Who says that theme parks are just for kids? Alton Towers is a fantastic day out for thrill-seekers of all ages, and visitors over 1.4 metres tall will be spoilt for choice with the amazing selection of rollercoasters at the park.
Why not try them all and decide for yourself which nerve-jangler gets your adrenaline pumping the most? With an Alton Towers promo code from shopping deals website 5hop5.ie you can visit the park for less.
Here’s a super-speedy guide to the fab five at Alton Towers:
The original, and the one that many Alton Towers fans consider to be the best, Nemesis was built way back in 1994. Located in the Forbidden Valley, Nemesis was Europe’s first ever inverted rollercoaster, which means that your legs dangle beneath you as you ride. With twists, turns and loops this big metal beast of a coaster will have you wanting to ride again and again.
Area: Forbidden Valley
Speed: 50 mph
Cost: £10 million
Experience the feeling of flying through the air, amongst the clouds, on Air in Forbidden Valley. Riders glide face down with the wind in their faces, enjoying a feeling of weightlessness and freedom that is unparalleled. Air is also one of the words most expensive rollercoaster, costing a whopping £12 million to build.
Area: Forbidden Valley
Speed: 46 mph
Cost: £12 million.
The ultimate G-force experience, Rita catapults riders from 0 to 100km/ph is a mere 2.5 seconds. She’s the all time Queen of Speed so ride on Rita and you’ll feel the full force of acceleration.
Area: Dark Forest
Speed: 62.1 mph
Cost: £8 million
Anyone without a head for heights will face their ultimate fears on Oblivion, quite literally. Riders are dangled face first over an intense 180 foot drop, spending a few terrifying seconds in limbo before free falling.
Area: The X Sector
Speed: 68 mph
Cost: £12 million
New coaster on the park Thirteen is a thriller in more ways than one. An original ghost train and rollercoaster hybrid, Thirteen has been dubbed a ‘psychoaster’ as it creates a new level of psychological fear.
Dark, mysterious and full of surprises, if you haven’t been to Alton Towers since Thirteen opened then go and experience this new frightfully good contender for best coaster on the park.
Area: The Dark Forest
Speed: 41 mph
Cost: £15 million
Arm yourself with an Alton Towers discount code and head off to the park to work your way around all of the fab five rollercoasters this summer. Deciding which is your ultimate favourite is sure to be a difficult job, but if nothing else you’ll have fun while testing them out.
Those of you who aren’t fans of ‘the big ones’ shouldn’t despair. Alton Towers has plenty of middle-weight rides for you to enjoy, so you won’t be left riding the carousel with the five year olds.
The Runaway Mine Train is the perfect example of a ride that has just the right amount of tummy tickling. However, don’t be fooled by Sonic Spinball’s cute appearance. That ride is a demon in a little blue hedgehog’s clothing, and is not to be underestimated.
If you don’t mind getting wet, the Flume and the Rapids are both exciting water rides that won’t leave your tummy for dust. Whereas those with a slightly more daring disposition may want to give Rip Saw a go.
Hex and Duel provide the spooks, so those who love a good ghost train won’t be disappointed. If you like your spooks and surprises a little tamer then give the Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride a whirl – no one will judge you for not having a child to hold your hand (or should that be the other way round?).
Rides aside, there’s plenty more to enjoy during a trip to Alton Towers. The new Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life is a fun aquarium full of amazing underwater creatures, including giant spider crabs and sharks.
A few hours playing Extraordinary Golf or a meander through the extensive Alton Towers gardens make great ways to enjoy a break from the rides. Relax, catch your breath and prepare to tackle your Nemesis (or Rita, or Oblivion…)
Visit Alton Towers for less with a discount code from 5hop5.ie and decide which of the fab five rollercoasters should take the title of ultimate Alton Towers thriller this year.
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