Oblivion beckons you to face your fears. As you’re held, overhanging the edge of the world’s first vertical drop rollercoaster, you get a moment to savour what is to come. You know you shouldn't look, but you won't be able to stop yourself from taking a peek at the colossal vertical 180 feet drop!

Prepare yourself - the drop into Oblivion is imminent.

Don’t look down

THRILL SEEKERS TOP TIP: Embrace the force of gravity and let your arms and legs hang beneath you.

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1700 riders per hour

Can you ride?

You must be at least 1.4m to ride.

The iconic Oblivion was the world's first vertical drop rollercoaster. That's a 180 feet drop, straight down!

It’s no surprise that the rollercoaster gains unrivalled momentum, because an Oblivion shuttle weighs the same as a large elephant.

Since opening in 1998, Oblivion has scared and delighted 1700 Alton Towers visitors every hour that the theme park is open.

Oblivion was built by Bolliger Mabillard, as the first ever dive coaster. After cranking brave thrill seekers 65ft up on a chain lift hill, they wait… before they drop!

Oblivion Rollercoaster Reviews

“Amazing - probably the coolest feeling ever!” says Towers Almanac

“There's a great feeling of weightlessness on the way down, and you can often feel yourself floating out of the seat.” says Coaster Grotto

“It just hangs there for four bone-chilling seconds, that make your blood run cold enough to freeze.” says Theme Park Insider

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