Deep within in woodlands surrounding the gothic ruins of Alton Towers,
guests can enter the Dark Forest.
Wraiths roam the area, whilst an abandoned crypt has risen alongside
Rita to transport guests onto the park's unluckiest attraction, Thirteen.
This terrifying coaster will take guests on a winding journey into
Towers' famous woodland surroundings before bringing them to a
gruesome finale deep within the crypt at the centre of the attraction.
Forest is the area that started it all when the
Corkscrew was installed here in 1980 and from this
starting point the UK's number one theme park has built
up over the years. Back then
the area was known as the Talbot Centre and beside the
coaster there were few attractions, mainly aimed at
quickly became one of the 'thrill' areas of the park with
the addition of several flat rides some of which can
still be found in the park today, such as the Enterprise
or Twirling Toadstool (known then as the Wave Swinger).
During this period from 1984
the area was known as Festival Park, and it remained one
of the more fast paced areas of the park until in 1999 when it was re-themed into Ug Land,
a prehistoric playground of fun for the family.
Towards the end of its time as Ug Land, Rita - Queen of
Speed also found its home here in 2005, bringing with it
the Thunder Rock Rally which dominated the area through
to the end of 2009, when an ancient crypt discovered
during the removal of the Corkscrew transformed the area