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What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Mon Dec 23, 2013 6:06 pm

Hey guys!

I was just wondering what was your favourite AT moment of the year? For me it would have to be riding The Smiler for the first time.  What's yours?

This has been a great year for Alton Towers, and I have really enjoyed it! Here's to a great time next year!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

- Gorr  :D
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Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:53 pm

For me it was the added bonus of The Sanctuary re-opening for free early season. With not huge queues it gave us all the chance to get plenty of runs through what was the best scare attraction of 2012. And the pleasure of experiencing Gerry Cannell re-visiting his creation Dr Kelman.
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Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:29 pm

Air, Nemesis and Th13teen in the snow in March! First ever trip to Alton Towers so it made it really special!
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Mon Dec 23, 2013 9:35 pm

Getting my annual pass probably
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Mon Dec 23, 2013 10:36 pm

Meeting John Wardley on the RCCGB Loopathon (he was a surprise special guest).
Nobody really knew who it was going to be, but I think we all got what we'd hoped for.  :joy:
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:59 pm

My First and definitely not last Scarefest dressed up as a MOJ-Sanctuary Advocate (PreSmiler-Post Sanctuary), experiencing all the mazes, riding The Smiler in the dark and topping off, 27 minutes in the Extreme Sanctuary.
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:14 am

Mine has to be Fireworks, this year Alton towers really upped their game and made it special compared to the last few years.

Honourable mentions go to the following......

Smiler front row.....

Getting stuck in the flying position for 15 minutes on fireworks night waiting for Tech services to come and release us...
 
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Sat Dec 28, 2013 8:43 am

For me it would have to be getting on the Smiler twice! :D And the fireworks, as they were amazing this year!!
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:28 am

Smiler opening day, great weather, 3rd train of day on the front, general good buzz about the place.
 
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Sat Dec 28, 2013 12:25 pm

Have to be concreting myself in history as the first public train of The Smiler. The buzz and magic in the X-Sector that day made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, the race from the entrance to the X-Ssector that morning was fab as it really separated the men from the boys, those who could push through and do anything to be first and those who gave up.
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Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:41 am

There have been so so many amazing moments that I can't count - all made by the place, the people and the wonderful company I was in. I have to say, I really enjoyed the Summer Sizzler meet and think that has been a highlight of the year for me. Meeting so many new people who all love the same thing, it was really quite nice  :lol:. But, The Smiler opening day was a good one too, despite queuing the massive queue and facing 3 buses and a train on my own - it was all worth it for that moment - and it felt great.
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:19 pm

Riding The Smiler and getting a job there over Scarefest were my best moments this year. :D

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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:04 pm

My greatest moment of 2013 would probably be a solo vist I did in July/August.

10 rides on The Smiler and 7 on Nemesis in one day. Everything was running like a dream and the park was so quiet for saying it was the school holidays.

Hoping for many more great moments in 2014!
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:09 pm

Getting to be on one of the first public trains to ride the smiler on opening day :)
 
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Tue Jan 07, 2014 8:13 pm

Being the first people in the car park in June, getting on the first monorail of the day and then the front row of the first train of the day for The Smiler. After my last visit watching it stall I think I winced every time it went past the cobra roll.
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Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:37 pm

The Smiler for the first time... and by far my favourite moment of any theme park, the Alton Towers Firework Display. Amazing.
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:52 pm

For me it has to be going to The Towers in June and riding The Smiler for the first time...

Walking into the X Sector and hearing the music and then turning to the left and seeing it I was just like "holy firetruck..."  :lol:
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:33 pm

Definitely riding The Smiler for the first time in June, been corrected 31 times and i'm still buzzing for more! :D
The Smiler is becoming too powerful! Its replacing your memories with its own! SMILE. ALWAYS.
 
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:08 pm

NemesisJaney54 wrote:
Meeting John Wardley on the RCCGB Loopathon (he was a surprise special guest).
Nobody really knew who it was going to be, but I think we all got what we'd hoped for.  :joy:

I was there too! I got his signature and a picture. It was so amazing meeting him. He really is my role model and so I would probably say this was my favourite experience this year also!
 
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Re: What was your favourite moment of 2013?

Thu Jan 16, 2014 5:26 pm

going on air and nemesis in the snow!

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