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10 Things You Should Know About Alton Towers

Come one come all, step right up and read all about it. Here are 10 things youve just been dying to know about the UKs no 1 theme park.

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1. The rides are not as safe as you think

Believe it or not there has been 30 accidents in three years. These include a woman being taken to hospital after riding the Rita ride, a 13 year old hospitalized for hitting her head in the "Scare Maze" and Passengers having to be cut free from wreckage and airlifted to hospital after a carriage collided with empty one on the "Smiler".
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Believe it or not there has been 30 accidents in three years. These include a woman being taken to hospital after riding the Rita ride, a 13 year old hospitalized for hitting her head in the "Scare Maze" and Passengers having to be cut free from wreckage and airlifted to hospital after a carriage collided with empty one on the "Smiler".

2. The worlds First

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Air was the worlds first "flying"roller coaster and was opened in 2002

3. Make a wish !

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Thanks to public generosity a little girl was able to live out her dream of being able to have a tea party with CBeebies characters at Alton towers.

4. Old as Hell

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Even though the park has only been open since 1980 the site has been around since 1000BC, with an iron age fort being discovered. Pretty impressive .

5. The most popular

It is one of the popular attractions in the UK with over 3 million visitors a year
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It is one of the popular attractions in the UK with over 3 million visitors a year

6. Potato chip anyone ?

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over 260 tones of potato chips are consumed during only one season. ( interesting fact - the fizzy drinks sold can fill 365 bathtubs)

7. The worlds Longest

No i am not talking about the lines. In fact flume was once the worlds longest ride of its kind lasting 6 minuets and has a drop of over 26 meters.
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No i am not talking about the lines. In fact flume was once the worlds longest ride of its kind lasting 6 minuets and has a drop of over 26 meters.

8. Free tickets anyone ?

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They frequently give away tickets to their park. You can find them on anything from cereal boxes to newspapers so keep your eyes pealed for a deal.

9. Economy Boost

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They typically hire hundreds of seasonal workers for the summer period and have just as many full time employees, making it a good earner for students of the UK.

10. Haunting

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Due to its history and old mansion that still stands to this day ghost hunters from all over head there to try to spot Charles Tabott who was the 15th earl of Shrewsberry and owned the grounds. Some say his still there waiting in line for eternity.

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