Gangsta Granny: The Ride

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Gangsta Granny: The Ride
Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Coordinates 52°59′06″N 1°53′37″W / 52.984985°N 1.893539°W / 52.984985; -1.893539
Status Operating since 17 May 2021
Rider height
  • Minimum: 90 cm
  • Min. unaccompanied: 120 cm
Manufacturer Garmendale Engineering
Product Spin Master
Designer / calculations Merlin Magic Making (John Burton as creative lead), David Walliams
Capacity 8 per car

Gangsta Granny: The Ride is a dark ride located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK. The theme is based on the Gangsta Granny children's novel by David Walliams.

The ride was built by Garmendale Engineering, and is one of their Spin Master models.[1]


On 29 May 2020, Alton Towers announced that the opening of the ride would be pushed back to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In March 2021, it was announced that Gangsta Granny: The Ride would officially open on 17 May 2021, along with the rest of The World of David Walliams, pending the easing of restrictions relating to the coronavirus pandemic.[2] David Walliams visited the attraction on 27 April and was one of the first riders, along with six local schoolchildren.[3] The attraction was duly opened on 17 May 2021.[4]


The ride is described as "multi-sensory". It sees the characters from Gangsta Granny attempt "the greatest heist in the history of the world": stealing the Crown Jewels.[2] The surrounding area opened with the attraction and is dedicated to David Walliams and his books.[5]


  1. "The Gangsta Granny Secret is out". Garmendale Engineering.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Walker, Tom (25 March 2021). "First images revealed of David Walliams' Gangsta Granny ride at Alton Towers". Attractions Management. Retrieved 23 April 2021.
  3. "David Walliams gives his approval to Gangsta Granny: The Ride". ThemeParks-UK. 2021-04-28. Archived from the original on 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  4. Evans, Sean (2021-05-17). "Gangsta Granny The Ride Review: A Step-Above Expectations". Back to the Movies. Archived from the original on 2021-05-21. Retrieved 2021-05-21.
  5. "Alton Towers to Introduce Gangsta Granny: The Ride for the Park's 2020 Season". NewsPlusNotes. Retrieved 16 January 2020.
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