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Mysterious TH13TEEN

The dark and mysterious TH13TEEN is the world's first vertical free fall drop rollercoaster.
Speed round the track, enter the ancient crypt, and face the horror that lies within.
If you go down to the woods today you'd better not go alone...

Rollercoaster Top Tip: Take the kids with you on this family coaster for all ages.

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The Story of TH13TEEN

The forest is growing at an alarming rate and has become on overpowering force. So if you go down to the woods today, you’d better not go alone…

When routine clearance work began on the edge of the forest, an ancient burial ground was uncovered and a previously dormant and mysterious group of creatures called The Wraith were unleashed into the Dark Forest.

As you travel into the excavation work, be careful… the structure is far from stable! Dip and dive through the Dark Forest, enter the ancient crypt and face the horror that lies within.

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Ride Information

The dark and mysterious TH13TEEN is the world's first vertical freefall drop rollercoaster.

TH13TEEN, Alton Towers’ Secret Weapon 6, includes moving track parts that turn brave thrill seekers and family visitors into falling objects within the unstable crypt! After hitting the ground, it seems like there’s no way out - it’s time to shift gears, into reverse!

The vertical freefall drop coaster puts your body through 3.2G force. But more than that, this “psychoaster” is designed to create a new level of psychological fear! Unlike dive coasters in theme parks across the world, TH13TEEN catches riders off guard. There’s no ticking lift hill; there’s no warning; this free fall ride drops you 5m through the air with no remorse.

Ride Stats

  • Location: Dark Forest
  • Maximum Height: 20m
  • Top speed: 42kph
  • G-Force: +3.2G
  • Capacity: 1400 riders per hour
  • Can you ride?
    You must be at least 1.2m to ride.
    If you are 1.96m or over you can't ride

Thirteen, despite having an almighty mountain of expectation to climb, does not disappoint. It's fast, it's frightening and it makes you scream.

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Did You Know?

  • To save people from their superstitions, Th13teen was temporarily renamed ‘FOU13TEEN’ on Friday the 13th August 2010.
  • Th13teen sits where the iconic Corkscrew used to twist thrill seekers round a double loop inversion.
  • Th13teen was designed by John Wardley, the rollercoaster genius behind Nemesis, Oblivion and Galactica.
  • Th13teen sits in the Dark Forest, beneath the exhilarating airtime hills of Rita.

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.