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 In storage
Operated 1984 to 2016
Henry Harder (Germany)
Location Travelling
Operated 1979 to 1983
Location Germany
Operated During 1978
Manufacturer Zierer
Product Wave Swinger
Capacity 48 riders

Twirling Toadstool was a Waveswinger built by German manufacturer Zierer previously located at Alton Towers in Alton, Staffordshire, England, UK.


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.


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