Thrill Certification @ Alton Towers


One more time, the Thrill Lab makes its way to brave Alton Towers’ Big 5 rollercoasters. This time to do a hard dispassionate numerical comparison of the amount of thrill each generates. We wired up a motely collection of participants and measured their responses as they trundled round the rides. If you need to know, here’s the ranking:

  1. The Smiler
  2. Nemesis
  3. Th13teen
  4. Oblivion
  5. Air

I don’t see this as a measure of how “good” the rides are per se, but in terms of objective thrill, that’s the ranking our experiment indicated. Have you been on all of them? Do you agree with our assessment?


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