Coaster-Fiend said:It's a shame Alton spent 18 mil on a rough ride that probably won't age well.
Why couldn't they have just bought a B&M or Intamin?
Nemesis of oblivion said:I admit they're not silk smooth but have you ever ridden a Vekoma? That'll get you taking back those words cool)
Screaming Coasters said:Nemesis of oblivion said:I admit they're not silk smooth but have you ever ridden a Vekoma? That'll get you taking back those words cool)
OLD Vekoma's... New ones ride like Glass.
Whats this I keep hearing about supports need tightening? Is that bull or is that actually true?
Jordanovichy said:It was then into the 'shack' (that's the name I'm giving it anyway). I don't like to but I am going to disagree with Furie, to me the effects and stuff added to the whole illusions aspect of the coaster, the projections on the 3D walls was different and I really liked them. At the time I never looked at them and thought they were a cheap addition but it is unusual for me to look for the bad stuff.
Jordanovichy said:Up the stairs into the loading station which felt plastically now you come to mention it.
furie said:My problem was that it reminded me of the inside of Ben 10 at Drayton. It's just got the same kind of feel to it. It's hard to put a finger on it. Only it was like just bits of the Ben 10 theming, so like a cross between Ben 10 and G-Force. I was just expecting a little "more". I think the patterns are cool though and you're not in there very long.
furie said:Jordanovichy said:Up the stairs into the loading station which felt plastically now you come to mention it.
See, I like that :lol:
To me, the Marmaliser, the bright trains, the slightly "clown" outfits of the staff - it's all meant to be fun and cheery, yet it's all surface covering. A vinyl table cloth in a greasy spoon covering up the years of built up brown sauce and disease. It's false and deliberately over the top to distract you from the nasty undercurrent. So that really worked for me. It's such an odd thing because it's really a mix of things and doesn't settle.
What? There hasn't been an exit through retail Merlin attraction since.................. Wait, no, there has not been one since they took over...?Well I know you're forced through the shop to exit. It's Merlin
I did not tell you that your opinion was wrong, I challenged your lacking review and corrected your misunderstanding of my words.That's genuinely how I feel Joey, so you can either accept my opinion as my genuine thoughts on the ride or just go and ride it yourself.
Holy **** ****. Indeed... That demonstrates the importance of this thing single handedly. Though, I wonder, how accurate was "3 hours"? It's hard enough to guesstimate the queue time of an old ride with established staff, let alone something new...?By 9:30, the staff already had the queue listed as 3 hours and the ride hadn't even opened yet. It's rare for a ride in this country to make such a splash.
For me, Eurofighter roughness (my experience comes from Speed, Saw, Rage and Mystery Mine... Saw being the worst) is a jarring, rattly, rumble deep in your skull. It's not to do with me physically contacting the restraint, it feels as though the wheels do not make tight enough contact with the track... Or as if the wheels are made of octagons.Madame_Furie suffered it bad. I didn't, but I'm not going to claim it was smooth
Lets be perfectly honest here... Which of Tussauds/Merlins themes, which are not Disney ripoffs, do you understand? Because, I'm really not sure I fully comprehend any of them, because there really isn't much to get.I dont get this ride, what is the themeing supposed to be?
Is there a coaster you think is smooth, though, seriously? You're the biggest pussy on here. I mean, no doubt Smiler is rough as a concreted turd, but that's besides the point.Mainly I'm just supprised how positive everyone's reviews have been so far. I found it incredibly rough, moreso than Saw even.
I'd say Air's the best coaster at Alton from a purely objective and critical standpoint.Ben said: