Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days

Alton Towers
1986
1986
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Around the World in 80 Days was an attraction in the Talbot Street (now Cloud Cuckoo land) area of Alton Towers theme park, Staffordshire, England. The attraction opened in 1981, one year after the park first opened. It was the first dark ride at Alton Towers, one of the largest in the UK at the time.

It was a 4-minute boat ride which followed the adventures of Phileas Fogg and was loosely based on Jules Verne's 1873 novel Around the World in Eighty Days and took riders through various different countries from around the world. Each boat could hold 9 people and there were 10 boats reaching a capacity of 1,000 guests an hour. Each country had its own music and animated characters. You could travel through London, Siam, Egypt, New York City, Venice, Greenland, Las Vegas, Vienna, Holland, Brazil, Paris, London Docks and Battersea. The ride station was themed around the London docks and featured an animated Phileas Fogg in a hot air balloon. Guests would board from the right hand side and exit on their left.

The ride was popular in its time, but was closed in 1993 and received a complete overhaul after the Tussauds Group took over Alton Towers. The ride was replaced by Toyland Tours in 1994 and then Charlie and the Chocolate Factory: The Ride in 2006.

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