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by glittabones
Wed May 02, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1086
Views: 129198

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

My bag's always been fine but I lost two vintage theme park badges at Alton Towers last week.  :cry:
by glittabones
Wed May 02, 2018 11:03 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Songs that remind you of rides
Replies: 23
Views: 3141

Re: Songs that remind you of rides

Rhinestone Cowboy reminds me of queueing for Loggers Leap.  :D
by glittabones
Wed May 02, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals
Replies: 12
Views: 1349

Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

I have fairly modest plans as I'm a pauper at the moment.  :lol - Spend a week at Alton Towers [did it last week] - 4 or 5 trips to Thorpe Park [going next week for the first time this year] - 1 or 2 trips to Paultons Park to check out the new Peppa Pig World rides, haha - Chessington once or twice ...
by glittabones
Wed May 02, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 590
Views: 95982

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Mentioned this in another thread, but I had a kid queueing in front of me for Galactica and he thought the VR was a video of the ride itself.  :lol
by glittabones
Wed May 02, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 103
Views: 15282

Re: Last ride you have been on

THI3TEEN on Saturday - and then it broke down.  :P
by glittabones
Wed May 02, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Past
Replies: 52
Views: 17282

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Past

I had a school trip to the farm on a closed season day in the early 90s for a 'safety day', haha!
by glittabones
Wed May 02, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 12878

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

vikkimoo wrote:
(As a side note, does anyone know who the Scottish guy is that voices the pre show?)

I'd love to know too - that accent is just delicious! :evil:
by glittabones
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 23652

Re: Project 2020

The loggers leap site wasn't listed in their rollercoaster development area in the plans put up for changes of use to some of the land. Currently the island behind Swarm, Swarm island and the land to the right of the dome as you enter are marked rollercoaster development sites. So loggers hasn't be...
by glittabones
Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 55
Views: 9302

Re: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings

The arcade in Splash Landings is still open.
by glittabones
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:57 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6666
Views: 863899

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Queue time was averaging 10 - 20 minutes last week - absolutely brilliant! I did see quite a few people leaving their seats as they were too big for the restraints. As a chubby girl that fills me with dread, haha.  :|
by glittabones
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 133
Views: 30147

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

My very first ride at Alton Towers was Nemesis. I can still remember the taste of iron in my mouth as all the blood rushed to my head first thing in the morning.  :lol
by glittabones
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 240
Views: 48583

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

I had a brilliant breakdown on Thi3teen just after the freefall drop.I love that dark room and when the emergency lights came on I got to have a proper look at all the theming. People were genuinely terrified that another train was going to land on top of us, haha!
by glittabones
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 23652

Re: Project 2020

As a B&M fangirl I'd be thrilled with a hypercoaster but I can't imagine where they'd squeeze it in! I don't want Loggers Leap to go.
by glittabones
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 55
Views: 9302

Re: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings

Only issue I had was in the midpriced room that comes with the giant teddy bear, because they're close to the foyer and it doesn't have enough sound proofing to block the music from there. I was in a Moon Voyage room and I couldn't hear a single thing! The mid-priced rooms go right to the very end ...
by glittabones
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 165
Views: 22184

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Oblivion was very, very slow to dispatch this week. I must've been sitting waiting to go back into the station for at least 5 minutes.
by glittabones
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Past
Replies: 52
Views: 17282

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Past

I grew up in Ottershaw so Thorpe Park was my playground 5 minutes down the road - lots of happy memories there! Phantom Fantasia/Wicked Witches Haunt was my absolute favourite ride and I'd force my poor parents to go on it over and over and over and over... it's such a shame that it burnt down. I'd ...
by glittabones
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 307617

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Funny thing whilst waiting in the unneccessary queue, though - there was a kid in front of me who thought the VR part of the ride was a video of the ride itself, and he didn't see the point. :lol Brilliant! And such a missed opportunity by Alton for an April fools day prank. One day a year replace ...
by glittabones
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 55
Views: 9302

Re: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings

I stayed in the Alton Towers Hotel for the first time this week and I was pleasantly surprised - some of the reviews on TripAdvisor make it sound like a hellhole but I had a lovely room at the end of a quiet corridor and a view of the lake! Went to Splash Landings for the water park on Wednesday and...
by glittabones
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 35995

Re: Ride Downtime

Should I be worried? Looking at booking a trip for May 10th - 11th.  I wouldn't stress too much - I'd been reading about the dire operations at the park for the past month and when I got there this week, everything was absolutely fine! Wicker Man went down a few times but I never waited more than 2...
by glittabones
Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Duel - General Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 1795

Re: Duel - General Discussion

I had a lot of re-rides on Duel this week - enjoyed it much more than I did a few years ago. I still hate the laser guns and ride without using them, and some rooms need to be a little darker, but overall it's a fun experience. The new music is BRILLIANT.

The tunnel is still broken!
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