The quiet but daunting music of the Dark Forest takes over and fills your body and mind with fear and excitement. The worn and rusty old entrance to Rita only adds to this exhilaration. You walk through the queue with a feeling of courage but also doubt. Walking closer and closer to the launch section of the roller coaster, the loud rumble of cars speeding along the Intamin track fills your ears. Then you come to a choice. Front row or normal rows? Remember you can be a hero and choose the front seats where the g forces will take over for the duration of the ride and catapult you into speed and acceleration like no other ride on park or you can choose a normal row where as it is not as intense, the speed will still dominate.
Sitting in the comfy Intamin seats will help your fear for at most 3 seconds until the you see the red lights counting down from the old drag raceway and the voice saying "Keep your heads back and hold tight...YOU MUST ESCAPE!" Then fear is just a memory. 0-100kph in 2.5 seconds into a sharp turn to the right. Speeding through the forest at high speed, the train reaches a large airtime hill, swiftly dropping and turning to the left.
Riders swoop past people waiting for the demon of the dark forest (TH13TEEN) and come to yet another airtime hill, this time dropping and falling right into a turn, a hill and a quick brake run. After all of this the car drops slowly into the station where riders can collect their on-ride photo as a memory of the time you escaped from Alton Towers' Dark Forest
It's something like this, not really scary apart from the launch, less scary than thirteens outdoor section I'd go as far to saying, not sure that some people would agree with swiftly though
. I'd say this is the best description of the experience I've seen, sums it up brilliantly though.