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by obliviongirl
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 673209

Re: Thorpe Park 2013 General Discussion

iBacon wrote:
JBragg1 wrote: Why has loggers leap been sbno this year
I went on it when I went late September?
I went in late August, and it was open then too, so I'm not really sure what's going on with it. I'm probably going to be visiting on Tuesday, so I'll report back on whether or not it's operating.
by obliviongirl
Sun Oct 20, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4098
Views: 243166

Re: New Chessington Junior Coaster

My idea for a rapids ride: Dragons themed rapids, as conveniently near land of the dragons. Say in your boats of 6, you leave the station to a small drop. You turn the corner, and see some dragons, either side of you, mouths open, jets of water coming out. Next, round a slow, rocky and wet corner, ...
by obliviongirl
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How To Ride Oblivion?
Replies: 25
Views: 5386

Re: How to ride Oblivion

I'd say that you just need to try to conquer your fears, and ride Oblivion without worrying over how you'll feel afterwards! In my experiences (well, I've only ridden it twice, but you can see where I'm going with this), the tenser you are, the more uncomfortable ride you will have. With hands clutc...
by obliviongirl
Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Replies: 4098
Views: 243166

Re: New Chessington Junior Coaster

I personally think that it would be fine to have Toadie's Crazy Cars removed, as it is not one of the overly popular rides, at least not now anyway, particularly seeing as it is so similar to the more current Tiny Truckers. It's a very old ride, which I don't believe has been taken much care of at a...
by obliviongirl
Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:03 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 673209

Re: Is this the end of Slammer?

I personally think it's going to be SBNO for the 2014 season, and we'll just see what happens from there. It's a shame that it is almost undoubtedly going to be leaving, as a lot of us, myself included, never got to ride it. I first visited Thorpe for the first time in years back in spring 2012, and...
by obliviongirl
Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: When are you going - scarefest 2013
Replies: 15
Views: 2450

Re: when are you going - scarefest 2013

Unfortunately, I'm not going to Alton Towers again this year because it's too far away, but I am going to Thorpe Park with a friend at some point during Scarefest. She's still trying to convince me to go on Saw, but I've told her the only possible way I might go on it right now is blindfolded, weari...
by obliviongirl
Sat Oct 05, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort
Replies: 10956
Views: 673209

Re: Colossus

Personally, I think Colossus is just too dated now. It's old and gives you a headache whenever you ride, except maybe if you queue for front row. I went in the summer, after not visiting for a year, and rode Colossus. The queue was literally colossus (if you'll excuse the pun  :)), and I had to wait...
by obliviongirl
Tue Sep 17, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Old Alton Towers Gardens Photos
Replies: 7
Views: 2855

Re: Old Alton Towers Gardens Photos

Please post! ;)
by obliviongirl
Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler over closed season 13/14
Replies: 150
Views: 37919

Re: The Smiler over closed season 13/14

Personally I would just like to see it working when I visit [hopefully] next summer.  :lol:
by obliviongirl
Mon Sep 16, 2013 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Attraction you'd most like a behind the scenes tour of?
Replies: 32
Views: 8297

Re: Attraction you'd most like a behind the scenes tour of?

Oblivion! Obviously, as it is my favourite Towers attraction, but also because I am just very curious about that black hole! Although I haven't actually ridden it yet, I think Th13teen would be pretty interesting too, what with the woodland and the drop.
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: If you had to, which ride would you remove?
Replies: 76
Views: 16778

Re: If you had to which ride would you have removed

Sub-Terra. There's no way I will ever ride it (I know you say it's not that scary, but I still absolutely hate stuff like that), so I'll just be selfish and remove it. :P
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 96
Views: 25990

Re: Going it Alone

I've only really had one 'bad'- or maybe weird would be a better way of phrasing it- experience as a single rider, which was when I was riding The Swarm at Thorpe Park last year. I sat at the back on the right wing (this was before the backwards seats), and a random guy came and sat beside me. To be...
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 15, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Hold on Tight! Here We Go, Here We Go!
Replies: 19
Views: 4083

Re: Hold on Tight! Here We Go, Here We Go!

I usually hold on, but then again, it's more or less only the fact that I feel completely awkward when I raise my arms on a ride that makes me. I try to let go, but I just start feeling embarrassed, so I stop before it ruins the whole ride experience for me. Oh, the disadvantages of being awkward.  ...
by obliviongirl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: If You could bring back one past ride?
Replies: 236
Views: 66021

Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

There's so many that I didn't get to ride that I would love to bring back! Black Hole, Corkscrew, Thunder Looper....
by obliviongirl
Tue Sep 10, 2013 8:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best alton coaster
Replies: 55
Views: 8235

Re: Favourite Alton Towers coaster?

So currently the three with the highest votes stand as:
1. Nemesis
2. The Smiler
3. Oblivion
Poor Sonic Spinball. :3
by obliviongirl
Mon Sep 09, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: List all the themeparks you have ever been to
Replies: 145
Views: 28153

Re: List all the themeparks you have ever been to

UK:

Alton Towers
Thorpe Park
Chessington World of Adventures
Paulton's Park
Crealey Adventure Park
Blackgang Chine
Legoland Windsor
Brighton Pier

France:
Bagatelle
Dennlys Park
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Best alton coaster
Replies: 55
Views: 8235

Favourite Alton Towers coaster?

I know there's probably already a discussion on this, but I couldn't find it, so I decided I may as well ask again. I doubt anyone's going to be choosing RMT but you never know! :P Feel free to explain why in a reply. I haven't been on The Smiler, Sonic Spinball and Th13teen yet, but of the ones I h...
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The little things that make the magic
Replies: 76
Views: 14820

Re: The little things that make the magic

For me, it's when you first see the gates to the park, and that applies to any theme park. I remember being about seven years old and feeling so proud when I heard that adventurous Chessington theme music as I walked through the gates.  :) Also, it's so cool when you drive past the JCB factory and I...
by obliviongirl
Sun Sep 08, 2013 9:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 96
Views: 25990

Re: Going it Alone

After the first time I've been on a ride, I'm fine with going on it alone (not counting Rita, I'm still terrified of that!), however, to be honest, I personally don't mind queuing for longer to be with friends/family. I find it a lot more fun to share the experience with others. Plus I find it kind ...