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by SAW_gameover
Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Purchasing Old Alton Towers Maps.
Replies: 21
Views: 5322

Re: Purchasing Old Alton Towers Maps.

Just emailed them myself. Would love a few old Alton Maps, and somehow i don't trust Ebay 8-[ I've never had any success when contacting parks for old memorabilia, they never seem to keep enough of it to send out to people. As for Ebay... I've spent well in excess of £200 over the last year or so o...
by SAW_gameover
Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010
Replies: 401
Views: 55683

Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Awesome promo pic!

I want a 13 labeled Firework :D
by SAW_gameover
Mon Jul 19, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton's sand filled coasters.
Replies: 37
Views: 5868

Re: Alton's sand filled coasters.

I highly doubt the track is filled with sand. If a B&M Box spine was filled with sand, you wouldn't get the traditional 'roar' of the track, which is due to the shape of it and the way the sound bounces around.

The supports, however, are definitely filled with sand, which dampens the noise.
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jul 15, 2010 6:53 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Gardaland
Replies: 794
Views: 68894

Gardaland: B&M "Raptor" 2011

http://media.theparks.it/2010/news/2010-7-14_Raptor.JPG Here we see revealed the novelty of Gardaland 2011! As we now know from the time of the Garda fleet has finally decided to give the many fans of the brand new prototype roller-coaster B & M will be called "X-Raptor" or "Rapt...
by SAW_gameover
Tue Jul 13, 2010 10:17 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010
Replies: 170
Views: 18239

Re: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010

"Chuck120" wrote:
I was wondering, did you actually get to see the drop in action, offride?


No we didn't :(

As far as I remember, [s:3j0mbpf4]God[/s:3j0mbpf4] John Wardley told us that not even the engineers where allowed in the Crypt whilst the drop was operating. Would have been awesome though :)
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jul 08, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: So, what job do you do?
Replies: 118
Views: 13796

Re: So, what job do you do?

"Tom Green" wrote:
A lot of people in my trade inspect rides during the close season at theme parks.


Lucky!

Anyway, am currently a student, and hoping to one day become a Ride Engineer :)
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jul 08, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Thirteen keyring
Replies: 4
Views: 1176

Re: Thirteen keyring

I have one! But you can't have it :P Just kidding. You can have the one I bought, still got the tags on etc, so I'll be willing to send it to you as my mate is going to Alton soon anyway :) Just PM me your details, and I'll work out how much it will cost me :)
by SAW_gameover
Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate Th13teen
Replies: 96
Views: 10452

Re: Rate Th13teen

Just so we stay on topic, they should add a really strong smell in the crypt, as well as having the temperature at -10 or something. Very true :) They should drop the temperature, like the freezer room in SAW: Alive. It would add more realism to the 'Crypt'. But then again, it may be hard to contro...
by SAW_gameover
Tue Jul 06, 2010 11:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate Th13teen
Replies: 96
Views: 10452

Re: Rate Th13teen

I also think it looks terrible, and unfinished. There is just too much of it! I had a conversation with Morwenna at the Th13teen evening, whilst waiting to enter thr Crypt. She said, though it was planned from the start. The only reason they have the scaffolding, is for budgetry reasons. As someon s...
by SAW_gameover
Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion drop not stopping
Replies: 57
Views: 8105

Re: Oblivion drop not stopping

"CoasterCrazyChris" wrote:
Orange wig? :?

Someone please enlighten me... :lol:


There is an orange wig on one of the tracks cross ties. You can see it if look towards the entrance to the tunnel.
by SAW_gameover
Fri Jul 02, 2010 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 125999

Re: Quick Questions 2010

^Nope :) Occasionally opens slightly before ERT ends though.
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jul 01, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Merlin Marathon!
Replies: 13
Views: 1437

Re: Merlin Marathon!

"James6" wrote:
The reliability is embarrassing etc etc...


I guess you're just saying this due to the usual stereotyping of Thorpes reliability. It has had awesome realiability this season! You can't be saying that from being on the park for 4 hours.
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jul 01, 2010 12:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate Th13teen
Replies: 96
Views: 10452

Re: Rate Th13teen

the drop is fun, but I wont recommend going on the ride more than once, as it lacks even more everytime you ride it.. Don't agree with you there. I am loving the ride more and more each time I ride it. The Th13teen evening also made me appreciate it alot more, seeing all that went into it and the l...
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jul 01, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The 'Duel in the Crown' Project
Replies: 51
Views: 6215

Re: The 'Duel in the Crown' Project

I'd love for there to be a way for enthusiasts to be involved in the experience, possibly picking out stuff from charity or antique shops, or simply just sending in all there old nutshells! I'd like to ask the park to seriously consider the above proposals. I'd love for people on here too to make a...
by SAW_gameover
Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 347156

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

^Thanks for the link. Nice to relive the happy memories :) On a side note, the latest press release from Morwenna, features Th13teen being coated in bug repellant :P Has Morwenna not learnt anything! http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2010/06/26/new-alton-towers-ride-th13teen-gets-coate...
by SAW_gameover
Mon Jun 28, 2010 12:25 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010
Replies: 170
Views: 18239

Re: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010

Hey everyone, here are my pictures from the weekend :) Part 1 (My weekend at Alton+Th13teen evening up until hex tour) http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=246431&id=652883221&l=58d1364892 Part 2 (Th13teen Behind the scenes) [url] [url=http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=246434&id=652...
by SAW_gameover
Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010
Replies: 170
Views: 18239

Re: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010

Not trying to plug the site or anything (Sorry if I'm not meant to post any links) But here is my full review of the Th13teen evening :)

http://www.ukparknews.co.uk/entry/special/13/
by SAW_gameover
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 125999

Re: Quick Questions 2010

It was in the Hospitality Suite, next to Sonic Spinball
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jun 24, 2010 8:11 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010
Replies: 170
Views: 18239

Re: Th13teen Evening: 19th June 2010

He is pretty much worshiped as a God, and most people would be pretty weak-kneed from the excitement. Ha, that was me exactly, though I've met him before, I still was absolutely star struck and in awe of him. I had tonnes of things to talk about with him, but when it came to speaking after the Th13...