UK theme parks from another point of view!

What was the first ride you wanted to go on at 1.4m?

Poll runs till Sat Nov 16, 2047 1:22 am

Nemesis
12 (43%)
Oblivion
6 (21%)
Air
8 (29%)
Ripsaw
No votes
Dino Dancers
2 (7%)
Rita (if it was there)
No votes
 
Total votes: 28
 
User avatar
Mi-Nigle
TT Member
TT Member
Topic Author
Posts: 1137
Joined: November 2005
Location: Sheffield
Contact:

When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 12:41 pm

When you just became 1.4m tall, what was the first 'big' ride you went on? Or dared to go on.

When i got to 1.4 the only ride i would dare to go on was Oblivion. People say thats wierd cause they find Oblivion much more intimidating than Nemesis, but i was so so scared of Nemesis. And ripsaw for that matter.

What about other people?
Image
 
User avatar
nemesis4lyf
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 87
Joined: March 2007

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:56 pm

Opposite for me :lol: i was really scared of oblivion and i only wanted to go on nemesis :twisted:
Image
 
Big Dave

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 4:03 pm

When I was 1.4m I was probably to scared to go on most of them so probably Dino dancers.
 
User avatar
Joe Koopa
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1833
Joined: November 2008
Location: A small village where Dorset meets Somerset...

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:56 pm

:) When I was first 1.4, I went stragiht to Air, I'm not sure why though. I wasn't even nervous of it, only Oblivion.
 
User avatar
Ollie
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 950
Joined: July 2008
Location: Derby
Contact:

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 6:57 pm

Air - it seemed the least threatening of the big Rides there.
Image
Image
 
AstroDan

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:44 pm

The ride I wanted to go on most when I became 1.4m was AstroDancer. Following this, Thunder Looper!

:D
 
User avatar
Dagan
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 749
Joined: December 2004
Location: Not here
Contact:

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:48 pm

Always been tall enough as long as I can remember :P

But Nemesis was my first of those choices.
 
Kaycee

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:50 pm

I didn't start going to AT after I was a kid until 1999 so I'd long been 1.4m by then. I just wanted to go on anything and everything! But it was Nemesis that was the main draw... I remember the huge marketing campaign in 1994 for it and just being in awe. Then after one summer's day with my Dad, I came home to find my Mom had been to AT to ride it. I was *so* jealous.
 
User avatar
Rob L
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2740
Joined: March 2007
Location: Rothley, Leicester
Contact:

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 7:51 pm

I can't remember when I was first 1.4m tall, but the first time I went to Alton I was tall enough to go on everything. That day the only 'big' ride I dared to go on was Air, and it took me the whole day to decide whether or not I wanted to go on.
Image

Image
 
User avatar
kingcriplet
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 321
Joined: May 2007
Location: Cumbria

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 8:39 pm

I've never had a problem with height - I've barely grown since I was in year 8/9 :cry: which was before my first ever towers visit.
 
User avatar
Matt
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 590
Joined: May 2007
Location: Staffordshire

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Mon Dec 08, 2008 10:03 pm

I was tall enough well before I went on even Air.
I was always the one Holding the bags and that.

but when I finally plucked up the courage it was Air I did first...
Image
 
Rowe

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:27 pm

Probably Air, it looked tame back then :lol:
 
User avatar
AltonThorpe
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 423
Joined: October 2008
Location: Surrey
Contact:

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:30 pm

I would only go on Air because it wasn't supposed to scare the **** out of you! :)
England 38-21 New Zealand - 1st December 2012

Twickenham Stadium
 
User avatar
Quickey
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 973
Joined: May 2007
Location: silverdale/lancaster
Contact:

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Tue Dec 09, 2008 8:47 pm

The only two big coasters that were there when I first visited Towers were Oblivion and Nemesis, and the first one I rode and was most excited about was Oblivion, purely because of all the hype that it had over the past year or two before I visited.
Image
Image
 
Thomas
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 2193
Joined: March 2006

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Wed Dec 10, 2008 11:22 am

As long as i can remember i was tall enough since i started going back in 1997 (yes i was rather tall for my age) but it was the following year i decided to go on Oblivion, Nemesis always scared me just watching it and so never braved it, so yes Oblivion! :D
 
Stu
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1572
Joined: May 2005
Location: Redditch
Contact:

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Wed Dec 10, 2008 2:00 pm

Mine was the year Nemesis opened and i was attualy about half an inch too small! I just got back from Florida and went on Montu which is like faster and more intense than Nemesis and same Manufacture etc but height restrictions was higher in UK. So i was mega upset.. was me, mum, dad and best mate. We tried 4 times to get in Q.. i tip toed, tried to hide behind dad, put hat on - everything but was same woman on entrnace and got me every time. At time my mate was realy tall for his age/ so him and dad got in Q and mum and i followed them around the Q when it goes down near merge point. When we got to merge point (in those days there wasn't one, no fast pass) dad just lifted me and mum over fence. LOL so went on it. So Nemesis was my first 1.4m ride to go on when i wasnt 1.4m tall. lol. tut tut.
 
User avatar
furie
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 1068
Joined: October 2007
Location: Stafford
Contact:

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Wed Dec 10, 2008 3:19 pm

There weren't any 1.4M rides when I attained that height - I had to wait 10 years for the coasters to get tall enough!!! :lol:
If you\'ve got a problem, stuff a worm in it!
Image
Image
Come and Visit the Family_Furie family review site here
 
Edgey
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 170
Joined: June 2008
Location: Croft Manor, Derbyshire

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Thu Dec 11, 2008 12:03 pm

I was 1.4m tall when I was 9 so in 1994 I went on Nemesis on my own as my mum wouldn't do on with me :roll:
 
User avatar
Hardysfan
TT Member
TT Member
Posts: 5
Joined: December 2008

Re: When you were 1.4m tall

Fri Dec 12, 2008 5:00 pm

I first went on Nemesis because I thought it looked great!!!
Very scary though! :twisted:
She\'s a Killer Queen!!!!!

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Majestic-12 [Bot] and 124 guests