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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Meteornotes » Thu May 03, 2012 1:39 pm

Actually, if I owned AT, I'd put on a nightly spectacular featuring the music of Strapping Young Lad and Cannibal Corpse. They'd move within a week...

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Postby spinning man » Thu May 03, 2012 1:47 pm

For some reason, I have a bad feeling that those two will win this 'battle'. I wouldn't be surprised, with this silly court system in the UK.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby TPDave » Thu May 03, 2012 2:16 pm

^ Well this is only a successful appeal against a decision that was made against them after 9 years of proceedings. Don't be so quick to call it either way.

I just hate the irony that these people are fighting this court battle with money made from a pottery company that is very loud, but the people that live near it can't go to court because they can't afford it.

I know that these guys were there before the park, but there has to be a point to just accept it. Alton Towers is a great economic benefit to the area and a favourite with vast numbers of the population. Just let it be.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Dragon Khan » Thu May 03, 2012 5:32 pm

Makes me think of the Parent family (Parent is their family name) in Wavre, who have always been a pain in the a** for Walibi , ever since Sirocco opened in 82. Ever ? not really... actually in the first years, well before the Schwarzkopf Shuttle Loop was renamed Turbine, they just moaned " a bit " but used to shut up because Eddy Meuws (the park's founder) used to give them enough cash compensation so they could go on holiday during the two most active months of the season (July and August). I appears they never really left on vacation but gladly took the money for many years ! And when this practice came to an end, they created "les Versants de la Dyle", an association of protesters against the awful noises this machine from hell "suddenly" generated... Now, even the end spikes of Turbine have to be enclosed...ah the power of money...
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Troll » Wed May 09, 2012 1:54 am

Just found this on the BBC News website:

BBC News wrote:Man rescued from Oblivion ride at Alton Towers

The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers had to be closed after a man entered a prohibited area and needed rescuing.

A spokesperson for the Staffordshire theme park said a young man managed to get into the ride's tunnel at about 14:20 BST.

The ride was stopped and the surrounding area cordoned off while three fire crews rescued the man.

He was safely removed and taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.

The spokesperson said: "As with all our rides the area surrounding the Oblivion track is securely fenced off and ride operators reacted immediately in line with our well rehearsed safety procedures.

"A full investigation will now be carried out."

The Oblivion ride remained closed following the incident but is due to reopen again as normal on Wednesday.


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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Ace Of Spades » Wed May 09, 2012 2:20 am

^One has to ask...why? What reason would one possibly have for climbing in there?

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby XYZ » Wed May 09, 2012 7:37 am

Troll wrote:Just found this on the BBC News website:

BBC News wrote:Man rescued from Oblivion ride at Alton Towers

The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers had to be closed after a man entered a prohibited area and needed rescuing.

A spokesperson for the Staffordshire theme park said a young man managed to get into the ride's tunnel at about 14:20 BST.

The ride was stopped and the surrounding area cordoned off while three fire crews rescued the man.

He was safely removed and taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.

The spokesperson said: "As with all our rides the area surrounding the Oblivion track is securely fenced off and ride operators reacted immediately in line with our well rehearsed safety procedures.

"A full investigation will now be carried out."

The Oblivion ride remained closed following the incident but is due to reopen again as normal on Wednesday.


Source: BBC News


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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby kidcoaster 2 » Thu May 10, 2012 11:11 am

Troll wrote:Just found this on the BBC News website:

BBC News wrote:Man rescued from Oblivion ride at Alton Towers

The Oblivion ride at Alton Towers had to be closed after a man entered a prohibited area and needed rescuing.

A spokesperson for the Staffordshire theme park said a young man managed to get into the ride's tunnel at about 14:20 BST.

The ride was stopped and the surrounding area cordoned off while three fire crews rescued the man.

He was safely removed and taken to University Hospital North Staffordshire as a precaution.

The spokesperson said: "As with all our rides the area surrounding the Oblivion track is securely fenced off and ride operators reacted immediately in line with our well rehearsed safety procedures.

"A full investigation will now be carried out."

The Oblivion ride remained closed following the incident but is due to reopen again as normal on Wednesday.


Source: BBC News


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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby RCT3Bross » Thu May 10, 2012 5:18 pm

What? how in the world did he get there? :| Clime over the fence or something? Really how the F*** did he get there? I don't know how to react anymore. This is just weird and stupid. That fence stands there for a reason boy don't clime on it (I think that happened). Come on seriously whats whit people these days. :?r
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby andybarnes84 » Fri May 11, 2012 8:37 am

I think he went in via the other end

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