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May 24, 2005

Alton Towers

I thought I'd write about my first ever trip to Alton Towers.

Yeah, it was good. Woo. Still thought it was a bit of a damp squib though. The only ride which worried me 'slightly' was Oblivion, so because I was a AT virign, the people I was with thought that'd be a good ride to go on first. Fair enough I suppose. Sort of meant that the rest of the rides went downhill (heh) from then onwards though. Every ride is too damn short, you blink and it's all over.

Nemesis was a tad disappointing - still not sure it was worth the extra wait to ride it from the front. Might have been better to not actally see what was about to come. I didn't get to try it from further back so I can't say - maybe if I go again I'll try that. I'd got some swear words stored up to shout out when I underwent some extreme g. Unfortantly the only swearing I did was "This is bollocks" whilst going round an inversion.

Hex was cool in a fuck around with your sense of perception kind of way.

Air... was cool, even though it broken and made my go dizzy whilst hanging me there.

Rita. Hmmm. I suppose this was also cool. After much discussions and calculations we worked out it accellerated much more quickly that the vertical drop of Oblivion, but did it in a horizontal straight line. I was humoured by the Mexican wave of "Jesus Christ's" that rippled back down the train as we pulled into the station.

Click on the image below to see a video of Rita launching.


Click on the image below to see a video of us on the spinning tea cups...


I decided that blogging from a roller coaster wasn't the wisest idea - mainly due to me not reckoing GPRS could cope rather the dropping the phone aspect... decided to take a video of the Mine Train though. The reference asking Moisty if he's dry yet would be something to do with the Rapids ride...

Mine Train

So yeah all in all a good day out. I'm glad to be able to say that I've finially been! Now all I have to do is find myself a proper theme park abroad somewhere with slightly longer rides to keep me more entertained and get me more scared.

Florida, anyone?

Posted by Ed at May 24, 2005 10:34 PM | Trips |