2019: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by WL18, 4th Nov 2018.

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  1. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    That was another thing he said, but I could have sworn he said something along those lines at a Q&A once; I think it was at TowersTimes' [email protected] event?
     
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    Pretty much, yeah. According to John's autobiography, it was a bottle of Southern Comfort that he drunk with Nick Varney until they came up with Nemmy's name.
     
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    Galacticca stopped on the lift hill a few times on Monday. Why is this not being reported?
     
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    Because the media generally only care about The Smiler because it is more infamous.
     
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    I know that. I should have posted the eye roll thingies really
     
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    The media will do anything to drain the smiler's popularity. Weird how it's still the most popular despite what happened.
     
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    I wont ride smiler. But even I know it's safe and to be honest watching it go round in x sector is pretty awesome
     
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    It's better than wicker man...
     
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    Where's "Hi my name's Francis Jackson, I'm operations director at alton towers resort" ?

    He usually does a 'why rides stop' video when something like yesterday happens.
     
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    I don’t think they have done those since 2017, not even sure if he is around anymore.

    These types of stories have massively reduced in the last couple of seasons, shame this one seems to have been widely picked up.
     
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    Pretty sure I saw him around the turnstiles area last Tuesday (Francis Jackson).
     
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    The Smiler 'incident' has just been featured on BBC Midlands today on the telly. There is just very very little integrity or proper research in most journalism these days. Of course they spent most of the segment talking about the crash a few years ago. Absolutely pathetic.

    Edit - Just realised that I accidentally double posted. Sorry :eek:
     
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    Drama queen media need to get themselves over to Russia or India. That would put some perspective to their scare mongering with attractions.
     
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    why not? It's completely safe and good fun. Trust me it's nowhere near as bad as it looks.
     
  17. Snagglemama

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    I know it's safe. I could have done it for the cred last year. It's my personal preference to not ride it as it doesnt appeal to me. Just as I refuse to ride Galactica because I dont like the restraints. And feeling like I'm gonna fall out all the way round.
     
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    The only reason it made news is because of the headline ‘riders left stranded upside down’

    Clearly they weren’t
     
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    Funny though that no one clearly cares as it's still the most popular ride no matter what the media write about
     
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    Quite literally too. :p
     
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