Twister (Lightwater Valley) - OnRide01:57

Twister (Lightwater Valley) - OnRide

Park Lightwater Valley
Location Ripon, Yorkshire, England, UK
Status Operating
Opened May 2001
Height restriction
Manufacturer Reverchon
Type Spinning
Model Spinning Coaster
Riders per train 4
Riders per hour 900
Lift/launch system Lift Chain
Height 43 feet
Top speed 29.1 mph
Length 1,378 feet
Duration 1:30
Inversions 0
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force 2.5G

Twister is a spinning roller coaster located at Lightwater Valley in Ripon, Yorkshire, England, UK.



Single car trains. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 4 riders per car

The tallest people are seated on the outside, while small people sit on the inside.


On 21 June 2001, 20-year old Gemma Savage died following an accident the previous day when two cars collided. Police decided not to prosecute a maintenance worker who claimed he had never seen the ride's manual, and had only had an hour's training. Faulty wiring also caused a malfunction on the ride.

In October 2004, Deputy Coroner John Sleightholme at Skipton Magistrates' Court ruled death by misadventure. Lightwater Valley's owners and electrician Eric Butters admitted breaching health and safety laws at Leeds Crown Court on 14 November 2006. Lightwater Valley Attractions Ltd. was charged with failing to ensure the health and safety of riders, Butters was charged with failing to ensure safety through his work. Both pleaded guilty. The ride's manufacturer, Reverchon Industries SA (France), was convicted of two charges of failing to ensure the ride's safe design and construction.

Lightwater Valley Roller Coasters
Operating CaterpillarLadybirdRaptor AttackTwisterUltimate
Former BatflyerGrizzly BearSoopa LoopaViper

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