According to a member of staff at Alton Towers on the behind the scenes tour of Th13teen, Stealth was supposed to be in Alton and Rita was supposed to be in TP. But because of height restraints AT couldnt have stealth.
I've been told a similar story by the staff at Thorpe Park Guest services. I have already posted the following elsewhere on this forum.
"I visit Thorpe early last month and got speaking to the women in the guest services about Stealth, they said that Stealth and Rita is one ride split into two. Originally the 200ft top hatting on Stealth was planned to be at the start of Rita, but planning permision for Alton would not allow for the height, but Thorpe did not have room for the full ride, so they split the ride into two with Thorpe having the start of the ride and Alton having the rest of the ride. "
Please note that the staff was not joking. It was a very sincere conversation!
It would be interesting to find out the real story behind all these stories?