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Alton Towers' Thirteen rollercoaster, which is set to open on Saturday, has been featured for a second time on UK television.

After an on-ride ("POV") video was shown on ITV'S GMTV breakfast programme yesterday morning, a second feature was included on regional news show Central News. As with the previous video, readers who do not wish to spoil the surprise ahead of experiencing Thirteen for themselves should not read any further.

The £15 million coaster is due to open on March 20, the first day of Alton Towers' 2010 season. Theme Park Tourist will be attending the opening day at Alton Towers on Saturday and will bring you exclusive pictures and video of Thirteen. You can follow our day at the park through our live Twitter feed.

Please scroll down to see footage of Thirteen in action:

Spoiler warning - do not read beyond this point if you do not wish to see more information on Thirteen's ride mechanism

As with the GMTV video, it is evident that the first section of Thirteen is a fairly conventional rollercoaster ride through the new horror-themed "Dark Forest" area of Alton Towers. The Central News video features a slightly different viewpoint of the ride's freefall drop section, which Alton Towers claims is a "world's first".

The drop takes place in the mock crypt that forms a major part of Thirteen's theming. The special effects used in the crypt were not operating during the recording of both videos, although the backwards launch section that follows the drop can be seen.

You can keep up to date with the latest confirmed and rumored opening dates for new attractions through Theme Park Tourist's "New Attraction Watch" section, and by signing up for our weekly newsletter.


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