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Here are our construction archives for Alton Towers rides over the years.

Mutiny Bay
Construction Period: 2007-2008

Merrie England is being transformed into Mutiny Bay, a pirate-themed area for 2008. Splash Kart Challenge is making way for a new water ride called Battle Galleons, the Tea Cups are being rethemed to Marauders Mayhem, and a new rockin' tug will be installed called Heave Ho.

Mutiny Bay

Peugeot 207 Driving School
Construction Period: 2006

More Cred Street redevelopment - the Cred Street Carousel and Vintage Cars rides are removed to allow the Driving School to be built.

Peugeot 207 Driving School

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride
Construction Period: 2005-2006

Toyland Tours becomes Charlie and the Chocolate Factory in a revamp of Cred Street.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride

Rita - Queen of Speed
Construction Period: 2004-2005

A new Intamin launched roller coaster for Ug Land, build around and over the classic Corkscrew coaster.

Rita - Queen of Speed

Spinball Whizzer
Construction Period: 2003-2004

A Maurer Sohne spinning coaster, aimed at being a "family" coaster, installed in Adventure Land.

Spinball Whizzer

Air
Construction Period: 2000-2002

A new generation flying roller coaster, the first of its kind in the world, which was installed next to (and over) Nemesis in the Forbidden Valley.

Air

Oblivion
Construction Period: 1997-1998

The world's first vertical drop roller coaster gets installed in Fantasy World, which gets a retheme and becomes the X-Sector.

Oblivion

Nemesis
Construction Period: 1992-1994

The park's signature ride, an inverted roller coaster which is still the best ride in the park.

Nemesis

Alton Beast
Construction Period: 1987-1988

A Schwarzkopf coaster installed in Coaster Corner and opened by Eddie The Eagle.

Alton Beast

Black Hole
Construction Period: 1988

Not the construction, but the re-construction of this classic coaster to allow for it to operate dual-car trains.

Black Hole

Congo River Rapids
Construction Period: 1983-1986

An Intamin water rapids boat ride installed in what would later become Katanga Canyon.

Congo River Rapids

The Flume
Construction Period: 1980-1981

One of the first rides installed after Alton Towers officially became a theme park, a Log Flume in what is now Merrie England.

The Flume