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by zippy
Sat Mar 07, 2015 11:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Website
Replies: 28
Views: 5961

Re: New Website

Viewed on Chrome at home and Internet Explorer at work and I love the new website. much faster than previous site for me, easier to scroll through and find information
by zippy
Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 326452

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Please can someone clarify this for me. I was at Alton in Towers Trading last weekend and was told that the pass holders drinks capsules were not sold at Alton and advised I would need to go to Thorpe to buy one. That can't be right??? I was at Alton Towers the same weekend and bought one. Not avai...
by zippy
Wed Apr 02, 2014 10:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What's The Smiler like?
Replies: 45
Views: 9167

Re: What's The Smiler like?

The vertical lift has previously put me off going on Saw at Alton Towers, but I didn't really think about it on the Smiler. The desire to go on the ride was greater than my dislike for vertical lifts, and I found that it was fine. As said above, it's actually quite quick anyway. Just keep your eyes ...
by zippy
Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:06 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85129

Re: Could anyone see Merlin Buying the NEC

Merlin won't buy it, and it won't be turned into a theme park. Completely wrong location for a theme park, and already makes plenty of money as a major exhibition and concert venue with only the NIA in central Birmingham as a serious alternative concert venue locally, both of which are currently cou...
by zippy
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:52 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 614
Views: 55626

Re: Falcon's Fury (Drop Tower)

Been to Busch Gardens today (Tuesday). Make no mistake, this thing is huge. Can be seen from just about anywhere on the park. The cranes are gone now, and it looks like they have the framework for the seats in place now, tho no seats.

Signs around the park simply say opening Spring 2014
by zippy
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:37 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 326452

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

But they have, there are other Merlin attractions open over the closed season. It's not their fault you would have liked to use this at a Theme Park over another Merlin Attraction . I don't think the "Birthday" offer should be available all year on a one use policy when there are decent o...
by zippy
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The little things that make the magic
Replies: 76
Views: 11954

Re: The little things that make the magic

The ride on the monorail. Mind your knees and the music on Duel. Choo Choo on Runaway Mine Train. The Katanga Canyon music. And I just love watching Nemesis (almost as much as going on it)
by zippy
Thu Dec 05, 2013 3:49 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Ride of the year - 2013
Replies: 34
Views: 3505

Re: Ride of the year - 2013

Runaway Minetrain
by zippy
Wed Dec 04, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Your favourite Christmas song
Replies: 25
Views: 3839

Re: Your favourite Christmas song

Last Christmas by Wham
by zippy
Fri Nov 22, 2013 12:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride you have queued up for the longest is?
Replies: 139
Views: 28096

Re: The ride you have queued up the longest for at Alton is???

2 hours in the rain for the smiler. Worth it tho.

After that it's probably 90 minutes for RITA, and close to that for Nemesis back in the 90s (like Martin I remember using the full queue line)
by zippy
Fri Nov 15, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The TowersTimes Football Discussion 2013/2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: The Towers Times Football Discussion 2013/2014

Nice ground. What's it called these days?  :P Seriously tho, you have some good young players at Derby It'll always be Pride Park to the fans :P We're expected to be doing the same in the near future. It's a great way for the club to make a bit more cash. With our stadium tho, it's easy to put...
by zippy
Fri Nov 15, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The TowersTimes Football Discussion 2013/2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: The Towers Times Football Discussion 2013/2014

All about this place for me http://i1297.photobucket.com/albums/ag28/Marmaliser1987/null_zps6f00b317.jpg Having one of our most consistent seasons in a while, a change of management has really turned things around and I wouldn't be surprised if we were sniffing around the playoffs come May next yea...
by zippy
Fri Nov 15, 2013 10:44 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The TowersTimes Football Discussion 2013/2014
Replies: 21
Views: 2310

Re: The Towers Times Football Discussion 2013/2014

http://www.myfacewhen.net/uploads/1459-oh-god-meme.png FOOTBALL You're not a fan then Lee?  :lol: League 1 football for me, but I really love this place. I have a similar view to this every home game, but from the lower tier. http://www.footballgroundguide.com/milton_keynes_dons/stadiummk-nort...
by zippy
Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What are you wearing for Halloween/Scarefest
Replies: 23
Views: 4320

Re: What are you wearing for Halloween/Scarefest

Nothing  :yikes:
by zippy
Wed Sep 25, 2013 9:37 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: So... GTA
Replies: 14
Views: 1567

Re: So... GTA

Mine arrived in the post on release day. I just happened to have last week off work, so have spent a lot of time on it (between having surgery and visiting Alton Towers). Love it. GTA4 was an obsession, and GTA5 has become the same for me :D
by zippy
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 609
Views: 112703

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

On Friday, while on the Sky Ride, I overheard 2 girls talking, and one asked "are you strapped in on Air?"
by zippy
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The big sexuality poll. 2013
Replies: 97
Views: 9992

Re: The big sexuality poll. 2013

31 year old Heterosexual male  :)
by zippy
Thu Aug 15, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Trip Report - 14th August 2013
Replies: 1
Views: 598

Re: Trip Report - 14th August 2013

Sounds like a great day. Glad you enjoyed it :)

I agree with you on Nemesis Sub:Terra. I found it a huge let down too.
by zippy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1068804

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

It is a little obvious that Spiderpig isn't exactly new, having more than 400 posts  :lol:
by zippy
Thu Aug 08, 2013 9:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2843
Views: 1068804

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi Emma, Samuel, Jamie and Spider Pig  :D
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