Beastie (roller coaster)
|Park section||Adventure Land|
|Replaced by||Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure|
|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)|
|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.
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.