Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Alastair, 11th Jun 2012.
It wasn’t the ride was it, it was the staff.
Well actually it was management. Or lack of.
It was also a joke
I'd actually be supportive of that statement. Oblivion was the ride that made Alton Towers the quintessential British theme park, providing proof (if required) that Nemesis wasn't a one-off or a fluke. Plus, the park having both those two massive rides in 1998 made it pretty much the destination in the UK for coaster fans from all over the place.
To the point where you had people with Cedar Point in their backyard plotting trips to the Staffordshire Moorlands to ride Nemesis & Oblivion. I don't think Nemesis on its own had that pull because it was one of a number of B&M Inverted rides.
And now the park is only worth visiting if it's in your own backyard. Imagine travelling from the USA to be faced with huge front gate queues, staggered ride openings and 4pm closing.
Technically we were queuing on the break run of Oblivian. Asian guy said it was good but it's too short.
On the bus back from towers. Some young lads throwing out cheesy chat up lines and then admitted he was single. Wonder why
Last week we were just about to go on duel and these two schoolgirls asked us if it went upside down
Then same trip two girls were discussing where to go next in FV. One girl said to her friend
“Well we ain’t going on sub terra that’s rubbish or there’s nemesis inferno”
On the way out of the park queuing for the monorail, a guy behind points to the Corkscrew track and says "That's from the Corkscrew ride which was replaced by Nemesis, I think..."
Two chavs talking to each other in the Swarm queue, on the bridge above the lift.
One says to the other (looking at the lift chain) "that's one big bicycle chain!"
Now, this comment is not cringeworthy, but extremely funny, in my opinion, and I'd like to share it! Basically, I was enthusing that Six Flags announcement day was in 2 days, and that I was excited to see the video. My sister asked me to show her a Six Flags announcement video, so I showed her the 2017 one with John Duffey in it. Her first reaction upon seeing it was "he looks like a human thumb!"
While queuing for Wicker Man, a guy with his daughter looking at the park map. He points to the Runaway Mine Train and says "That's a wooden one too"
To be fair, if you were a first time visitor who hasn't seen the Runaway Mine Train before, there isn't really anything on the map (as far as I am aware, anyway) that tells / shows you it's a steel coaster.
While waiting in a 2 hour queue yesterday for wicker man. The guy behind said to his partner 'we will be waiting so long because the train runs on red diesel so they will need to top it up regularly' lol
The what? LOL
Woman behind me in skyride queue has just asked if it goes upside down.
I was very tempted to say 'only if things go seriously wrong'
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I heard someone yesterday at Blackpool bragging that last time he went to Thorpe Park he paid £5 and it let him skip the queue on every ride all day. Like most people who catch my attention in a queue he had a massive tattoo on his neck.
Not quite a queue line but yesterday evening while on Th13teen we were waiting on the covered brake run directly before the station for the train in front to load. It finished loading but didn't move. After a few seconds a guy at the back of our train shouted in friendly way "In your own time!", followed by a young girl shouting the same. A few seconds later, a wheelchair user appeared on the station and the guest was helped onto the train. There was an awkward silence of a few seconds which ended with the guy's mate to him saying "Oh dude...", followed by our whole train bursting out laughing! All I could think about was this
In the RMT queueline yesterday.
Lady: is this the new ride
Man: no this is the mine train
Young boy: wait so this isn’t wickerman
Lady: I thought this was wickerman
Are they the same people on Saturday Walking past the welcome inn..
“ no, that’s the wicker inn! The Wickerman is over there !” (Pointing in direction of Sharbait)
So that’s where they went
I guess the 80foot statue covered in flames and smoke wasn’t a big enough clue for them
All this just proves how utterly useless the park map is.
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