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Alton Towers new ride entrance image

Eagle-eyed Alton Towers fans have uncovered interior plans for the park's new ride for 2012, revealing that it will feature both pre- and post-show areas.

Towers Times features an image of the plans for the indoor attraction, which were discovered by removing layers from planning documents released by Alton Towers last week.

The plans show that riders will leave their baggage in a kiosk area, similar to the one used on the Thirteen rollercoaster and on a number of attractions at sister park Thorpe Park. To increase capacity, they will then enter one of two "pre-batch" rooms (where a pre-show is expected to take place), before being herded into an "entry lift". However, the report points out that the floor levels for the liftsare similar to those for the other rooms, suggesting that they will not actually descend or ascend.

On exiting the "lifts", guests will pass into the ride chamber, which will host the main attraction. The plans do not give any further hints as to what this is, although the need for riders to store their baggage suggests that the new addition will a thrill ride of some kind. On disembarking the ride, guests will enter a post-show area before exiting close to a new shop.

Plans for the exterior of Alton Tower's new ride were recently submitted to the local council. It will be located in the Forbidden Valley area of the park close to Nemesis rollercoaster, and will feature similar industrial-style theming to the surrounding attractions.

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