Alton Towers Resort hosts Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay

The baton arrived at the entrance to the UK’s largest Theme Park and was greeted with rapturous applause from crowds and entertainers. It was then carried by designated baton bearers down the Theme Park’s iconic Towers Street, with the famous Alton Towers as a backdrop, before travelling through the UK’s only CBeebies Land and on to finish in X-Sector with a ride on Oblivion – the first time ever the baton has been on a rollercoaster! The baton took a front seat on the world’s first vertical drop coaster, with the two baton bearers, travelling at a top speed of 110kph and experiencing 4.5 g-force. It climbed the iconic coaster’s lift-hill before dropping 60metres into the ground.

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