UK theme parks from another point of view!

 
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Wed Jun 01, 2005 5:48 pm

just received a mail shot email promoting rita and the new advert
 
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Wed Jun 01, 2005 7:35 pm

Yer i got that aswell. Rita is now the Uks number one ride :D and has nudged Nemesis off the top spot which has been there for more than a decade :)
 
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Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:49 pm

^ I don't know about that, i'm yet to ride it however but to me it looks like a launch with a few helixes and an air time hill here and there, nothing compared to the awesome Nemesis with it's brilliant theming and terrain tied track.

It's not exactly as important to the UK coaster industry as Nemesis was either.
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Mon Jun 13, 2005 2:15 am

Rita has identical acelaration to a formula 1 car.

Looks alot faster tho
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:44 pm

www.riderita.com

click on video then new advert.

A lot better than the old one! Well done AT!

Falcon... :D
 
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Tue Jun 21, 2005 5:51 pm

"SW-Dave" wrote:
Rita has identical acelaration to a formula 1 car.

Looks alot faster tho


Well It's extremely different being in the enclosure and big chair of a ferrari, and being completely exposed in the open!

And it really is faster than it looks. I'm sure it's faster that 60mph... I have to nerve to say the launch is better than Xcelerator's (0-82mph in 2.3 secs). Yep, I found it as fast, and more enjoyable than that accerlation.

Call me crazy :google:

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Tue Jun 21, 2005 10:55 pm

And it really is faster than it looks. I'm sure it's faster that 60mph... I have to nerve to say the launch is better than Xcelerator's (0-82mph in 2.3 secs). Yep, I found it as fast, and more enjoyable than that accerlation.

Call me crazy


you are crazy. if they advertise the ride as going 60mph, the ride goes at 60mph. why advertise a ride as slower than it actually is. they would gain no advantage from that
 
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Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:54 pm

The adverts only tout it as 'better than Nemesis' because guest polls at the park reveal that Rita has nudged Nemesis off the top spot. As 'First Drop' says "hopefully this injustice will be soon put right"
Argh! REVISION
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:47 am

I am going to Alton Towers with a group of 90 teenagers tomorrow :D really excited even though it's my 6th time going to the park (another 212 mile trek on a boring, lifeless bus) Most looking forward to going on to 'Rita-Queen of Speed' for the first time even though my mates are critics of it. Anyone got any good info about the ride and can anyone confirm whether the launch speed is 100 KMH or 100MPH? Because websites are getting the two mixed up and altontowers.com doesn't say either!! Hope everyone who visits the park has a good time and the weather turns out for the best and remember *beer2* lol! Go :scotland: !!

Reply if you like to.

Greg

EDIT: Text Language...can you refrain from using this please, as some member find it hard to understand. :) Thanks - Kaycee x
 
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Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:49 am

Hi welcome to the forum, its 100kph (62mph!!) hope that helps.

Also just watch the text speak, its hard to unerstand, cheers :wink:
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Fri Jul 01, 2005 7:15 pm

Just thourght I'd let you know that there is a on-ride photo of Micheal Owen and hios wife On Rita in Today's Daily Star. Its on Page 34
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Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:13 pm

well i have ridden rita :P and i think that rita is amazing it doesnt look as fast as it feels though watch out for the ride ops that seem to take pleasure in shoving the OTSR down even further when they are allready locked and comfortable :x

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Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:18 am

What hapened to the smoke that was supposed to come out with the launch. Was it just not working when I was there, or is it doing an oblivion?
 
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Mon Jul 18, 2005 12:55 am

i think because the smoke is water based and it was making something get wet/moist and i think this is why its currently not being used...
"It would be spiteful to put Jellyfish in a trifle..."
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:53 am

I wonder why the acceleration feels so fast. A supercharged Aeiral Atom or possibly the new Caterham 7 CSR260 would do the same acceleration but they wouldn't make you close your eyes in fear/excitement or scream or anything. Unless, of course, you see a car as a means of transport and nothing else (eg Tony Blair) and would scream in an accelerating Kia Picanto. :P
I wonder if the harnesses or something have been specifically designed to make you feel as if you're going faster. The ride doesn't seem that fast at a distance IMO. :?
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2005 2:06 am

What hapened to the smoke that was supposed to come out with the launch. Was it just not working when I was there, or is it doing an oblivion?


It blocked the view from the op cabin of the 2nd train approaching the loading station. so was turned off.
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Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:08 am

"Adz-TTR" wrote:
What hapened to the smoke that was supposed to come out with the launch. Was it just not working when I was there, or is it doing an oblivion?


It blocked the view from the op cabin of the 2nd train approaching the loading station. so was turned off.
No, it is missing because of technical problems with the actual smoke system. It will be back when these have been resolved.
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2005 11:03 am

Rita 2005, I herd that it was leaving a wet substance behind on the station track (as smoke machines do) and this was causing problems. Is that what technical problems there having or is it something different. :?:
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:40 pm

As far as I'm aware the problems are with the smoke system itself and not its effect on other ride systems.
 
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Fri Jul 29, 2005 12:47 pm

"kalvaza" wrote:
I wonder why the acceleration feels so fast. A supercharged Aeiral Atom or possibly the new Caterham 7 CSR260 would do the same acceleration but they wouldn't make you close your eyes in fear/excitement or scream or anything. :?


i think its because you can feel the wind in your face!
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