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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...

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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...

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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
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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...

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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...

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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....