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Oblivion reviews

Theme Park Insider readers offer their ratings and reviews for Oblivion, a roller coaster at Alton Towers. (The minimum height to ride is 55 inches.)

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Posted: July 23, 2006

The world's first Diving Coaster, it reclines you onto your back while climbing the lift hill, then inches around a 160 degree turn, at an agonizingly slow pace, giving you a panoramic view of the countryside before starting over the edge and stopping. It just hangs there for four bone-chilling seconds, that make your blood run cold enough to freeze. DON'T LOOK DOWN...

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27 votes, so far

The old black hole ride! Theming is perfect, drop is exilerating, what mor could you want. People can argue that Shrieka in Busch Gardens is better as it has loops and more but it just doesnt have the same feel of Oblivion! - Adam O'Malley

My favourite ride at Alton Towers along with Nemesis but this wins for nostalgic reasons. Drop is breathtaking. Queues can be long, but I don't go to Alton unless its during term time so I rarely wait longer than 20 mins for anything - James McGee

The vote is for the drop, with it being amazing! But the que lines can be awful at times and the ride only lasts a few seconds... - Amy Byers

It was not worth the 55 min wait. It was too short and it doesn't really compare to other dive machine coasters. - Matt Untalan

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