Nemesis: 21st Anniversary

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  1. James

    James TS Founding Member

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    It looks naff, cheap and tacky. But hey, at least they did something!

    A repaint of the station and area spruce up would have been nicer... but ah well, I can dream on.
     
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    PEOPLE GOING TO Q AND A Varney does not know about 11am DF etc opening. Make him know ;)
     
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    I don't get Nemesis @ 21. Wasn't it's 20th birthday more significant?

    Might as well throw a party for Air @ 13. :confused:
     
  4. jon81uk

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    Ignore the fact it's a ride, historically 21st birthdays have always been a milestone age you "become an adult". Although now that more adult things (alcohol, driving etc) happen at 18, 21 is more just symbolic that when you actually get adult responsibilities.

    That's why I think they chose 21 for a big celebration. I attended the 10th anniversary talk by John Wardley, but it seems to be the only one of ATs rides they do anniversaries for. The only other one that really is special would be Oblivion I think, but I don't remember the 10th being observed?
     
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    Presumably the budget wouldn't stretch to an A13 sign and merch?
     
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    Having a big 21st birthday celebration is a typical American thing as the drinking age over there is 21. :)
     
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    Apparently they made plans for 20th birthday celebrations but it got pulled last minute.

    Nothing happened for Oblivion's 10th if memory serves me right, we just saw some 10th anniversary merchandise, I've got a 10th Oblivion badge and bag hiding somewhere.
     
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    I'll be amazed if the Smiler makes it to 21 !!
     
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    21 years or 21 bits ?
     
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    If they have a celebration to mark the Smiler's 21st, it'll probably be more to celebrate the surprise that it's lasted so long! :p
     
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    Cool. I'll have to remember that when I turn 21. I officially become an adult. :rolleyes:

    Nemesis however is a roller coaster made of steel and concrete. It doesn't need to drink, smoke, have sex, vote, drive or become legally independent. Typical anniversaries and milestones for companies and products are 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 years etc.

    Nothing like this ever happens anywhere else. I suspect the real reason is because last season, Towers couldn't be arsed/forgot/had no budget/were too busy (delete as appropriate) or something like that.

    It could also be down the fact they have very little in the theme park this season to use in their marketing. Easy to lure us suckers back to the park by recycling old products.

    Towers fail again. Bad management and marketing as always. I'm beginning to wonder if these people have some kind of mental impairment. Merlin must get them on cheap labour rates. Keeps the profits high I suppose.
     
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    Don't think a small Facebook competition and some sign changes and merchandise is bad marketing, just doing something on a small budget and there's no need to imy that any of their staff have "mental impairment".

    Also neme20s or neme25s doesn't fit.
     
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    I trust then that when Vampire had a 21 year celebration it was also an example of cheap marketing?
     
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    So, i'm interested to hear from those who went how the event was, what was discussed, did anyone chuck anything at Varney etc etc?
     
  15. Danny

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    You mean questions surrounding an upcoming SW, or a chair?
     
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    Either would suffice, though the latter being more amusing
     
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    I heard Kanye West was there.

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    Gotta be Oblivion tbh!
    Tbh I'm pretty sure they just chose 21 because you can't have neme20s...

    ;)
     
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    Months?
     
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    It'll probably make 21 concussion cases....
     

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