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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:48 pm

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That's a good point, because there is always a staff member directing people to a row, a lot of people are unaware you can tell them you go front row, and they will in most cases let you through.


SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH! Stop telling everyone :P

When queing for Th13teen yesterday my missus noticed that all the trees in the queline have tags with numbers on them, At first I thought these must be protected trees but then I realised nearly all of them including some very young looking trees are also marked.

Any ideas?

Sorry if this has already been mentioned.
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Sun Sep 19, 2010 12:50 pm

Every tree gets marked for site surveys etc.

Allows the planning official to easily make sure that Alton aren't destroying a load of trees etc.
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Fri Sep 24, 2010 7:31 pm

Whats the reliability been like recently. It was late to open on Thurs and was down for 45 mins this morning while i was near the front. Tech guys were fixing or replacing something as they were covered in oil when they left
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:59 am

Does anyone have any pictures of the shop for Th13teen?
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:18 am

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Does anyone have any pictures of the shop for Th13teen?


Its just like a container really think along the lines of Saw's shop and its near enough the same but diffrent colour scheme and logo of course :D
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:38 am

This is about the best picture I can find on the internet. Not my own picture, but taken off Facebook.

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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:40 am

Went to Alton on Saturday (it was a tad busy and cold!) but this was my first ride on Thirteen, queued with my 8 year old son for around 90 minutes (despite the sign suggesting it was 45!), anyway I thought the themeing around and in the building to be quite good but the ride itself is poor, it's little more than a kiddie coaster, the outdoor section gave no thrills and the drop was short so didn't even create a thrill, I was so disappointed despite reading poor reviews before I went so my expectations were already low. Alton really need to get some new thrill rides ASAP, the park is becoming a bit boring especially when busy, think this my first visit when I didn't get on many rides.
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:16 pm

Does Thirteen mean that X: No Way Out is no longer the world's only 'backwards roller coaster in the dark'?
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 12:32 pm

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Does Thirteen mean that X: No Way Out is no longer the world's only 'backwards roller coaster in the dark'?


Expedition Everest @ AK also goes backwards in the dark and is far superior to both these coasters, the US know how to do it right !
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:59 pm

They also have more money. If America spent the same amount by proportion of its national wealth and population/park visitors as the UK does on rides, then they'd be even better...
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:04 pm

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Does Thirteen mean that X: No Way Out is no longer the world's only 'backwards roller coaster in the dark'?

[s:1ducrj39]Well... apart from the fact that X: is no longer in the dark[/s:1ducrj39]

Edit: Have just read... not sure how reliable it is, but apparently the lights have now been turned back off.

Edit: Have just heard from another source who was at Thorpe on Saturday, that the lights are infact still on!


But no, I think X:'s title was because it was completely in the dark, not just a section of track.
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:29 pm

Perhaps the lights were broken! :mrgreen:

If it's true that it is run with the lights on because people are being sick a lot, then do you expect this could become the case with Thirteen?
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:27 pm

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Perhaps the lights were broken! :mrgreen:

If it's true that it is run with the lights on because people are being sick a lot, then do you expect this could become the case with Thirteen?


I reckon the lights must have been 'broken' or something, doubt they'd turn em back off before the season ends :D

As for Thirteen, doubt they'd do the same, though again, I'd love them to, so I can see everything! But no, 13 doesn't exactly make you feel even the slightest bit faint, plus it's freezing cold in the tunnel, so that'll help with sickness I guess.
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:11 pm

I dont think th13teen could be classed as a backwards coaster because it only goes backwards for about 25% and its not its main function to go backwards plus its never been classed as a backwards coaster so at the moment no I dont think so but I could be wrong we will all have to go back in 4 years to the next SW7 meeting with John and ask him then! :)
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:32 pm

When people refer to a ride as a backwards coaster, it doesn't mean the whole ride goes backwards, just a segment. The ride usually starts off forward.
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:38 pm

A backwards coaster is a coaster that runs backwards :P If it's only backwards part of the time, it isn't a backwards coaster, just one with a backwards bit :P
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:45 pm

"Voke" wrote:
When people refer to a ride as a backwards coaster, it doesn't mean the whole ride goes backwards, just a segment. The ride usually starts off forward.

^What Blaze said. X is a backwards coaster, as it goes backwards the entire time. Thirteen is not a backwards coaster (and has never been considered one), 'cause it doesn't.
 
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Th13teen Front Row

Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:11 pm

The other day, i asked the operator on Th13teen if me and my friend could sit at the front, surprizingly, i got a very rude NO, does anyone know why they dont open the front row queue because there is one :!:

PS: LOOKING FORWARD TO THE SCAREFEST :hsmug: What are you going as?
 
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Re: Th13teen Front Row

Sun Oct 03, 2010 9:13 pm

Strange, they normally let you, maybe they had too many peope in the queue for it, or had been told not to let people choose for some reason or other.
 
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Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Mon Oct 04, 2010 10:38 am

Think I would of had words with the op about that. If there is a reason then fair dues, but this should be politely explained to you, certainly not abruptly or in a rude way.
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