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Rita officially opens to the public

Park News
Friday, 1st April 2005 By Dan Ketteringham

After 6 months of groundwork, construction and testing, Rita - Queen of Speed is now open to the general public.

Themed around a race meet in Ug Land, the latest roller coaster to be added to Alton Towers' line-up launches guests from 0 to 66mph in 2.5 seconds.

Those lucky enough to have had advanced previews of the ride agree that the launch literally takes your breath away - this is not one for the faint hearted!

Ever since breaking the news about Rita last June, ATA has kept you updated with photos, video footage and more, direct from the construction site. Take a look at our Rita Construction archive to see how it all happened.

Enjoy your ride!

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