Ripsaw (Alton Towers)

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Alton Towers
Area Forbidden Valley
Coordinates 52°59′26″N 1°53′33″W / 52.99056°N 1.89250°W / 52.99056; -1.89250Coordinates: 52°59′26″N 1°53′33″W / 52.99056°N 1.89250°W / 52.99056; -1.89250
Status Closed
Opening date March 15 1997
Closing date November 8 2015
General statistics
Attraction type Top Spin
Manufacturer Huss Rides
Model Top Spin
Height restriction 55 in (140 cm)
Restraint style Over the shoulders

Ripsaw was a Top Spin ride at Alton Towers theme park in Staffordshire, England. It opened in 1997 and closed at the end of 2015.


The ride opened in 1997 alongside The Blade, which replaced Thunder Looper - a Schwartzkopf Shuttle Loop. The ride was manufactured by HUSS, a German amusement ride manufacturer. It was closed after the 2015 season had ended, and was removed from the park during the closed season.

Ride Experience[edit]

Riders sat in a 20 seat wide, two tier gondola rotated by a pair of robotic arms and allowed to freely pivot. Riders were also suspended above jets of water at one point and were lowered towards it. The ride was located in the Forbidden Valley section of the park adjacent to Nemesis.


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