UK theme parks from another point of view!

The U.K\'s Best Ride

Poll runs till Mon Nov 14, 2039 2:26 pm

Air: Alton Towers
21 (24%)
X:\\No Way Out: Thorpe Park
7 (8%)
Vampire: Chessington World of Adventures
1 (1%)
Shockwave: Drayton Manor
1 (1%)
Nemesis: Alton Towers
34 (39%)
Irn Bru Revalution: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
No votes
Oblivion: Alton Towers
14 (16%)
Missile: Drayton Manor
No votes
Colossus: Thorpe Park
2 (2%)
Grand National: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
7 (8%)
 
Total votes: 87
 
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The U.K's Most Unique RollerCoaster...

Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:13 pm

I have put in 10 unique rides all form U.K parks, and by voting we will fing out the U.K's most unique RollerCoaster...

Vote on people :D

Note: please don't confuse the word 'unique' with the word 'best' :wink:
 
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Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:24 pm

That's easy. X:No way out has to be the weirdest ride experience I've ever had.
Out of place sound effects, a car that stops all the time, air blasters and all sorts of weird going ons.
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Williscroft

Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:33 pm

I would have to say Air. Its the most unique ride ive ever been on. Ive never been on another ride that gives you the feeling of flight so Air defornatly gets my vote. Ow and the missile aint at Drayton Manor ( well it wasnt the last time i went :lol: )
 
Anonymous

Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:26 pm

Most unique ride, definitly No way out. The rest can be found across the world. (Not that I looked at them or anything)
 
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 4:57 pm

Is everyone just voting for Nemesis because it's the best ride ride up there :? . And yes that IS my opinion no need to have a discussion on it :roll:

I guess it is pretty unique, the way it's dug into the ground with alot of near miss moments but I've voted for air:

It is the ONLY flying coaster in the U.K, one of 4 in the world, and STILL is unique to the other 3. Without putting the attention on thrills and g's. but flight.
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:10 pm

This quote from coaster force best puts why I voted for nemesis.

"Coaster Force X Factor" wrote:
When you ride a roller coaster, you go up the lift, and down the first drop... From the moment you leave the top of the lift hill, to the moment you are at the bottom of the drop, you are accelerating. It feels great doesn't it? That rush of speed building. Pity it only lasts for a few seconds. Not so on Nemesis...

Nemesis starts picking up speed when you leave the lift hill, it then speeds gently down over a waterfall, and into a corkscrew inversion, it then speeds around a 4G downward helix with a force so great it blacks people on the back row out, then you rush into a Zero-G roll with such force that you couldn't possibly remain on the seat - All the time -STILL ACCELERATING. That first drop thrill, is still going even 15 seconds into the ride, and it isn't over! You then speed around a turn and dive down the rides big drop, approaching the rides top speed at the lowest point about 130ft below the top of the lift hill according to the Stengel Scale. As you rush into the loop, the acceleration is over... and that is Nemesis' second unique point.

That first drop acceleration thrill, takes up over 3/4 of Nemesis' experience, coupled with the insanely close scenery, and you have a ride that feels faster than anything else.


I would of liked to see either the bullet or the ultimate on that list
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 5:32 pm

would have to say air because it was one of the first of its kind that i had been on....truely a work of genious.

(although it wasn't actually a UK first....granada studios had a flying, single person coaster although i never actually got on it!! :cry: )
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:00 pm

Yeh that was the first flying rollercoaster in the world but it didn't even last half a year so it couldn't of been very good
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 6:01 pm

i dont unerstand the poll is it the most unique ride or the best ride...

i think the best ride is nemesis and most unique is air
 
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 7:03 pm

most unique. That's why it says 'Most Unique Ride' everywhere. :lol:
 
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:31 pm

"Mad 4 Alton" wrote:
most unique. That's why it says 'Most Unique Ride' everywhere. :lol:
Except on the poll itself, which says 'UK's Best Ride'
 
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 8:40 pm

It has to be nemesis, no other ride has theming like that.
 
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Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:12 pm

I was stuck between Air and Colossus even though i havent ridden Collosus
Collosus because it is 10 loops
But Air gets it Because the Technology and thought that must of gone in to it Seems quite mind blowing
And no im not voting for it because its at Alton towers
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Sazzle

Thu Dec 09, 2004 12:40 pm

Um... AFAIK it'd be hard for The Missile from AA to walk right on over to DMP.. It's a good 45 minute drive!

Voted for Oblivion, of course :tongue:
 
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Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:55 pm

"dafyd""][quote=""Mad 4 Alton" wrote:
most unique. That's why it says 'Most Unique Ride' everywhere. :lol:
Except on the poll itself, which says 'UK's Best Ride'[/quote]

Crap :!: I ALWAYS make mistakes on the polls. And yes Missile is in American Aventure not Drayton Manor, Do'h ](*,)
 
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Sat Dec 18, 2004 5:38 pm

It has to be nemesis, no other ride has theming like that.


Belive it or not,there are rides that equal (And sometimes dwarf) the theming on nemesis.
 
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Thu Dec 23, 2004 7:31 pm

Well I haven't heard of it and it definalty ain't in the UK :!: And the yanks ain't the best for theming so...

:lol:
 
Anonymous

Fri Dec 24, 2004 10:06 am

How little you know then. :roll:

The parks in Florida are probably the best themed groups of park in the world. Even in Europe, the theming at Europa parc and Phantasialand Eclipse's Altons shoddy attempts.
 
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Fri Dec 24, 2004 2:10 pm

Nope americans can't theme to save there lives. And some Europe parks may theme better than Alton, but I didn't once mentiona Europe Park :?:
 
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Fri Dec 24, 2004 3:02 pm

Nope americans can't theme to save there lives



Are you taking the piss?

How about IOA...ever heard of that before?

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