Adventure Land is the park's official
residence for everyone's favourite prickly computer game character
since Sonic the Hedgehog moved in adding a whole new twists to Alton Tower's very own
giant pinball table. Prepare to enter play as you have a ball on your very own pinball.
Sonic Spinball, a
custom designed spinning coaster themed around a pinball machine, is
the centrepiece of the area having dominated the skyline since
it opened in 2004. Elsewhere in Adventure Land, Space Adventures play
equipment provides a whole universe of fun for younger members of the
If your flippers
are lacking power and your ball is decidedly out of play, perhaps it's
time to consider recharging at Spinball Noodles, offering adventurers
a bite to eat during a break in play.
Adventure Land is also home to the now defunct Beastie
mini-rollercoaster, which is currently standing but not operating.
This area first opened in 1986 and was called Kiddies Kingdom and included all sorts of play equipment and climbing frames. The area developed and changed over the years until in 1992 a big top was added which housed live shows including the famous Peter Rabbit and
Friends on ice! In 1996 the area was split in two and re-named Storybook Land and Adventure Land. Over the following years new play equipment and rides were added, including The Beastie and Gallopers Carousel. Then in 2003 construction started on a new rollercoaster, Spinball Whizzer!