This area of Alton Towers has gone through a multitude of changes. When the park opened in 1980, this section was called Talbot Centre. It was remade into Festival Park in 1984. For the 1999 season, this portion of the park received a makeover and was turned into UG Land with a variety of dinosaur decorations and prehistoric-themed rides and games. This friendly land was made very dark and foreboding in 2010 when it was converted into The Dark Forest. Rita originally had a drag racing theme, but it was made to look abandoned and overgrown in 2010.
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