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Oblivion

Alton Towers

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The world's first vertical drop roller coaster designed by Swiss coaster designers Bolliger and Mabillard. Oblivion features a 180 foot vertical drop at an 87 degree angle into a dark, hole in the ground. Sixteen passengers ride in one of seven "wide" cars with seating for 8 in two rows. This coaster is considered a one-trick pony since it is short and there really isn't much more to the ride after the first drop.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1998 Steel Vertical Drop Bolliger & Mabillard

Roller Coaster Stats

  • Angle Of Descent: 87°
  • Drop: 180 feet
  • G-force: 4.5 G's
  • Height: 65 feet
  • Length: 1,222 feet
  • Trains: 7 - 16 passenger
  • Top Speed: 68 mph
  • Train Mfg: Bolliger & Mabillard

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