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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Tue Apr 12, 2011 7:13 pm

I despair at the amount of people I work with who think that Alton Towers is a pay-per-ride park. :no:
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:26 pm

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AksIEpP3Ul4" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AksIEpP3Ul4[/url]
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:29 pm

Thats not as good as the Congo River Rapids at Thorpe Park :lol:
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Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:46 pm

That thing on Facebook the other day reminded me of the constant stream of people saying someone died and all manner of stupid things along those lines.

Noticed at LWV how people randomly compare totally unrelated rides. Don't know how one can compare Eagle's Claw with Mumbo Jumbo, but they did it. :?
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:35 pm

"Alton Towers and Drayton Manor are different parts of the same park, that's why they're next door to each other. Like Universal Studios and islanders of adventure in Florida".
#-o
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:42 pm

"The Nemesis doesn't look that bad, but I don't like it's tacky themeing, what's it supposed too be, a dinosaur?"

When this same guy comes of the ride he then said this following sentence:

'That was well rubbish, lets peg it too Rita its well better"

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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:22 pm

(When I went in Feb FaceBook Day)

On Oblivion:
A guy turns to his mate and says:
"This is proper sh*t, Don't get scared..."
Whilst looking terrified himself...

After the ride:
His mate says to him
"That was well good, d'ya wanna do it again?"
"Nah f*ck that, it's sh*t

... Just admit you're scared of it :x
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:03 pm

My friend said to me the other day: "Why do people queue for rides for like, 2 hours, at Alton Towers? What's the point?" :no:
[b]Alton Towers Top 31. Air 2. Oblivion 3. Nemesis

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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:11 pm

"Air Guy 138" wrote:
My friend said to me the other day: "Why do people queue for rides for like, 2 hours, at Alton Towers? What's the point?" :no:


I agree with him. There is no ride at AT worth a 2 hour queue... in fact, the only ride in the world that I would consider worth a 2 hour queue would be HP&TFJ.
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Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:29 pm

"D4n""][quote=""Air Guy 138" wrote:
My friend said to me the other day: "Why do people queue for rides for like, 2 hours, at Alton Towers? What's the point?" :no:


I agree with him. There is no ride at AT worth a 2 hour queue... in fact, the only ride in the world that I would consider worth a 2 hour queue would be HP&TFJ.
:)[/quote]

I would queue 2 hours for Kingda Ka without a doubt! The ride I want to try most! :)
 
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Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:39 pm

"A5H" wrote:
I would queue 2 hours for Kingda Ka without a doubt! The ride I want to try most! :)


Obviously, if it was my only chance to ride Kingda Ka ever (and this applies to the majority of coasters)... I would queue 2 hours for it. But it is unlikely that his friend will only visit Alton Towers once in his lifetime. Furthermore, if he were to ride the biggest attractions at the beginning and end of the day, there would be no need to queue 2 hours anyway.

:D
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:42 pm

"D4n""][quote=""A5H" wrote:
I would queue 2 hours for Kingda Ka without a doubt! The ride I want to try most! :)


Obviously, if it was my only chance to ride Kingda Ka ever (and this applies to the majority of coasters)... I would queue 2 hours for it. But it is unlikely that his friend will only visit Alton Towers once in his lifetime. Furthermore, if he were to ride the biggest attractions at the beginning and end of the day, there would be no need to queue 2 hours anyway.

:D[/quote]

Or stop being a tight arse and buy a Fast Track :P
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:58 pm

No. Never. Buy. Fastrack.
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Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:06 pm

I do if it's rediculously busy, otherwise i'd get on three rides in the day!
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:19 pm

There's this one guy I know, he made us search the WHOLE park looking for a McDonalds. I told him I'm guessing around 15 times that the contract ran out a couple of years ago, he insisted he had one that very morning.. I left with the remains of our group.
At the end of the day he told us he'd fitted in two rides, both on Spinball over the entire day. :shock:
Moral of the story eh?

Listen to us Towers Geeks :P
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Wed Apr 13, 2011 10:51 pm

Doubt I'd queue two hours for anything, not even Potter, let alone Kingda Ka, which does not interest me at all. Maybe if it was 2 hours or never ever ride it, then they are two rides I probably would, but in normal circumstances, never.

And you say that as if buying fastpasses is evil. If someone is prepared to spend even more money to reduce their wait then fine.
 
DiogoJ42

Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:20 am

Ah, but by reducing their wait, they are increasing ours. :roll:
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Thu Apr 14, 2011 3:13 pm

It's not so bad at Alton where they just merge, normally in staggered small groups, so it's not that noticable, it's only places like Thorpe where it's a huge problem.
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Thu Apr 14, 2011 9:17 pm

"SIMR" wrote:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AksIEpP3Ul4
:evil:


video removed - what was it?
 
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Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

Fri Apr 15, 2011 12:05 pm

"So what is that thing on Nemesis then?
Is it a spider?"

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