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Forbidden Valley
Attraction type
Flat ride
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A HUSS Top Spin ride installed in 1997, Ripsaw is a prominent feature of the Forbidden Valley area of Alton Towers. Along with The Blade, it was added to the area when the Thunder Looper rollercoaster was removed.

Riders are seated in two rows on a platform suspended between two counterweighted arms, which are turned by motors to create a circular motion. The platform spins independently on several occasions, with brakes being applied at key moments to enable those on board to face the water fountains at the ride's base. These are set to random patterns, meaning that some riders will be soaked while others escape bone-dry.


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