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Rita

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Rita
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Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Status Operating since April 1, 2005
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Manufacturer Intamin
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Launched
Model / product Accelerator Coaster
Riders per train 20
Propulsion Hydraulic launch
Height68.9 feet
Top speed61.1 mph
Length2,099.8 feet
Inversions0
Duration0:25
G-force4.7G
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Rita (originally known as Rita - Queen of Speed) is an steel launched roller coaster located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK. It was manufactured by Intamin and opened on April 1, 2005. Two years after the opening of Rita, Heide Park (also owned by Merlin Entertainments) opened a nearly identical roller coaster called Desert Race.

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