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Katanga Canyon is a themed land at Alton Towers. It was opened in 1992 alongside Gloomy Wood to house the new Runaway Mine Train. It replaced Aqualand. The rapids had already been operating under the name of Grand Canyon Rapids when Katanga was planned, but received a thorough re-theme to fit in as well as the entrance being moved from the then Aqualand area.

Katanga Canyon

The area was designed to immerse guests and make them feel that they really had been transported to Africa, with lots of theming, including an abandoned Land Rover!

Rides and AttractionsEdit

  • Congo River Rapids
  • Runaway Mine Train

Restaurants Edit

  • Pizza and Pasta Buffet