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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:40 pm

Heard a great comment from a kid on Friday, we were heading out of X sector and he was going the opposite way with his parents when he made this observation with that earnest way kids do so well:

Pointing at the Smiler: " why would ANYONE smile on the Smiler?"

I dunno it just got me giggling like a loon
 
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Fri Apr 08, 2016 2:48 pm

Heard this at Thorpe park, in the queue for Rush:

"After this lets go to colossus"
"Oh Yh isn't that the one that like hangs under the track and like your legs are dangling"

:cry: ](*,) :yikes: #-o
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Fri Apr 08, 2016 7:32 pm

"The Hulk is the roughest ride I've ever been on"

Heard in the queue for Vampire. ](*,)
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:19 am

I paid almost 30 quid for us to get in and stand around in queues all day! I won't be returning.

You're at a popular theme park on a reasonably quiet day with low queues. You're in a 15 minute queue for The Smiler, and a 15 minute queue for a brand new ride. I saw you walk round nemesis 3 times. The only rides which had excessively large queues were Galactica before 4 and Spinball...

What do people expect at a theme park in Easter holidays on what isn't even a busy day :lol I'd get it if all the rides had hour long queues. They weren't very nice to listen to with the stuff they were saying let's say.

On a more light hearted note. "What, yeve already been on the sea world without us. I only came to go on the ice age and sea world. What even is the sea world anyway? They then headed over to cloud cuckoo land on the skyride and missed out on ice age 4D by maybe a couple of minutes :lol
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Sun Apr 10, 2016 8:42 am

Was queuing for Rita on Friday when a family in front said "Remember that ride we rode on holiday, it was life-threatening. You got to the top and went straight off the edge of the track"

Doubt it..
 
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:09 am

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Was queuing for Rita on Friday when a family in front said "Remember that ride we rode on holiday, it was life-threatening. You got to the top and went straight off the edge of the track"

Doubt it..

Probably referring to Expedition Everest :lol
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:47 am

Maybe x scream I think it is :lol
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 11:23 am

Other week queueing for Galactica a kid in front of me said "guys this used to be Nemesis, and they rethemed it to this and it now includes AR"

Made it worse when his mates asked how he knew it and he said he was the worlds biggest Alton Towers fan and knew everything about the park... ](*,)
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 3:26 pm

It's not something I overheard but rather read in the comments on a youtube video. This guy said:

"I'm really confused is that the US alton towers or the UK"

I don't think I could face palm harder :lol
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:11 pm

Not at a park, but about one. At the Toby Carvery today:

Wow, look at the queues for the carvery, it's like Chessington World of Adventures!
The queue for the carvery was approximately 20 people ](*,)

Also, I'm pretty sure that carver got through more people per hour than Vampire does ;)
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Sun Apr 10, 2016 10:07 pm

"let's go on that pinball ride"
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Mon Apr 11, 2016 6:43 pm

-going past Nemesis on the monorail-

Boy (pointing at nemesis): Is that Galactica?
Mum: No it's the corkscrew.


-Talking to some worker just outside the smiler-

Worker: Yeah, this has 18 twists and the one at chessington has 10 twists.

According to him the RCR is also the world's first RCR.


My dad: Yeah, let's go on the nemesis


My dad (pointing at the smiler): Yeah, this one is just like the nemesis, you just go upside down more.


-in the galactica station-
The headsets go black just before dispatch, and some woman takes her headset off and said that the headset wasn't working.
The train then dispatched...
 
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Mon Apr 11, 2016 8:30 pm

'The Smiler is like nemesis but 14 times' this came from someone who must have been at least 15 *facepalm*
 
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Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:16 pm

Today at AT:

I was just getting off Runaway Mine Train:
- Really bored looking kid in his early teens waiting for his mates to get off: "Come on, we've been on this 4 times now and its for kids, I want to go on something scary"
- One of his friends: "no, we're going on Rapids again"

(It was after lunch by this time so I can only assume somebody in his group was too scared to do anything else so was using delay tactics :D).

Getting off Rita (the double-sided shelves where you collect your bags from the opposite side you put them in)
- Man to his wife: "Oh wow look, the bags have moved to the other side. Isn't that clever?!".

On Skyride:
- Infant kid to her dad: "Wow look at the ducks down there". Then in a really concerned voice: "Daddy, what would happen if this fell off and we landed on the ducks?!".

Best one of all: I was out front by the Corkscrew waiting for my other half to go to the toilet before we left.
- Little kid: WOW DAD, LOOK AT THAT!
- Dad: That's the Corkscrew. Did you know I've been on that when it was a ride? It used to be in the park
- Little kid: WOW REALLY!?
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Thu Apr 14, 2016 10:18 pm

To the confused shoutbox people, I heard someone say "have you been on the infernus yet" I asked them if they meant nemesis inferno.. "no the infernus, the alton towers copy" they also said the oblivion.

On a smarter note, my little cousin was complaining about the Galactica promo image, I asked him what was wrong with it...
he replied "That's vekoma track I think, why don't they use B&M track?" I trained him well :lol
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:38 pm

It seems that 4 of the coasters have got a rename... Galactica has become The Galactica, Nemesis has become The Nemesis, Oblivion has become The Oblivion and Spinball Whizzer has become Spinball Wizzard. The Changes are rumoured to have come due to the GP becoming confused by ome rides having "The" in their original names, and others have been changed to have this. Spinball Whizzer received the Harry Potter IP.

What does everyone think to these changes?

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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Sat Apr 16, 2016 1:53 pm

I guess I can't have a go at the media anymore for naming them wrong :|

I much preferred it as Spinball Whizzer, Wizard doesn't sound as good!
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:03 pm

Ryan.B wrote:
It seems that 4 of the coasters have got a rename... Galactica has become The Galactica, Nemesis has become The Nemesis, Oblivion has become The Oblivion and Spinball Whizzer has become Spinball Wizzard. The Changes are rumoured to have come due to the GP becoming confused by ome rides having "The" in their original names, and others have been changed to have this. Spinball Whizzer received the Harry Potter IP.

What does everyone think to these changes?

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Since then they've also updated The Smiler to 'Smiler'

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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Sat Apr 16, 2016 10:50 pm

I was hoping they'd go for "Pinball Wizard"
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Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Sun Apr 17, 2016 12:50 am

But you forgot "The Postman Pat's Parcel Post"
1.Shambhala 2. The Swarm 3. Dragon Khan 4. Stampida 5. Colossus 6. The Smiler 7. Nemesis 8. Rita 9. Oblivion 10. Furius Baco

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