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Alton Towers Almanac: Gallery: March 13th 2005
ATAGalleryConstructionRita - Queen of Speed › March 13th 2005
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These plants are going into areas around the queue lines.
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Tyres on the hydraulics shed roof, which you'll fly past at great speed.
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An access door into the hydraulics room. The idea of a viewing window for guests to look through, into the building, has been floated around.
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Rita screams around the first bend, as the ride is put through its paces.
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Ug Swinger's queue line is now being constructed.
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There's a train somewhere in this photo, see if you can spot it...
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Ug Swinger's construction continues. Riders will have a fantastic view of Rita whooshing past them at the coaster's highest speed.
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A nice shot of Rita during testing. The car is on the lowest of the three "crossover" sections of track.
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Look how close the Sky Ride comes to Rita's control cabin!
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One of Corkscrew's trains sat in the station.
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All the restraints on both trains are due to have padding fitted on them. The parts have been ordered but at the moment, only one seat on one train has had the padding fitted.
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Corkscrew surely has a good few years left, with Rita so interweaved around the old roller coaster, and the ride having had a repaint and a new motor.
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