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Journey Beyond!

Blast through an advanced launch portal to a dimension beyond your wildest imagination. Break free from Earth’s atmosphere and glide through the air on our iconic flying rollercoaster.

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The Story of Galactica

The year is 3019. Deep in Forbidden Valley, a pocket of cosmic energy has been discovered. A wormhole. After extensive testing, it was proven that this wormhole could be harnessed for travel to other dimensions.

The aerospace operating group, Galactica, developed pioneering launch portal technology. The wormhole can now take up to 28 civilian Galactinauts at a time further than they have ever imagined.

Board the AIR-WING 6000 craft, assume the position and commence the launch sequence… 3, 2, 1, blast off! Build up enough momentum to blast through the plasma of the launch portal and enter new realms of galaxies. As you soar over the Earth, you’ll spiral between the rugged vistas of Vega 10. Glide through the cosmic clouds of Espin on a sensational journey like no other.

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Experience Alton Towers’ iconic free fly rollercoaster.

Fly face down, close to the ground, and narrowly brush past the trees and theme park footpaths. From ‘lie to fly’ to ‘fly to lie’, you’ll experience two full 360 degree inversions. Flip onto your back in the world’s first ‘lying down’ ride position. Look up towards the vast expanse of space, the universe and the unknown.

Soar, spiral and glide, around the rollercoaster track that simulates the sensations of flight. Galactica is much more than a standard inverted roller coaster; it is a high g-force roller coaster where you can almost touch the ground and the sky. Embark on an exhilarating expedition to another dimension!

Ride Stats

  • Location Forbidden Valley

  • Maximum Height 20m

  • Top speed 75kph

  • G-Force +3.5G
  • Track Length 840m
  • Duration 1 min 40 seconds
  • Ride Features 2 inversions
  • Capacity 1500 riders per hour
  • Can you ride? You must be at least 1.4m to ride.

One of the best rides the country has to offer. As close to flying as you can get!

Birmingham Live

Did You Know?

  • Galactica was designed by John Wardley, who has created some of the world’s wildest rides, including Nemesis and Oblivion. Originally built as Secret Weapon 5, our ‘Aerial Inversion Ride’ (AIR) was the first flying roller coaster at Alton Towers Resort.
  • A reference to Galactica's previous name can be found in the ride's station - see if you can spot it! 
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Other Rides and Attractions

If you're a fan of Galactica, explore the other thrilling rides in the Forbidden Valley area of the park, such as the exhilarating twists and turns of Nemesis, or the zero gravity thrills of The Blade.

Latest information regarding Coronavirus

Further to recent updates from the Government on the response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, we have taken the very difficult decision to close Alton Towers Resort until further notice.

Have a short break booked when the Resort is closed?
Following the latest Government guidelines (issued on 10th May), and given the continued uncertainty about when we will be able to reopen, we are now asking guests with short breaks booked between 1st June up to and including 3rd July to move your booking free of charge. Please see the FAQs below for information about how to do this. Our teams will be moving bookings in date order, so please bear with us. We will get back to you as fast as we can, but we must prioritise guests whose reservations are imminent.

Have a Park ticket pre-booked when the Resort is closed?
Guests with pre-booked theme park tickets for dates when the Alton Towers Theme Park is closed will be able to use their tickets on any other day during the 2020 theme park season (excluding Fireworks events on 6th, 7th and 8th November). Further information for guests with pre-booked and promotional tickets will be published on our website prior to opening.

In our 40th Birthday season, we are determined to be here for you and your families, offering awesome thrills and fantastic memories, as we have done for decades and will continue to do for many more.
We’ll be sharing our full plans soon.
In the meantime, please keep smiling, clapping and supporting each other.

See you soon! #AltonTowersTogether

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