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What did you ride on your first visit?

by quackers » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:02 pm

I would have been about 8 when i first went to Alton Towers and i can still remember parts of that day.

I went on

Mini Beastie
Gravitron (Would love to ride this again)
Mississippi river boat
Log Flume

Remember watching the Pirate Ship from by the restaraunt/pub thing and it scared me.

What did you ride on your first time?
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Jevaaaans » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:09 pm

On my first visit in May I just decided that I wouldn't be intimidated by any of the rides and just go on everything. So I managed to do:

1. Nemesis
2. Air
3. TH13TEEN (3x)
4. Rita
5. Nemesis: Sub-Terra
5. Air (again)
6. Oblivion (3x)

My pals went on Ripsaw but tbh, I was genuinely afraid of it...

And we were going to do Submission but we met with some of our other friends in CCL Burger King and they told us that it was really uncomfortable so we decided against it.

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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Sam198 » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:12 pm

toyland tours, CRR and beastie i think :P

i can remember being too scared to go on RMT...
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Marcus » Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:56 pm

Riverbank eye spy :giggle:

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What did you ride on your first visit?

by opulentrich » Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:15 pm

Back in '94 for me ... black hole, RMT, corky, Flume, Rapids, Haunted House, Thunder Looper, Beast and of course Nemesis.

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by AdrenalineAlex » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:37 pm

Oblivion, Nemesis x2, Air, The Flume, Duel, Rita, Ripsaw - can't remember any of the others.
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Corkscrew Lover » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:06 pm

It was 2008 And Im 15 Now So When I Was About 11

Rita Queen Of Speed
Corkscrew
The Flume
Rapids
Oblivion
Spinball Whizzer
And I Think Hex

No Nemesis Or Air Because They Were Both Broken Down On The Day, Best Ride Of The Day Corkscrew :)
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by TheInactiveMoth » Sun Nov 11, 2012 7:36 pm

Maybe only two years ago. (Little did I know what I'd been missing out on for the previous 13 years of my life!)
Went on Air, then Rita, and found that I'd gone on a massively busy day - didn't manage anything else!
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by DrReeve » Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:30 am

I wasnt 1.40m at the time but i did hex , log flume with the log styled boats. Rapids , Runaway mine train
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by sweedish2009 » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:13 pm

The Beast, Corkscrew and The Black Hole would have been my biggest rides.

As a small child I must confess I did not have 'the grapefruits' to ride Thunder Looper.

Next time I visited, it was gone. Oh the regrets!!!! :anger:
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Dia » Mon Nov 12, 2012 6:24 pm

My first visit was last year in July, sadly it was a school trip and it was extremely busy, and only had about 4 hours on park, so only did the rapids, RMT and the blade :P
For the technically minded it is a multi-inversion suspended rollercoaster, but for the rest of you it's just designed to scare you sh*tless :P

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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by SpecyBeast » Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:47 pm

My first ever ride was Squirell Nutty and still to this day i'm shocked that we actually waited 40mins to ride it ;)
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Ripsaw Raver » Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:53 pm

1997-
Nemesis
Ripsaw
Nemesis
Skyride
Energizer
Energizer
Skyride
Haunted House
Rapids
RMT
LogFlume
Nemesis
Ripsaw

Highlights of the day..
Nemesis
Ripsaw
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by SuperWill » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:38 pm

To be honest I can't even remember! Probably something like Squirrel Nutty! And that was like back in 2002 or 2003! Lol! :P
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Sam198 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:40 pm

Ripsaw Raver wrote:1997-
Nemesis
Ripsaw
Nemesis
Skyride
Energizer
Energizer
Skyride
Haunted House
Rapids
RMT
LogFlume
Nemesis
Ripsaw

Highlights of the day..
Nemesis
Ripsaw
and Energizer


how do you know in that detail?! :?
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by MattsDesigns » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:08 pm

I cant remember what I went on on which visit (I was 6 and 7 according my calculator) but between these visits I went on:

Doom & Sons (or Doom & Gloom as my Mum used to call it)
Corkscrew
Haunted House
Rapids
Mine Train
Black Hole (maybe)
The Beast (which no one ever talks about for some reason)
My sister (3 or 4 years) went in this Jungle Gym place that had a lot of Star Cloth (magical stuff :D)
The Towers (with its train board)
The Mini Beastie

Like Sweed I was too scared to go on the Thunder Looper :)
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Ripsaw Raver » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:06 pm

Sam198 wrote:
Ripsaw Raver wrote:1997-
Nemesis
Ripsaw
Nemesis
Skyride
Energizer
Energizer
Skyride
Haunted House
Rapids
RMT
LogFlume
Nemesis
Ripsaw

Highlights of the day..
Nemesis
Ripsaw
and Energizer


how do you know in that detail?! :?


because it is written!!! ....In my old diary, i also drew a small sketch of Energizer lol
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by Boz » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:29 pm

My first visit was also 1997, I have no Idea what order, all I know is Nemesis was first :)
Nemesis
Ripsaw
The Beast
Skyride (obviously)
Haunted House
RMT
Congo River Rapids
Log Flume
Corkscrew
Energizer
Black Hole
Astro Dancer
3D Cinema
... I think that's it. We did try and go on Nickelodeon Outta Control, but the queue was really long.

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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by DONT LOOK DOWN » Sat Nov 17, 2012 5:12 pm

I went for my first time in the summer holidays (Im only a kid) and this is the order of rides I went on:

1. Nemesis
2. Air
3. Ripsaw
4.Sonic Spinball (I think)
5. Oblivion
Then all of the water rides and stuff. The last ride before I left was Oblivion.
Edit: I also saw the ice age 4d thing and I also went on skyride and monorail
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Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

by JamiePenguin » Sun Nov 18, 2012 10:01 pm

I cannot remember my first visit....
However I know it was either Squirrel Nutty or Old MacDonald's Tractor Ride, also fond memories of Toyland Tours and the Theatre that used to be there (Ice show? And Barney the Dinosaur?)

But for the last few years the first ride I went on was The Flume :D (Because ducks, tubs and funky music)
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