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Rita at Alton Towers Resort – A Need for Speed

Rita at Alton Towers Resort – A Need for Speed

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Get ready to rev up your engines and experience the rush of a lifetime at one of the UK’s TOP theme parks! If you’re a thrill-seeker searching for an adrenaline-pumping adventure, look no further than Rita Alton Towers Resort.

Join us as we take you on a thrilling journey through all the twists, turns, and speeds of this incredible rollercoaster…

Where is Rita The Rollercoaster?

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You’ll find Rita Queen of speed at the fan-favourite and HUGE Alton Towers Resort!
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Farley Lane,
ST10 4DB

Opening Times

Timings vary, please check the website before booking


Adults (12+): £55.00
Kids (3+): £47.80
Under 3's: Free

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Rita Alton Towers – Buckle Up for the Ride of Your Life

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As the name suggests, “Rita: Queen of Speed” is all about velocity and excitement. It’s not just a rollercoaster; it’s a high-speed race that will leave you on the edge of your seat. This coaster promises a ride you won’t soon forget.

Rita features a unique layout and track design. The roller coaster starts with a powerful launch that propels riders into a figure-eight-shaped series of curves, providing a dynamic and thrilling experience. The track also includes three exhilarating airtime hills, which allow riders to experience moments of weightlessness!

Each train consists of 5 cars, with each car accommodating 4 passengers, for a total of 20 riders per train. The seating arrangement within each car is 2 across in 2 rows, providing a comfortable and spacious setting for the passengers.

1. A Turbo-Charged Start: The moment you board Rita, you’ll experience an electrifying launch that propels you from 0 to 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. Feel the power of acceleration as you’re catapulted into the ride of your life!

2. Hairpin Turns and Spirals: Rita is a rollercoaster designed for speed demons… Hold on tight as you navigate hairpin turns and exhilarating spirals that will leave your heart racing. The track is designed to give you an intense and memorable experience.

3. Scenic Surroundings: Don’t forget to take in the stunning surroundings of Alton Towers Resort as you zip through the course. With its twists and turns, Rita offers panoramic views of the park and the beautiful Staffordshire countryside.

4. Family-Friendly Fun: While Rita offers intense thrills, it’s still suitable for the whole family. Alton Towers Resort has height restrictions in place to ensure the safety of all riders. It’s a fantastic opportunity for families to share the excitement together!

Cultural and societal trends have also influenced the evolution of ride experiences, with a growing emphasis on immersive theming and interactive elements… Today, amusement park rides are not only about thrills but also about telling a story and creating an unforgettable experience for visitors.

And that’s what Rita delivers.

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The Theme of Rita

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Rita was once a disused race track in the heart of the Dark Forest… But due to excavation in the area, it came alive with an overpowering force and lightning speed that consumed everything in its path. With an appearance donning dark colours, eerie lighting, and twisted tree-like designs, it really matches the racing theme, but is set in a supernatural forest. The entrance has overgrown foliage, gnarled branches, and sinister signage to create a more ominous atmosphere.

The cars have been tinted with a darker grey and adorned with forest stains over the flames, creating a more sinister and foreboding aesthetic…

The voiceover heard before the ride launches is dark, with menacing tones and eerie sound effects to set the stage for the thrilling adventure through the Dark Forest. It’s a once in a generation of coaster that really sets the mark. Not to mention a purely fun ride that will have you screaming like crazy!

Then of course there’s the ride photo feature that captures the pure essence of the speed you’ve just experienced.

Tips for Your Alton Towers Resort Adventure

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To make the most of your visit to Alton Towers Resort and your Rita experience, here are some helpful tips:

  • Arrive early: Beating the crowds by arriving at the park early ensures shorter wait times for your favourite rides, including Rita.
  • Stay hydrated: Rollercoaster adventures can be intense, so make sure to drink plenty of water to stay refreshed.
  • Capture memories: Alton Towers is full of fantastic photo opportunities, so don’t forget your camera to capture the special moments.
  • Check height restrictions: To avoid disappointment, check the height requirements for Rita before your visit.


How fast is the Rita ride at Alton Towers?

This super speedy ride goes from 0-60mph in just 2 seconds! The 5th fastest rollercoaster in the UK!

What ride has the most G-force in the UK?

SAW – The Ride takes the top spot for this fact! With a 4.7 G-force, it’s something you HAVE to experience. In my opinion, it’s one of the best ride experiences in Thorpe Park – especially if you’re a fan of the Saw franchise!

How fast in the Smiler?

The 14-loop roller coaster has a top speed of 53mph.

Rita Alton Towers Resort is not just a rollercoaster; it’s a heart-pounding adventure that will leave you with memories to cherish. From its lightning-fast start to its breathtaking views, this ride is a must-try for adrenaline junkies of all ages.

So, if you’re ready to experience the thrill of a lifetime, make sure Rita is at the top of your list during your visit to Alton Towers. Buckle up, hold on, and get ready to race with Rita!

Looking for more adventures? We’re full of them! We think you’d love Stealthat Thorpe Park! How about the top rides at Alton Towers? Or maybeee, you’re thinking of a holiday to Disneyland Paris? Well, in that case, there’s plenty of rides you can whizz and zoom around on!

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