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by Gronkmaster
Wed Apr 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 138
Views: 35801

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

It would have been the late 90's (98) but I can just about remember the Haunted House, Log Flume, Swan Boats and many re-rides on Squirrel Nutty (much to the annoyance of my dad).

I can remember Oblivion being there but didn't ride it.
by Gronkmaster
Fri Mar 24, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2809
Views: 388862

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Liam.W wrote:
Please tell me you are joking.

Are you trying to imply SW8 will be called Strong?!.


I'm open to the idea, I'm sure you remember how silly everyone thought a name like 'The Smiler' was back in 2012.

And the idea of strong and wood go together well. Just a thought.
by Gronkmaster
Thu Mar 23, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2809
Views: 388862

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

vinyljunkie wrote:
could it be spelling out the word "strong" smiler, th13teen, rita, oblivion, nemesis and galactica???


I know it could ruffle some feathers, but is this the way their announcing the name of SW8?

S Smiler
T Thirteen
R Rita
O Oblivion
N Nemesis
G Galactica
by Gronkmaster
Tue May 28, 2013 7:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Stay or Escape?...
Replies: 4
Views: 761

Re: Stay or Escape?...

TH13TEEN, any coaster can do speed. But 13 is a world first. especially as the drop is a free fall. once it starts it has to finish.
by Gronkmaster
Mon May 27, 2013 11:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What is Your Favourite Advert?
Replies: 24
Views: 3165

Re: What is Your Favourite Advert?

TH13TEEN, is the best by far.
by Gronkmaster
Sun May 26, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The inversions rant I've been saving up for ages.
Replies: 18
Views: 2779

Re: The inversions rant I've been saving up for ages.

I disagree, Th13teen is a Thrill Ride. it plays on peoples natural fear of falling. This is a basic human emotion that the fide plays on with the free fall section.


TH13teen is the best.......End
by Gronkmaster
Sun May 26, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ownership Change?
Replies: 2
Views: 932

Alton Towers Ownership Change?

I was looking on the internet for more news on the Smiler, and ended up on Wikipedia. and noticed that the Owners name had changed to Lewis Fernyhough (Cant remember the previous name, but this is definitely new). Also the leasing company has changed from Merlin to Bathgate Enterprises. Does anybody...
by Gronkmaster
Fri Apr 26, 2013 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 57893

Re: On-Ride Breakdown's Experience's

Probably not the scariest place to break down at ATR, but during the wet weather of Scare Fest 2011, i was on my favourite ride 13, when we stopped at the safety point just before the inside drop. Ok not a particularly high place but it was pouring with rain, and me foolishly leaveing my coat in the...