Alton Towers and Legoland added to Street View UK

An update to Google Street View has seen the addition of popular UK theme parks Alton Towers and Legoland Windsor to the service, allowing users to explore everything the parks visually have to offer from the comfort of their computer chair.

Neowin has learnt via unofficial Alton Towers website, the Towers Times, that users can now explore Alton Towers from the top of Tower Street and see sights such as Europe's first inverted rollercoaster "Nemesis" and the park's gardens, or even checkout the construction of the recently opened ride "Th13teen", which features the world's first vertical free fall drop rollercoaster.

The update also includes Legoland Windsor, where you can see the many features of Miniland, including Lego versions of Big Ben, Canary Wharf and the John F. Kennedy Space Centre, as well as many other scenes from across the World that are made up of some 40 million pieces.

The images were captured using a modified Street View camera attached to a trike which was spotted riding through the Alton Towers last August. It is understood that the trike and camera weigh a combined 18 stone (approx. 114 kilograms).

Chessington World of Adventures was also added to Street View in the update.

Alton Towers and Legoland are not the first theme parks to be added to the service. Legoland California, including Minifigure, was added to the controversial service last August.

Street View trike used to capture images of theme parks

Image credit: "NickT04", Towers Times forums.

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Judging by how many people aren't there, and the folige, I would say these images were taken in September, after the kids had gone back to school.
Mr Spoon - do you mean you work at Alton Towers? If so... can you swindle tickets?

I think its kinda confirmed that the stig is something to do with google, I mean, Loch ness, Office buildings around manchester/london... He is everywhere!

Worth adding that the Eden Project is on Streetview too. I almost fell off my chair when I casually zoomed in there and found I was able to walk around the main parts outside of the Biomes!!

Why is the Stig in the photos? Is Top Gear doing a recording there or is it something to do with Google wanting the Stig there for a laugh? Seems a bit convenient for him to be there..

Tony. said,
Why is the Stig in the photos? Is Top Gear doing a recording there or is it something to do with Google wanting the Stig there for a laugh? Seems a bit convenient for him to be there..

Well probably know next season

Yes; I have that sinking feeling you could be right. But then again in some places you're required to wear a cycle helmet.

Again THE STIG leads by example :-)

Seismo said,
Why is this moron wearing a helmet? In case he loses balance?
As opposed to some other reason why people wear helmets? It's likely a legal requirement in any case, and especially so since he's representing a business.

Seismo said,
Why is this moron wearing a helmet? In case he loses balance?

lol I just realized. your post made me lol. some people are so over protective.

Reb0ot said,
they need now thorpe park which is better
would be cool if they also have the cameras on the rides

Better than Alton Towers? Not by a long way - I hope you meant better than Legoland Windsor.