First Alton Towers Ride?

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  1. Tibble

    Tibble TowersStreet Member

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    For some I assume they wont remember!

    But what was the first ride you went on at Alton Towers?

    Mine was Squirrel Nutty
     
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  2. MattyH

    MattyH TowersStreet Member

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    Doubt it was the first one I went on, but the first two I can remember are Runaway mine train and Congo River Rapids.
     
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  3. Rick

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    The first I remember clearly is riding Around The World In 80 Days.
     
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    First weeks of Corkscrew.
     
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    Must have been squirrel nutty but I cannot rember, I do have many memories of riding the flume from a very young age though, the first I can rember anyways! :)
     
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  6. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    I've already posted this else where,

    The flume was my very first ride of my very first visit to Alton Towers (29/09/87) the date can be clearly seen on the board in the photo. Back then, you were given a ticket, you ordered your photo, and then you had to wait for it to arrive in the post. You don't get to preview the photo back then, so when they arrive though the letterbox, that is the very first time you get to view the photo

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    and another memory of another favourite from that very first visit back in 1987

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  7. QTXAdsy

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    For me, Runaway Mine Train and Black Hole, the latter made a big impact on me.
     
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  8. Ted

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    It was Spinball Whizzer back in 2008.
     
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  9. Skyscraper

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    ten years ago next year!
     
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  10. MattyH

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    Thank you Skyscraper, wouldn't have been able to figure it out by myself! :p
     
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    Yes thank you I can do maths. ;)
     
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    I was too young on my first visit to remember. Most likely something in the farm yard, either Squirrel Nutty or the Tractor Ride... maybe...
     
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    Dynamo back in 2002 on a school trip. The queues for the coasters were massive so we just had a day full of flats, water rides and dark rides (with the exception of corkscrew). If I did the same now, it wouldn't even fill half the day. Pretty sad.
     
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    I cant remember what I was doing 10 mins ago never mind 30+ years ago :(
    must have been rubbish and left no impression on me tho whatever it was :confused:
     
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    First Alton Towers ride? Hex, I didn't want to go on at first but after being forced on I enjoyed it and always have since. :)
    In fact I had the same reaction when I heard the ride would be closing for 2016 as when I first went through the Towers for the first time! :p
     
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    Mine is Enterprise (i think)
     
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    Log Flume in 1983.
     
  18. djtruefitt

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    No idea for me!

    However my first visit must have been early 90s. There is an onride photo of me on the haunted house in 1992. So any rides that were on park in 1992 could have been my first. And I also have memories of around the world in 80 days.
     
  19. jon81uk

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    I can remember doing Toyland Tours and Riverbank eye spy back in 1994. But I would have been 12 so I was probably a bit bored on them. At the time though I was too scared to do the Corkscrew. Oh and I remember watching Peter Rabbit on Ice!! Did Drayton Manor a lot more as a kid, we loved the rapids at DM and the Pirate ride.
    As an adult in 2001 I did Corkscrew first, decided it wasn't that scary and went on to do Nemesis. I must have seriously got over my fears as we went back in the rain for Air on opening day 2002.
     
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    Heave Ho I believe I did as one of my first, but I dinnae remember if that was done before Valley or not. If Valley was first then either of the coasters
     

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