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As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:28 pm

Since most of us here are Alton Towers Fans, what kind of comments (made by non rabid fans or just people who don't know any better) hurt you?

The thing that always makes my blood boil is when people knock Hex and Sub-Terra because they are too shallow to look at it as a whole instead of just the ride and only the ride.

Another thing that annoys me is when Thorpe fanboys (aka loyal readers of the Sun waste paper) try to convince me that Thorpe is better than Alton. (Seriosly just do us a favour and stay at Thorpe and away from Alton)

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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:29 pm

People that spell the rides name wrong even when it is written in front of them *cough cough*

I will use an example of my point

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(2) Do they still have actors in sub-terre (lifts and the maze final)?
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:35 pm

Well... I am more of a Thorpe fan tbh, as they now seem to be trying with customers and changing their brand image. But when people say Nemesis is at thorpe or nemesis is better at thorpe than at alton towers I rage at them.
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:38 pm

Definitely the mispelling of names of the rides! Other than that, each to their own to be honest.
 
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Wed Jul 31, 2013 3:55 pm

Where do I begin...

For a start, clueless people. People who look at a ride and then loudly say "IS THIS (Insert ride name here)" when its usually plastered with signs. An example of this was an Saturday when a couple were stood right outside the entrance to Nemesis and said, "Is this the Smiler."

Also, I knock Sub-Terra every chance I get but that's just because I still have flashbacks of being in a 1 hour queue for it. I'll never get that time back...
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:53 pm

1. people who talk a load of nonsense about rides and how they work when actually they are wrong just to impress their friends...

2. When people don't know the name of rides and say, "lets go on the Volcano One. (Nemesis inferno).

And final 3. When people boo at Thorpe park for being/having, "UN-themed, poor staff, broken effects" because now, come to think of it, Thorpe park is very well themed after the addition of The Swarm. And the broken effects... I don't expect you to keep your lights, TV, Radio etc on in your house everyday for a whole season and expect it still to be running fine at the end!
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:16 pm

This is a tough question but the comments which hurt me the most are the ones when people get lost and ask you for directions like "Where is Nemesis?" "Where is The Smiler?" etc etc! And I'm like "Get an AT map if you are lost!" :P
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:19 pm

SuperWill wrote:
This is a tough question but the comments which hurt me the most are the ones when people get lost and ask you for directions like "Where is Nemesis?" "Where is The Smiler?" etc etc! And I'm like "Get an AT map if you are lost!" :P


or use the big maps located around the resort :P
 
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:21 pm

"What's your favorite ride at Thorpe Park?"
"Nemesis"
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:39 pm

"They shouldn't get rid of old rides" "they shouldn't build new rides because it makes entry prices higher" "what a waste of money" "rollercoasters are scary"
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:49 pm

TheBoyWithOneEye wrote:
1. people who talk a load of nonsense about rides and how they work when actually they are wrong just to impress their friends...

I used to be guilty of that quite a lot... But now I know how they do work.
 
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:22 pm

When people try to put me off putting my hands up on rides by saying its so intense they have signs saying you must keep your hands down
I always put my hands up!
 
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:38 pm

'Oblivions not safe, it looks too flimsy' is one I have heard..

Also, people who say 'why are you so obsessed anyway?' while they take photos in front of their life size Justin Bieber cut out  :roll:
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:49 pm

when in the queue for the smiler and people say i need a belt were is my belt arahh (that makes me giggle)
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 10:14 pm

I have a few friends, but they think rides are unsafe :x think that rides kill because of G :x and when people say they have been on 'The Nemesis' 'The TH13TEEN' The Air' 'The Colossus' 'The Stealth' :x
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:32 pm

Here's one that I just remembered.

"Is that the flume?" (points to Mutiny Bay Courtyard Stage) "it looks boring...unlike the one at American Adventure"

This was 5 years after that park closed down!
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:35 pm

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I have a few friends, but they think rides are unsafe :x think that rides kill because of G :x and when people say they have been on 'The Nemesis' 'The TH13TEEN' The Air' 'The Colossus' 'The Stealth' :x


I agree with that and also, when you overhear people at the end of rides, especially rollercoasters who say "is that it?" as if they expect them to last ages!
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:37 pm

I dot generally get irritated by other guests in park but the worst is when people quote facts about rides and they're wrong e.g. Rita gets up to 100mph or Oblivion is the tallest drop in the world etc etc :/ if you don't know something don't quote as fact!!!!! XD

But other than that nothing really :)
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:49 pm

It really annoys me when you hear people leading theirs groups telling them all the facts and getting them all wrong and you really want to go and correct them. Like my last visit I had someone in Katanga canyon that this was mutiny bay and that the river rapids were the flume *facepalm*
 
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Re: As an Alton Towers fanboy/fangirl, what comments hurt you the most

Thu Aug 01, 2013 12:57 am

Luce wrote:
jackandylan123 wrote:
I have a few friends, but they think rides are unsafe :x think that rides kill because of G :x and when people say they have been on 'The Nemesis' 'The TH13TEEN' The Air' 'The Colossus' 'The Stealth' :x


I agree with that and also, when you overhear people at the end of rides, especially rollercoasters who say "is that it?" as if they expect them to last ages!
Except G-force at drayton. It looks like it should last longer.
Also when people tell others about a rides secret element
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