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Merlin for Group’s Big Six Challenge at Alton Towers Resort!

After the launch of Alton Towers Resort’s Big Six Challenge last month, we are running our own challenge exclusive to Youth Groups! We challenge you to ride six of the UK’s biggest roller coasters all in one day!

After completing the challenge, we want to see your best selfie at any of our participating rides for a chance to win a FREE return visit to the theme park with your group. Upload your best selfie to Twitter and Facebook using #MFGBig6Challenge and show us how STRONG you are!

So let’s give you a rundown of the line-up. Firstly we have Galatica, the universe’s first rollercoaster fully dedicated to Virtual Reality. Put on your virtual reality visor and in a split second you’ll be soaring into another dimension and discovering the limitless wonders of Space. Next up is Rita which will power you straight to 100kph in just 2.5 seconds so make sure you can handle the 4.5G force! The next challenge is for you to face your fear of heights on Oblivion and prepare yourself for the colossal vertical 180 feet drop. Then, with a track 3 times longer than Oblivion, we have The Smiler, the world’s first 14 looping rollercoaster with a top speed of 85km per hour. Included in the challenge is one of our personal favourites, Nemesis. With corkscrews, spins and twists this heart-pounding, and exhilarating ride is definitely not for the faint hearted! And finally, last but by no means least is the dark and mysterious TH13TEEN. Dip and dive through the Dark Forest, enter the ancient crypt and face the horror that lies within on the world’s first freefall drop rollercoaster.

If you think your group is STRONG enough, be sure to take advantage of our Youth Group pricing by calling 0871 222 6944* where prices start from just £20.50 per child.

Please be aware, each group is required to book a minimum of 10 children to be able to purchase this offer. The Challenge and competition ends on Thursday 31st August so be sure to get your selfies in by then. The winning group will be announced via our social media channels on 1st September so keep your eyes peeled!

*Calls to this number are charged at 13p per minute, plus network