If You could bring back one past ride?

What rides and attractions do you miss? Share your memories of Alton Towers' extensive past here.
Tom.B

I would say Corkscrew, simply because it was my first 'big' coaster, and I only got to ride it once, before it was closed.  :(
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Black hole. For years there was a picture of me and my dad on the black hole when i must have been about 8. (amazing what a few little girl tears will do to make operatives blind to the fact she needs to grow a few inches!  ;))
I am totally going to have to find that out now!
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Ritadz wrote:Thunder Looper

I think the original Haunted House would be top of my list.

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Agreed! I have only rode Duel but everyone I spoke to who has rode both has preffered Haunted House :)
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clayj wrote: I'd bring back Rita.... Personally I thought it was a great ride experience, just placed completely in the wrong section of the park ! I was happy to see it relocated at the time as it lead to the long awaited & needed development of the Dark Forrest to reach it's full potential that we all knew it had, but Rita was holding back. The park's management were able to add a couple of extremely well themed flats, increase the onslaught of the Vines over the courtyard to include Hex in the DF's line up...

As a side effect, it was great to have seen Rita relocated to another Merlin park which was previously struggling with investment and was also able to fit it's flat footprint into their park relatively easy.


Oh, hang on, was that a dream ??
Where did Rita used to be then? I thought it has always been there? :S
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Thorpe Towers 13 wrote:
clayj wrote: Oh, hang on, was that a dream ??
Where did Rita used to be then? I thought it has always been there? :S
Oh, hang on, was that a dream ??
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Thunder Looper. My first Roller Coaster  :D
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Either Corkscrew or the Haunted House
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I think I'd bring back the black hole.. Or the thunder looper! I never got to ride either and would love to give it a go!
On the other hand, bring beastie back!
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Thunder Looper or 1001 Nights, classic rides from great manufacturers.
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Corkscrew. It was my first major rollercoaster and even though i only rode it twice i love both times, i would take corkscrew in all it's bumpy glory over th13teen any day  :)
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There's so many that I didn't get to ride that I would love to bring back! Black Hole, Corkscrew, Thunder Looper....
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Dynamo to replace Submission in X-Sector because it will be back in its original home :) With a Mondial Supernova to replace Ripsaw, called ThunderBolt :) Corkscrew to replace Sonic Spinball and the Ice Tent to return to showing performances :)
AND THIS IS HOW I WANT THE ENERGISER TO RUN! :D
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1001 nights to replace submission

The haunted house to replace the crappy duel(re-theme I know)
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Swan Boats tbh. I didn't get chance to ride them before they were removed from the park and for some unknown reason they symbolise 'The Magic' for me :lol:
Also Dynamo, AKA the only flat I would actually ride.
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alton need some new flats... and well bone shaker & dynamo were both pretty good, and was a shame to see them go (i was just tall enough to ride dynamo the season before it closed, lucky me!)
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jackandylan123 wrote: CORKY, never rode it, REALLY wish I had the chance to
Me too  :tears:
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If i could i'd bring back Thunder Looper and Corkscrew. Both had amazing impact at Alton Towers and both very popular rides. But because this is asking for one then i'd have to say Corkscrew. Just for the fact that it made Alton towers famous and the fact that it was a very good family thrill coaster!
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The black hole
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Black Hole for me.

It's a ride that has fascinated me for a long time. I never got to ride it. Apparently, what was inside the tent wasn't exactly impressive. As someone that has ridden a Jet Star 1 model, I know how powerful these kinds of Swartzy rides can be! I can only image what the Black Hole must've been like.
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I would bring back the almighty Corkscrew, it's got such a strong place in my heart and I was so upset to see it go...
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