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It’s National Rollercoaster Day: Celebrating 200 Years Of The Rollercoaster

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.

1980

Alton Towers Resort, the UK’s largest theme park, opens.

2010

World’s fastest rollercoaster, Formula Rossa, opens in Abu Dhabi, reaching a top speed of 150mph.

2013

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 

 

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