UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by loop_the_loop
Sat Sep 03, 2005 12:38 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 118
Views: 15812

Basic form the ride is a gravity spinner i.e. ex- Millenium Bug at Blackpool, or even enterprise at AT but inward facing seats.
by loop_the_loop
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Come on we all hate them Q jumpers
Replies: 60
Views: 16760

Was once in the queue for Rapids, just before the bottom of the steps before bridge. These older guys just casually walked down the steps and joined the queue in front of us. The next thing I knew there was peolpe barging in from behind us.........no not more jumpers but off duty/security police typ...
by loop_the_loop
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 215023

"Marshy""][quote=""jpecool" wrote:
Which is the best part of the ride would you say?


The build up of the launch, the "GO GO GO!!!" and then actually being catapulted and everything's just a blur![/quote]


Would have to agree there, the launch is just terrific.....felt like my chest was going to cave in!!!
by loop_the_loop
Wed Apr 06, 2005 5:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 215023

Just back from a few days away down south....AT was one of that days of course. Mon 4th - Arrive at park at 9:15 straight to RITA when parked openned. Queued up for 30 mins till it openned. Within 1 hr was on (at the front). Then again and then another two times by the end of the day!! -Front -middl...
by loop_the_loop
Wed Mar 30, 2005 10:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 215023

I think there must of been a nation wide drag queen advertising campaign in the last few days...... we had one th elast day but only said it was drag queens around the counrty at AT's new ride....RITA


May see some of you in the park on Monday.... won't know you but may see you!!!
by loop_the_loop
Thu Mar 24, 2005 10:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 215023

Oh yes ......roll on 4th April Blue peter and my visit of course!!!!


Looking excellent. Seems that Blue Peter this time around have left it quite late since they are usually broadcasting the rides before openning day!!

Never mind RITA will still kick some major behind!!!
by loop_the_loop
Sat Mar 05, 2005 11:27 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Great Adventure
Replies: 134
Views: 12122

that is just mental


Wouldn't mind a go on that !!!!!!!
by loop_the_loop
Thu Mar 03, 2005 7:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: 1987 photographs
Replies: 11
Views: 3818

"Ant" wrote:
Great pics this one really shows how much http://www.metatronscube.com/at%201987/ ... Street.htm the buildings in cred street have changed alot. And the Log flume looked weird with no roof.



Very disney land ish - main street USA
by loop_the_loop
Sun Jan 23, 2005 10:16 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Travelling Fairs in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 7729

I love Tagada rides, really wild. There was one near me once with some ropes in then middle, hung onto them as it was flinging me all over the place. possibly one of the wildest rides (in the truly wild sense, not intensity) i have ever been on! well worth the price i paid. Kaycee , they had one of...
by loop_the_loop
Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:58 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Travelling Fairs in the UK
Replies: 140
Views: 7729

Theres something about fun fair rides that just give them the edge ....(which is a bit scary at times). Ride ops there seem to push things to the max. E.g...... Tagada style ride (trauma towers @ blackpool) at BPB you would come off with all your back disks in one place but at fun fairs I wouldn't b...
by loop_the_loop
Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 10399

A good general tidy up, bit of painting, steam cleaning and plastic re-moulding of certain parts of the beast would improve it a lot. And I only wish that they have cut down the bush that overgrows into the queue line from the entrance of the now non-used extra queue system (just before the station ...
by loop_the_loop
Sat Jan 22, 2005 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Did You Find Spinball Whizzer Disappointing?
Replies: 38
Views: 13635

Well, I found it extremely good, even waiting the long time of 5 mins (single rider) and hotel pass.

I espically like the first drop going into the banked curve. It just seems to spin at the right times during the ride to give great g-forces
by loop_the_loop
Fri Jan 21, 2005 11:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Security Issues
Replies: 59
Views: 14961

In general park security, AT seems pretty laxed as in USA (and i know there more likey to be attack, etc than AT) Esp. Florida parks u can't even sneeqe outside the park until you have been checked.(over exhaggeration, I know) but every bit of luggage that is carried through their gates is checked!!...
by loop_the_loop
Thu Jan 20, 2005 10:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Other things happening for 2005
Replies: 174
Views: 50482

Frog hopper in FV stands out like a sore thumb.......hope it will be re-themed/moved ffor the opennning of the season
by loop_the_loop
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: long time no see alton towers
Replies: 15
Views: 4211

Is it just me, or would anyone else agree that Hex is a ride that wouldn't be missed
by loop_the_loop
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:24 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Fuji-Q Highland
Replies: 101
Views: 9956

That would of been a great one to have a ride of. Looks pretty intense......espically comming out of the long hills straight into the loops!!
by loop_the_loop
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Your Favourite Alton Towers Ad?
Replies: 56
Views: 13009

Would have to say that the original AD for nemesis was good.....how the monster rose out of the ground and turned into the ride.

I also like air, espically how the ads led up to one main one - the 5 seconds 'prepare for air 'ads and then the main 30s one where people start flying
by loop_the_loop
Wed Jan 19, 2005 4:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Did you know
Replies: 39
Views: 8183

i was really upset about the removal of TL from AT since the year i was actually able to ride it i.e. over the height it was taken away .....but got on one at Walibi in Belgium instead - was told it was just as good!!
by loop_the_loop
Sun Jan 09, 2005 12:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Cariba Creek gets space bowl for 2006!
Replies: 136
Views: 41381

The ones at wet n wild in orlando are excellent.......better than stoke because there steeper and so faster.....except from when you plunge into the freezing cold tank below it!!
by loop_the_loop
Tue Jan 04, 2005 12:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Nemesis que
Replies: 14
Views: 5404

I think back at openning year you would've taken three hours from when you entered the queue until you came off again (well my dad and brother did)
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