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Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:30 pm

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Whilst queueing for Nemesis the other week, the woman behind me said to her friend: "is this the one which drops vertically into a hole in the ground?"

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Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:34 pm

"This used to be called The Black Hole but they changed its name to Oblivion"
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Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:10 pm

"So. Is this the one with the vertical drop?" - Nemesis Queue
"Wow. This is a long queue " - Inside section of Duel's queue.
 
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Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:11 pm

Liverpudlian family behind me in the indoor section of the 13 queue;
"What is this then?"
"Well it's like a maze"
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Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:37 pm

well you could say that about the queline of rita or th13teen TBF
 
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:18 am

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HAHA. Just remembered this one! XD

"Is this the Th13teen Ride?" Hex Que


I think that's forgivable..just about. :P
 
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 1:15 am

Well I was stuck behind someone that clearly thought a lot of themselves last season in the Rita queue. I took a resort map out of my pocket, and I must of accidentally brushed it against her without realising. She turned around and said: "will you p**s off with that map".

Find this quite amusing and ironic to be honest as Alton Towers is pitched as such a "family" resort, and then someone goes and uses language like that.
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:02 am

"themealgang" wrote:
Well I was stuck behind someone that clearly thought a lot of themselves last season in the Rita queue. I took a resort map out of my pocket, and I must of accidentally brushed it against her without realising. She turned around and said: "will you p**s off with that map".

Find this quite amusing and ironic to be honest as Alton Towers is pitched as such a "family" resort, and then someone goes and uses language like that.


:shock: How extremely....errr..... vulgar :roll:

Maybe alton should place signs around the park reminding everyone to watch their P's and Q's, seeing as freedom of speech has just about been taken away these days. Perhaps that women needs some anger management therapy for her aggression too.
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:27 am

"PeteB"&quot;][quote=&quot;"themealgang" wrote:
Well I was stuck behind someone that clearly thought a lot of themselves last season in the Rita queue. I took a resort map out of my pocket, and I must of accidentally brushed it against her without realising. She turned around and said: "will you p**s off with that map".

Find this quite amusing and ironic to be honest as Alton Towers is pitched as such a "family" resort, and then someone goes and uses language like that.


:shock: How extremely....errr..... vulgar :roll:

Maybe alton should place signs around the park reminding everyone to watch their P's and Q's, seeing as freedom of speech has just about been taken away these days. Perhaps that women needs some anger management therapy for her aggression too.[/quote]

That kind of behaviour doesn't really surprise me. It's understandable that someone could be ratty after queueing non-stop etc, but that kind of talk really doesn't belong in a family theme park and is unacceptable. It's actually quite tame, considering. I've heard much, much worse at Drayton Manor, but then they do attract a slightly lower class visitor 8-[
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 10:59 am

I swear frequently, but try not to if in the earshot of small children.

"How long has this one been here now?"
"####ing ages, about 30 years."
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:20 am

*Looking towards Nemesis*
Boy 1: "What's it supposed to be?"
Boy 2: "A Dinosaur?"
Boy1: "It think it might be a turtle."

A conversation I overheard while queuing in Nemesis's singlerider queue.
 
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:25 am

Haha :)

*Small child running from Oblivion*
'Mummy, I want to ride the squirrels nuts!'
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:42 am

Pointing to the Black Hole tent

"Oblivion was to noisy for it so they shut it down"

That was the strangest thing I had EVER heard
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Fri Aug 26, 2011 2:49 pm

"What's your favourite ride out of the big five?"

"Sonic Ball"!

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Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:57 pm

This was actually in a Sky Ride car, not a queue, but it was brilliant.

A mother said to her teenage daughter, "Rita's not a normal roller coaster, it's jet powered on that straight bit".

The daughter replied, "No, it is normal, it doesn't go upside down".
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Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:36 pm

"Lets go on Rita!"
"Thats what she said"
*Long argument about how it should be HE said*
 
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Sat Aug 27, 2011 5:45 pm

Young girl, scouse accent, Nemmie single riders queue:

"Is this, like, suppose to be Dinosaur Times?"
 
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Sat Aug 27, 2011 6:46 pm

Can't remember what queue but I remember some chav girl saying:

*points at large fish about 40 cm's long*
"aw mint, look at that fish, it's maaaassssiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiivvee like a Piranha or something"

Piranhas are small dear. #-o
 
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:12 pm

Some kid was doing a tour of all the rides once. We were in the RITA queue and there was this kid behind us with a group of people and he was saying "Now this is RITA. Its name is Alton Towers Intamin Rocket abbreviated backwards." He must have only been about 12, but he got all of his facts spot on... I felt a bit jealous actually...
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Mon Aug 29, 2011 6:56 pm

Yesterday in the Oblivion queue I heard somebody call Congo River Rapids "Rubber Dinghy Rapids"... like, for real. :P
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