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|Designer / calculations||Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH|
|Type||Steel - Launched|
|Model / product||Accelerator Coaster|
|Riders per train||20|
Top speed61.1 mph
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.
Rita with Corkscrew in the background
|Roller coasters at Alton Towers|
|Present||Galactica • Nemesis • Oblivion • Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure • Rita • Runaway Mine Train • Smiler • Spinball Whizzer • Thirteen • Wicker Man|
|Former||4 Man Bob • Alton Mouse • Beastie • Black Hole • Corkscrew • Mini Apple • New Beast • Thunderlooper|
|Unbuilt||Secret Weapon 1 & 2 • unknown|