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Twirling Toadstool at Alton Towers

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Cloud Cuckoo Land

Flat ride

Opening Date:
Mar 31, 1984

Twirling Toadstool is a classic "Chair-o-Plane" attraction (also known as a “Wave Swinger”) attraction, and is one of Alton Towers' oldest rides having been installed in 1984. The ride received a major update in 1999 when it was transformed into Ug Swinger as part of the creation of Ug Land, and again in 2009 when it was moved into the new Cloud Cuckoo Land and rethemed as a toadstool.

As with all Chair-o-Planes, the ride sees guests dangling in individual seats from the ceiling of the ride by metal chains. When the ride starts, the chairs are lifted off the ground and the ride rotates to send guests soaring around in circles.

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