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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: March 11th 2005
ATAGalleryConstructionRita - Queen of Speed › March 11th 2005
First Test Run
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The queue lines are still being worked on.
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Corkscrew, Rita, and Rita's maintenance shed, all tightly packed together.
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In the distance you can see the new Ug Land entrance sign, as well as site equipment. With the park opening tomorrow, we hope they're not still there by then!
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A nice shot of Corkscrew and Rita with the Ug Land shops in the background.
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From the top of Corkscrew's lift hill, you can clearly see where Rita has been repainted to blend into the treeline.
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Corkscrew's station roof is still uncovered.
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This shot shows the sharp change of direction at the top of Rita's first airtime hill.
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The enormous supports that the queue line weaves around.
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Here you can see where a corner of Corkscrew's platform has been cut out to make way for one of Rita's supports.
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And at the front of Corkscrew's queue line, you can see another of Rita's supports coming as close as possible.
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One of the trains on track during testing. The first test run happened yesterday at 6.30pm.
 
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