Twirling Toadstool

Twirling Toadstool
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The ride while it was known as Wave Swinger
Alton Towers
Location Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Status Standing but not operating
Operated 1984 to 2016
Morecambe Pleasure Beach
Location Morecambe, Lancashire, England, UK
Operated August 1980 to 1983
Statistics
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Wave Swinger
Capacity 48 riders
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Twirling Toadstool was a Waveswinger built by German manufacturer Zierer previously located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK.

History

The attraction opened at Alton Towers in 1984. It was called Wave Swinger and was located in the Festival Park area. In 1999, when Festival Park became Ug Land, Wave Swinger was repainted and named Ug Swinger. It was moved within Ug Land to accommodate Rita: Queen of Speed, which opened in 2005. For the 2009 season, the ride moved to its current home in Cloud Cuckoo Land and became the Twirling Toadstool.

Twirling Toadstool did not operate during the 2017 season and remained closed in 2018.[1] In early 2019, it was removed from the Alton Towers website.

References


Articles on Alton Towers
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