Dining With a Twist
You may well have been unfortunate enough to see the odd (in many ways) video of people trying to eat and drink on a roller coaster, or the Big Dipper as us oldies used to call it. These things rarely, if ever ended well, usually resulting in the poor coaster-riders behind the protagonist being covered in various combinations of food, drink and vomit. It was then, with some trepidation that we learnt Alton Towers was launching their very own Roller Coaster Restaurant. Luckily this isn’t some crazed idea dreamt up by Beelzebub himself, but in fact by those clever marketing people at The Towers. This idea is to seat the diners at a stationary table and use the roller coaster to bring them the food to them. Genius! What could possibly go wrong? To find out, we skipped along the Golden Pathway from parking zone F to the brand new sparkly restaurant. As it turns out, there’s a huge amount that could go wrong. But did it..? Having been shown to our table by one of the friendly staff we were introduced to the iPad thingy on which we could order our food and drink. The whole menu is split up into different sections, giving descriptions, photos, prices and main ingredients of the dishes. This allows you to make an informed choice, at your leisure before you order anything.