Alton Towers Rides

As the UK’s leading theme park and resort, Alton Towers is renowned for its rides and attractions, bringing about a new meaning to the classic roller coaster. Information on the most popular Alton Towers rides can be found below.

Airair-alton-towers

Opened in: 2002 Located in: Forbidden Valley Height restriction: 1.4m Top speed: 47mph / 76km/h Inversions: 2 Accolades: World’s first flying roller coaster nemesis-alton-towers


Nemesis

Opened in: 1994 Located in: Forbidden Valley Height restriction: 1.4m Top speed: 50mph / 80km/h Inversions: 4 Accolades: Europe’s first inverted roller coasteroblivion-alton-towers


 

Oblivion

Opened in: 1998 Located in: X-Sector Height restriction: 1.4m Top speed: 68mph / 109 km/h Inversions: 0 Accolades: World’s first vertical drop roller coaster


rita-alton-towersRita

Opened in: 2005 Located: Dark Forest Height restriction: 1.4m Top speed: 62.2 mph / 100.1 km/h Inversions: 0


The Smilerthe-smiler-alton-towers

Opened in: 2013 Located in: X-Sector Height restriction: 1.4m Top speed: 53 mph / 85 km/h Inversions: 14 Accolades: Holds world record for most inversions on any roller coaster as of 2013


thirteen-alton-towersTh13rteen

Opened in: 2010 Located in: Dark Forest Height restriction: 1.2m Top speed: 41mph / 66km/h Inversions: 0 Accolades: World’s first vertical free-fall drop


Runaway Mine Trainrunaway-mine-train-alton-towers

Opened in: 1992 Located in: Katanga Canyon Height restriction: 90cm Top speed: 22.4 mph / 36 km/h Inversions: 0 Accolades: Oldest roller coaster in the park as of 2013


sonic-spinball-alton-towersSonic Spinball

Opened in: 2004 Located in: Adventure Land Height restriction: 1.2m Top speed: 38mph / 62 km/h Inversions: 0