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Alton Towers new ride - Thirteen

Welly Dec 11, 2009

  1. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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  2. Staz

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    Has anyone been on the Spiderman ride in Islands of Adventure, Orlando? If this is anything like that it could be incredible.
     
  3. Welly

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    Yeah man, what a ride. The other best ride in Florida is The Montu at Busch Gardens. Nemesis but 3 times as long :)
     
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  5. Staz

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    I see where they got the idea for stealth from!

    http://www.thorpepark.com/rides-stealth.php

    Speed and acceleration are great of course but the Spiderman ride has an all-directional moving coaster, flames, water and 3D videos!
     
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    I heard them talking about it on the radio this morning
    They recon you may have to sign a disclaimer before you go on to it :ermm: that means it will be megga scarey
    Sarah
     
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    That is insane, i want to go on that now lol
     
  8. jojo

    jojo Looking for Boost! Staff Member Moderator Team Daytona quattro Audi S3 Audi A6 Audi Avant Owner Group

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    Not been to Alton Towers in years! I did love my rides when I was in my late teens, not been on anything spectacular for a long time until I went to EuroDisney, and went on Spacemountain and the AeroSmith ride, they felt quite hardcore to what I remember lol. Still wouldn't stop me from going it though, I'm up for any ride. :)
     
  9. smudge_don

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    Full article:

    Get ready for 'scariest ride in UK'
    Alton Towers Resort is to launch "the scariest ride in the UK" next year.


    Thirteen, built on the site of the old Corkscrew rollercoaster, aims to combine physical and psychological fear and will be dubbed a "psychoaster".

    The £15 million ride will be restricted to 16 to 55-year-olds only and visitors limited to one ride per day "due to concerns about emotional maturity and physical health", resort bosses said.

    Visitors will also be required to sign a waiver which assures the resort of their physical and mental health "to avoid any resulting lawsuits".

    Alton Towers' latest secret weapon comes after the successes of Nemesis, Oblivion and Air and will be based on the discovery of an unearthed ancient burial site in an area of unexplored woodland known as the Dark Forest.

    A spokesman said: "Visitors will be invited to take a petrifying ride on Thirteen, venturing into the seemingly living and breathing Dark Forest. There they will face an unknown horror that has been unleashed from the ancient crypt."

    Built on a burial site that is part of the original Alton Abbey, one of the main features will take place inside the unearthed crypt.

    Morwenna Angove, Alton Towers' sales and marketing director, said: "This new ride will be a shocking, never-experienced-before rollercoaster and we're excited that once again the Alton Towers Resort is able to offer visitors the chance to experience something unavailable in any other part of the world.

    "However, just as we take physical health and safety very seriously, Thirteen demands that we also consider our visitors' emotional health, and as such we're not afraid of introducing necessary measures to ensure riders are fully prepared and healthy enough to brave Thirteen."

    The new ride took a team of 35 people nine months to build and will be launched in March next year
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    http://news.uk.msn.com/uk/articles.a...ntid=151318457

    TBH i don't really see how they can hype up a coaster so much....

    It's immense

    I was absolutely pooing myself the 1st time i went on it, i was 3rd from the front

    I then queued (sp) another 40mins to get on the front

    OMG:scared2:
     

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