Alton Towers Resort have announced a new ride set to open in spring.

Alton Towers Wicker Man ride

Alton Towers Wicker Man ride

The Wicker Man is the UK's first new wooden rollercoaster experience in 21 years and includes a globally unique twist with the ride standing at 57.57ft tall - the height of a six storey building.

The new ride is set to dominate the very centre of the theme park and will appear to burst into flames as the wooden track races three separate times through the structure.

Bradley Wynne, Creative Lead at Alton Towers Resort, said: ''We are delighted to finally be announcing Wicker Man as the latest ground-breaking thrill attraction from Alton Towers Resort for 2018.

''Guests will be 'chosen' to take part in a celebratory 'rite of passage' as they race through the flaming Wicker Man.

''We hope visitors will be blown away by Wicker Man's breath-taking scale whilst the primal essence of the wooden coaster and astonishing effects will leave them delighted, exhilarated and eager to ride again.''

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