Ride Register


Welcome to our interactive guide to the park attractions; sort the lists to see the comings and going at the park over the years. Many of the past ride pages will be going live over the course of upcoming Talbot Street Tuesdays and check back soon for accompanying guides to past areas and entertainment.


Over its many years of operation, Alton Towers has seen a number of rides come and go; some remain fondly remembered, whilst others have fallen into obscurity. Here we take a look at all the rides that have, in their own way, helped to make Alton Towers the UK’s number one theme park.

We try to explain the location of each ride as where it was sited at the time, and the area this now corresponds to in present day. Further information can be found on current area pages.

If we refer to “SBNO”, it means Standing But Not Operating, which means the ride structure is still at Alton Towers, but the attraction no longer operates.
AttractionFirst SeasonLocation(s)Final Season
Dinosaur Land1980Springfield Centre1983
Spaceboat1983Ingestre Centre1983
Towers Express1970s1984
Magic Carpet1984Festival Park1985
Cable Cars1963Ingestre Centre
Aqualand
1986
Alpine Bobsleighs1980Springfield Centre
Fantasy World
1986
Rupert Bear Magic Show1980Talbot Centre1986
Ferris Wheel1985Festival Park1986
Planetarium1970sThe Towers1987
Red Indian Canoes1983The Lake1987
Sunliner Trains19831989
Turbo Star1984Fantasy World1989
Sea Lions1960sThe Lakes
Towers Street
1990
Space 19991982Talbot Street1990
4 Man Bob1985Talbot Street1990
Blue Carousel1981Adventureland 4-111991
Fun Centre1981Adventureland 4-111991
Mississippi Showboat1985Aqualand1991
Spider1986Festival Park1991
Alton Mouse1988Talbot Centre1991
Paddling Pool1953The Lakes1992
Model Railway1957The Towers1992
Astroglide1970sFairground
Adventureland 4-11
Talbot Street
1992
Wildlife Museum1970sTalbot Centre
Talbot Street
1992
Cine 20001980Springfield Centre
Fantasy World
1992
Adventure Railway1981Adventureland 4-111992
Doom and Sons1981Talbot Street1992
Octopus1984Aqua Land
Talbot Street
1992
Motor Museum1987Talbot Street1992
Gravitron1990Fantasy World1992
Tri-star1991Talbot Street
Festival Park
1992
Adventureland Playground1970sTalbot Centre
Fantasy World
1993
Miniature Golf1970sSpringfield Centre
Fantasy World
1993
Around the World in 80 Days1981Talbot Street
The Land of Make Believe
1993
Pottery Studios1950sThe Gardens
Aqualand
Safeway Farm
1994
Aquarium1970sIngestre Centre
Aqualand
1994
1001 Nights1985Festival Park1994
Dolls Museum1981Talbot Street
Land of Make Believe
1995
Rowing Boats1920sThe Lakes1996
Park Railway1953Ingestre Centre
Aqualand
Merrie England
1996
Splash Cats1970sThe Lakes1996
Thunderlooper1990Aqualand
Thunder Valley
Forbidden Valley
1996
Mini Apple1982Adventureland 4-11
Talbot Street
Land of Make Believe
Cred Street
1997
Alton Beast
The Beast
1988Talbot Street
Thunder Valley
Forbidden Valley
1997
Nickelodeon: Outta Control1997Cred Street1998
Crown Carousel1985Aqualand
Talbot Street
Land of Make Believe
Cred Street
1999
Kiddie Kingdom Play Equipment1986Kiddie Kingdom2001
The Animal Barn1989Britannia Building Society Farm
Safeway Farm
Old MacDonald's Farmyard
2002
The Haunted House1992Gloomy Wood2002
Swan Boat Ride1987Aqualand
Merrie England
2003
Astrodancer
Dino Dancer
Dynamo
1993Fantasy World
Festival Park
Ug Land
Forbidden Valley
2003
Energiser
Bone Shaker
1995Festival Park
X Sector
Ug Land
2003
Enchanted Castle2002Adventure Land2003
Little Magic2002Adventure Land2003
Cine 360
3D Cinema
1982Ingestre Centre
Aqualand
Merrie England
2004
The Black Hole1984Fantasy World
X Sector
2004
Crux2003The Towers2004
Vintage Car Ride1983Springfield Centre
Fantasy World
Land of Make Believe
Cred Street
2005
Toyland Tours1994The Land of Make Believe
Cred Street
2005
Cred Street Carousel2000Cred Street2005
Splash Kart Challenge2004Merrie England2007
Corkscrew1980Talbot Centre
Festival Park
Ug Land
2008
Baby Flug
Junior Flyer
Ug Bugs
Bouncing Bugs
1981Adventureland 4-11
Festival Park
Ug Land
Cred Street
2008
Children's World
Barney's Playground
Tweenies Playground
Cred Street Playground
1993Land of Make Believe
Cred Street
2008
Soakasaurus1999Ug Land2009
Dragon Coaster
The Beastie
1983Talbot Centre
Festival Park
Thunder Valley
Forbidden Valley
Adventure Land
2010
Pirate's Treasure2008Mutiny Bay2010
Lava Lump1999Ug Land
Forbidden Valley
2011
Bungee Extreme
King 6 Bungees
2003The Towers2012
Old MacDonald's Singing Barn1995Old MacDonald's Farmyard2013
Old MacDonald's Tractor Ride1995Old MacDonald's Farmyard2013
Submission2001X Sector2013
Space Adventures2002Adventure Land2014
Furry Friends2007Old MacDonald's Farmyard
Alton Towers Hotel
2014
Log Flume
The Flume: Unplugged
The Flume
1981Ingestre Centre
Aqualand
Merrie England
Mutiny Bay
2015
Ripsaw1997Forbidden Valley2015
Pirate Ship
The Blade
1980Springfield Centre
Fantasy World
Forbidden Valley
Operating
Enterprise1984Festival Park
X Sector
Operating
Wave Swinger
Ug Swinger

Twirling Toadstool
1984Festival Park
Ug Land
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Operating
Grand Canyon Rapids
Congo River Rapids
1986Aqualand
Katanga Canyon
Operating
Tea Cup Ride
Marauder's Mayhem
1987Aqualand
Merrie England
Mutiny Bay
Operating
Monorail1987Towers StreetOperating
The Skyride1987Towers Street
Forbidden Valley
Operating
Canal Boat Ride
Riverbank Eye-Spy

In The Night Garden Magical Boat Ride
1989Britannia Building Society Farm
Safeway Farm
Old MacDonald's Farmyard
CBeebies Land
Operating
The Gallopers1991Talbot Street
The Land of Make Believe
Adventure Land
Cred Street
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Operating
Runaway Mine Train1992Katanga CanyonOperating
Nemesis1994Forbidden ValleyOperating
Doodle Doo Derby
The Numtums' Number-Go-Round
1995Old MacDonald's Farmyard
CBeebies Land
Operating
Squirrel Nutty Ride
Get Set Go Treetop Adventure
1996Storybook Land
CBeebies Land
Operating
Oblivion1998X SectorOperating
Frog Hopper1999Cred Street
Cloud Cuckoo Land
Operating
Air
Galactica
2002Forbidden ValleyOperating
Duel: The Haunted House Strike Back2003Gloomy WoodOperating
Berry Bish Bash
Justin's House Pie-O-Matic Factory
2003Old MacDonald's Farmyard
CBeebies Land
Operating
Spinball Whizzer
Sonic Spinball
2004Adventure LandOperating
Rita: Queen of Speed
Rita
2005Ug Land
Dark Forest
Operating
There's Something in the Dung Heap
Tree Fu Tom Training Camp
2007Old MacDonald's Farmyard
CBeebies Land
Operating
Extraordinary Golf2007Splash Landings HotelOperating
The Haunted Hollow2007Gloomy Wood
Merrie England
Mutiny Bay
Operating
Battle Galleons2008Mutiny BayOperating
Heave Ho2008Mutiny BayOperating
Sharkbait Reef2009Mutiny BayOperating
Thirteen2010Dark ForestOperating
The Smiler2013X SectorOperating
Big Fun Showtime2014CBeebies LandOperating
Charlie and Lola's Moonsquirters & Greendrops2014CBeebies LandOperating
Mr Bloom's Allotment2014CBeebies LandOperating
Nina's Science Lab2014CBeebies LandOperating
Postman Pat's Parcel Post2014CBeebies LandOperating
Something Special Sensory Garden2014CBeebies LandOperating
Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure2015CBeebies LandOperating
Treetop Quest2015ResortOperating
Hex: The Legend of the Towers2000The TowersSBNO
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride2006Cred Street
Cloud Cuckoo Land
SBNO
Driving School2006Cred Street
Cloud Cuckoo Land
SBNO
Wobble World2009Cloud Cuckoo LandSBNO
Nemesis: Sub-terra2012Forbidden ValleySBNO