- Favourite Ride
- The Smiler
When you get into the park on your schools annual trip to alton towers and everyone who knows me says "Andrew you know Alton towers how do you get to..." And I could tell them exactly without thinking about it.
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Follow up from this:You know your addicted to Alton towers When this happens:
Your at school, in maths, and one person was on the school trip to towers the on Saturday, and says what rides they went on. When they get round to oblivion, they say this "we had just left the station, and the person sat on the ends' restraints came up." Accidentally, automatically, I started explaining oblivion safety protocols. Suddenly, I realized that everyone was staring at me with a blank expression, and that, instantly, everyone in there knew I was addicted to Alton towers. I was then subject to questions such as "how big is the park" "how many rides could I name (34)" "how many times does smiler turn". Then someone asked me where corkscrew was (they thought the site of the smiler) and I correct them. Then the person sat behind me said that corkscrew closed because someone died on it. This is VERY annoying, and I told them that no one has died at Alton towers. Then i was asked the train Capacity for all the rollercoasters. Now they all know that I am an enthusiast, and know a lot about "the world's saddest thing".
Just spent the last few days avoiding everyone in that class, to avoid "the th13teen girl of the advert is the person who died on corkscrew" "Leah knows everything about Alton towers" "that's the most she's ever talked"
So, got to put up with this next week... Lord of darkness impression???
Sounds like the whole 7 hour bus journey from our school. People telling me how someone broke their arm on oblivion because they hit the edge of the hole. And that you can't put your hinds up on Rita for the same reason.Follow up from this:
So, this week was a week on from this, and I was in this class again. Someone said to me "ok, so I know you probably do, but Leah, have you heard that Alton towers is haunted?" Begin long and pointless discussion. "The person who died on corkscrew is the ghost that haunts Alton towers"
"I wouldn't go there, it's not safe"
"Is the smiler open yet?"
"Have you ever been on air? My restraints came of once on the lift hill and I had to hold on the whole way round"
By the end of the lesson...
I'm sometimes a bit naughty if I overhear lost peoples conversations. Say they're looking for nemesis and we're near towers street I'll loudly say to the person I'm next to ooh let's do nemesis first and point to the x-sectorSometimes I play the confused map game. It quite simple, see two or three people looking confused studying a map. Stand off to the side so they dont see you, Get the map out and wait for one to say their want to go.
Then walk into their view as you turn your map around and around, before saying sod it screw it up and head off in the direction they need to go.
100 point if they follow you.
Really, your jealous of the people who pay £50, turn up late, try to get round the park with pushchair, go straight for spinball, pay £90 for fastracks...I am a bit jealous of the people who have to use maps,
the excitement of being some where new,
the thrill of experiencing things for the first time,
The Alton Towers Magic
Now on park everything is just same same same, no more magic, just the thrill of the rides.