unknown
Submission Chance UK Inverter 2001 2012 Scrapped
Swan Boat Ride Intamin Tow Boat Ride 1987 2003 Scrapped
The Flume Mack Rides Log Flume 1981 2015 Scrapped
Tri-Star HUSS Tri-Star 1991 1992 Relocated to Pleasure Island Family Theme Park
Turbo Star HUSS Troika 1984 1989 Unknown
Vintage Cars Supercar Juvenile Track Ride 1983 2005 Scrapped
Waltzer Maxwell Waltzer 1979 1979 Relocated to Atlas Park
Water Chute Bennett Water Chute August 1979 1979 Relocated to Southport Pleasureland
Twirling Toadstool Zierer Waveswinger March 1984 November 2016

Photo Gallery[edit | edit source]