Hi guys. I noticed this post on Theme Park Time Machine (the Facebook page that @Rick runs, which is a great one to follow, by the way!) saying that Spinball Whizzer was announced 18 years ago today: It made me realise that Alton’s 2004 Maurer spinning coaster doesn’t have a thread! So, what are your thoughts on Spinball now that it’s 17 years old and had plenty of time to bed into the park’s lineup? Personally, I’ll admit that Spinball isn’t my favourite coaster. The layout is quite good, and it’s a well-paced ride, but I found the spinning a bit nauseating on my last ride (I don’t have the strongest of stomachs when it comes to spinny things), and it also lurches quite violently at certain points, which isn’t the most comfortable. Spinball is actually only my 9th favourite of Alton Towers’ 10 roller coasters (the ride lower than it is Octonauts), and ranks at #39 in my overall list of 74 coasters. I don’t strongly dislike Spinball, but it isn’t a ride I’m a huge fan of; I simply find it a bit dizzying. But what are your thoughts on Spinball?