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Thursday, June 9, 2011

Delightful Theme Park Alton Towers

World tour guides to Alton Towers, it is one of the Famous and Thrilling Amusement Park that contains all Space Rides and Relaxing Places inside the area. The theme park and resort located in Staffordshire, England. It attracts around 2.7 million visitors per year making it one of the most visited theme parks in the United Kingdom, after Black pool Pleasure Beach. Alton Towers is also the 9th most visited theme park in Europe. It is based north of the village of Alton in Staffordshire 26 km from the east of Stoke-on-Trent, in the grounds of a semi-ruined Gothic revival country house of the same name, the former seat of the Earls of Shrewsbury. The resort also includes two hotels; The Alton Towers Hotel and Splash Landings Hotel, The Alton Towers Water Park (Cariba Creek), Extraordinary Golf, Conference Centre and The Alton Towers Spa (Located in the Alton Towers Hotel). Alton Towers is the flagship attraction of Merlin Entertainments in the United Kingdom.

The Von Roll Monorail Transports visitors from the further away car parks to the main entrance and ticket booths. The monorail system was acquired from Expo 86 which was held in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was installed in 1987, a year after Towers Street, and was opened by Star Trek actor William Shatner. In 2008, Sarner, a UK based theme park design company, was commissioned to revamp the nine monorail trains. This included exterior decoration and new bench seating. Each train has a personalized soundtrack to fit with its own theme, such as pirates. The monorail moves visitors from the Alton Towers Hotel, Splash Landings Hotel, Cariba Creek Water Park and Extraordinary Golf to the Alton Towers Theme Park.

The Skyride is a cable car system which visitors can use to travel between Towers Street, Forbidden Valley, and Cloud Cuckoo Land. The Skyride has operated since 1987 and replaced an earlier chairlift, which had opened in 1963. The Skyride opened 19 April 2008 after major work had been carried out on the station's roof. At the end of 2008 season the original Skyride gondolas were replaced with smaller and more colorful gondolas. At approximately 22:30 on 21 July 2009, a fire broke out in the Cloud Cuckoo Land station. It remained closed for the rest of the 2009 season. The station has reopened in the 2010 season.

The major attractions at Alton Towers include:

  • Nemesis, Europe's first inverted roller coaster.
  • Oblivion, the world's first vertical drop roller coaster, now sponsored and themed in accordance with the flamboyant Fanta soft drink.
  • Air, the world's first B&M flying roller coaster.
  • Rita, a launched roller coaster which accelerates to 100 km/h (62 mph) in approximately 2.2 seconds.
  • Thirteen, the world's first vertical free fall drop roller coaster, in which the track and train suddenly fall.

Enjoy all Thrilling 8 Roller Coasters and 5 Water Rides in the Alton Towers and you can find all the Entertainments.

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