TO celebrate the summer football season, some of the most famous rides and attractions at Alton Towers Resort have been battling it out to win its very own Whirled Cup competition and today, The Smiler has been voted the winner.
Competing to be crowned the best ride at the theme park, some of Alton Towers Resort’s most iconic rides - including The Smiler, Oblivion, Nemesis and Rita – have been going head to head in an online poll.
To celebrate the victory of its newest rollercoaster, Alton Towers Resort is offering The Smiler fastracks completely free of charge to the first 100 people to quote the winning ride at the Resort Box Office on Sunday 13th May – World Cup Final day.
The Smiler triumphed with 52 per cent of the vote in a close fought battle with Nemesis.
Since launching in May 2013, The Smiler, which is the world’s first 14 loop coaster, has been ridden by over 2 million people and travelled over four million miles in its first year of opening.
The Smiler cost £18 million to build, is twice the size of Nemesis and has a track length three times the length of Oblivion. Combining a series of twisted psychological effects with plunging drops and its world beating 14 loops, The Smiler is the most intense ride experience at the popular theme park.
Earlier this year, The Smiler was scientifically proven to provide the greatest thrill of the six biggest coasters at Alton Towers Resort.
Thrill engineer Brendan Walker tested the rides against a number of criteria with The Smiler topping the scoreboard as it provided thrill seekers with the greatest range of maximum and minimum points in both ‘pleasure’ and ‘arousal’.
Let us know if you win one of the passes.