World's largest rollercoaster opens in Staffordshire

The new rollercoaster is now open Credit: Fabio De Paola/PA Wire

Alton Towers' new record breaking rollercoaster has opened after several delays because of technical problems.

The 14 loop ride, which cost the theme park £18 million to build, was meant to open around a week ago.

With 14 loops to the previous record of 10, it is the largest roller-coaster ever built.

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Alton Towers ride launch delay

Alton Towers has confirmed that its new £18 million ride called The Smiler is still not working. It was due to open on Thursday 23 May. With 14 loops to the previous record of 10, it is the largest roller-coaster ever built.