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by ollboll9
Wed Nov 13, 2013 4:23 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The Smiler
Replies: 156
Views: 54968

Re: The Smiler

I went on Friday for the fireworks. A total of 6 rides in a day with one being in the dark. I can honestly say single rider queues a god send on this ride. waited no longer then 5-10 minutes all day. My verdict has got to be it's my favorite ride. From start to finish it's a fun ride that feels fast...
by ollboll9
Thu Nov 07, 2013 8:17 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 123550

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Friday, the fireworks?
by ollboll9
Wed Nov 06, 2013 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 29677

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

I understand that smokers want to smoke but personally I think it's selfish of smokers to light up around people. I fake cough and make them feel really guilty. I don't see any reasonable explanation why smokers think they have any right to break a rule which Alton Towers have put in place. As for ...
by ollboll9
Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas
Replies: 161
Views: 29677

Re: People Smoking Outside Of Designated Areas

I understand that smokers want to smoke but personally I think it's selfish of smokers to light up around people. I fake cough and make them feel really guilty. I don't see any reasonable explanation why smokers think they have any right to break a rule which Alton Towers have put in place. As for s...
by ollboll9
Fri Oct 25, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 123550

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

I'm going monday, if ridetimes is anything to go by i'll be fine and apparently theres storms coming this weekend? Hopefully the forecast for monday (light-heavy rain all day) will put most off giving me a quietish day. As it stands, I checked the metoffice website earlier and there is amber warnin...
by ollboll9
Thu Oct 24, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 123550

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

I'm going monday, if ridetimes is anything to go by i'll be fine and apparently theres storms coming this weekend? Hopefully the forecast for monday (light-heavy rain all day) will put most off giving me a quietish day.
by ollboll9
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fastrack 2013
Replies: 64
Views: 10474

Re: Fastrack 2013

TBH I don't see the impact it has on the main queue, it only makes it move slower. If there was no fastrack system then they'd just join the main one. Adding to what is, already ma-HUSIVE queues.
by ollboll9
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Best Rollercoaster in the world?
Replies: 22
Views: 2968

Re: Best Rollercoaster in the world?

I agree that America doesn't have the best coasters, yes they're tall and fast but I prefer unusual layouts and something that sets them apart from the rest. For that I'd have to say either The Smiler, 14 inversions itself is enough IMO never mind the intensity, high g's, near misses, quirky theme d...
by ollboll9
Wed Aug 21, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Queue jumping? Have you ever seen anybody punished for it?
Replies: 76
Views: 14473

Re: Queue jumping? Have you ever seen anybody punished for it?

I'd love to see how much longer the queues are with the effects of FT, about 1hr tops per ride. Seriously when I went with school a couple of weeks ago only the adrenaline junkies (like me) bought FT, it was only Rita which everybody wanted to go on that people bought them. And also if you bought a ...
by ollboll9
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Your fave flat ride
Replies: 22
Views: 2482

Re: Your fave flat ride

Mine would have to be either: Huss Top Spin at full pelt with LOTS of Hang-Time Drop Towers of any kind, big or small. Sub-Terra being my favourite Enterprise ride A fairground Waltzers, but being spun round really quickly. Not like my last experiance where the OP was glue sniffing :shock:!!!!!!! A ...
by ollboll9
Sat Aug 10, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Which water ride will be removed first?
Replies: 34
Views: 6203

Re: Which water ride will be removed first?

Riverbank Eye Spy, purely because there's rumours on the forum for something to happen to the farm over the closed season.
by ollboll9
Sat Aug 10, 2013 4:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1031994

Re: SW8?

Just putting this out there. B&M have said they now have the technology ready to do a LIM launch. Seeing as SW8 is strongly rumoured to be a B&M, and lets face it, a hyper coaster isn't really practical with the height restrictions, could we be seeing a B&M launched coaster, and perhaps...
by ollboll9
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 139
Views: 35923

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

Mine was:

Spinball
Oblivion
Air
The Blade
RMT
Rapids
The Flume
Oblivion
Spinball
Oblivion
by ollboll9
Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Advice
Replies: 5
Views: 851

Re: Advice

I would do: Nemesis ERT Air,Ripsaw by 10.30 The Smiler, Fastrack + Oblivion by 11.00 The Flume and stuff (RMT+Rapids) by 11.30 Rita + Thirteen by 12.00 Spinball + Lunch and you're done Get the Fastrack Silver and Fastrack The Smiler however, do The Flume before RMT and The Rapids because they will h...
by ollboll9
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Arriving early
Replies: 4
Views: 899

Re: Arriving early

I would say get there for 8.30, the ticket booths dont open till 9.30 I think, if you want to queue for The Smiler form 9 then your best booking online, there's some big savings there.
by ollboll9
Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Front queues
Replies: 41
Views: 6383

Re: Front queues

I think it's stupid aswell, but the front queue for Thirteen never gets used from what I can tell because on my last visit, I asked when she told us what lane she shouted in my face 'NO'!!!!!! i WAS HORRIFIED. It was terrible and I didn't fancy arguing with her. Turned out we got back seats though s...
by ollboll9
Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should Alton Towers stay open until 9pm during the Summer?
Replies: 40
Views: 4961

Re: Should Alton Towers stay open until 9pm during the Summer?

Same as above, but TBH with a 3 hour drive for me it wouldn't make much difference, maybe an hour extra. But now that I think about it they'll be no queues for the monorail at six and no queues to leave the car park so we'd save an hour there too. There's a problem with it though, try to guess what ...
by ollboll9
Wed Aug 07, 2013 8:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Mutiny Bay
Replies: 22
Views: 3912

Re: The Future of Mutiny Bay

the poster from a while back. What poster? :? There was a poster a while back on the sales and information booth (I think, I never saw it myself but have seen pics on this forumm) saying stuff like, 'The Ducks days are numbered' and 'Captain Black has a New SW coming from Switzerland but is unsure ...
by ollboll9
Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The little things that make the magic
Replies: 76
Views: 11806

Re: The little things that make the magic

and generally acting like a hooligan, shouting at spotty little teenagers (like myself  :)) shouting out stuff like 'look at that fat dude running like an elephant and replying, 'Elephants can't run so I would think of a different heavy animal to describe me thank you very much' and watch them...
by ollboll9
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:29 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Heave Ho
Replies: 7
Views: 4858

Re: Heave Ho

Its like a moving bench, thats all to say :|

Kids however it's AMAZING. Fun ride for Families and little kiddies.
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