Favourite Moments of ATR

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  1. USLShadow

    USLShadow TowersStreet Member

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    Forgive me Admins if this is in the wrong place or has been done before, didn’t see anything but TappaTalk is buggy.

    What are your favourite moments at ATR be it recent or years past?

    I have a split of two. The very first time I went when I was about 10 pulling up to the hotel, seeing the fountain and getting that little passport they used to give out.

    Second is the very first time I rode Nemises at about 12 with my dad, my head pinned between my knees through the helix where the camera used to be. Started an obsession and solidified a love for the park.


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    Looking out the window and not seeing sheds or supposed tree houses.
     
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  3. Matt.GC

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    Visiting the park pretty much anytime before 2016.

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    Many many years ago, I spotted a mouse on the old wall on the walk down to the Forbidden Valley from the Haunted House, on the right hand side.
    Due to the soil levels, the mouse was high up, so pretty much at eye level.
    It was sat on its back legs, and almost looked like it was begging.
    It got a bit of whatever junk food I had in my pocket, it was as tame as anything, and I felt I was far from the first provider.
    My wife was there as witness, and, as she likes to point out, I still repeat the bloody tale every time we walk past the spot.

    That and taking kids over the stepping stones for the first time.
     
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  5. Burbs

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    I visited roughly once a year as a kid, but the time we went and I decided I’d finally go on all the “big rides” for the first time (I must have been about 11) was definitely a turning point for me and a day I look back on fondly.

    As for more recently, pretty much any TS meet I’ve been to!
     
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  6. LordOfDarkness

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    As a kid staying over in the Alton Towers Hotel for the first time. Everything seemed so magical, I remember waking up in excitement knowing I was going to be doing the secret woodland walk into forbidden valley.

    I also remember we got draw string bags in the rooms containing Alton Towers top trumps and other memorabilia. Wish I knew what I did with them though!
     
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  7. USLShadow

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    I’d forgotten about the memorabilia and bags in the rooms! That was such a magic touch. If you find them, post some pictures?!


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    I second this

    hearing nemesis roar during its morning test runs as you walk through the woods was magical....
     
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  9. USLShadow

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    I don’t think there’s a coaster on the planet that sounds a damn good nd haunting and magically and burns into your memory like the roar from nemesis


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    hearing the first fresh logs of the morning splashing down into their respective basins. walking past the courtyard, just salivating at the thought of climbing into a log and being taken to heaven. to look upon a log flume is to look upon the face of god
     
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    I love a log flume
     
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