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The Spinball Whizzer

Transform yourself into a pinball in this head-spinning, body-buffeting experience! Whizzing along at up to 60kph, you’re swivelling 360 degrees all at the same time – and the more family you have riding with you, the more your car will twist around, making every ride completely different! This is 470 exhilarating metres of unforgettable, full-on family fun.

Theme Park Top Tip: Ride Spinball Whizzer later in the day, after the initial rush has died down.

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Fun for all ages

Spinball Whizzer is a family favourite amongst all the rides and attractions at Alton Towers Resort. First-timers and thrill seekers alike enjoy the unpredictable spins and speed of the winding track. This family theme park ride is a perfect gateway for first timers to experience a thrill ride sensation.

Tick, tick, tick up the chain hill lift before being let loose on the spinning rollercoaster.

You may not know which way is up and which way is down inside this super spinball machine.

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Spinball Whizzer Timeline

Spinball Whizzer has been a popular family favourite and alternative thrill ride for over 15 years!

2004: Spinball Whizzer was built by Maurer Sohne, German ride manufacturing experts famous for their spinning rollercoasters.

2010: The track turned bright red as Spinball Whizzer was temporarily rebranded.

2016: Spinball Whizzer returned to its classic theme, inviting riders to enter into a classic arcade game!

Ride Stats

  • Location: Adventure Land
  • Maximum Height: 17m
  • Top speed: 60kph
  • G-Force: +3G
  • Track Length: 470m
  • Duration: 1:15
  • Capacity: 950 riders per hour
  • Can you ride?
    You must be at least 1.2m tall to ride.


Spinball Whizzer is great fun and a family coaster that the park absolutely needs. The perfect ride to give inexperienced riders the confidence to tackle the bigger rides at the park or just give the family something they can do together.

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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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