I just got back from 2 days at alton towers and i had the most awesome time.
I was staying in the alton towers hotel and on friday night during the VIP night i met Girls Aloud and Bill Baily
I am going to cut to the photos and give you my TH13TEEN review at the end
On the monorail for 8:30, get are ERT!
Right on to oblivion while everyone else went to Th13teen, had 5x rides on it and got my oblivion condom
"Insert sexual innuendo about going into the hole"
Nice new restrains on the cars
Ok now over to the Dark Forest
Wonder why he is here
RITA QUEEN OF SPEED, oops no i ment RITA
Rita control booth
Guy in Pic "What is this idiot doing"
Painted ritas cars
This is why we are here
Dead trees all over the place in the Que. It will look amazing when lots of trees grow over and engulf the Que.
Baggage hold, and stairs up to station, I like how there is a ladder you walk under for bad luck
Wraith in station
Ride op Box
Going onto Crypt
Met god himself, was a really nice man, but he didnt like the attention, he seemed shy
This thing really towers over
Alton towers hotel
Ok so here is my ride review
You start out coming into the station with writing on the wall and the pungent smell of forest. As you are dispatched and go up the lift hill you see the other car arrive in the crypt. You then travel down the drop and weave around the forest, when the forest grows it will be an amazing sight when riding as at the moment its a bit like a building site still.
You then enter the crypt where the door crashes behind you and you can hear the floor creaking, you are surrounded by leafs and then the lights drop. You then are plunged in pitch black with air blasters then as the light comes up you are surrounded by wraiths. Then launched backwards around the cold underground helix.
My thoughts is that if you are expecting some amazing G's then you wont get it, it is well themed mine train as i see it and very smooth. Dont get me wrong it is well themed, probably best in UK but i hate to say it the drop is rubbish. I really didnt feel it, it wasn't strong, it is good for a 1 time scare but it has no re-rid-ability. The effects where half done and where on and off all day.
Overall a good addition to the park but it is not something that is going to be huge. I am going to stick with nemesis and Air