Alton Towers Launches Brand New Rollercoaster for 2018! 🎢
Following four years of development, Alton Towers will soon be ready to launch its £16 million groundbreaking new rollercoaster…Wicker Man!
Opening in Spring 2018, Wicker Man is the UK’s first new wooden rollercoaster experience in 21 years and comes with a globally unique twist – bringing together wood and fire for the very first time. A Wicker Man structure standing at 57.57ft (17.55m) tall – the height of a six-storey building –will dominate the very centre of Alton Towers Resort, appearing to burst into flames as the wooden track races three separate times through the structure.
The project, previously known as ‘SW8’ – or Secret Weapon 8 – , is the latest in a series of mould-breaking ride launches from Alton Towers that have helped define the industry. A world-class team of experts have worked on the new attraction, led by Great Coasters International, the world’s leading creators of wooden rollercoasters.
Join National Holidays on one of our ever-popular Alton Towers breaks to experience this white-knuckle new rollercoaster as well as everything else that makes Alton Towers the UK’s favourite theme park and keeps thrill-seekers coming back for more.