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The Best Rides at Alton Towers 

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Updated January 16, 2018 687 votes 115 voters 4.7k views

List of the best rides at Alton Towers, including photos, types of rides, and more information. This ranked list of the best Alton Towers attractions includes roller coasters, kids rides, indoor / dark rides, and water rides, as well as parades, live shows, and Alton Towers tours. The rides on this list have been voted on by amusement park fans and Alton Towers enthusiasts. From the newest rides at Alton Towers to the classics that have been around forever, this is a list of all the most famous attractions at Alton Towers. Give a thumbs down to rides like Runaway Mine Train and Nemesis if you don't like them and a thumbs up if you do.

List ranges from Oblivion to Air and more.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best rides at Alton Towers?"
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Nemesis is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Alton Towers

Opened In: 1994-03-19

Height (m): 13.1064

Max Speed (km/h): 80.4672

G Force: 4.0

Drop (m): 31.6992

Nemesis is an inverted roller coaster located at the Alton Towers amusement park in England. The ride's concept and layout was devised by designer John Wardley. It was manufactured by Bolliger ...more
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Air is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Air Alton Towers

Opened In: 2002-03-16

Height (m): 25.0

Max Speed (km/h): 74.9954304

G Force: 3.5

Drop (m): 20.0

Air is a steel flying roller coaster located in the Forbidden Valley area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. It was the first flying rollercoaster manufactured by Bolliger & ...more
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Oblivion is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Oblivion Alton Towers

Opened In: 1998-03-14

Height (m): 19.812

Max Speed (km/h): 109.435392

G Force: 4.5

Drop (m): 54.864

Oblivion is a steel roller coaster located at Alton Towers in England. The ride opened as the world's first vertical drop roller coaster on 14 March 1998, amidst a large publicity campaign. It ...more
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Thirteen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Thirteen Alton Towers

Opened In: 2010-03-20

Height (m): 18.0

Max Speed (km/h): 107.826048

G Force: 3.0

Drop (m): 17.0

Thirteen is a steel roller coaster at Alton Towers in England. The ride was constructed by Intamin and opened on 20 March 2010. It is the world's first vertical freefall drop roller coaster, on ...more
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Rita - Queen of Speed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Rita - Queen of Speed Alton Towers

Opened In: 2005-04-01

Height (m): 21.0312

Max Speed (km/h): 100.00463616

G Force: 4.7

Drop (m): 15.8496

Rita is an Intamin accelerator coaster located in the Dark Forest area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. Open since 2005, it accelerates to 61.1 mph in 2.5 seconds. The ride is loosely ...more
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The Wicker Man is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
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The Smiler is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
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Opened In: 2013-05-31

Ride Type: Roller coaster

Height (m): 22

Max Speed (km/h): 85

G Force: 4.5

Drop (m): 30

The Smiler is a Gerstlauer Infinity Coaster located at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, United Kingdom. With 14 inversions, The Smiler holds the world record for the roller coaster with the most ...more
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Congo River Rapids is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Congo River Rapids Alton Towers

Opened In: 1986

Ride Type: River Rafting Ride

Congo River Rapids is a river rapids ride made by Intamin. It is located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The rapids course come close to the Runaway Mine ...more
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Spinball Whizzer is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Alton Towers

Opened In: 2004-03-27

Height (m): 17.0688

Max Speed (km/h): 61.155072

Sonic Spinball, is a steel spinning roller coaster made by Maurer Söhne of Germany and sponsored by SEGA. The ride is located in the Adventure Land area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, ...more
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Runaway Mine Train is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Runaway Mine Train Alton Towers

Opened In: 1992

Ride Type: Roller coaster

Height (m): 20.7264

Max Speed (km/h): 36.0493056

G Force: 2.4

Drop (m): 18.8976

The Runaway Mine Train is a powered steel roller coaster made by MACK Rides of Germany. The ride is located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The train ...more
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Thunder Looper is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Thunder Looper Alton Towers

Opened In: 1990

Max Speed (km/h): 85.295232

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Black Hole is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Black Hole Alton Towers

Opened In: 1984

Height (m): 13.4874

Max Speed (km/h): 51.499008

G Force: 2.9

Drop (m): 8.2296

Black Hole was an enclosed steel roller coaster at Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. It operated from 1984 until 2005. The coaster was located within a huge silvery black tent that ensured ...more
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Corkscrew is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Corkscrew Alton Towers

Opened In: 1980-04-04

Height (m): 22.86

Max Speed (km/h): 70.811136

G Force: 3.1

Drop (m): 20.7264

Corkscrew was a steel roller coaster manufactured by Vekoma of the Netherlands. The coaster was located in the Ug Land area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. It was the park's oldest ...more
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Beast is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Beast Alton Towers

Opened In: 1992

Max Speed (km/h): 70.811136

Alton Beast was a roller coaster at Alton Towers. It first opened in 1988 in the Talbot Street section of the park with the Alton Mouse, a second-hand wild mouse coaster, and was marketed by the ...more
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Beastie is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Beastie Alton Towers

Opened In: 1984

Height (m): 3.9624

Max Speed (km/h): 27.358848

Drop (m): 3.3528

Beastie was a steel family roller coaster made by Pinfari of Italy. The coaster was located in the Adventure Land area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The ride featured a tunnel and ...more
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Around the World in 80 D... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Rides at Alton Towers
Around the World in 80 Days Alton Towers

Opened In: 1981

Ride Type: Dark ride

Around the World in 80 Days was an attraction in the Talbot Street area of Alton Towers theme park, Staffordshire, England. The attraction was opened in 1981 and then it was closed in 1993 and ...more