Top thrill attractions of Alton Towers in the UK include Air, Nemesis, Ripsaw, Oblivion, Submission, Rita Queen of Speed, Corkscrew, Spinball Whizzer, Runaway Mine Train and Duel. These make the most of adventure for thrill seekers. Air is the ride, when you will be rolling, swooping, skimming and soaring at the speed up to 75 km per hour or lying with your face down beneath the track. Spinball Whizzer is a new spinning coaster for all the family, when you experience a feeling like a ball being catapulted along a track at a high speed, spinning through three hundred and sixty degrees, and enjoy a different experience along the ride.
In 2006, Alton Towers in the UK sees the opening of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: the ride is a marvelous, multi-sensory four point five million pounds indoor ride. The ride features ultra-advanced and unrivalled technological effects, yet found nowhere in the world's amusement rides industry. The visitors will travel with Charlie by boat, enjoy a fantastic landscape on foot, admire an enormous river of chocolate and feel its delicious smell. A Great Glass Elevator trip will end the Charlie's journey. This is a world's first, multi-sensory ride, which uses a revolutionary, military-quality simulator technology, which will take the guests on a virtual 3-D tour through the heart of the Factory and beyond. The attraction opens on April 1, 2006, and along with the ride, there will be the only in the world chocolate volcano, which will spectacularly erupt twice a day. The attraction is likely to double the attendance of Alton Towers in the UK, which is now three million annual visitors.
Not all rides are suitable for all the visitors and each has strict operating requirements, which both the staff and visitors have to follow for health and safety reasons. Disabled visitors are advised to contact Guest Services upon arrival, where they will be advised on an easy access to rides and attractions.
In addition to blood-chilling attractions, Alton Towers in the UK is a kingdom for fine dining with a variety of restaurants, taverns, fast foods and ice cream parlors. The Towers Family Restaurant is an affordable and clean restaurant, serving fish, chips and other traditional English food, the Jesters Court is for those, who like McDonald's burgers, fries and chicken nuggets. The Eastern Express' specialty is jacket potatoes with an eastern twist (super!), sandwiches and kebabs. The courtyard tavern treats the guests to a barbeque inside the courtyard in summer months. The InCREDible Ices sells all possible sorts of flavored ice cream in tubs and cones and also drinks and sandwiches.
Numerous hotels near the Alton Towers area are always ready to meet its visitors. The Alton Towers Hotel is situated within Alton Towers with an access to the Waterpark, included in the price of the stay, and it is the most convenient place to start the exploration of Alton Towers in the UK. This year, the Alton Towers Hotel is launching a number of premier rooms for guests, who long for extra luxury. The standard rates are up to forty five pounds per person per