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General
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Park Alton Towers
Location UKAlton, Staffordshire, England, UK
Status Defunct
Operated 1983
Operated - 2010
Opened
Opening
Cost
Height restriction Under 47 inches (1.2m) to be accompanied by an adult.
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Builder
Designer
Type Steel- Family
Type
Model Super Dragon MD31
Riders per train
Riders per hour 200
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height 13 feet
Drop 11 feet
Top speed 17 mph
Length 436 feet
Dimensions
Duration 1:45
Inversions 0
Steepest drop 36 degrees
Maximum g-force


Beastie was a steel sit-down roller coaster at Alton Towers, Staffordshire, UK. It was the product of thoughts to create a rollercoaster that younger visitors of the park could enjoy. Since its SNBO status in 2011, it was demolished in 2013.

As of 2015, the area is occupied by a new ride called Octonauts Roller Coaster Adventure as a part of the park called CBeebies land — a section of the park aimed at children under the age of 5.

DesignEdit

This ride featured a standard layout. It had many head-chopper elements and a compact footprint.

HistoryEdit

  • Beastiie originally opened in 1983 as Mini Dragon in the Festival Park (Now Dark Forest) area of the park. It allowed younger children to experience the thrill of a full-size roller coaster.
  • In 1987, the ride was renamed to just Dragon.
  • In 1993, the ride was moved to the Thunder Valley section of the park. This was when it assumed its final name, Beastie, due to the Beast opening at the park.
  • In 1998, the ride was moved to its final position, in the Adventure Land area of the park.
  • In 2009, the Beastie became the oldest roller coaster operating at the park, after the Corkscrew closed in 2008.
  • In 2011, it was revealed that the Beastie would not be operating again. It has since been demolished.
Alton Towers Roller Coasters
Present AirNemesisOblivionRitaRunaway Mine TrainSmilerSpinball WhizzerThirteen
Former 4 Man BobAlton MouseBeastieBlack HoleCorkscrewMini AppleNew BeastThunderlooper
Concepts Secret Weapon 1 & 2unknown

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