For many years, the skyline of Festival Park was dominated by 1001 Nights, which is one of the tallest rides to have ever operated at Alton Towers.

Fact File

  • Location: Festival Park
  • Manufacturer: Weber
  • Height: 26m
  • Duration: 3 mins
  • Capacity: 48
  • Opening Year: 1984
  • Closing Year: 1994

The ride took the idea of the traditional Magic Carpet to a whole new level – that level being 26m in the air to which passengers were whisked up and down in huge vertical circles.

Sweeping over the top of the tree tops, the ride offered truly unique views across the park and surrounding countryside, views which have been sadly lacking ever since the ride was replaced by Energizer in 1995.