In just a few swings, you'll reach zero gravity. Leave your stomach in the air as you fly near vertical on this swinging ship ride!
We’re sorry that Blade is currently unavailable to guests due to essential maintenance work. There are lots of other family rides and pirate adventures for guests to enjoy at Alton Towers Resort this Autumn.
Cut Through the Air
This huge shard of rusty metal was discarded during the Nemesis excavation.
It was found by one of the workers of the Phalanx, and crafted into a swinging blade that cuts through the Forbidden Valley.
Zero Gravity Thrills
As it swings through the air, back and forth, The Blade reaches a zero gravity moment.
Float free from your seat and leave your stomach floating somewhere above you!
As it flies back and forth, this pendulum swing reaches near-vertical angles.
Dare you sit right at the back of this swinging ship ride?!
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For a tamer pirate ship experience, head to Mutiny Bay and climb aboard the decks of Heave Ho.
Unlike The Blade, this pirate ship stays firmly on the ground - or the high seas!
A rock ‘n’ tug family favourite, Heave Ho is a great alternative for those who aren’t feeling brave enough to tackle the thrilling pendulum action of The Blade.
Ride Information (3 cols)
1 min 30 seconds
45 riders at a time.
Can you ride?
You must be at least 1.0 metre tall to ride The Blade.
If you are under 1.3 metres, you must be accompanied by an adult.
Did You Know?
This ride has been delighting theme park fanatics since 1980!
Choose Your Seat Wisely
Unlike our biggest thrill rides and roller coasters, The Blade offers thrills for all the family.
Based on a classic pirate ship ride, this giant swing offers a totally different experience dependent on where you sit.
Family riders enjoy sitting in the middle of the swinging ship; but only the bravest sit either end of this unassuming thrill ride.
The Blade: Ride Reviews
“[The Blade] has been on the park for [over] 27 years, and it is still going strong!
As pirate ships go, this is a massive one and I challenge anyone not to hang on if they sit in the end rows - it is very high!“ - Birmingham Mail
“There is rarely a queue for this attraction, even in summer, so it's definitely worth a quick go. The back seats are recommended for a more thrilling ride.” - Towers Nerd
“One of the best swinging rides I've ever been on, really enjoyed it.” - Towers Nerd
“This ride provides a unique feeling in your body (especially your stomach) like no other ride on the park.” - Towers Almanac
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