UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by deb
Sun Jul 30, 2006 10:23 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: The Random Rollercoaster Game
Replies: 41
Views: 13303

18th time lucky! :x

Roller Coaster: Speed
Park: Oakwood Theme Park
Location: Pembroke, Dyfed UK
Opened: 4/13/2006
Inversions: 2
Speed: 59 mph
Height: 115'
Length: 2000'
by deb
Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 888
Views: 115265

Speed is a good ride, the lift hill is crazy! But for overall atmosphere Oblivion is definately better, you feel like you are literally falling down the hole, whereas on Spped you don't really move from your seat. Plus, as Rory said, it looks like Oakwood couldn't be arsed with theming, the shops an...
by deb
Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Staff Sense Of Humour?
Replies: 71
Views: 17550

The Nemesis ops are always wicked, when I went to the park in May it was a horrible cold and wet day, but the ops cheered us up! First the guy in the booth was winding up the other ops, after they had checked all the restraints he kept releasing them so they were legging it up and down the train to ...
by deb
Sun Jun 04, 2006 8:53 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 888
Views: 115265

Went on Speed four times yesterday, it was walk on all morning. Its a fantastic little ride, sitting in the front definately makes a difference despite the ride op telling us otherwise! The vertical lift hill is very intimidating, and the ride pulls a lot of Gs, especially the helix at the end. My o...
by deb
Sat Apr 29, 2006 8:02 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 888
Views: 115265

My bro went to Oakwood today and Speed was working all day, he said the queues were pretty big tho!
by deb
Wed Apr 19, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Will rita end up top of the AT poll in 2006?
Replies: 29
Views: 7853

I think that a lot of the reason that people prefer Rita is because they won't go on Nemesis - they take one look at it and run a mile (I know my bro certainly did!) Because Rita doesn't go upside down, it appeals a lot more to a wider range of people. Where as coaster and thrill enthusiasts head fo...
by deb
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Somethings I don't understand about the hotels
Replies: 14
Views: 4803

I've booked the same package for me and my sis on the understanding that we can go to the waterpark on the day we get there and then have a full day in the park, same as you! I'm assuming that the theme park tickets are for the day we leave, coz the hotel check in isn't until 3pm, and hotel guests g...
by deb
Thu Apr 13, 2006 3:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis and Oblivion: How was your first time?
Replies: 19
Views: 4999

I almost chickened out of going on Nemesis since no-one would go on it with me, but I'm so glad I did! Queued in the SRQ and ended up on the back row! Probably not a good idea for a first timer, but it was an amazing ride, it's a huge adrenaline rush from beginning to end and I loved it! Had to queu...
by deb
Tue Apr 04, 2006 3:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Was spinball whizzer one of AT biggest RECENT mistake?
Replies: 68
Views: 18999

I absolutely love SW, its just pure fun, and as others ahve said you just laugh all the way round. However its in the wrong place, it ruins the view of the Towers and to me takes away the mystery of the park - the first time I went to AT I loved nt being able to see each area until you are jsut arou...
by deb
Tue Mar 28, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 797
Views: 173405

Finally seen the advert for CatCF! Ride looks great, but a lot smaller than I thought it would be. I never went on it when it was Toyland Tours though, so not sure what to expect! It still looks great though, the theming seems loyal to the book and Quentin Blake's design, so can't wait to see it! Ro...
by deb
Mon Mar 27, 2006 8:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 797
Views: 173405

Watched Corrie especially to see the advert and it wasn't in either ad break - grrrr! It's weird that they didn't show it in every region, we always get different TV scheduling here in Wales, but wouldn't expect it not to be shown in England!
by deb
Mon Mar 27, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Quick Questions 2006/7
Replies: 380
Views: 100302

Do you get prority ride passes as well as XRT when you stay in the Splash Landings Hotel?
Thanks :D
by deb
Fri Mar 24, 2006 9:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Your Top Ten Rides!
Replies: 85
Views: 21409

My top ten is:

1. Nemesis
2. Rita
3. Oblivion
4. Air
5. Spinball Whizzer
6. Hex
7. The Flume
8. River Rapids
9. Ug Swinger
10. Ripsaw

Though this may well change when Ive been on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!
by deb
Tue Mar 21, 2006 7:10 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Man dies in Intamin water ride fall
Replies: 31
Views: 8358

Regarding the girl who was killed on Hydro at Oakwood two years ago, there was a lot about it in the press around here and I heard a few times that her coat got caught in the mechanism of the lap bar, she tried to pull it free and thats what made the bar come open. I went on Hydro a year before the ...
by deb
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Food Options
Replies: 32
Views: 8147

I agree that AT need an alternative to fast food, when I went last year with my parents we couldn't find anywhere to eat (we were in Ug Land) because my parents hate fast food, we ended up having to eat in McDonalds but my Dad was not a happy bunny and ended up throwing his food away. I know people ...
by deb
Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 500 Things You Must Do At Alton Towers
Replies: 330
Views: 80542

171: When there's loads of people in front of you going into Duel, grab the knocker on the door and slam it down as hard as you can - watch as people jump out of their skins hehehe :D