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Friend's First Ride

Fri Apr 01, 2016 11:59 am

Sometime this year I will be heading to Alton towers with by friend however he has never been anywhere close to this before (fairs and the West Midlands safari park only). Which ride should he go on first? Should I start him with my first ride (spinball) or throw him in the deep end? Any answers would be helpful!
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:08 pm

stick him on smiler, that could be interesting :lol
 
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Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:16 pm

Start him on Galactica, not intense and very enjoyable for a beginner.

Then go straight for Nemesis :D
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:36 pm

Or, ask him what he wants to go on first as opposed to making his mind up for him? ;)
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:50 pm

Well, I'd say either ask him, or Spinball Whizzer.
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Fri Apr 01, 2016 1:17 pm

Nemesis, it's a classic, and my first big coaster.
 
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Fri Apr 01, 2016 2:56 pm

Adam.W wrote:
Nemesis, it's a classic, and my first big coaster.


Didn't work for my Mum, she went on It first thing when she first went last year and she was so ill and shook up she couldn't go on anything for the rest of the day :lol She couldn't even walk straight when she first got off :no:
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:42 pm

I used to be really scared of the rides, so I slowly worked my way up, starting with Spinball Whizzer, then Th13teen, then Galactica (it was Air back then, but y'know), then Nemesis, then Rita, then The Smiler and Oblivion (Smiler and Oblivion are kind of interchangable). However, Spinball may be a bad idea, as spinning coasters aren't for everyone and it could put your friend off rides in general if you force them on a ride they dislike.

I'd say Th13teen. It's an excellent family coaster and it's a basic sitdown coaster (until the crypt anyway), but it's thrilling enough to give your friend a proper taste of what the bigger coasters are like.
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Sun Apr 03, 2016 8:05 am

Thank you for all of the advice you have really helped. I have already asked and all I got was "I'm not sure what do you want do go on first?". I will consider everything and make my choice closer to the day. Again thank you!!!
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:39 am

In that case I'd just head around the park normally, don't mess about with going to 13 then back to The Smiler then to here there and everywhere. Just go around the park in your standard clockwise or anti-clockwise way, don't plan you day because you will end up obsessing over that plan and end up having a very unenjoyable day, especially if a certain attraction is unavailable when you intended to experience it.
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Re: Friend's First Ride

Sun Apr 03, 2016 12:41 pm

Why not try RMT first then walk to Forbidden Valley for Galactica?
You then have the choice of trying out Nemesis before Skyriding it over to CCL for Rita and Th13teen, ending with The Smiler and Oblivion!
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