Rank Alton's coasters in terms of theming/experience

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  1. Matt N

    Matt N TowersStreet Member

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    Hi guys. This topic is pretty self-explanatory; how would you guys rank the Alton coasters in terms of experience? By experience, I mean theming, storyline and overall experience from the moment you enter the queue to the moment you exit. I do not mean in terms of the actual ride. Here is my personal ranking:
    1. Oblivion
    2. The Smiler
    3. Nemesis
    4. Galactica
    5. Thirteen
    6. Octonauts
    7. Runaway Mine Train
    8. Spinball Whizzer
    9. Rita
    Galactica and Thirteen are interchangeable, and Spinball and Rita are quite interchangeable as well. If you're wondering why I even ranked Octonauts in this list, it's because Octonauts actually looks to have a good story from not having ridden. Also, I'm thinking that SW8 will rank quite highly on this list, if not at the top, when it opens in 2018.
     
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    Given how bad the build quality is on a lot of Alton Towers' rollercoasters...

    1 - Oblivion
    2 - Smiler
    3 - Nemesis
    4 - Th13teen
    5 - Galactica
    6 - RMT
    7 - Spinball
    8 - Rita
     
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  3. CSLKenny

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    1. Nemesis
    2. The Smiler
    3. Oblivion


    4. Th13teen


    5. Galactica
    6. RMT
    7. Rita
    8. Spinball
     
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    Nemesis
    Oblivion
    Smiler
    RMT
    Thirteen
    Spinball
    Galactica
    Rita
     
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    Hmmm, tough really and I suspect that SW8 will top the list this time next year. But for now:

    1. Oblivion
    2. Nemesis
    3. Galactica
    4. The Smiler
    5. Thirteen
    6. RMT
    7. Spinball
    8. Rita

    The Smiler would be higher if the queue was not such a miserable experience!

    :)
     
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  6. Bert2theSpark

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    Nemesis
    Th13teen
    Galactica
    Octonauts
    The Smiler
    Oblivion
    Runaway Mine Train
    (This is where theming becomes poor)
    Rita
    Spinball
     
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  7. MattyH

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    Th13teen
    Nemesis
    Oblivion
    Smiler
    Galatica
    Spinball
    Rita
     
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    1.Nemesis
    2.Oblivion
    3.Th13teen
    4.Runaway Mine Train
    5.Octonauts
    6.Air (have no idea what Galatica is like)
    7.Smiler
    8.Spinball Whizzer
    9.Rita

    When Corkie and Black Hole existed, I though the themeing/experience was really well done for both rides. For Corkie, it's because how the Vekoma track looked liked bones and fitted into UG Land perfectly. With the Black Hole, I loved the look of the tent after the retheme to fit in with X Sector and even the station and the trains looked pretty nice.
     
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    Air
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    1. Nemesis
    2. RMT
    3. Oblivion
    4. Th13teen
    5. Air
    6. Spinball
    7. The Smiler
    8. Rita
     
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    Sorry for bumping this thread, but after riding WM on 25th March 2018, here is what my personal list looks like now (new addition in bold):
    1. Wicker Man
    2. Oblivion
    3. The Smiler
    4. Nemesis
    5. Galactica
    6. Thirteen
    7. Octonauts
    8. Runaway Mine Train
    9. Spinball Whizzer
    10. Rita
     
  12. Robert.W

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    Here is mine: :)

    1. Wicker Man
    2. Nemesis
    3. The Smiler
    4. TH13TEEN
    5. Oblivion
    6. Galactica
    7. Runaway Mine Train
    8. Rita
    9. Spinball Whizzer
    10. Octanauts Rollercoaster Adventure
     
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    1. Wicker Man
    2. Nemesis
    3. Oblivion
    4. The Smiler
    5. Galactica
    6. TH13TEEN
    7. Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
    8. Spinball Whizzer
    9. Runaway Mine Train
    10. Rita
     
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    1. WM
    2. Nemesis
    3. Blivy
     
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    WM
    Oblivion
    Nemesis
    Thirteen
    RMT
    Smiler
    Galactica
    Rita
     
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    1. Wicker Man
    2. Nemesis
    3. Oblivion
    4. Thirteen
    5. The Smiler
    6. Runaway Mine Train
    7. Galacticair
    8. Spinball Whizzer
    9. Octonaughts
    10. Rita
     
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    Nemesis
    Wickerman
    Runaway Mine Train
    Thirteen
    The Smiler
    Oblivion
    Galactica
    Octonauts
    Spinball

    And in last place by a country mile

    Rita - Sorry love, I don't like anything about you.
     
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    1.Octonauts
    2.WM
    3.Nemesis
    4.Thirteen
    5.Oblivion
    6.Smiler
    7.Galaclickair
    8.Spinball
    9.RMT
    10.RITA.
     
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    In terms of theming:

    1 Wicker Man
    2 Thirteen
    3 Smiler
    4 Nemesis
    5 Rita
    6 Oblivion
    7 Galactica
    8 RMT
    9 Spinball

    In terms of experience:

    1 Smiler
    2 Nemesis
    3 Oblivion
    4 Galactica
    5 Rita
    6 Spinball
    7 Thirteen
    8 RMT

    I’m yet t experience Wicker Man, hence it isn’t included :)
     
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    1: Oblivion
    2: Nemesis
    3: Wickerman
    All the rest are poorly themed or were supposed to be well themed but were incomplete.
     
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