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Welcome to TowersTimes SW6 Mini Guide

Welcome to the TowersTimes SW6 mini site!

We're here to bring you the latest news, developments and gossip on the brand new rollercoaster for 2010 at Alton Towers, codenamed by many as Secret Weapon 6, or SW6 for short.

You can check out the latest news on SW6 that we've collected from the press to the latest gossip and pictures. We've also got all the ride plans ready to go, as well as our very own SW6 timeline, capturing and recording the snippets of newsandand rumourssas they emerged in a chronologicallyas they emerged in a chronologically organised timeline.

Of course theres full discussion and debate over on the TowersTimes forums, so get signed in (in the top right corner!) or register for a free account and then get stuck in to the exciting discussion about Alton Towers new flagship ride.

Latest News

- Th13teen: Unlucky for some? Not today! - 13th August 2010
- Th13teen Evening Videos now available @ TT! - 22nd June 2010
- Th13teen AvailabilityUpdateUpdate - 1st June 2010
- Th13teen: Ride Downtime Problems - 26th March 2010
- Dark Forest Springs to Life as 2010 Season Begins - 21st March 2010
- Th13teen ads hit TV screens - 8th March 2010
- Th13teen Preview Weekend: Statement - 5th March 2010
- 2010 Map Launches - 4th March 2010
- Th13teen trains revealed & chance to ride first! - 1st February 2010
- Rita Retheme Begins - 31st January 2010
- Get Involved! Got a hot tip or great photo? Contribute to the community...

Ride Statistics

Opens: March 20th 2010
Area: Dark Forest
Manufacturer:  Intamin
Ride Cost 15 million pounds
Ride Type: Steel Rollercoaster (with Lift Hill)
Ride Length: Unknown
Ride Height: 20m
Ride Area: 0.75 hectares (approx)
Number of Trains Unknown
Capacity per Train: 20 Seats
Restraints: Lapbars
Features: Enclosed (dark?) ride section
Backwards helix section
Switchback track used
Theme: Woodland/Ancient Crypt