UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Kelly
Mon Mar 29, 2010 8:08 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Sleep Paralysis
Replies: 20
Views: 2077

Re: Sleep Paralysis

I've suffered from sleep paralysis twice that I can remember, both times happened around really stressful periods in my life so I believe they are partly the cause. It was terrifying though, and I hope it never happens again. My main sleep issue is a recurring dream, and it drives me up the wall! Al...
by Kelly
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

The scaffolding keeps the theming consistent surely?!?! The story goes that during the removal of the corkscrew an ancient crypt was unearthed and the proverbial hit the fan! I'm sure that the workers wouldn't have hung around to clear up their gear! That's all good and well if there was actually a...
by Kelly
Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

I finally got to go on Th13teen on Saturday despite it being closed for half the day. Luckily we were in the area when it reopened and didn't have to queue too long. So my initial thoughts: The Outside Queue line; I was disappointed. It’s just another cattle pen with two pieces of themeing. It’s jus...
by Kelly
Thu Mar 25, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Harry Potter Theme Park Announced!
Replies: 142
Views: 25413

Re: Harry Potter Theme Park Announced!

Details of the park were released today. The park will open June 18th . [url=http://mugglenet.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://mugglenet.com/[/url] has stills from inside Hogwarts Castle, and still's from the Forbidden Journey ride. And here's a report from the park: [url=h...
by Kelly
Wed Mar 24, 2010 11:36 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2763
Views: 112016

Re: Europa-Park: 2010 Discussion

Wow! Looks amazing! Can't wait to see it all in 2 and half weeks! :D
by Kelly
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:52 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Th13teen Meet Report, 19th-22nd March 2010.
Replies: 17
Views: 2145

Re: Th13teen Meet Report, 19th-22nd March 2010.

"Craig" wrote:
No we wouldn't...





The bossing about would be my job. OBVIOUSLY!


HA! I'd like to see you try! I knew you secretly wanted to be Andy Hine!
by Kelly
Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:03 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Th13teen Meet Report, 19th-22nd March 2010.
Replies: 17
Views: 2145

Re: Th13teen Meet Report, 19th-22nd March 2010.

No, no, no :( Please not the jackets again :( Next we'll have bags, mugs, lanyards and Andy Hine bossing us about :( :lol:
by Kelly
Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Not sure if this has been posted, didn't spot it looking through, but it's a good front seat POV:

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxHA9grAKeE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxHA9grAKeE[/url]
by Kelly
Sat Mar 20, 2010 11:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

[url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1259402/Sarah-Harding-hair-raising-time-launch-new-Alton-Towers-new-ride-TH13TEEN.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/ar ... 3TEEN.html[/url] News article about the celebs riding Th13teen. There wa...
by Kelly
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Craig just told me it was in the queue? Not sure if he means inside? Looks good! Although I have to agree, I don't like the scaffolding. And for me personally, the entrance is spoiled slightly with Rita's red track above/behind. With nothing else red in the area, sticks out quite a bit. Just as a si...
by Kelly
Sat Mar 20, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Liking the wrath effect! Makes more sense now, they go into the crypt, floor breaks, and then you race backwards to escape the wrath!

I've read that in the station they have the girls voice playing, is that true?


Any music/sounds in the queueline?
by Kelly
Sat Mar 20, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Do you think calling it the Dark Forest is alton towers way of gettign one over Universal Studios. Because the Dark Forest is in Harry Poteer movies to. I did think it was odd when I just caught the reference on the first Harry Potter film, however in Harry Potter the correct name for the forest is...
by Kelly
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Reaction from Fabulous Magazine:

[spoiler:1tyuilbf]Fabulousmag

Just been on thi3teen (twice)...it was AMAZING![/spoiler:1tyuilbf]

:D
by Kelly
Fri Mar 19, 2010 6:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

A couple of the magazines are there tonight waiting to ride:

Fabulousmag

At Alton towers...a bit grey and wet but 1hour until we go on the new ride thirteen!


Shall see that they say after riding. :)
by Kelly
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Much better! Such an improvement on the GMTV footage, that is how you sell a rollercoaster! There was an explanation, clever camera angle's, and people enjoying the ride! It gave some of the ride away but with the editing it gave the illusion that there was more to come. Very well done, just a shame...
by Kelly
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

I don't recall a good roller coaster ever being good because of the track alone - It's an experience from the moment you enter the area in which it is in, to the second you leave. What about rides like Superman, Millennium Force, Steel Dragon, TTD? None of those are heavily themed or rely on effect...
by Kelly
Wed Mar 17, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Honestly, I think some people are really judging all this too early. Yeah ok, the ride preview on GMTV wasn't amazing, but let's be honest - Saw (although it had the outside section) had none of it's effects on either. I think the concern is that Saw had none of its effects and it hasn't turned out...
by Kelly
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

"As for the speed, it is often difficult to get a sense of speed from watching mixed footage of on and off ride footage. So I think it would be wise not to write it off just yet because it looks slow on the video. Remember riding it will offer a different experience. " Hopefully this is th...
by Kelly
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

The footage was filmed yesterday, hence the changing light conditions. I'm surprised that there was no outline on the story, and then the wraiths just plonked there? Were the GP supposed to guess their purpose baring in mind they haven't been featured in the blips? I think the GP will enjoy this in ...
by Kelly
Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310063

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Well.. 'meh' sums it up for me. I hope that it is better with effects on! Oh and that the place won't be so building site-esq come opening.

Just seems like a mix of RMT and Disneys Tower of Terror without the theming, but I shall remain openminded. :)
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