Enter a world of secretive military
experiments and relentless thrills as you descend into the daunting
world of the X Sector.
The area is
home to arguably the most memorable ride at Alton Towers
with Oblivion looming over the area striking an imposing
image. Over the years many thousands of people have braved
its fearsome (near) vertical drop... and just as many
people have chickened out, preferring instead to sit at
the sidelines and watch their friends and family drop into
Sector is also home to the family thrills of the
Enterprise, or alternatively hang in there with
Submission, which is ready to turn your world upside down.
If you need refreshment after all your exertions at the
centre of the area is the iconic Re-Hydrator, which sits
alongside Oblivion's pit. Alternatively heading up towards
the Towers you will also find the Meltdown KFC restaurant
as well as the area's shop, X-Sell, which sits between the
X-Cite arcade and X-Pose, Oblivion's photo kiosk.
was originally known as Ingestre Centre and originally its only rides were the Pirate Ship and Cine 2000
along with Dinosaur World, where guests could come face
to face with many prehistoric beasts. In 1984 the area
became Fantasy World when the Black Hole was installed in, replacing the model dinosaurs, which were moved to the Log Flume site. Turbo Star and Gravitron were installed in the area in the 1980s but were later removed.
In 1997 something big was happening in Fantasy World, all of the rides apart from the Black Hole were removed and construction started on Oblivion - The worlds first
vertical drop roller coaster! Enterprise and Energizer were installed in 1998 along with a name change, Fantasy World became known as X-Sector. In 2001 Energizer was moved to Ug
Land and Submission opened
in it place. The latest twist in this area's tale is the closure
in 2005 of it's oldest resident the Black Hole! Will we see a new ride in it's place? The future only knows what and when!