Key Information

User Rating
Forbidden Valley
Attraction type
Roller coaster
Bolliger & Mabillard
Flying Coaster
Maximum Speed
Opening Date
( Confirmed )

Alton Towers' "new" ride for 2016 is a major overhaul and retheme of the existing Air roller coaster. The Bolliger & Mabillard Flying Coaster has been at the park since 2002, but will become an almost entirely different experience as it is renamed Galactica.

Virtual Reality technology will be employed, with headsets attached to riders' seats. With those safely in place, guests will experience a "flight" into out space, with the movements of the coaster being synchronised to what they see on screen (certainly a novel way of overcoming criticisms that Air's landscaping is dull and uninspiring). A number of different destinations will be on offer, with guests able to choose which one to head to.

Guests will still be able to choose the old Air experience, riding without a headset, should they wish to.


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