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Spinball Whizzer - General Discussion

Thu Jun 21, 2007 1:45 pm

When I went on 21 of April it was open before 10, is that normal?
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:12 pm

It, as is Oblivion and the Beastie open earlier for hotel guests and annual pass holders....

It's called Extra Ride Time (XRT)..
 
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:23 pm

When did the XRT change?
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:40 pm

XTR has only just chaned so I don't expect that Spinball opening before 10am was anythign to do with that.

Chances are they might have been testing it, I know around this time they were having problems with the weights of the cars.
 
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 2:47 pm

It was open with a big queue
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 3:08 pm

It's called ERT and it's for annual pass holders or people staying in the hotels

Spinball, Oblivion and the Beastie all open from about 9 30 ( I think)
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Spinball over to Heide?

Thu Jun 21, 2007 6:21 pm

There is a strong rumor that Heide-Park may receive 2008 a Wild Mouse coaster or a spinning coaster. Even the space is almost defined.

I personally believe that this could go with the rumor that Spinnball leaves Alton. What do you think? :?
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:30 pm

I doubt Spinball will leave Alton, its still fairly new, and still pulls in the people. If they could somehow get it going with 4 in a car again it would be even better, but I really doubt it'll be removed this soon regardless
 
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:43 pm

"blablabla" wrote:
I doubt Spinball will leave Alton, its still fairly new, and still pulls in the people. If they could somehow get it going with 4 in a car again it would be even better, but I really doubt it'll be removed this soon regardless


Wait a minute, i've just realised, why can't they run it with 4? :? lol :P
 
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:47 pm

"AltonOllie""][quote=""blablabla" wrote:
I doubt Spinball will leave Alton, its still fairly new, and still pulls in the people. If they could somehow get it going with 4 in a car again it would be even better, but I really doubt it'll be removed this soon regardless


Wait a minute, i've just realised, why can't they run it with 4? :? lol :P[/quote]

yeah i noticed that too last time i went, is there a new wieght regulation that has come in? I hope it doesn't stay that way, spinball queues are long enough!
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Thu Jun 21, 2007 8:47 pm

It can now run with 4 people in the car, has been doing for the majority of the season.
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Running full cars or not depends on the weather
 
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Re: Spinball Whizzer - General Discussion

Sat Nov 30, 2019 9:44 pm

Now this is bringing a topic back from the vaults...

Here's our new POV of Spinball Whizzer.



Is it a must ride for you on your visit?
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Re: Spinball Whizzer - General Discussion

Sat Nov 30, 2019 10:40 pm

Not quite a must ride, but I love it! It's a "dumb fun" ride that's just really enjoyable, and always has me in stitches. It beats you up and the spinning really adds to the hectic nature of the ride. If it wasn't for the frequently long queues then I'd certainly ride it a lot more. It's a great ride to go on with friends to have a good giggle!
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Re: Spinball Whizzer - General Discussion

Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:14 am

It's definitely the weakest of the coasters, but that's because it's one of the best family thrill coasters, along with Th13teen and (technically) Wickerman. Best thing though, doesn't look like Spinball is going anywhere.

But I remember all years of that coaster. I went on the original Spinball Whizzer from 2004, Sonic Spinball and the returning Spinball Whizzer theme, so I do have a connection with that coaster throughout the years.
 
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Re: Spinball Whizzer - General Discussion

Sun Dec 08, 2019 3:34 am

Speaking of Sonic Spinball, does anyone happen to have a recording of the TV advert?
It was at the end of the Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing game advert. I've only been able to find this one on YouTube but it's been recorded with a camcorder.
No one has a DVR recorded version of a better quality do they? I've been looking for it for ages!

https://youtu.be/rR2ojIJvjjI

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