The Magic Carpet was a classic fairground attraction that could be found at parks across the country with a model spending two years at Alton Towers.

Fact File

Location: Festival Park

Opening Year: 1984

Closing Year: 1985

The carpet was attached to four arms with weights on the end and gave excellent negative G-forces as it went over the top.

The ride opened in 1984 in Festival Park but was removed by 1986 after just two seasons at the park. It is not known why it was removed, but it was likely due to the more popular 1001 Nights opening in 1985.