Enterprise (Temporarily Closed)

Enterprise last operated during the Run Alton Towers event in 2021. It has not yet opened this season and does not look like it will operate for the foreseeable future.

In X-Sector

Enterprise - 2005

With no seatbelt and no harness, let gravity take control on this classic ride. Climb into your cabin and soon you'll be soaring through 360 degrees over X-Sector with the help of a hydraulic arm!

In 1998, when Alton Towers opened X-Sector, Enterprise was deemed a worthy support ride to operate alongside Oblivion. Nestled within the final turn of the coaster, Enterprise offers a suitable and rather photogenic finale for the world's first vertical drop roller coaster

As it nears its 40th birthday, it is not unusual for the ride to have an extended closed season, as one of the final rides to receive its winter maintenance. In preparation for The Smiler, in 2013 Enterprise received extensive maintenance work, with several components replaced by newer parts alongside a new paint job.

In Festival Park

Wave Swinger and Enterprise operating in Festival Park before the Skyride was added

Enterprise was first introduced to the park in 1984, as part of an expansion of Festival Park (now Dark Forest) to help absorb the crowds drawn by The Corkscrew. It operated at the far end of the area near the gardens and, when it first arrived at the park, the ride was much more colourful than we know it today, sporting a bright white and yellow colour scheme.

It was one of several 'trailer-based' rides that were added during that period, which made the ride rather mobile. Indeed, before leaving Festival park, the ride was relocated onto the former site of the Spider in 1993, where it operated through to 1997, when it was relocated to X-Sector.

It was the final ride to operate on the site that is now home to the lockers in Dark Forest and to this day remnants of its old queueline can be found in the woods beyond.

Attraction Stats


Opened
1984
Ride Length
2:00 (approx)
Throughput
400 riders per hour
Ride Capacity
40 riders
Ride Cars
20
Persons per Car
2

Timeline

1984
Opened in Festival Park
March 1998
Became part of X-Sector

Attraction Facts

Manufacturer
Huss Park Attractions
Type
Enterprise
Opened
1984