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Re: Stuff you lost in the Oblivion Hole

Wed Nov 07, 2012 11:39 pm

my brother lost his phone
 
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Re: Stuff you lost in the Oblivion Hole

Fri Nov 09, 2012 11:51 am

I went last month, bloke i sat next to on the front had a beanie on, flew off on the drop, exiting the tunnel , oh no lost me hat, bloke on back row had caught it,  showed up on the pic on the bend, he's there clutching this hat and looking at it.

We all found it funny, guess you had to be there  :D
 
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Re: Stuff you lost in the Oblivion Hole

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:34 pm

Can't we re-name this topic to things lost on rides? :)

I nearly lost my glasses on Rita, Nemesis and air! Rita was the 1st time, I forgot to take my glasses off before we started, and after the launch I could feel them moving! So scared! xD
Next on Nemesis, I yet again forgot, and a stupid brain wave told me  to hold onto them.. So I took them off, and gripped them in my hand. Same happened on air..
I got contacts the other day though, so I should be okay now! (Can I go on rides with them on?)
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Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:44 pm

Queenmaya99 wrote:
Can't we re-name this topic to things lost on rides? :)


Topic re-named and merged with previous similar topic :)
 
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Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:48 pm

Just before the drop on Oblivion saw a blackberry on the floor. After the ride saw a member of staff get it.
 
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Fri Nov 09, 2012 4:58 pm

I seen a young lad's hat fly off from the Flying Machines at PB, it was like a frisbee, and looked like it was going to land on the Nash's track, but by chance a woman was standing by the fence who was good at catching!

I was quite impressed last year at PB when I seen a group of muslims on PMBO, wearing turbans. They were still wearing them when they got off, surprisingly.
 
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Re: Stuff you lost in the Oblivion Hole

Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:04 pm

Queenmaya99 wrote:
Can't we re-name this topic to things lost on rides? :)

I nearly lost my glasses on Rita, Nemesis and air! Rita was the 1st time, I forgot to take my glasses off before we started, and after the launch I could feel them moving! So scared! xD
Next on Nemesis, I yet again forgot, and a stupid brain wave told me  to hold onto them.. So I took them off, and gripped them in my hand. Same happened on air..
I got contacts the other day though, so I should be okay now! (Can I go on rides with them on?)


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Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Fri Nov 09, 2012 5:17 pm

There used to be a lone shoe at the ledge to Oblivion's hole.
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Fri Nov 09, 2012 8:07 pm

Haha, I can see how a shoe would come off. Alton don't sell shoes either so loose fitting shoes best go in the store cupboard thingy.

I'm thinking about contacts aswell. Are they safe even on Rita where you sustain quite a lot of air/G's to the face?
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Fri Nov 09, 2012 9:14 pm

This year a friend of mine forgot to take jis beenie hat off and went on Stealth after the launch it seemed to come off in slow motion and landed in a bush
 
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Re: Stuff you lost in the Oblivion Hole

Sun Nov 11, 2012 11:31 am

Marcus Assab wrote:
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Spare glasses on Rita, never worn glasses on a coaster since.


My dad wears glasses whilst going on The Swarm, Stealth and other big coasters  :twisted:


I'm lucky enough to have an old pair that I wear around the park and then switch back to normal in the car, they're a good fit too and have served me well so far on all rides I've had them on - Although when you 'Assume the position' on air they tend to worry me slightly.
I always get asked to take them off on Rita though - I'm guessing more riders have been bitten in the past than on other coasters, But I carry a case in a zipped pocket to stash them in - rather than risk breaking with a tight grip.

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I got contacts the other day though, so I should be okay now! (Can I go on rides with them on?)


Contacts are fine! They are connected to your eyeballs, after all.


I've never worn contacts but have been tempted to get trial contacts just for Alton / Thorpe visits - can imagine it would make the experience better (After getting used to them of course).
 
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The un-secured loose items topic

Sun Nov 11, 2012 2:25 pm

After many many years of coaster riding and laughing at people losing stuff on rides, it finally happened to me on Colossus this year when my work mobile phone fell out of my jacket ... which was surprising at the time since I thought I'd left it at home !

Wouldn't have been quite so bad if I hadn't killed the previous one on Nemesis 6 months earlier at Scarefest ... it didn't enjoy 4G in my back pocket !
 
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Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:32 pm

Don't know if anyone has got a pic of this? But there was an iphone at the bottom of one of the track supports near nemesis's loop towards the end of this season. Looked quite dirty so I'm guessing it had been there a while, which is no surprise judging the only way of getting it would be by abseiling down into the pit I'm guessing. LOL  :lol:
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Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:49 pm

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Don't know if anyone has got a pic of this? But there was an iphone at the bottom of one of the track supports near nemesis's loop towards the end of this season. Looked quite dirty so I'm guessing it had been there a while, which is no surprise judging the only way of getting it would be by abseiling down into the pit I'm guessing. LOL  :lol:


All the loose items are cleaned out during close Season! ready for more to be dropped. Ripsaw pond is the best for finding Annual Passes!
 
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Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:56 pm

HAHA, Ive also noticed where air goes under the bridge there seems to be a lot of change lol  :lol: also near the air queue merge point i once saw a camera come flying off, would have really hurt someone if had hit them, made me realise why they stop the ride to go and get them off people  :|
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Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:53 pm

Hmv wrote:
Don't know if anyone has got a pic of this? But there was an iphone at the bottom of one of the track supports near nemesis's loop towards the end of this season. Looked quite dirty so I'm guessing it had been there a while, which is no surprise judging the only way of getting it would be by abseiling down into the pit I'm guessing. LOL  :lol:

I saw that iphone! From the queueline it doesn't look smashed up for some reason :/
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Sun Nov 11, 2012 8:56 pm

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Ripsaw pond is the best for finding Annual Passes!


Do they happen to be waterproof?  :D
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Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:27 pm

Waiting in queue for Ramses Revenge at chessington (Basically ripsaw) and a park map fell out someones pocket and was flying in the air xD
 
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Re: The un-secured loose items topic

Sun Nov 11, 2012 10:00 pm

Rollermad wrote:
Hmv wrote:
Don't know if anyone has got a pic of this? But there was an iphone at the bottom of one of the track supports near nemesis's loop towards the end of this season. Looked quite dirty so I'm guessing it had been there a while, which is no surprise judging the only way of getting it would be by abseiling down into the pit I'm guessing. LOL  :lol:

I saw that iphone! From the queueline it doesn't look smashed up for some reason :/

Same I just thought it looked a bit dirty :?
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