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Discussion in 'Corner Coffee' started by Mark-Cal, 18th Jan 2014.

  1. Mark-Cal

    Mark-Cal TowersStreet Member

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    Hello, I'm Mark and I'm really really old !
    Not so old that I fought in the war or went up chimneys when I was a kid but I guess being in my forties I'm older than most people who post here.

    I've got back into theme parks over the last summer after looking at stuff to do with my three grown up kids ( the youngest turns 18 this March), and ended up really enjoying it.
    I'm already checking out CoasterCounter and planning this years new credits.

    My daughter still hasn't forgiven me for dragging her on the Dino Roller at Flamingo Land yet, but as I told her a credit is a credit, although being denied the Go-Gator at the same park hurt a little bit... :-[

    So my question is am I the only one here who doesn't start their age with a 1 or a 2 and is it time I started acting my age and take up fishing or gardening ? :eek:
     
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  2. Pixie-Ro

    Pixie-Ro TowersStreet Member

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    I'm 34 and my husband is 39 and we have no intention of hanging up the theme park gloves any time soon!
     
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  3. BarryZola

    BarryZola TowersStreet Member

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    I'm 31. Doesn't mean you can't still do a bit of gardening though ;)
     
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  4. Scott

    Scott Former TS Team Member

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    *sounds the Diogo alarm*

    Where is our resident grumpy old man?
     
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    delta79 TowersStreet Member

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    My age does not start with a 1 or a 2. I enjoyed theme parks as a teen. Stop to start s family. Now I enjoy Alton Towers with my 15yr old daughter.
     
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  6. DiogoJ42

    DiogoJ42 TowersStreet Member

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    32 going on 90. ;)
    There are far too many kids on the internet. Send 'em down the mines or something.
     
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  7. Pixie-Ro

    Pixie-Ro TowersStreet Member

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    I can't believe I'm older than Diogo! :p
     
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  8. Mark-Cal

    Mark-Cal TowersStreet Member

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    Good to know I'm not the only oldie here, anyway that's enough excitement for one day, it's time for my afternoon nap.
     
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    I'm 20 and my body's a shambles
     
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    thats what I said when I found out I was 2 years older than Diogo. Anyway I think Diogo being an realist, may make him sound older on the forum.
     
  11. Shockadelica

    Shockadelica TowersStreet Member

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    Well I'll be 44 next week and still love AT just as much as I did back in the 80s. Just don't find myself there as often, but to be honest, once or twice a year is good as it makes it magical every time.
     
  12. Rowe

    Rowe TowersStreet Member

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    Ssh Josh, us 20 something young'uns aren't allowed to complain! :p
     
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    Maya TowersStreet Member

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    I'm 13, probably one of the youngest ones! I've been an 'enthusiast' since I was about 10 or 11 when I visited AT for the first time :)
     
  14. Andrew

    Andrew TS Contributor

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    I'm 4 and I've been visiting theme parks for 5 years. ;)

    But seriously, there are many 'older' (I wouldn't really call anyone below 50-60 old really) theme park enthusiasts who often remember many aspects of parks that younger people often do not know about. It's always good to hear memories of people who remember attractions that I certainly know little about!

    I look forward to hearing more stories from the days gone by. :)
     
  15. Nick

    Nick TowersStreet Member

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    I've been going to AT for over ten years now, and I'm hardly an old-timer.
     
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    I've been an enthusiast since 2000 - I'm only 25, but that doesn't stop some members affectionately knowing me as 'Uncle Will' :p

    EDIT:...I just got my own age wrong. Well, that's senility for you!
     
  17. Dave

    Dave TS Founding Member

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    We have loads of older members

    about 4 of us hit the big 30 this year and on meets we have a few over 40's, and the 30's is well covered.
     
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    Ted TowersStreet Member

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    I'm only 18 and first visited Alton Towers nearly 6 years ago. However I've been going to theme parks since I was about 8 months old!
     
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    Put it this way, I'm old enough to remember when Chessington was the UK's best theme park.

    :'(
     
  20. Ian

    Ian TS Site Team Team Member

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    Fixed that for you ;)
     

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