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by obliviongirl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: If You could bring back one past ride?
Replies: 236
Views: 62496

Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

There's so many that I didn't get to ride that I would love to bring back! Black Hole, Corkscrew, Thunder Looper....
by obliviongirl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best alton coaster
Replies: 55
Views: 7510

Re: Favourite Alton Towers coaster?

So currently the three with the highest votes stand as:
1. Nemesis
2. The Smiler
3. Oblivion
Poor Sonic Spinball. :3
by obliviongirl
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: List all the themeparks you have ever been to
Replies: 145
Views: 25878

Re: List all the themeparks you have ever been to

UK:

Alton Towers
Thorpe Park
Chessington World of Adventures
Paulton's Park
Crealey Adventure Park
Blackgang Chine
Legoland Windsor
Brighton Pier

France:
Bagatelle
Dennlys Park
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best alton coaster
Replies: 55
Views: 7510

Favourite Alton Towers coaster?

I know there's probably already a discussion on this, but I couldn't find it, so I decided I may as well ask again. I doubt anyone's going to be choosing RMT but you never know! :P Feel free to explain why in a reply. I haven't been on The Smiler, Sonic Spinball and Th13teen yet, but of the ones I h...
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The little things that make the magic
Replies: 76
Views: 13795

Re: The little things that make the magic

For me, it's when you first see the gates to the park, and that applies to any theme park. I remember being about seven years old and feeling so proud when I heard that adventurous Chessington theme music as I walked through the gates.  :) Also, it's so cool when you drive past the JCB factory ...
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 96
Views: 24576

Re: Going it Alone

After the first time I've been on a ride, I'm fine with going on it alone (not counting Rita, I'm still terrified of that!), however, to be honest, I personally don't mind queuing for longer to be with friends/family. I find it a lot more fun to share the experience with others. Plus I find it kind ...
by obliviongirl
Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Rameses Revenge
Replies: 78
Views: 26082

Re: Rameses' Revenge Incident

So according to the website, Rameses Revenge will not not be operating again until 2014. When I visited with friends last month, the ride was covered with what looked like scaffolding, although I only quickly passed it once or twice. I really hope that repairs are made to it so I won't break down so...
by obliviongirl
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin Attraction Quick Questions
Replies: 356
Views: 77055

Re: Merlin Parks Quick Questions

Wondering how busy Thorpe Park will be on the weekend 21/22 September, and how many rides it will be possible to get on? I may be visiting with friends on one of those days and was hoping to find out how many rides we could go on. Also, I have a phobia of loud sudden noises, and things/people jumpin...
by obliviongirl
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:47 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Favourite Merlin Ride
Replies: 118
Views: 9194

Re: The best merlin coaster

It was a close call between Oblivion and The Swarm, but in the end I went for Oblivion. I find the build up and tension great, and the videos in the queue line will forever creep me out! The feeling of being right on the edge, knowing you are just seconds away from a vertical drop, is so intense. Lo...
by obliviongirl
Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:38 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Theme Park Dreams
Replies: 8
Views: 1662

Re: Theme Park Dreams

Since going to Alton Towers at the end of July for an overnight, I have dreamt non-stop about theme parks and rollercoasters! The most recent being riding The Swarm (which was for some reason at Alton Towers near Saw The Ride) with my three friends, but the seats being inverted like on Air. We had t...
by obliviongirl
Thu Sep 05, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 68145

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

Not really, I got stuck on the Skyline for ten minutes near Rita but that's just typical. I know this isn't Alton Towers related but I once got stuck at the top of the first lift hill for half an hour on Vampire at CWOA. Good times.
by obliviongirl
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 139
Views: 43391

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

I've only been to Towers once, earlier this summer, because it is so far away from me (yes I'm a newbie  :roll:), so hopefully I can remember what I went on: Oblivion Air Nemesis Ripsaw Air The Flume The Flume The Flume Runaway Mine Train Congo River Rapids Rita Oblivion The Flume Nemesis Yeah ...
by obliviongirl
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:57 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Air - A breath of fresh air. Review by Matt_
Replies: 39
Views: 25047

Re: Air - A breath of fresh air. Review by Matt_

Air is a great ride. Unlike most rollercoasters, it doesn't aim to scare you,  which is what I find so refreshing about it. It's so different to how most other rollercoasters I have ridden are themed. The queue isn't too bad, as, for one thing, it isn't a cattlepen :P and another, you can clear...
by obliviongirl
Wed Sep 04, 2013 9:43 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Oblivion
Replies: 85
Views: 47916

Re: Oblivion

Although I have only been to Alton Towers once, earlier this summer, I can already easily say that I believe that this is the best coaster in the park, even though the ride's duration is only about a minute. As soon as I got off the monorail, I ran straight to X Sector to ride the Smiler, however, i...