Well it was confirmed a while back (I will try to find it and get back on here and post it) that the technology
used on the ride is what makes it a worlds first! So i'm agreeing with those of you who are going with Brendans quote about making a drop seem longer than it is... i.e. the technology surrounding the illusion of the drop (perhaps screens as said above, or perhaps the track turning into a simulator its self inside the building and being able to move left right up down whilst tilting etc) is the world first :mrgreen:
Okay so heres a quote from good old Morwenna basically saying the 'experience' is world first
Morwenna Angove, Alton Towers' sales and marketing director, said: "This new ride will be a shocking, never-experienced-before rollercoaster and we're excited that once again the Alton Towers Resort is able to offer visitors the chance to experience something unavailable in any other part of the world.
And then we have the quote I was originally looking for thats in a number of different newspapers
Billed as a psychoaster Alton Towers claim the ride is a mix of physical and psychological terror but it’s the technology behind Thirteen that gives it a ‘world first’ status.
So its technology and the experience that make it world first which in my opinion might not be the drop/tilt feature but more, as mentioned the illusion around the drop again, queue brendan about making a drop seem longer than it is