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by Piplup2003
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:50 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 608
Views: 109487

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

My friend said the Nemesis music sounds a bit like The Crystal Maze music.

To be fair, she has a point.
by Piplup2003
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Worst thing you've ever accidently done at a park.
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Re: Worst thing you've ever accidently done at a park.

I may have inadvertently caused a ride shut down. I'm unsure, but I raised my restraint at the end of the ride, there was a loud bang, the ride then shut down for an hour. Not saying which one. :sus: Similar experiance, not at a park, but at IKEA. I didnt step off the escalator in time, clipped the...
by Piplup2003
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Worst thing you've ever accidently done at a park.
Replies: 5
Views: 314

Worst thing you've ever accidently done at a park.

This is gonna stem from a personal experience from today. I nearly set off a Fire Alarm in Hex. We were near the front in the preshow area and I was leaning against the wall. I decided to kinda slap the stone wall because we were waiting. That was fine, hand made contact with the wall. Second time, ...
by Piplup2003
Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:36 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Scariest moments at Alton Towers
Replies: 160
Views: 44596

Re: Scariest moments at Alton Towers

Back of group, Project 42. My first maze. Need I say more?
by Piplup2003
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 608
Views: 109487

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Aha, I just remembeted this! Last Scarefest, it was just me and my friend and we were lining up to get Project 42 tickets at the ticket booth outside X Sector and *everyone* was asking the same questions over and over again. By the time I got to the front of the queue, my friend went to sit down, an...
by Piplup2003
Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 608
Views: 109487

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Not so much funny this one, moreso sad, but I just remembered when I went to Drayton with my mates and they were like 'Lets go on G Force, that's so fun', and I decided to be the one to break it to them, before they saw the closed signs. Yeah, that wasn't fun. Same day, some guy to his mates behind ...
by Piplup2003
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 78797

Re: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal

Also, saying Lego owns Alton just......doesnt sound right.
by Piplup2003
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 78797

Re: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal

I gotta say, I'm kind of worried about this. Can't see them having much experience in the thrill aspect of parks, let's not hold out hope for a new Thorpe coaster any time soon.
by Piplup2003
Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 383880

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I bet Sub Terra although the return of the red is probably more likely.
by Piplup2003
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Cred Street McDonalds Memories
Replies: 18
Views: 5300

Re: Cred Street McDonalds Memories

I never actually went in there myself but my parents tell me that it use to irritate them after a while.
by Piplup2003
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Duel - General Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

Re: Duel - General Discussion

Fingers crossed this is gonna be resolved later in the season. Anyone who's spent more than five minutes talking to me will know how much I absolutely treasure this ride but Christ I feel bad for it. How hard is it to at least get the Trommel back in operation? Also, I have pretty much all the sound...
by Piplup2003
Sun Mar 24, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 56165

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

*throws all my money at Alton*
by Piplup2003
Sun Mar 24, 2019 8:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 56165

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

Have y'all seen the Power Of The Towers hoodies? I need one!
by Piplup2003
Fri Dec 07, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1193
Views: 171631

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I saw at least three people in full clown outfits with masks on, really creeped me out. (Not because of the clowns, because I couldn't see their face!). Fair enough, the actors being allowed to wear masks and carry fake weapons as it's their job but if there's a member of the GP wearing a mask, that...
by Piplup2003
Wed Nov 28, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 383880

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I, for whatever reason, could only write 15 so I put Improve the lighting on Duel and new padding on Nemesis harnesses (like The Smiler). Those were my pet peeves last time I went, I got a headache on my last Nemmy ride from smacking my head on the harness Did anyone else notice that Spinball Whizze...
by Piplup2003
Sun Nov 04, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 57599

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

I've had a couple of near misses at Alton, the people in front of us on Galactica were stuck in the position for about 20 minutes and the car behind us on Wicker Man was stuck in the brakes for about half an hour. The only personal stories I have to share is when me and my mum were stuck on Th13teen...
by Piplup2003
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1193
Views: 171631

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Ohh, I REALLY hope that it's not windy! I'm going on Saturday for the first time without parents and teachers (just me and a friend, woo!!) and it'll be my first Scarefest! 
by Piplup2003
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1193
Views: 171631

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I will add onto the photo prices and say that they cost £5 if on a school trip, just as a quick FYI for everyone.
by Piplup2003
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Story of Alton Towers DVD
Replies: 29
Views: 9145

Re: The Story of Alton Towers DVD

I know this is a bit of a dead thread but does anyone know where you can get this at a decent price now (Amazon can piss off, I am not spending £35 on it). This DVD was my most prominant childhood memory and I'd love to see it again seeing as my copy is buried in a box somewhere!
by Piplup2003
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Duel - General Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 4062

Re: Duel - General Discussion

On the subject of the digital portraits, I also prefer the older style actual paintings with the eyes. The newer ones look too Modern Ghostbusters-style (look up Ghostbusters World and you'll see what I mean). Also, the same digital portraits can be seen in the Dracula Experience in Whitby, which I ...
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