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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 7:52 am

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I can't really use single rider because I expect under 18s aren't allowed on rides on there own.

No... I have no idea what's made you think that. Other than rides with an explicit age guideline (such as Saw: The Ride), you will not be prevented from riding due to your age, and even then they're not usually strictly enforced.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 8:51 am

Basicly... You can be 4 yrs old, but along as you are 1.40 you could ride Nemesis... Wow, what a big baby
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:21 pm

Fair point.

I take everyone knows that the Smiler was meant to be with an age limit of 12 years? ( I mean if you are 12 you shouldn't ride)

Still, SRQ does not appeal to me. Is anyone in the main group at the sizzler going to use it?
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:25 pm

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Fair point.

I take everyone knows that the Smiler was meant to be with an age limit of 12 years? ( I mean if you are 12 you shouldn't ride)


This was part of a marketing tactic, to make the ride sound more scary. Its been used a few times, th13teen comes to mind.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:30 pm

I thought 13 was made to seem scary but had a 1.2m restriction, hence meaning it is a family ride. And, everyone was annoyed about it being overhyped.

What is everyone's favourite AT ride?
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:32 pm

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What is everyone's favourite AT ride?

Please see here.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:33 pm

Oh. I just assumed it would be in general discussion...
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mon Jul 14, 2014 4:38 pm

nemesisrider wrote:
Oh. I just assumed it would be in general discussion...

As you can imagine, it's a very popular question so there's a dedicated topic for it. If you have any further queries then you're more than welcome to PM me, rather than raise them in this topic.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:29 am

awsomelycoolboy wrote:
Basicly... You can be 4 yrs old, but along as you are 1.40 you could ride Nemesis... Wow, what a big baby


Although no-one under 12 is admitted to the park without an adult over 18 with them (its in the T&C of entry) so anyone under 12 using single rider would need an adult to wait at the exit for them I think. Realistically most children that are 1.4m tall will be around age 12 anyway.

But basically anyone over 12 can be anywhere in the park on their own and ride anything they are tall enough via any queue.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Wed Jul 16, 2014 3:15 pm

OK, though, it must get a bit lonely in a one and a half hour queue... If you are by yourself I mean.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:46 pm

nemesisrider wrote:
I don't have to worry too much about value for money, because of my annual pass. I usually tend to do The Smiler, Blivvy, Air, Nemmy, Rita and a few other rides to fill the time.

I can't really use single rider because I expect under 18s aren't allowed on rides on there own.


I'm 13 and only gone on the smiler about 2 times in main queue, I usually use the srq. I mean what could happen and go wrong that couldn't with someone else.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:50 pm

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OK, though, it must get a bit lonely in a one and a half hour queue... If you are by yourself I mean.


Not really, I'm alone for the majority of my visits and use the SRQ a lot. Most I've ever waited is 80 mins for Oblivion (main queue was 90) and this was down to poor batching by the ride hosts. Most I've queued in Smiler's SRQ is 45 mins. I never get lonely, I probably enjoy my own company too much :lol
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:42 pm

Not everyone enjoys their own company too much...
You talk to me, so you must be desparate!

All jokes aside, I have had problems with SRQ people as they occasionally push ahead so they are on the same ride with a friend who is possibly on a different row.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Tue Jul 22, 2014 2:00 pm

It's a busy day on park today!

All thrill rides at least 50 minutes (except N:ST which is at 10) with The Smiler currently at 135 minutes.

CBeebies Land is also fairly busy too with ITNGMBR & GSGTTA at 50 minutes.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:54 pm

Dan.N wrote:
It's a busy day on park today!

All thrill rides at least 50 minutes (except N:ST which is at 10) with The Smiler currently at 135 minutes.

CBeebies Land is also fairly busy too with ITNGMBR & GSGTTA at 50 minutes.


Is there still school trips? TP have a ticker on their website saying today will be busy so I'm guessing thats the reason.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:58 pm

I think it's mostly summer holidays rush, being hot and the start of most children's holidays.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:12 pm

Am I the only one who likes Oblivion on hot days? The mist from the tunnel is really nice and cooling.
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:47 pm

Since i've got an annual pass now which gives me ERT it's messed up my plan of getting round the park without the need for fast track... starting off at sonic spinball, then onto dark forest, accross the valley to forbidden valley, then work through gloomy wood, katanga canyon, mutiny bay, then hex and cloud cuckoo land, and then round to x-sector.

just wondered what other peoples plans are/were when they go to the park, as i find i can get dark forest and forbidden valley done in the first hour usually! and also not sure now what to do with the ERT, as it's a pain sonic spinball or nothing from dark forest is on there :(
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Wed Jul 23, 2014 7:33 am

Probably the only rides worth riding in your ERT are Nemmy, Blivvy, and possibly The Blade IMO. :W
 
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Wed Jul 23, 2014 8:31 am

Its a good job Air isnt on ERT.... we wouldn't want another mishap! ;)
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