Beastie (roller coaster)

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Beastie
AltonTowers Beastie.jpg
Alton Towers
Park section Adventure Land
Coordinates 52°59′21″N 1°53′40″W / 52.989269°N 1.894549°W / 52.989269; -1.894549Coordinates: 52°59′21″N 1°53′40″W / 52.989269°N 1.894549°W / 52.989269; -1.894549
Status Closed
Opening date 1983
Closing date 2010
General statistics
Type Steel
Manufacturer Pinfari
Model Super Dragon MD31
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 13 ft (4.0 m)
Drop 11 ft (3.4 m)
Length 436 ft (133 m)
Speed 17 mph (27 km/h)
Duration 1:45
Max vertical angle 36°
Capacity 200 riders per hour
Beastie at RCDB
Pictures of Beastie at RCDB

Beastie was a steel family roller coaster made by Pinfari of Italy. The coaster was located in the Adventure Land area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England. The ride featured a tunnel and performed two laps of the circuit each run.[1]

Originally opening in the Festival Park (now Dark Forest) area of the park under the name Mini-Dragon, it allowed younger visitors of the park to experience the thrill of a roller coaster. It was renamed in 1987 to just the "Dragon". In 1993 it was then moved to the Thunder Valley section of the park where it assumed the name "Beastie" after a larger roller coaster in the area, called The Beast. It stayed here for several years, up to the 1998 season when it was moved to the Adventure Land section of the park. The ride was very compact and contained several head chopper effects.

In 2009, it became the Alton Towers' oldest operating roller-coaster following the closure of the Corkscrew the previous year. In early 2011, it was revealed that Beastie would not be operating again; and after standing but not operating (SBNO) for 2 years it was finally removed from the park just before the 2013 season.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beastie - Towers Times". Retrieved 2008-11-02. 

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