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by Lauzi
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 64273

My opinions on the new music: Towers Street - It's good, nowhere near as good as before, but it's catchy, tuneful and dare I say it, magical. Katanga Canyon - Didn't really hear enough of it to properly comment but I don't think it was anything special. Nemesis - I actually quite like it, it good b...
by Lauzi
Sun Apr 22, 2007 8:34 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: 50p for a map
Replies: 55
Views: 5475

"Dara" wrote:
They are actually free if you have an annual pass.


So they are free for the people that are likely to go a lot which means most of them know where everything is anyway? Urgh.
by Lauzi
Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Stuff 07
Replies: 71
Views: 12117

Rita's Chicken and Ribs is great! Like a proper little restaurant inside and although the food is a tad expensive, the service is great and the food came amazingly quick. It must have been 5 minutes, no longer. Quality food too.
by Lauzi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which is scarier? Nemesis or Oblivion?
Replies: 35
Views: 7605

I was the same as you, my Dad literally had to push me into the queueline, but now it's my favourite ride at AT - so don't worry about it! :)
by Lauzi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which is scarier? Nemesis or Oblivion?
Replies: 35
Views: 7605

Oblivion's queueline and general appearance is there to intimidate you. The fact that you are falling into darkness and the fact that you can't see where you are going adds to that. I believe that it would be the scarier of the two, but only for its appearance - the actual experience of Oblivion is...
by Lauzi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What could be going next...
Replies: 80
Views: 16632

Oh no I diagree with Enterprise being worse than Submission. Submission is painful, boring and just...really rubbish basically. Enterprise may not be ground-breaking but it's a fun little ride and it certainly doesn't cause the pain that Submission causes.
by Lauzi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Corkscrew
Replies: 58
Views: 12010

It's always been 10-20 minutes for me. It only really gets busy if Rita closes. To be honest, I don't ride Corkscrew anymore. Just because I don't like the ride. I think it did a lot for the park and I'm glad it was bought to the park all those years ago, but I think it's had its time now. But do g...
by Lauzi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Queuing???
Replies: 23
Views: 3359

I think around a 10-20 minute queue can actually be really enjoyable, especially if you're with friends and in a queue like Nemesis'. One thing I find so tedious is when there's no queue for Oblivion but if you want to ride again, you have to walk all the way round that queueline that takes forever.
by Lauzi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 11:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 64273

No-one goes to AT JUST for the music. But music like Nemesis' really adds to the experience and sets you in an atmosphere which is also great for first riders. I'm really hoping that this is temporary because the Nemesis music is some of the best music in the park. As for TRRR, WHAT is going on. It...
by Lauzi
Mon Apr 09, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SkyRide - GET IT OPEN!
Replies: 87
Views: 17521

God, this is something that AT really need to sort out. Alot of people use the SkyRide as some of the walks to different areas are stupidly long especially for little children and disabled people. I can understand the odd couple of days it being closed if it's very quiet, but if this is in month pe...
by Lauzi
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 2nd April
Replies: 6
Views: 1973

I also went yesterday, saw Sammie, Lee etc. as I was queuing for Ripsaw. :) Had a great day in general, finally got my annual pass which is my new favourite thing. Queues were generally small apart from Air at one point which was 80 minutes ( :? ) and Rita. Was a funny, funny day and lovely weather...
by Lauzi
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Towers
Replies: 123
Views: 20884

The event was very disappointing I have to say. As soon as we had exited Towers Street I'd forgotten it was Chocolate Towers, there was hardly anything around the park to suggest it at all. When we entered, I saw one of the pink bunnies entertaining a couple of kids, which I thought was nice and th...
by Lauzi
Tue Apr 03, 2007 3:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Blade: Future
Replies: 36
Views: 10452

Blade's a tricky subject. I rode it yesterday and I just hate that feeling as you go up at the top, just makes my stomach go "Urgh" lmao. It's not even like it's a particularly extravagant pirate ship either, it's quite a mediocre one. I think something much better could go in it's space....
by Lauzi
Sun Apr 01, 2007 11:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Chocolate Towers 2007
Replies: 3
Views: 4536

Chocolate Towers 2007

Post your reviews here for the 'Chocolate Towers' event. :D
by Lauzi
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: All Alton Website discussion
Replies: 211
Views: 42295

First of all - it's purple! :D:D

Nah, but seriously a fantastic improvement on the last one. Dare we say it, it holds magic and I quite like the videos even if the loading time is a bit long.

But yeah, tis great! :D
by Lauzi
Sat Mar 31, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What would you rather get stuck on?
Replies: 39
Views: 6623

Yeah, didn't Spinball stop at the top when they were testing it once?

For me - Duel. As Adam said, you do get extra points (despite the announcements), and it's warm, dry and not largely uncomfortable!
by Lauzi
Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:05 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 3rd April
Replies: 3
Views: 1524

I'll be there on the 3rd with a group of friends. There should be 4/5 of us, am very excited as one of them hasn't been for years and I love pointing things out to people etc. etc. :D:D
by Lauzi
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 147364

Urgh, how ridiculous. Especially the paying for park maps, for people that have never been before they are very useful and most people don't have money to spend for that kind of thing. And the camera thing is also absolutely ridiculous. Yes - these kinds of horrible things do go on, but you can't s...
by Lauzi
Thu Mar 29, 2007 6:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Win a Lifetime Pass to Alton Towers
Replies: 60
Views: 10673

Congratulations to Dean, very well deserved indeed! :D
by Lauzi
Thu Mar 29, 2007 4:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion's Mist
Replies: 166
Views: 24583

I love the mist on Oblivion, it makes the ride experience SO much better and more enjoyable. The first time I experienced it with mist was my best Oblivion ride to date, was Autumn last year.