1. This is The Smiler. It opens to the public on May 23rd.
2. It cost £18 million to build and boasts more loops - 14 - than any other ride in the world.
3. It has drops of 98ft, and reaches speeds of up to 52mph.
4. An Alton Towers spokesman said: “We want people to get off the ride and not know what is real.”
Katherine Duckworth, who helped design the ride, said: “There are five different mind effects, which are all designed to mess with your head. You shoot towards giant syringes, spinning hypnotic wheels, and flashing lights, among other things.”