There always seems to be a jovial mockery towards Alton's love of 'World's First' or 'gimmicks' as many call them. My question is - are they such a bad thing? There are only a handful of rides that have been - questionably - branded 'World's First': Oblivion (Not technically vertical) Air (Wasn't the first flying coaster) and now Galactica is dancing around the truth with the use of 'Fully dedicated to VR'. I think only Th13teen & The Smiler have the genuine title of 'World's first'. For me, I personally don't mind too much, yes they can appear gimmicky but it's all about marketing and getting people through the gates. 'World's First' for me has somewhat more of a draw and more exiting. We live in a dog-eat-dog World where people fight (literally in some cases) to be the best at something or the first to do something - Inventions, World Records, Olympics even military conflicts can be about power and winning. Should a Themepark be any different? I like that Alton strive to deliver a Showcase of the World's Firsts or new ride concepts. I mean look at what Alton has brought to the World's stage - Dive machines, Flying coasters, Freefall coasters. I hope Alton continue to push the boundaries and bring in new ride concepts to the World stage.