Is there anything better than a theme park in the height of summer? The thrills of racing around a roller coaster at 60mph, trying to get lucky on a minigame that everyone knows is probably rigged, or racing to check out the ridiculous faces the camera caught on a ride, theme parks offer breathtaking, supernatural experiences that simply can't be found anywhere else in the world.
One of the best theme parks in the world is Alton Towers, the United Kingdom's biggest and most famous resort. Situated in the heart of Staffordshire, Alton Towers was originally a private estate owned by Earl of Shrewsbury but was gradually opened up more and more to the public from 1860 onwards.
The park is now owned by Merlin Entertainments Group, a company that own the likes of Thorpe Park, Chessington and most Legolands across the world, and has established itself as being home to the most innovative and ambitious rides of the time. From eerie experiences through lost legends, to vertical drops straight into the ground, here's every major ride at Alton Towers ranked from worst to best.