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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sat Jul 04, 2009 3:39 pm

The first rollercoaster I ever went on was Oblivion.
 
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sat Jul 04, 2009 4:42 pm

I had a fear of roller coasters (riding but not learning about them, I knew more facts abut roller coasters than most fans and I had only gone on 3), only last year did I break it just so I would go on Kingda ka because I was going to NY to see my uncle. I did this at AT by first going on air then running onto nemesis a few times, then finally going on Oblivion (count of 25 so far (hopefully more when I go to AT in two weeks time))

At SFGAv, I went on a day that was relatively empty, but still after an hour the queue for KK was more than 2 hours, fortunately I went on it quarter of an hour before the park opened and it was virtually walk on.

I also went on: medusa, nitro, superman, batman (not dark night, it wasn't open yet), el toro, rolling thunder and runaway train.
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sat Jul 04, 2009 5:48 pm

I have never stayed in any of the hotels on the resort. :(
I have not had the chance to go into a scarefest maze as yet either.
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sat Jul 04, 2009 11:15 pm

"Sweetie pie" wrote:
1) I've never been to terror of the towers either


You're missing out, make sure you get to Scarefest this year!

I've never been in the Ribena Berry Bish Bash. Me and my friends unsuccessfully tried to go in it on it's opening day in 2003, but they said that we were too old. It looks like fun, and now I have a little brother so I have an excuse to go inside!
 
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:08 pm

-Enterprise > Life

-I passed up Corkscrew 3 times :cry:

-I've been told off for singing on rides way too many times.....

-My first memory involves me eating a cheese sandwich by Nemesis in '98. :D

-I've never been on Ripsaw

-I once wasted 20 mins in the toilets by Duel playing with the buttons on things
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sun Jul 05, 2009 2:04 pm

Oh, I know... my first memory was my Mum going on Oblivion. I was so scared for her. :lol: :)
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Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:16 pm

1. I do not know where the hotels and waterpark complex is, let alone stayed in it!

2. Submission was once my favourite ride... ever... And the next day it was Enterprise... :?

3. At one visit to Alton Towers, we were heading straight to Nemesis when I decided we should go on Duel first. So, whilst the queue for Nemesis was getting longer, I was waiting by the door of the Haunted House waiting to go in... 8) It turned out that they hadn't started Duel properly and the safety lights were still on.
 
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Mon Jul 06, 2009 4:24 pm

My all time favourite Towers ride is... the 4-man bob! I loved that ride and used to ride it again and again and again. Space Invader 2 was still good, but never as good as 4-man bob.

I think The Beast, Black Hole and Thunder Looper have all been massively over-rated too. I don't give a stuff that they've all gone (seems like I'm anti-Schwartzkopf there, but I generally like his rides).

Thunder Looper was awesome back in the day, but now those shuttle-loopers are a bit average (note I said over-rated, not crap) :)
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Tue Jul 07, 2009 9:19 pm

- On my first ever ride of Hex, it made me insanely scared and put me off all big rides at AT... :cry:
- On my second attempt at riding Hex in a years' time, I ditched it at the spinning room and went straight through to the exit... :cry: I havent been on it since.
- I have yet to go on Submission, Ripsaw, anything in Old Macdonalds Farmland (never been in there :P), Heave Ho (not much of an issue, I've been on spinning boats at other parks), and any of the current rides in Cloud Cuckoo Land (I've been on Twirling Toadstool when it was Ug Swinger, just not as Twirling Toadstool).

I do plan to go on Submission, Ripsaw and go into Old Macdonalds Farmland on my next visit, and re-attempt Hex (if I can get myself through the door :x)
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Tue Jul 07, 2009 10:49 pm

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On my first ever ride of Hex, it made me insanely scared and put me off all big rides at AT... :cry:
- On my second attempt at riding Hex in a years' time, I ditched it at the spinning room and went straight through to the exit... :cry: I havent been on it since.
- I have yet to go on Submission, Ripsaw, anything in Old Macdonalds Farmland (never been in there :P), Heave Ho (not much of an issue, I've been on spinning boats at other parks), and any of the current rides in Cloud Cuckoo Land (I've been on Twirling Toadstool when it was Ug Swinger, just not as Twirling Toadstool).

I do plan to go on Submission, Ripsaw and go into Old Macdonalds Farmland on my next visit, and re-attempt Hex (if I can get myself through the door :x)


My Sister also hates Hex with a passion, she understands the concept and that she never actually goes upside down and loves the pre-shows but refuses to do the vault room, so dont worry you arent alone! Although personally I love it, for the music alone!

Submission isnt really missing anything special but its worth a punt, at least once, its rather slow and painful but an experience all the same. Ripsaw is very good on the opposite hand, and on a hot day is amazing!

I never visited McDonalds Farm for years and when I went I was so pleasently suprised with the theming, its excellent, even as an adult I appreciate how good it is and since having kids how much fun it is for them. Go and visit if only for a quick walk around, its superb (just ignore the dung heap, its dire)
 
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Wed Jul 08, 2009 2:39 am

- I suprisingly liked The Black Hole more then all the other Alton Towers coasters. I dont know why but it just held something magical for me. Black Hole I miss you! :(

- I've never ridden the squirrel nutty.

- I've also never ridden the Twirling Toadstool in its current form or as the Ug Swinger.

- My first ever Alton Towers ride that I went on was the Bone Shaker.
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Thu Jul 09, 2009 3:07 pm

I have never been on Submission! (But that is because everyone on this site says that it hurts in places that it shouldn't.)
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sat Jul 11, 2009 3:02 pm

"furie" wrote:
My all time favourite Towers ride is... the 4-man bob! I loved that ride and used to ride it again and again and again. Space Invader 2 was still good, but never as good as 4-man bob.

I think The Beast, Black Hole and Thunder Looper have all been massively over-rated too. I don't give a stuff that they've all gone (seems like I'm anti-Schwartzkopf there, but I generally like his rides).

Thunder Looper was awesome back in the day, but now those shuttle-loopers are a bit average (note I said over-rated, not crap) :)


1 - I liked 4 man bob too!

2 - I'd agree on thunder looper, but black hole and beast were ace!
 
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Sat Jul 11, 2009 8:28 pm

I spent 1 pound to ride the squirrel nutty ride in the February treat and trails event in 2007.
 
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:21 pm

-I have never been on Nemmie, but have been on Inferno at TP.
-The only other ride I haven't been on is Ripsaw. I plan to go on these next scarefest.

I used to be terrified of Hex.
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sat Jul 11, 2009 9:53 pm

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My Sister also hates Hex with a passion, she understands the concept and that she never actually goes upside down and loves the pre-shows but refuses to do the vault room, so dont worry you arent alone! Although personally I love it, for the music alone!

Submission isnt really missing anything special but its worth a punt, at least once, its rather slow and painful but an experience all the same. Ripsaw is very good on the opposite hand, and on a hot day is amazing!

I never visited McDonalds Farm for years and when I went I was so pleasently suprised with the theming, its excellent, even as an adult I appreciate how good it is and since having kids how much fun it is for them. Go and visit if only for a quick walk around, its superb (just ignore the dung heap, its dire)


Thanks for the info! I will take your advice and use it on my next visit :P

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I didn't realize Submission came in 2005, either.


Hate to correct you, but didn't Submission come in 2001, not 2005 :?

Also, I had never been on an inverting coaster before 2006, when I went on Corkscrew for the first time (because of the headbanging). This put me off any rollercoaster that inverted for a very long time, and was only able to get back on going on them when I went to BPB last year (I went on Infusion - absolutely loved it!). Then about 3 days later I went to Alton, first ever go on Nemmie, blew Infusion to shame! Suprisingly, I went on Rita before I went on Corkscrew (only because it didnt invert :wink: )
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Sat Jul 11, 2009 11:57 pm

I've not done squirrel, but I got put off going on the last time I went earlier on this year as me and my girlfriend thought we would look silly going on it. What made me laugh was when I was sitting in the bar with the garden next to it, seeing two 12 year olds taking the piss out of it while riding it. They where screaming over the little humps. It made me chuckle while supping a pint! :P I've never been down to Old Mcdonalds farm either!
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Mon Jul 13, 2009 11:43 am

The rocks by the Tunnel of Wee (between X-Sector and the Towers) are all fake!

I was shocked anyway!
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Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:53 pm

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I have never slept with someone using a limited edition Oblivion condom


Was it because the packet had the phrase "Don't Look Down" on it?

I have only been on Hex once, and puked afterwards.
I don't get a rush of Coasters, only flats for some reason.
I once broke into the empty Black Hole tent through a loose flap.
I prefer Tomb Blaster at Chessington to Duel. (Sorry :wink: )
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Re: Shocking AT related revelations!

Sun Jul 26, 2009 9:34 pm

-i never went on duel without closing my eyes or getting a score over 8000

-i live 6 hours away from alton towers

-i never went on submission

-when i was young, i used to think nemesis killed people

-i have never been in the gardens

-i think the alton towers 2005-2007 maps were ****

-i think the 2005-2009 adverts and radio adverts for alton towers are the worst media ever

-i thought the haunted hollow; live! would be terrifying but i when i went in i laughed
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