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Attraction type
Roller coaster
Opening Date
( Confirmed )

Alton Towers' new roller coaster for 2013 is the most expensive attraction ever installed by the park, with its £18 million budget topping the £15 million spent on installing Thirteen in 2010.

The Smiler is located in the futuristically-themed X-Sector area of Alton Towers, close to the existing Oblivion vertical-drop roller coaster. It replaces the vacant tent-style building that housed the Black Hole coaster prior to its closure in 2005, which had sat empty for a number of years.

Reaching a maximum height of 22.15 metres (73 feet) above ground level, Alton Towers' new coaster also dips below ground level at some points in order to gain extra height. It features a custom layout that boasts a record-breaking 14 inversions, along with two lift sections.


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