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A Great Day! [13 Sep 2006|07:56pm]

I've just come back from a day at Alton Towers.

We had a great day, got wet on Congo River Rapids and then dried off on Air!
I was quite impressed with Alton Towers attempt to save water in the middle of this water shortage. None of the waterfalls on Nemesis were flowing and no one got wet on Ripsaw.
Air (my favourite ride) was a disappointment as it was plagued throughout the day with technical problems, but we still managed 6 trips on it.
The new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ride was even more of a disappointment. We queued to be first on then came out thinking 'Was that it?' It was basically 2 rides, one in a boat and one in the glass elevator but probably appealed more to kids.

As I always take videos/pictures when I go I decided not to bother this time. However, I have decided to share the video I made last year.

x-posted to alton_towers

The Alton Towers Hotel Fails [20 Jul 2006|11:07am]

I went to Alton Towers yesterday! Overall I had a really fun time (when its Alty not fun?) However there were a few creases in this technicolor dream coat…

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[18 Jul 2006|05:04pm]
Heey...I'm new here, went to Alton Towers for my birthday on Sunday. Just thought I'd share a few pics of Oblivion and scenery that I took whilst walking around.

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Ride [02 May 2006|06:03pm]

Thought I'd share this with you.
You can even enter a competition for free tickets!

[19 Mar 2006|04:56pm]

Alton Towers is now open for the 2006 Season


New Thrillseeker [22 Aug 2005|08:29pm]

I'm new to the community, i've only been Alton Tower's once, on Halloween 2004 and it was AWESOME!!! Nemesis is my favourite ride, i really wanna ride Rita >_< Hmmm...hopefully i go soon.
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Places to Stay [11 Apr 2005|10:06pm]

Hi Everyone,

Myself a and a group of 4 friends are going to AT in July. We are looking for some kind of apartment/chalet to stay in. So far we've had no luck. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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2005? [31 Mar 2005|07:00pm]

Ok people. Who's going to Alton Towers this year? What are you most looking foward to? :)
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NEW RIDE!! [28 Feb 2005|12:21am]

[ mood | excited ]

Its has been confirmed that 'Rita - The Queen of Speed' will be the official name of Alton Towers' latest rollercoaster, opening in the early part of the 2005 season. Rita is a brand new launched coaster in UG Land - the home of Corkscrew. The ride will launch riders, sitting in 4 seater cars from 0 to 100kph in 2.8 seconds using a hydraulic launch from the station. The ride will be built and manufactured by Intamin. It is believed that the ride will be launched from the station, accelerating up a steep track to it's highest point (18m) and then speed around a 'figure of 8 track', flying through curved twists and helixes at high speed. There is no doubt that although the ride will be relatively short, it will be a high intensity ride at high intensity speeds. The ride has been codenamed 'RITA', but after Alton Towers displayed advertisements using the name 'RITA' - this could be the final name. The pictures below shows just how close 'Rita' will be to Corkscrew, maybe signalling a close end for the 25 year old 'head banger'!

Sad news that the Blackhole will not feature in the 2005 ride line up has also been confirmed. Although the ride is in operation for the Winter Weekends over the 'off season', the ride has required extreme maintenance work over the past few years and the need for new evacuation routes have been discussed as reasons for removal.

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