The antidote for adrenaline junkies everywhere – the rollercoaster – turns 200 this year…
It’s been two centuries since the first rollercoaster in Paris started taking thrill-seekers on trips to nowhere, and every coaster developed since has become more stomach-droppingly exciting than the last.
Alton Towers Resort, the UK’s largest theme park, opens.
World’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, opens in Abu Dhabi, reaching a top speed of 150mph.
The Smiler, the world’s first 14-loop rollercoaster, is launched at Alton Towers, achieving a Guinness World Record.
Ride The Smiler and other hair-raising rides this summer at Alton Towers, altontowers.com