Tagged: alton towers


A-Z Coaster of the Week: TH13TEEN

We’re heading overseas for our A-Z Coaster of the Week for letter T, as we take a look at “TH13TEEN” at Alton Towers in England . A First of Its Kind Opened...


A-Z Coaster of the Week: Rita

It’s time for the “R” A-Z Coaster of the Week! © roger blake Originally known as Rita: Queen of Speed, this Intamin accelerator coaster opened at Alton Towers in April of...


Curse of The Smiler

Since the completion of The Smiler at Alton Towers, the world record-breaking roller coaster has faced multiple mechanical and technical issues. Before we take a look at the most recent incident,...

Creating my own nemesis review

Creating My Own Nemesis Review

John Wardley is a world renown roller coaster designer. His most famous creation is the terrain hugging inverted coaster, Nemesis, at Alton Towers in the United Kingdom. John recently released his...


Smiler Begins Testing

Alton Tower’s record-breaking Smiler coaster is nearing completion, and we’re beginning to see video of the coaster in action. The video below taken from the midway shows the 16-person Smiler trains...


Alton Towers to Open Smiler in 2013

The wait is over. Alton Towers has revealed the name of its under construction Gerstlauer coaster: The Smiler. Riders will plunge nearly 10 stories during the coaster’s 3,838 feet of track....