What rides and attractions do you miss? Share your memories of Alton Towers' past here.
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Tryst » Tue Dec 03, 2013 5:24 pm

Dynamo

Alton Towers needs more flat rides!
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by lf2001 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:28 pm

The Corkscrew. Never got the chance to ride it, so I would love to have it back!

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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by DeanGaryCox » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:45 pm

Alton Towers have such a terrible selection of flat rides.

Submission: although special at the time, the crushing restraints aren't worth a ride.

Enterprise: Vomit inducing ride, which isn't anything special.

Blade: Worst swinging ship i've been on.

Ripsaw: Great ride when run on a decent setting (like Chessington), but after 8 visits over 2 years, only had a good setting once!

I was thinking of more, and realised is that it....

Dynamo & Boneshaker were really great rides, and part of my childhood (only remember riding dynamo once, luckily i was just tall enough as it was removed the year after - was gutted) and would happily see them, or a similar style ride return.
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If You could bring back one past ride?

by mattiepearce » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:11 pm

Corkscrew or black hole as I never got to ride either of them...
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by TheSmilerMan » Mon Jan 20, 2014 11:19 pm

Black hole for me never got to ride it and it looked an ace ride with great theming
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by jamie321 » Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:41 pm

Corkscrew very good ride, wish I could ride it again.
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by stealthsmiler » Thu Jan 30, 2014 6:58 pm

Several, Boneshaker, never got to ride it as Energizer but Boneshaker was still good. It could be so easily rethemed into Dark Forest style and look epic.

Black Hole as I never got to ride it.

The ride before Air, cant remember name, never got to ride it but looked alright (not better than air).

Wouldnt want any current rides removed for these old ones but if one could come back in a new location that would be really cool. One could go where the beastie was.

Newer models as well.
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Burniel » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:54 am

stealthsmiler wrote:The ride before Air

Thunder Looper?
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by BenBowser » Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:18 pm

^ I think he means the New Beast.

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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by stealthsmiler » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:14 pm

BenBowser wrote:^ I think he means the New Beast.


Yeah thats the one
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Burniel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:45 am

stealthsmiler wrote:
BenBowser wrote:^ I think he means the New Beast.


Yeah thats the one

:lol: I did wonder what was so nice looking about thunder looper
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by obliviongirl » Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:13 am

Corkscrew, as I never got the chance to ride it, and it seems like it was kind of the 'original' Alton Towers rollercoaster, in my opinion at least. :)
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Burniel » Sat Feb 01, 2014 2:34 pm

The ride I would bring back?
Simple! The Black Hole!
The greatest dark ride
From here to the south pole.

Yeah, the corkscrew was great,
And Alton does need flats,
But the black hole was the only ride
Dark enough for bats.

RIP the Black Hole,
This legend was our friend,
And although you're gone from towers,
Your legend will never end.
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by BenBowser » Sun Feb 02, 2014 6:57 pm

I'd bring back Dynamo, break dances are awesome!
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Ripsaw Raver » Wed Feb 05, 2014 10:16 am

Oh I have said this sooo many times ENERGIZER ENERGIZER ENERGIZER!!!!
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by TomL » Thu Feb 06, 2014 11:40 am

I'd have to say Swan Boats! Very peaceful and dry as opposed to Battle Galleons!
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Mark-Cal » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:15 pm

Yes, bring back the swan boats, they never ruined my phone the way those pirate boats managed to !
I rode corkscrew and black hole but they were both past their best by the end so removal was probably the kindest option, sort of like having a well loved but poorly family pet put out of its misery and then go out and buy a better, newer one !  :)
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Burniel » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:48 pm

I would quite like the Swan Boats back, Alton appear to have a lack of decent water rides. I'm not even going to count Battle Galleons as I've been mid-summer and still not fancied it, and the flume's a bit old, and will probably soon be gone for refurbishment, and woe betide those who count Charlie as a decent water ride! ;)

That just leaves Congo River Rapids and Ripsaw, but these are both old, and can't have much more than 10 years on them. Bringing back the swan boats is actually a very good idea!
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by vikkimoo » Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:03 pm

Purely for nostalgia's sake, bring back Toyland Tours or the Beastie!!!
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Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

by Rollermad » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:22 pm

Ilovecoasters wrote:The ride I would bring back?
Simple! The Black Hole!
The greatest dark ride
From here to the south pole.

Yeah, the corkscrew was great,
And Alton does need flats,
But the black hole was the only ride
Dark enough for bats.

RIP the Black Hole,
This legend was our friend,
And although you're gone from towers,
Your legend will never end.


Your a poet and you didn't even know it!

- you said you haven't even been on Nemesis etc yet.... This would scare you ;)

Anyways I want BONESHAKER looks amazing shame we don't get this anymore :(
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