Jump to content
  TPR Home | Parks | Twitter | Facebook | YouTube | Instagram 

Photo TR - Alton Towers 9/5/08


Recommended Posts

Okay I can't be bothered to go into any detail and I doubt anyone will read it anyway so on with the photos!

 

 

Note to mods: I only just noticed the 150k limit on photos and its taken me an hour to do the report! Some pics are a bit over hope this is ok, sorry

100_3462.JPG.6e9e8781a4abfc642cfb9d59507eb6d4.JPG

I'll finish off with some random twisty goodness! Thanks for reading.

100_3388.JPG.8d1edba028d969a6335141a949bf1364.JPG

See?

100_3460.JPG.af6957eed5e07c3765ec3edfa0213265.JPG

The 'blood' rivers were working nicely.

100_3459.JPG.054d1dc37481637c84523ee7260779fa.JPG

And another view.

100_3465.JPG.ad5463342c5712f70f7c32baf62c4ce3.JPG

Here it is with a train. Can I say hardon on this website?

100_3466.JPG.9ff8554faf7ad02bb40144fe3b3c72f7.JPG

This is so my favourite bit of Nemesis.

100_3457.JPG.7f1e4b1e7f9ed84f77f331b976ad050a.JPG

It was still fun second time around. Especially in the back this time.

100_3456.thumb.JPG.5bbbaea1a24b4a07a6a4b8a9b61a0e94.JPG

We hit Air again.

DSC02809.JPG.4dc0a8dd37be7adda871bd914c5e1023.JPG

Bad photo of the themed rockin' tug. I think. I'm not that much of an expert.

100_3378.thumb.JPG.b0444821325655782925c47149f90a66.JPG

It was nearing the last hour, so we went back over for more Air and Nemesis. Here's the re-themed teacups to fit in with the Mutiny Bay area and battle galleons.

DSC02807.JPG.97fe93aae9107c4b552902b36ec07ab8.JPG

There they are! They so came dressed for the occasion. First Krishna's at Thorpe Park, now men in suits at Alton Towers.

DSC02803.JPG.812bc023411701b18fd048b6a4966a8d.JPG

Splashdown! Its great how the logs on the log flume are baths. All about sponsorship but still.

DSC02800.JPG.07e1aabea068b17c529824e8e4d092d5.JPG

I'm stalking these guys in shirts and ties.

DSC02796.JPG.11e75db91952c4ae97f87581bc699c40.JPG

The previous photo was the sign because the station is SO boring.

100_3470.JPG.5a72a31a595017707e7dff8f1335e6be.JPG

Pizza hut for lunch, then time to get wet!

100_3452.JPG.13b5ffa675c11171553c67a7df9a66c0.JPG

I think I do a good impression.

100_3442.JPG.3b3b558db56c232d3010d4adfdb80cf4.JPG

We quite enjoyed this one, it had a fairly long line at 25 mins. The people just in front of us as we entered hopped the fence to get in the single rider line. We beat them into the station.

100_3443.thumb.JPG.2f3630e6be2824b42bb4931271a849e2.JPG

The future of queue line entertainment. Funny little pinball thingys.

100_3434.JPG.e510bbaabcc2e8947923c547aeb1709d.JPG

It's just plain...fun!

100_3432.JPG.fdad8b163dc04d83a6e8194f34cd1e3e.JPG

Next up Spinball Whizzer. I hadn't been on one of these before.

100_3453.JPG.0d56f735d6ad048651a88c20aaf38cfb.JPG

Not today it isn't.

100_3430.JPG.7dc5c96a3a7203341b7d777eaeabb653.JPG

The Towers. My only moan about Alton is that its SO spread out. But thats what the skyride is for I guess.

100_3451.JPG.0b016e3cd47345373f201ba9e17f8f7b.JPG

Overview again with the Towers in the background.

100_3448.JPG.8cd855a22a8851b487f4c1427b10c275.JPG

You can shoot at people without having to ride. We walked by later in the day and there was a woman in a boat yelling at someone to stop getting them wet. She was pretty angry. It's a water ride idiot!

100_3446.JPG.6fa6e9bf4f074d6b4add3f273824e679.JPG

Der der....der der...you get the idea.

100_3426.JPG.2b4527736cc87fa59f068a319a8684b3.JPG

It's really well done, and you get VERY wet. We stayed away from it though.

100_3429.JPG.806a09d0159886e6c27d0dbb0902ac35.JPG

We had a look at the new Battle Galleons bit.

100_3424.thumb.JPG.d0d1540690398bcfe94a9735407f947f.JPG

More SW4 branding on the top of the station entrance.

100_3422.thumb.JPG.82eba5ef1418cdbe37e993461757a68c.JPG

I really like the ride, I haven't been on any of the others so I guess I'm not spoiled yet.

100_3421.JPG.1975f41e1f35332de9ada468c2263281.JPG

Longest line of the day at 45 minutes. We only rode it once because of this. Everything else we rode was 25 mins or less.

100_3419.JPG.70ef0e3aaffcff4f6eb1cd44b3d2e6b9.JPG

One for the lift hill enthusiasts.

100_3418.thumb.JPG.e9e29fad43f648a67c10d388db92a57e.JPG

We got in line shortly after. I know that SW4 means Secret Weapon 4, the ride's codename, but what does QLB 001 mean?

100_3417.thumb.JPG.2108e11943a54b9b0bc817a42ab07819.JPG

I somehow managed to make this whole area look really slanted.

100_3415.JPG.cdb6949d213f3f384a681ba584e1d504.JPG

My plan of getting a train diving was dashed as it broke down just as we got there.

100_3414.JPG.8b4a54e9daa6fe0cab26738f0ca06fe7.JPG

Next up, Oblivion.

100_3409.JPG.3354e01cc4b356f31d56a8f625db1919.JPG

Its wasn't a complete waste, as I got this (what I would consider quite cool) photo of Rita.

100_3413.JPG.2e0cce89585f8c72e7419af3c3f9d283.JPG

For old time's sakes, we decided to ride the Corkscrew. Oh yes. Also here you can see more black track.

100_3403.JPG.f52afbaf2ab19bdf578637942d0c1c9a.JPG

I was going to, but there was a 40 minute wait, and about 30 people in the single rider line, so I skipped it. You can see here how higher parts of the track are painted black, to help stop visibility through the trees.

100_3401.JPG.dd2b830ca358f83693723ee99ee9c7cb.JPG

And rollercoasters! Charlie didn't want to go on Rita.

100_3399.JPG.1d2b1e3982693ff8a0f0f69043d399e6.JPG

And all you can really see is trees.

100_3398.JPG.7f9ad5d9fad0fbc0a8a76fcae3e3ed1c.JPG

More really nice gardens...

100_3397.JPG.8b9086391ce3b05a9ede0bf6efea64f1.JPG

Really nice gardens...

100_3396.JPG.d53d872edf4c9c1c28c5deac7717edfc.JPG

There are old buildings....

100_3394.JPG.548a6fe1d8827a228ba544ea2050a2d0.JPG

Wait what? I thought we were in a theme park?

100_3393.JPG.9ac49f13a1362176ef52e93dca2ea486.JPG

Charlie does her favourite pose by the big random Nemesis thingy. I always thought it was a gun but the front makes it look like a drill or something.

100_3392.JPG.18f74379df84dbac0fcf0c6b9ffd1b52.JPG

It started to rain moderately just as we took our front seats on Nemesis. Rain in the eyeball sucks. Could be worse, we could be at Cedar Point. They gave a warning that the ride would remain open but could be uncomfortable.

100_3391.JPG.739a927f315c83d1aaec582d7d7adda0.JPG

What's this? No no not the well themed Top Spin, in the bottom right.

100_3384.JPG.5c7b9c5f9579c3bf2b951645443707bd.JPG

It's hardly a pretzel but it'll have to do. I still find it fun.

100_3382.JPG.3b9e805777249347d4655fddf4c2a137.JPG

Next stop Air. Having been on Tatsu, Air is a bit tame, but it was more forceful than I remember. The back row gets my vote.

100_3387.JPG.b053ffe49e7e428ed958a9b5d9ebf94b.JPG

Loopy goodness.

100_3380.JPG.b51e9ec8e4cfbdbf19927dc14489a14d.JPG

Turnaround before the loop.

100_3379.JPG.b02711413a2fb1ef1acb67a928635266.JPG

First stop? Nemesis of course. Easily the best coaster in the park, and the one we went on the most.

100_3376.JPG.fe3f92d15ed65fa19f210f298acdb13a.JPG

Lovely view to look at, although there was no nun on a piano awaiting us.

100_3377.JPG.cfb899096cae49c7097eee98f13f9916.JPG

Light crowds at the cordon waiting to be let in. Last time I went they just opened the gates at 9.30 and let everyone in. We had to wait till 10.

DSC02785.thumb.JPG.879632ad0f237964a90a4196a4281dd1.JPG

Not as exciting as the phonebox one. The toilets come complete with humming, whistling and farting sounds. It was an odd experience.

DSC02786.thumb.JPG.9eb0ff2e12f6b9ebeb6025ede17757a4.JPG

The first thing I noticed through the gate? Funky toilet doors! Not only does it look like a phonebox, it looks like a row of phoneboxes, with authentic looking reflections included!

100_3375.JPG.430c6dc720bbe18833806a99312d386c.JPG

Obligatory room shot. We stayed at the Chained Oak B&B, it was pretty nice, near the chained oak which Hex is based on. We didn't see it though.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • Replies 9
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Posted Images

Good Photo TR

Shame Rita had a long line, I love that ride. I think you were lucky to get such a short line for Spinball, when I go it always has a massive line.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Good Photo TR

Shame Rita had a long line, I love that ride. I think you were lucky to get such a short line for Spinball, when I go it always has a massive line.

 

Yeah the line for the first part of the day was 1 hour, the longest in the park.

 

I have only been on Rita once, I wasn't all that impressed, probably since the launch just isn't as intense as Stealth. Plus I remember the restrains bashing my neck, it wasn't very nice!

 

QLB 01 = Queue Line Building?

 

Possibly, its the best suggestion I have heard so I'll go with that

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Great Review. Nemesis looks like it needs a new coat of paint.

 

It does, but the beauty of Nemesis is that its sort of supposed to look like that. I guess it helps when you look at other coasters its easy to tell just how faded they are and they looks pretty bad, but Nemesis just looks the way its meant to!

 

And thanks for all the positive comments, always nice to know people enjoy reading the reports other people take the time to do.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

Terms of Use https://themeparkreview.com/forum/topic/116-terms-of-service-please-read/