Alton Towers' new Wicker Man ride: Drone footage released

By Kirsten Rawlins | Attractions | Published:

New drone footage has emerged giving a glimpse of the brand new Wicker Man ride at Alton Towers.

The new Wicker Man ride at Alton Towers. Pic: Mikael Buck / Alton Towers

The ride, set to be available to the public when the park reopens this spring, measures 57.57ft in height and has cost the theme park a total of £16million to create.

See the drone footage here:

Wicker Man: Exclusive first look at Alton Towers Resort's brand new attraction!

It has been in development for the last four years.

Every ride will house two trains, each made up of six wooden carriages carrying 12 passengers.

Francis Jackson, operations director at Alton Towers Resort, said: “Wicker Man is Alton Towers’ most ambitious project to date and we’re really excited to finally reveal our

newest thrill attraction to the world.

"We’ve spent four years creating an experience that is truly spectacular by investing in the latest technologies which combine wood, fire and special effects to give riders the genuine feeling that they will be racing though flames.

"We can’t wait for everyone to experience Wicker Man when the park opens this spring.”

Kirsten Rawlins

By Kirsten Rawlins

Online Entertainment Editor for the Express & Star, Shropshire Star and Native Monster. E-mail me, or phone 01902 319368


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