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by chrismci
Mon Aug 30, 2010 12:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Changes to the belt on Oblivion
Replies: 15
Views: 3085

Re: Changes to the Belt on OBlivion

... Does anyone more techno-minded know whether this would work and also what mechanics ensure harnesses can't open mid-ride (I'd like to be able to reassure her with a bit more than 'It'll be fine!') I don't have any specific information about Nemmie, but as a general principle restraints are desi...
by chrismci
Fri Aug 27, 2010 7:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Your Dream AT Merchandise
Replies: 79
Views: 8271

Re: Your Dream AT Merchandise

Limited Edition Th13teen bears - in a wraith outfit.
by chrismci
Thu Jul 15, 2010 10:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 111292

Re: Quick Questions 2010

When do the school trips tend to die down? Me and a couple of friends were thinking of going Wednesday next week then I realised the it will probably be crawling with school kids :roll: I'd leave it another week, I think you'll find most schools finish on the 26 July this year. The place will be cr...
by chrismci
Sun May 23, 2010 11:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 111292

Re: Quick Questions 2010

I presume the hotel/waterpark/golf entrance is along Wootton Lane? What time does the monorail start and stop running at? I'm pretty sure I've already asked this one before but didn't get an answer, can anyone recommend any pubs/restaurants in Alton or any good takeaways that will deliver? You've a...
by chrismci
Mon May 17, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010
Replies: 401
Views: 52054

Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Good to see some dates announced. I'll definitely be heading there for one of the three days. Question is, will they do the same display 3 days running? That's the easy option, but it wouldn't be a great leap to make the last night the ultimate display.
by chrismci
Mon May 17, 2010 12:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ghost Caught On Photo
Replies: 168
Views: 37040

Re: Ghost Caught On Photo

"starbugger1303" wrote:

This is my ghost picture its very hard to see but its between the middle posts on the balcony.


I'm not seeing anything. With a photo of that sort of fuzzy quality and bad focus you could probably make out several things if you squint...
by chrismci
Sat May 15, 2010 10:31 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 321255

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

... Overall i do like the ride and its great to re ride and watch reactions but I think the marketing could of ruined it :( Dont abuse me for it, Its just what i think lol Why would anyone abuse you when you're 100% spot on? :) The reason the ride isn't living up to everyone's expectations is the o...
by chrismci
Sun May 02, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Smoking at AT
Replies: 34
Views: 3693

Re: Smoking at AT

Smoking in queues isn't acceptable, and Alton should be more proactive in enforcing their rules. I had this discussion with the missus and my brother last weekend when a bunch of inconsiderate tossers started smoking in front of us in the Rita queue. Thing is if a couple of parents are happy to subj...
by chrismci
Sun May 02, 2010 11:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The mysterious Alton towers cat!
Replies: 12
Views: 2786

Re: The mysterious Alton towers cat!

Besides, cat's aren't stupid, they will stay well clear of the ride machinery. To correct you slightly, wild cats aren't stupid, along with some (but not all) tamed cats. Bearing in mind that my cat regularly walks towards moving vehicles, I don't think she'd survive long at AT! :P[/quote] My cat w...
by chrismci
Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 321255

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

On the way home we were talking about shutting the ride for a week or even a couple of weeks now before they hit peak season. We're at AT around once a month, my brother and sister-in-law haven't been for 8 years, so had Air, Rita and Spinball as "new" rides. They weren't too hacked off no...
by chrismci
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Breakdowns
Replies: 17
Views: 3064

Re: Ride Breakdowns

Bad day for breakdowns today. Ripsaws stopped with people facing 45° down first thing, they managed to release the lock fairly quickly but 20 minutes later they were still stuck with the arms at 90°, which is when we left FV. Now it's been broken for the last 45 minutes while we've been sat in the c...
by chrismci
Sun Apr 25, 2010 4:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 321255

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

It's definitely struggling today, I was in the Rita queue at 2:00 today when they started evacing the second lift hill. Customer services have just confirmed that it won't be open again today. From Rita there seemed to be a lot of activity indoors (they had a door open) so that would tie in with a p...
by chrismci
Wed Apr 14, 2010 5:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Power Cut(s)
Replies: 122
Views: 14489

Re: Power Cut: 13/04/2010

I didn't know it was the wider area that was affected - I only know what I've read on this forum, and have not seen that mentioned before. A coincidence it is then :) The powercut yesterday affected 2000 homes, so it certainly wasn't localised on AT. There's been so many complaints... I don't know ...
by chrismci
Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 321255

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

The amount of people that still think you have to be 16... :x Further proof of the marketing FAIL. :roll: Seriously, can we please put the following banner across the top of EVERY page of TTF: " The ONLY restriction on Th13teen is a 1.2M hight limit. " It would save a whole load of hassle...
by chrismci
Sun Mar 21, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 321255

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Queues - I actually thought the layout of the queue is one thing they've got about as right as they can. I know nobody likes cattle pens, but seriously how else can you arrange a queue that needs to hold 2000 people? I actually got a long way through the queue before having to wait, so maybe the wor...
by chrismci
Sat Mar 20, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 321255

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Looking through pictures on Theme Park review. Theres a clear sign saying Single Rider. So, Single rider confirmed =D Definitely Single Rider queue. Ask Dean, he used it twice. :-) I've been back from the park for a while now, and posted a quick review in the reviews section of the forum. I guess m...
by chrismci
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:18 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Thirteen - Contains Spoilers
Replies: 87
Views: 27818

Re: Th13teen

I get to write the first review from the public launch day. :-) I was in the stampede at 9:45 when they decided to let the ERT crowd into the Dark Forest. I'd said I don't run to get a ride, ever... but when the stampede started it seemed like a good idea to move with the crowd. I ended up in the qu...
by chrismci
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 111292

Re: Quick Questions 2010

Whats the earliest you can get into the park with an Annual Pass? As ERT starts at 9, so I was wondering if you can get in before that, and if so, what time? Also can you just use the normal turnstiles to get in with your Annual Pass or is there a different section just for AP's? Thanks in advanced...
by chrismci
Thu Mar 18, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 321255

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Can anyone see a door close just before they drop? Take a look on this video: [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcye3X-ugtU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xcye3X-ugtU[/url] Just before they drop a shutter closes. I have a feeling that more effects wi...
by chrismci
Fri Mar 12, 2010 11:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 143351

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

If it turns out to have a track drop that will certainly add to the scare/thrill factor. ...snip ( I don't think there is much of an "if". :-) Interesting point on the scare factor. Rather, than "if", it's "how" that interests me. If (dang, there's me "if-ing"...