Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|What is the name of the ride that was first installed in 1996, that was a popular ride designed for young children?||Alton Towers Theme Park
Squirrel Nutty Ride. Thanks for playing! If this has made you thirsty for more go to www.alton-towers.co.uk
Nemesis. Nemesis cost £10 million to build and was the worlds first legs free, inverted roller coaster. The ride lasts 160 seconds reaching speeds of 110km per hour. Eight years later, Nemesis is still voted as the thrill seekers favourite UK ride.
|Alton Towers introduced the worlds first vertical drop roller coaster in 1998. What is the name of this ride?||Alton Towers Theme Park
Oblivion. This roller coaster reaches speeds of 110km per hour and reaches 4.5G's. It sends you plummeting down a 60 metre drop into a big dark hole covered by steam.... but not before it has held you at the very top for a few seconds looking straight down!
2-3 million. The official figures for the year 2000 are '2.45 million' and for 1999 '2.65 million.' That's a lot of hot dogs being sold!
1.4m. Oblivion, Ripsaw and Air also have a height restriction of 1.4m tall. These are some of the big white knuckle rides in the park. For children who want to experience the thrills of big rides but are not quite tall enough, I recommend rides like the Corkscrew, the Black Hole and Submission. To ride these you have to pass the minimum height requirement of 1.2m
1980. Alton Towers itself dates back to around the 8th century. It's gardens were restored through the late 1900's but it was in 1980 that the idea of a theme park took off. The first main attraction in the park was the Corkscrew. When it opened, it was the first double corkscrew roller coaster in the UK.
No. The park is open from mid March until the end of October each year. The final week encompasses their infamous firework displays in the evenings. However, the Alton Towers Hotel is 'open all year round excluding the 24th to 30th December.'
Charterhouse Group. In 1990, Alton Towers became part of the Tussauds group. This group owned many tourist attractions including Madame Tussauds, the London Planetarium, Warwick Castle, Chessington World of Adventures and Thorpe Park. In 1998, Tussauds were bought by the Charterhouse group.
Staffordshire. Alton Towers is situated in Alton, near Stoke-on-Trent in Staffordshire.