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Rita - Queen of Speed

Alton Towers
2005 - 2009

In 2004 news broke out that a new roller coaster was to be built for 2005, this was rapidly succeeded by the confirmation that it would be a launched coaster by Swiss ride manufacturers Intamin. When opened in 2005, Rita - Queen of Speed was the first Hydraulic Launch roller coaster of its kind in Europe.

Rita - Queen of speed is a launched roller coaster which propels guests from 0 - 60mph in just 2.5 seconds, pulling more G's than Oblivion. The new attraction has totally transformed Ug Land from the pre-historic land that it used to be into a fast, furious and fun rally.