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by sadie123
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of RITA..
Replies: 195
Views: 31808

Re: The Future of RITA..

Rita is my least favourite ride in the park. I dunno why, there is just something about it. I'm a total speed junkie, yet it just doesn't do anything for me, I find the ride somewhat jerky, in a Corkscrew kind of way and I don't like the netting. So no matter what they do to it, I kind of am ambival...
by sadie123
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Submission Replacement
Replies: 156
Views: 23439

Re: Submission Replacement

Hmm, I think a 'mid' ride would be better in this site, maybe at a Th13teen level. It is a shame Submission ended up not really working properly, it was an awesome site when it did. I do remember the similar-ish Arabian Nights ride, which was good. But being near The Smiler, I think they need a ride...
by sadie123
Wed Jul 09, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Whirled Cup of Rides
Replies: 20
Views: 3975

Re: Whirled Cup of Rides

I had a conversation on Facebook, where we discussed marketing for Nemesis and The Smiler. I've just watched the 1994 advert for Nemesis on YouTube and yes, its very different to their TV adverts now. But it was 20 years ago. More of the ride was exposed to viewers, I think most people knew what the...
by sadie123
Wed Jul 09, 2014 11:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Whirled Cup of Rides
Replies: 20
Views: 3975

Whirled Cup of Rides: The Smiler wins

So, with 52% of the vote, The Smiler was victorious against Nemesis. I voted Nemesis in the final, because its legendary, its back story and the fact I've been riding it for the last 20 years. I love The Smiler, I think its totally awesome. However, I think its won more of a result of the AT marketi...
by sadie123
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen compared to Runaway Mine Train
Replies: 12
Views: 2961

Re: Th13teen compared to Runaway Mine Train

Th13teen is a small teeny weeny step up from Runaway Mine Train, but just more themed and a bit more 'grown up', if smallish children can ride it...so can you!
by sadie123
Fri Jul 04, 2014 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Oblivion's future
Replies: 258
Views: 33801

Re: Oblivion's future

I do think trying Oblivion backwards would be awesome. Maybe, you know, just for a short period of time, for Scarefest or something. I miss the old Oblivion, with the 'Don't Look Down', but its not like that any more. I think the videos are pointless, as the queues are not what they were for it and ...
by sadie123
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Enchanted Village
Replies: 169
Views: 40306

Re: Enchanted Village - Coming in 2015

I actually really like the concept of these. I imagine they will be expensive and I thought initially it may be self-catering, although I've heard plans for a new restaurant for the people staying there. To bring a big group there and have everyone stay in these lodges will be good.
by sadie123
Wed Jun 25, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Sonic Spinball
Replies: 117
Views: 19355

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

I remember when it was the unthemed Spinball Wizard. With Sonic and Sega, it has really themed the ride around a pinball, bringing in all the gamer aspects. I'd rather them re-negotiate a new contract because the theming is vital to the success of the ride.
by sadie123
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: If You could bring back one past ride?
Replies: 236
Views: 56616

Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

If they could find a way to meet Health and Safety criteria....then The Black Hole. Wow, I miss that ride. But, you know want to keep all the peoples safe.
by sadie123
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:36 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 609
Views: 110589

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

We were queuing for The Flume and in front of us were another group of friends and we overheard one say to the other 'shut up you tart'.
Lol
by sadie123
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:34 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Summer Sizzler - 19th July 2014 - Discussion
Replies: 192
Views: 24329

Re: Summer Sizzler - 19th July 2014

So wish I could make it guys, but I'm at Manchester Comic-Con that day :(
Next time though for sure :)
by sadie123
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Attraction you'd most like a behind the scenes tour of?
Replies: 32
Views: 6596

Re: Attraction you'd most like a behind the scenes tour of?

Sub-Terra for sure. I would have liked The Haunted House, as it used to be before being Duel, but not now.
by sadie123
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 172
Views: 33866

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I like Duel, it reminds me of the Buzz Lightyear ride at Disneyland. However, it has gotten very tame. I remember going into The Haunted House and being absolutely terrified. And then went into Duel and having fun. It depends what audience they want Duel for. If it is for real scares, then The Haunt...
by sadie123
Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ripsaw a bit tame these days?
Replies: 31
Views: 6796

Re: Ripsaw a bit tame these days?

There are most definitely not as many 360 degree spins as there used to be. Maybe as an experienced Ripsaw rider, I have become somewhat immune to how 'scary' it seemed at first. But I remember it and the 360 spins used to be awesome. Now it goes for the dangly water threat. Which seems a good idea,...
by sadie123
Mon Jun 23, 2014 9:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Whirled Cup of Rides
Replies: 20
Views: 3975

Re: Whirled Cup of Rides

Well, firstly, you can't. But I do not think they have. So, Sonic Spinball versus Air, an odd choice, as Sonic is more family friendly. Th13teen versus Battle Galleons - never been on Battle Galleons, but I would have thought Th13teen versus Sonic would have been a better choice. Rita versus Nemesis...
by sadie123
Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Whirled Cup of Rides
Replies: 20
Views: 3975

Whirled Cup of Rides

So, the official Alton Towers Facebook page has been posting the Whirled Cup of Rides. And, so far, its been very interesting. I've loved reading people's comments about what rides they love and which ones they don't. Ripsaw vs The Smiler Nemesis Sub-Terra vs Hex The Runaway Mine Train vs The Flume ...
by sadie123
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 57960

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

I've only ever been stuck on one ride...Air and we'd got to near the end of the ride, before it goes back vertical again and it stopped. Not for long. But the hysterics of the girl in front was better '- get me of this (swear word) ride'. And then it moved again and we were fine. Still, it WAS kinda...
by sadie123
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage
Replies: 103
Views: 27672

Re: Best/Worst places to eat in Alton Towers?

By far the best places to eat are the Pizza and Pasta Buffet and the Fajita restaurant. They are so yummy. The ice cream stand near Duel sells excellent ice cream too!!! I have to say, the food quality has much improved since the 'branded' external food brands have left. The Fried Chicken is sooooo ...
by sadie123
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What funny things did you do at Alton Towers
Replies: 139
Views: 28843

Re: What funny things did you do at Alton Towers

Went to Scarefest with 2 guys. Snigger at 'getting wet' with 2 guys on the Flume. Snigger at yelling 'boo' at one of them, at least several times during the day and them being terrified. Snigger at me being terrified at getting off Hex as I didn't want to meet the doctor/nurses from The Sanctuary an...
by sadie123
Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Rides You Never Rode (but wish you had)
Replies: 136
Views: 45519

Re: Rides You Never Rode (but wish you had)

Thunder Looper. I was too tiny to ride it, then didn't have the bottle. And the year I had the bottle to ride it, it was gone. So long Thunder Looper.
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