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Final Preparations for Galactica

  • Thursday March 3rd 2016
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  • Laura

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On the 24th March 2016 the world’s first rollercoaster fully dedicated to virtual reality will be ready for take-off!

It’s taken our technical team 3000 man hours to prepare for the maiden voyage of Galactica, our exciting new experience for 2016.

The newly installed Galactica portal stands 10 meters tall and is a multi-dimensional gateway which will propel Galactinauts through to another dimension to explore the wonders of space and even experience the birth of a new star!

Watch the video for a taster of what you can expect to see as you prepare for a journey into another dimension.


  • Galactica reaches speeds of 75km per hour around its 840 metre long track
  • Astronauts normally experience a maximum G-force of around 3gs during a rocket launch. Riders on Galactica will experience a maximum G-force of 3.5gs

Galactica is a multi-million pound investment for the Resort and has taken over two years to develop

Come back tomorrow to find out more about preparations for the launch of Sharkbait Reef by SEALIFE and Congo River Rapids!

Have a short break booked before 25th April? We can move your stay date with no extra cost!

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort as a precautionary measure.

For guests with short breaks arriving up to and including 25th April 2020, we have relaxed our usual terms and conditions so you can now reschedule your break to another date in the 2020 season with no additional cost*

Please visit the Manage My Booking site and complete the booking amendment form, including your booking reference and the preferred date you would like to rearrange your booking to. Our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

We look forward to welcoming you to Alton Towers Resort soon. Thank you for your patience.

*Subject to availability, please provide 3 alternative dates in order of preference, dates allocated on a first come first served basis. Please note – if you have booked a partner Hotel (a Hotel off site), most will honour the price you booked at, however there are a small number which cannot, we will let you know based on the dates you choose.