Funny things you've overheard people say in queuelines

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  1. RoyJess

    RoyJess TowersStreet Member

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    Just beat me to it :D

    Waiting to board BPPB Big dipper and one lady turned to her friend, "Does this one go upside down?" :tearsofjoy:
     
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    It's not a map, it's a pure work of art designed to disguise the SBNO land that is Alton Towers :p
     
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    On topic, heard on Saturday:

    "Shall we go on Hex"

    "Nah, there's no point."

    o_O
     
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    With some people it wouldn't matter how good the map was. My wife for example. We've been to towers 5 years in a row and she still asks me "are you sure we're going the right way" when walking from dark forest to forbidden valley.
     
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    That's actually quite a common view among non-enthusiasts, I think.
     
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    What do the GP know though really?

    ;)

    Hex is a world class attraction for me. One example of where Towers got a non coaster addition spot on. Doesn't happen too often sadly.
     
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    That was probably us :tearsofjoy:
     
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    Boooooooooo! ;)

    In all seriousness though I know plenty of people who think it's a waste of time. Imagine my rage.
     
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    If you were in front of the towers at around 10.30 on Sunday 7th then it's possible
     
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    I'm not sure I agree with that. I've seen and heard plenty of great reactions from the GP on Hex. Perhaps they don't find it reridable but most first timers seem to love it.
     
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    When I was younger we went to Towers with school and this lad was adamant that if you asked, staff would let you do the rapids in a log, and vice versa. We asked on both rides and unsurprisingly it wasn't true. Would've been fun though
     
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    Not among the people in queue for it out of the door on Saturday afternoon it wasn't - it was easily a 15-20 min queue. And all the better for it because it gives your eyes and brain time to adjust to the dark and lose all connection to the outside and for me, that makes the vault section even more trippy! The ooh's and ahh's and general puzzlement from all the riders in the vault was great to hear and see. Heard one young boy say "I can't tell which way is up!". The perfect response to that ride.
     
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    Could well have been :tearsofjoy:
    No I do enjoy hex and I love going on it and seeing first timers reactions, but I’d rather ride something else.
    Saying that we went on Sunday afternoon just to escape the rain
     
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    Hex gets great reactions from the GP on the whole, it's probably one of the most talked about rides at Alton as it has that "did that really happen" element to it.
     
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    When I used to work on Wallace & Gromit, I've had GP ask if the ride goes upside down or is a roller coaster.
     
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    In fairness, it does LOOK like a coaster. When I first rode Gold Mine, with it's dark downhill run at the start (including the fan to make it feel faster), I came off debating if it should count as a powered coaster! :p
     
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    It's just a powered indoor dark ride in my books. If I was going to count it then I'll consider Ghost Train and Avatar Airbender to be a powered coaster as well.
     
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    Heard from a person in the queue this morning at Thorpe:

    A: let's buy one of those Merlin Annual Passes for £50, that'll get us in free and we can use it again tomorrow.
    B: yeah that's a good idea.
    Me: Standard MAP won't get you in free today, neither will a Thorpe Pass, you'll need to buy a Premium MAP at about £180 if you want a MAP to get you in today foc.
    A: yes they do, my friend got in this time last year with one so stop being nosey.
    Me: rules are different now which is why I can't even go in today with the pass I'm collecting, it'll cost me £20 if I want to go in now, I was just trying to help if you don't want everybody to hear, try talking quieter.
    B: Maybe he has a point?
    A: No he's wrong.

    Ten minutes later I hear them arguing with the kid at the turnstyles because their shiny new Standard Merlin Anuual Pass doesn't work and they don't want to queue up again for another hour to buy the £20 ticket.

    LOL ****s.
     
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    Not a queue quote, but yesterday at work, I was trying explain why a "rough" coaster can be fun provided it's got the right restraints (using The Ultimate as an example).

    Someone then told me about the time he rode a coaster "somewhere in America" with a newly pierced ear, took a major headbanging, and came off missing said piercing and covered in blood. His description of the coaster?
    Him: "It was a Nemesis".
    Me: (Takes a moment to resist the stabby urges) "...Two-across seating?"
    Him: "Yeah."
    Me: "Yeah, that'll be a Vekoma SLC mate."
     
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    Sacrilege comparing a SLC to Nemesis! :mad:
     

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