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The Rollercoaster Show

This 45 minute LIVE STEM SHOW will show you a side to our Rollercoasters that most people never really think about!


With some scientific revelations and some fun filled experiments on stage, the STEM Week Rollercoaster Show will get your pupils Mad about Maths and Excited about Engineering before they get a chance to sample our world beating Rollercoasters for themselves!


Get inspired with:


Potential Engines, Magnetic Braking, Laws of Motion, Circular Motion and Inertia

Make a Provisional Booking

The Rollercoaster Show, part of STEM week at Alton Towers Resort is a unique opportunity to introduce students in KS3, 4 and 5 to some key scientific principles themed around the amazing rollercoasters at Britain’s #1 theme-park.

Students are introduced to the use of a hydraulic launch system on Rita, linking to key areas of pressure, forces and motion.

A demonstration of slowing and stopping rollercoasters using magnetic braking introduces a practical use of electromagnetic induction and Lenz’s law.

As part of stopping rollercoasters, bringing riders to a safe stop will be discussed in terms of the use and design of our ride restraints, with links to Newton’s laws of motion as well as similar curriculum areas.

The show is designed to spark the interest of your students and provide practical activities that can be replicated at home or at school.

Following the show, your students can look out for and experience these key concepts and principles for themselves at Britain’s #1 theme-park, with over 40 rides and attractions.

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.