2020: General Discussion

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Danny, 20th Nov 2019.

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  1. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Ok I'm analyzing both and see what we think.
    The smiler
    Benefits:
    - inversions
    -air time
    -hang time
    Drawbacks:
    - rough towards end
    Nemesis
    Benefits:
    - force
    - intensity
    - speed
    - smooth
    Drawbacks:
    - short

    Oops. I seem to of found more benefits for nemmy. Oh well I already knew it was good anyway so no disappointment to me
     
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  2. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Lets be proud to be geeks...


    but we all know deep down

    if you are not wearing this you are wrong
    [​IMG] :D
     
  3. Tentaclaws

    Tentaclaws TowersStreet Member

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    I’m not going to perpetuate you trying to wind everybody up, but I will agree with the old logo over the new logo. You can add Smiler having the better logo to your list, @Ethan
     
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  4. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    boooooooo :p and you were always my fave ride host too
     
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  5. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    That is something I can't agree with. Nemesis logo is only behind galactica
     
  6. Tentaclaws

    Tentaclaws TowersStreet Member

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    Somebody set up a rank the logo’s thread. We’ve got to that point in our extended closed season! I love Nemmy’s old logo a lot but the newer one just doesn’t fit the theme at all. Smiler’s got a great logo and I think it is the t-shirt I see the most.

    [mention]bluesonichd [/mention] I can’t even tell if you genuinely remember me or not because you’re such a troll...
     
  7. Thameslink Rail

    Thameslink Rail TowersStreet Member

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    Favourite Ride:
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    The Smiler is faster than Nemesis according to the RCDB
     
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  8. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Apparently the reason why Alton Towers did the whole "Wicker Man Winter" thing last off-season is because Wicker Man was apparently the park's highest rated ride in feedback surveys done in 2018. Take from that what you will.

    Also, amongst people I know, a lot of people don't seem to get the enthusiast hype for Nemesis. I'd personally guess that the guest favourites among non-enthusiasts are The Smiler and Wicker Man, as they're both immensely popular and they're the ones that seem to get the most praise among people I talk to.

    But as people have said, this will vary from person to person! My personal favourite Alton Towers ride is probably still Nemesis, but I must admit that I've being growing more and more undecided between it and Wicker Man as of late.
     
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  9. Squiggs

    Squiggs TS Site Team Team Member

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    I would throw Oblivion into the mix for popularity in the general population. It gets referenced in popular culture an awful lot more then most of the other coasters (if you don't include references to The Smiler crash).
     
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  10. Matt N

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    See, I'd almost argue the opposite. The last couple of times I've been to Alton Towers, Oblivion has barely had any wait at all; a memorable one for me was on Wicker Man's opening weekend, when The Smiler's queue was over an hour long and spilling out of the pit, while Oblivion was practically walk-on. I know capacity contributes to an extent, but from my observations, The Smiler had considerably more people waiting for it than Oblivion. Probably at least 10-20 times more people on the day I'm referring to.
     
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  11. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    The smiler and wicker man are the most popular. Then I'd argue spinball as it gets long queues consistently. I know throughput is a factor but still spinball always pulls in the crowds
     
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    Wicker Man and Spinball are the closest big coasters to Towers Street (park entrance), so that's probably a factor.
     
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  13. Ethan

    Ethan TowersStreet Member

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    Altons next coaster is defo gonna be called COVID- the epidemic
     
  14. jon81uk

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    Capacity and age have a lot to do with that. Oblivion is a lot older and very much a one trick ride, there are bigger and better versions now. Smiler still has the world record on inversions and lower capacity.
     
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    As part of #AltonTowersTogether, Towers have asked people to create a model of the towers themselves using only household objects. Here is my attempt

     
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  16. AT86

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    40th anniversary merchandise has been added to the online shop.

    Gotta say it’s pretty disappointing. Just the new logo slapped on bog standard mugs, notepads and t-shirts.

    Thorpe Park did some good looking merchandise for their 40th using old logos etc. Towers should have done the same.

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    BeccaH TowersStreet Member

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    Such a shame considering how nice some of the 2020 merch is - the Oblivion and Smiler chevron designs are so cool. It just feels super inconsistent to me.
     
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  18. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Shop on line they say ...
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    It’s not like they are busy .. how hard is it to remove the security tag :rolleyes:

    Stuck with an unwearable T-shirt now.
    Not that there’s anywhere to go at the min :(
     
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  19. BarryZola

    BarryZola TowersStreet Member

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    Get them to send you a free replacement and then take this one to your local shop and get them to take the tag off for you with their magnet thing. You just won yourself a free T-shirt ;)
     
  20. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Well 8 days after contacting them and them asking for my phone number , which they never rang , within mins of me posting my last comment on here they tweet this message to me :tinfoil:
    [​IMG]
     
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