Why is TH13TEEN closed?

The ride, also known as Th13teen, remains shut while paramedics race to the theme park in Stoke-on-Trent where visitors are being warned to stay away. An Alton Towers spokesman said: “The air ambulance was called to provide medical assistance to a guest who had fallen ill during their visit.

What is the fastest roller coaster at Alton Towers?

Rita is the ultimate rollercoaster for speed freaks!Hold onto your eyeballs as you’re catapulted from a standing start, 0 to 100km/ph in just two and a half seconds! Rita, Alton Towers’ first Accelerator Coaster, is a top thrill dragster.

What ride replaced the Corkscrew at Alton Towers?

Although Corkscrew was dismantled and replaced by TH13TEEN in 2010, the presence of the ride lives on in the entrance plaza where the iconic double inversion element now resides as part of the grand entrance to the theme park.

How fast is TH13TEEN?

42 mph
Thirteen/Max speed

Why did they get rid of the corkscrew?

In October 2008, after 28 years of service, Alton Towers confirmed that the ride was to be dismantled at the end of the 2008 season, to make room for the 2010 attraction TH13TEEN, then named Secret Weapon 6.

What kind of ride is TH13TEEN at Alton Towers?

Dip and dive through the Dark Forest, enter the ancient crypt and face the horror that lies within. The dark and mysterious TH13TEEN is the world’s first vertical freefall drop rollercoaster.

Where are the Alton Towers in the UK?

Alton Towers Resort ( UK: / ˈɒltən / ( listen) OL-tən) (often referred to as Alton Towers or ATR for short) is a theme park and resort complex in Staffordshire, England, near the village of Alton. The park is operated by Merlin Entertainments Group and incorporates a theme park, water park, spa, mini golf and hotel complex .

When was Alton Towers sold to Tussauds Group?

In 1990, Broome sold Alton Towers to The Tussauds Group, then a division of Pearson plc, after his development of the former Battersea Power Station into a sister theme park encountered financial difficulty.

When was the new Beast removed from Alton Towers?

The New Beast stayed in Forbidden Valley until the end of 1997, when it was removed to make way for Air, the park’s 2002 flying coaster. It was later removed in 1999. It was sent to Divertido in Mexico City as Space Mountain. It was removed when the park closed in 2004.