Oblivion beckons you to face your fears, and as you’re held, overhanging the edge of the world’s first vertical drop rollercoaster, you get a moment to savour what is to come. Prepare yourself - the drop into Oblivion is imminent. 

Don’t look down

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Can you ride?

You must be at least 1.4m to ride.


Don't... look... down! Oblivion makes you face your fears... you know you shouldn't look, but you won't be able to stop yourself taking a peek at the colossal vertical 180 feet drop!

Unknown Facts

  • The iconic Oblivion was the world's first vertical drop rollercoaster. That's a 180 feet drop, straight down!
  • Riders on Oblivion experience a maximum G force of 4.5
  • 1,700 people can ride Oblivion every hour
  • An Oblivion Shuttle weighs the same as a large elephant

Take your word for it

Chris Moody ‏@p15clm Oct 31

Me Ellie and eve ready to ride Oblivion #altontowers

sofia ♡ ‏@sofialabb Oct 25

Me absolutely loving life on oblivion at Alton towers!! #altontowers #oblivion

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