Alton Towers new flat ride

The last couple of days have seen excitement for Alton Towers fans as plans have been submitted for a new permanent flat ride at Alton Towers, named "Project Ocean".

In a new video posted to YouTube by Theme Park Worldwide we get to see further details regarding these newly submitted plans.

The location of this new permanent flat ride has been confirmed to be on the former site of Ripsaw in Forbidden Valley. For the last three seasons this area has been the home of Funk 'n' Fly which was part of the Retro Squad, brought in after the theme park closures due to COVID-19.

Images from the plans show a very interesting element in that the ride will be positioned on top of a 4.8m high building giving a total height of 18m. The dimensions are confirmed as 11.5 m in length and 14.5m in width and there will be two large theming structures on either side which Should create a real focal point in Forbidden Valley.

The pathway and infrastructure is set to change and there will then be an underpass running down to Galactica and the Rollercoaster restaurant.

Image: Alton Towers, Smytheman Architectural

From the plans there looks to be a cattle pen queue line with steps going up to the loading bay as well as a lift.

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding the type of ride we could see. Could we see a Zamperla Nebula, S&S Screaming Swing, a Pendulum swing or Gyro swing or another Top Swing like Ripsaw?

With the project being given the name "Project Ocean" there is some speculation that we could see this new permanent flat ride incorporating water in some way as was the case with Ripsaw.

Regarding a likely opening date, currently an  opening at the beginning of the 2025 season seems most likely. We await further details on this permanent flat ride as well as information on when this will open at Alton Towers which should come in April.

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