Alton Towers reveal terrifying new ride SW8 - see teaser videos here

By Rebecca Sayce | Staffordshire | Entertainment | Published:

A thrilling new ride is set to open at Alton Towers in set to be unveiled on Monday.


Secret Weapon 8 (SW8) comes from the team which produced Oblivion, the world's first vertical drop rollercoaster.

Alton Towers teases new SW8 ride - episode one

The theme park has revealed terrifying new attraction SW8 will be centred around the Beornen - a mysterious group said to have marked the woods of Alton Towers as their own.

Alton Towers teases new SW8 ride - episode two

Construction of the ride began more than two years ago and has involved at least 100 construction workers who have moved 50,000 tonnes of earth.

Take a sneak peek at what has been taking place behind the construction fences here:

SW8: Taking shape...

Back in October, as part of Alton Towers' legendary Halloween attraction Scarefest, a brand new scare maze was introduced as a prelude to SW8.


Alton Towers teases new SW8 ride - episode three

Characters from The Welcoming: Be Chosen even taunted unsuspecting Londoners who were the first test subjects of the maze, which the theme park dubbed 'one of the most horrifying Halloween scare maze experiences in history'. Characters singled out passers-by, who will go on to be among the first to experience the brand new ride.

Brave commuters 'chosen' for terrifying new scare maze.

Alton Towers states that the ride will open in Spring this year.

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Rebecca Sayce

By Rebecca Sayce

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