Monday, May 13, 2013

The Smiler - a new record breaking rollercoaster for the Altons Towers Resort

Not long now until visitors to Alton Towers Resort, one of the UK’s most famous theme parks, will be able to ride the record breaking Smiler roller coaster.

The Smiler, has smashed its way into the official Guinness World Records book as the world's first 14 loop rollercoaster, easily beating the previous record of 10!

Thursday 23rd May 2013 will be the date in the diary for rollercoaster fanatics, as this is the opening day for The Smiler.

Visitors to the Staffordshire based themepark, will be running to the X-Sector area of the Resort to be the first to ride! For those that know the park well the Smiler is on the site of the old Black Hole ride. The Smiler covers the equivalent of ten football pitches of ride-track, and is twice as big as the other Resort favourite, the Nemesis.

‘Marmalising’ is the word being used for the effect this ride will have on your mind!, as you experience a rollercoaster covering over 1.1km of track, with a 30m drop and a maximum speed of 85kmh! In addition to the pure physical thrills the ride offers, there are also a host of twisted psychological effects such as blinding lights, optical illusions and jabbing needles all designed to really mess with your mind. Sick!

The ride takes over 2.5 minutes, for those over 1.4m in height (cue the tears!).

Look greats - head on down to some of the best UK Theme Parks this summer!

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