Dr.Kelham wrote:For me it has got to be when I was leaving the theme park at the end of the day - I was in my car with my mate and we were playing The Smiler theme tune in the car - pulled up at the barrier to hand over the ticket and the guy shouts over to his mate (happens to be Shawn Sanbrooke) saying and I quote "HES GOT THE THEMETUNE!!!!" Best memory ever
LivL wrote:I have heard a few people asking if the piece of Corkscrew track at the entrance is a ride...
Ziggy wrote:Someone I was with on a school trip went, 'I've just been stuck upside down on Rita for like an hour!' 'Yeah sure you did...'
scw55 wrote:A friend of mine told me that when they visited Alton Towers, Oblivion broke down with a car of riders on the holding breaks and they had to stay there.
I'm not sure that's even possible. Surely if Oblivion broke down, if a car was on the holding breaks, wouldn't someone be able to release the breaks and gravity takes over?
Ilovecoasters wrote:Even if Rita had inversions, the rides are engineered so that, should you break down, you will not be upside down!
Sam198 wrote:Ilovecoasters wrote:Even if Rita had inversions, the rides are engineered so that, should you break down, you will not be upside down!
Six Flags Great America just called... They can't stop laughing.
scw55 wrote:When I went around Alton Towers with someone they referred to the Runaway Mine Train as a "Roller Coaster".
It's an understandable confusion.
It goes woosh-woosh on track.
Just it doesn't have the whole "Train/Car is not powered by anything".
I was too tired to correct him.
The Runaway Mine Train is a powered steel roller coaster made by MACK Rides of Germany. The ride is located in the Katanga Canyon area of Alton Towers in Staffordshire, England.