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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: February 12th 2005
ATAGalleryConstructionRita - Queen of Speed › February 12th 2005
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The banked first turn.
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The control tower on the station platform, which now says "Race Control, Thunder Rock Rally".
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The first turn above the hydraulics building, which now has more chequered flag patterns on.
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Another look at the first and third turn, which pass close to the trees.
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This shot gives you an idea of how big the ride is - and it gets even higher than this!
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A worker on a cherry picker above the first banked turn.
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Those first turns again, sharing some oddly-shaped supports.
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Look how close the sections of track come to each other!
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Another shot of those high-speed banked turns.
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A look at the point where the three sections of track cross over each other. It also shows how large the ride will be at its tallest point.
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A closer view of those crossovers.
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The turn that goes around Corkscrew's on-ride photo shop.
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Rita's crossovers. Riders will go over the top one first, then the middle one, and towards the end of the ride they will go over the lower section of track.
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The crossovers from a different angle.
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A look at the "middle" section of the crossover, as it heads back towards the hydraulics building.
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A nice close-up on that section of track.
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Here we can see just how steep the climb is up towards the first airtime hill.
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That first hill should make a few stomachs churn...
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The first turn and the third turn, seen from the back of the construction site.
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Theming for Corkscrew is coming along nicely now. Note the fence posts in the foreground, presumably marking out one of the queue lines.
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Those giant sections of track, near to where Ug Swinger will be placed.
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A nice look at the crossover point.
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The turn around Corkscrew's photo booth, also passing close to the trees.
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A look at the hydraulics building. The ride will be doing 60mph as it flies over this structure.
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