Random Memories

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  1. Rick

    Rick TowersStreet Member

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    There's still a few in Blackpool, as I recall. I don't think they pull the punters in as much as they once did.
     
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    I remember spotting one in Gloomy Wood at scarefest 2009 or 2010!
     
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  3. Ancient

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    The Motor Museum and Space 1999, both in what became Crud street. The Model Railway and Planetarium in The Towers. The Planetarium projector was dismembered to form props/theming in Oblivion queue line buildings. A sad end for a grand and mighty machine, in more ways than one...
     
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  4. rob666

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    Again...recurring nightmare.
    The small animal tableaux in human clothes in a shed close to the Corkscrew around the time it opened.
    Would be great for scarefest.
     
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  5. OilyWater

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    1000x better than thrown in the bin. Although it needs repair now because its been beaten up quite a bit in the queue

    Wasn't that the Rupert Bear walkaround thingy?
     
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  6. DiogoJ42

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    Maybe they removed them BECAUSE people had worked out all they did was vibrate, and some drunk hen party suddenly started drawing a crowd for the wrong reasons?

    Actually, recent investigations have proven that to be false. (Start reading from here to follow the thrilling mystery ;) )
     
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  7. Ancient

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    Wherever the Oblivion projector came from, its current state represents a sad end for a precision machine more akin to 18th century automata than a modern version. That grand piece of history will never shine again as it once did. Much like the park itself I fear...
     
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  8. Matt878787

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    Just come across this on YouTube showing the old queue line no longer used for Nemesis filmed in 2000. That was the year I first went and remember how boring that section was.

    At least back then you could actually see out of the monorail :unamused:

     
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    They do still use the queue extension line next to the entrance when very busy. However the queue extension near the station hasn't been used for many years.

    I'm pleased to say that the queue extension line is very rarely open, otherwise it means a very long wait
     
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    AhI didn’t know that. I thought it only went up nowadays from the entrance towards the top of the lift hill and back down to the main entrance.
     
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    That's just the normal extension Im pretty sure, I was in it on my last visit but its used less and less now that Alton has more coasters
     
  12. Slugjc

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    Just to the left of over there!!!
    I don't have a random memory. But I do have a feeling. With Nemmy celebrating 25 years. Also 25 years since my first visit and every time I step off the monorail. I get that feeling. Feeling of Joy, excitement and the greatest feeling of all. Contentment. There are 3 places in life I get this feeling. One is Anfield Liverpool. Football gives you something that nothing can replicate. The second. At home with Mrs Slugjc and the two hounds. The third is the towers.

    I know in the 25 years. Times they have a changed. The park is different. We are all different. I remember when the Hotel opened. I needed to go and experience it. I needed to check in into that place. My parents would never do that. There was times during mu single years that I thought. Just go. Check in. Enjoy the park. Sleep in the hotel. You don't need a friend. I never did it. Never got the courage. When I got with Mrs Slugjc we did it. During scarefest It may not be the greatest hotel and the price is, well, lets just say it has a price. But it was what I wanted. The fountain at the front shone in that October sun and once I stepped inside. The hairs tingled upon the back of my neck. Forget the damp in the room, forget that the entertainment was as loud in the room as it was in the bar. I had spent the night at Alton Towers and loved it. Rode till the late night and rode in early morning. Yes I would rather stay at the chained oak now. Last year I had the joy of seeing some friends daughters experience the towers for the first time. Which meant staying in the splash landings. What a joy to be around.

    That feeling of childish excitement never leaves me about the towers. There is a lot of talk of Merlin has done X,Y and Z to it. Frankly, never bothered me. As long as I could go, as long as I could experience it. As long as every so often I could walk out of the monorail, through the barriers. Into Towers street and see the Towers in distant. That's all I need I need. That first sigh off Nemmy, Air, Oblivion. Rides from Teenage years. Old friends. Old memories, that can only bring a smile to my face. Memories of a school friends jaw dropping at the sight of oblivion. The same friend who we sang loud and proud. "Yorkshire moors and Tetley bitter." As we did the Rapids. To going with Mrs Slugjc for the first time and knowing that finally I had met a women that not only liked going Would do the rides as well.


    Its not only the park I love. I am a lottery win away from moving to the area that I think is stunning the summer. Equally as stunning in the wind and rain.

    This is my memory of the Towers. Its a feeling. Its a feeling that I hope never loose.

     
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    I have a random memory.... Or at least, fragments of one... I think....

    It was the day everything changed.
    The day The Great Old Ones rose.

    I was standing by the lake when The Dark Lord K'thk'Ñuq came out of the water. The horror was beyond nightmare. The screams still haunt my insomnia to this day.
    The pavement of Towers Street ran red with blood, and chunks of human viscera and severed limbs floated by.
    Many Shubs and Zuuls knew what it was to be roasted in the belly of The Sloar that day, I can tell you...



    You guys do remember that meet, don't you?
     
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    Was it that day the secret butt passage was discovered?

     
  15. Slugjc

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    Just to the left of over there!!!

    If I remember rightly. You jumped into my arms like scooby doo shouting mummy.

    Ive still got the ringing in my ears.
     
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    Yeah it was sometime in March 2007
     
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    my best ever AT memory is when I logged into Ride Times one day, saw three rides were down and posted in here about it
     
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    1998 heading up the oblivion lift hill and always remember (and always still do when I visit) seeing that lone tree WWWAAAYYY in the distance on a pretty large hill. Surely one of you guys have seen it? nothing else on there except that 1 tree.
     
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    Does anyone remember the build a bear (not BAB officially but a AT version) in CCL? I remember going in there when I was little and getting a husky
     
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    A couple of photos I have just found from Air’s opening day. The track looks so nice and shiny. But boy that landscaping was not ready!

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    Also some photos of the ATH rooms from March 2002, showing how little has changed in the last 17yrs, apart from those hideous bathrooms.

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