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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: February 5th 2005
ATAGalleryConstructionRita - Queen of Speed › February 5th 2005
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The banked turn that goes around Corkscrew's on-ride photo booth is now in place.
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The first turn, which shares its supports with part of the track later in the ride. Both sections were erected at the same time for obvious logistical reasons.
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An overview of the construction site. You can see the work continuing on the hydraulics building.
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A close look at the track that comes near to Corkscrew's station. To get your bearings, look at Corkscrew's lift hill in the background.
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This photo shows just how terrifyingly close Rita will come to Corkscrew's station. The ride will be doing around 50mph at this point.
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Following on from the previous photograph, we can see how the track loops around the photo booth.
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A look at how the station work is progressing shows the ride operator's control booth - it's more like a control tower!
 
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