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Rank the Alton Coasters

Discussion in 'Polls' started by elephant58, Jul 14, 2018.

  1. elephant58

    elephant58 Member

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    I thought, seeing as there's threads like this for other parks, I'd create one for everyone's favourite Merlin park. Obviously Nemesis will probs be at the top of most, but I've always wondered how people would rank the rest. Plus for once my experience actually allows me to partake in this lol

    1. Oblivion
    2. Nemesis
    3. Wicker Man
    4. The Smiler (very close with #3)
    5. Rita
    6. Spinball Whizzer
    7. Galactica (I think)
    8. Thirteen (very close with #7)

    I've not been on RMT since I was 11 so I'm not counting it and not been on Octonauts.
     
  2. Matt N

    Matt N Member

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    For me it goes like:
    1. Nemesis
    2. The Smiler
    3. Wicker Man
    4. Oblivion
    5. Galactica
    6. Thirteen
    7. Spinball Whizzer
    8. Runaway Mine Train
    9. Rita
    Haven't ridden Octonauts yet.
     
  3. CanobieFan

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    Best Coaster:
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    Nemesis
    Oblivion
    Smiler
    Air (don't have it as Galactica)
    Thirteen
    Rita
    Corkscrew
    Runaway Mine Train
    Spinball Whizzer
    Beastie
     
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  4. Matt N

    Matt N Member

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    You must have first visited Alton a very long time ago @CanobieFan, as you have Corkscrew and Beastie!
     
  5. Robert.W

    Robert.W New Member

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    This is how I'd rank them:

    1. Nemesis
    2. Wicker Man
    3. The Smiler
    4. TH13TEEN
    5. Galactica (without VR)
    6. Oblivion
    7. Spinball Whizzer
    8. Runaway Mine Train
    9. Rita
    10. Octonauts Rollercoaser Adventure
     
  6. CanobieFan

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    Oh God, the moment when a visit in 2006 is considered a very long time ago. Hahaha (I've actually been lucky enough to have visited Alton three times in my travels)

    Canobie "we used to end posts like this" Fan
    +1?
     
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  7. Howie

    Howie Member

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    Just because I'm an old bastard and I can, I'm going to include some of their defunct coasters too.

    1. Nemesis
    2. Oblivion
    3. ThunderLooper
    4. Wicker Dude
    5. The Smiler
    6. Air
    7. Runaway Train
    8. Spinball
    9. Rita
    10. The Black Hole
    11. Th13teen
    12. 4 Man Bob
    13. Corkscrew
    14. Alton Mouse
    15. Alton Beast
    16. Octonauts
    17. Beastie
     
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  8. davidm

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    ^ no love for the Mini Apple :(
     
  9. Hutch

    Hutch Member

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    1. Nemesis - obviously.
    2. Air - Weak for a flyer but still quite fun.
    3. Oblivion - Way too short but does its job really well.
    4. Smiler - The two airtime hills were awesome. Hard to remember how the rest of the ride was but that airtime was good.
    5. Runaway Mine Train - Actually kind of fun and didn't have a problem with it.
    6. Rita - Good launch and couple of good airtime moments, but the turns and OTSRs are gross.
    7. Th13teen - Some decent moments but not much to it.
    8. Sonic Spinball - Bit forgettable?

    Honestly I'm not really sure how to rank 4-8 (well, Spinball's definitely at the bottom). Didn't bother with re rides on those but they're kind of mixed in the "okay" range for me.

    Haven't done Wicker Man or the new kiddie crew.
     
  10. lachlan

    lachlan Member

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    You must really hate Rita! For me the restraints weren't as bad as I remembered

    Here's mine:
    1. Nemesis
    2. Smiler
    3. Wicker Man
    4. Oblivion
    5. Rita
    6. Galactica
    7. Thirteen
    8. Spinball
    9. Runaway Mine Train
    10. Octonauts
     
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  11. Howie

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    You've got me there - I don't recall the Mini-Apple... whereabouts was it? It's possible I may be getting the Mini Apple mixed up with Beastie... which was the one where Octonauts now is?
     
  12. davidm

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    Mini-apple was up in coaster corner, Beastie was where Octonauts is-ish (but was up near Corkscrew before that)
     
  13. Howie

    Howie Member

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    ^Hmm... I've got it down as 'ridden' on Coaster-count, and I was certain I had every coaster they've ever had - but I'm doubting myself now, I just can't picture it in my head at all. That's gonna bug me now. Won't sleep tonight. :(
     
  14. davidm

    davidm Member

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    Last map they are both on is 1997
    1997map.jpg
    (it's in Great Yarmouth now if you feel the need :) )
     
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  15. Hutch

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    For me the restraints smacked my neck coming out of the last slow turn into the final brake run (just before the station). Definitely could've benefited from lap bars or even the softer OTSRs, but the layout is still poor anyway.
     
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  16. Howie

    Howie Member

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    You know what? I kinda do feel the need now... just to be sure, like.
     
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  17. mouse

    mouse Member

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    Finally a ranking topic I can get in on.

    1. Nemesis
    2. Oblivion
    3. Air
    4. Smiler
    5. Thirteen
    6. Rita
    7. Spinball
    8. Mine Train

    Proud to say I've not done Octonauts.
     
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  18. Peet

    Peet Member

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    1) Nemesis
    2) Smiler
    3) Oblivion
    4) Wicker Man
    - Big Gap -
    5) Rita
    6) Air/Galactica
    7) Corkscrew
    8) Black Hole
    9) Spinball Whizzer
    10) Runaway Mine Train (brilliant for a powered coaster, but still just a powered coaster)
    11) Thirteen
    12) Beastie
    13) Mini Apple (only vague childhood memory)

    Got spited by Octonauts due to not having kids with me :-(
     
  19. ATTACKHAMMER

    ATTACKHAMMER Social Media Team Staff Member Social Media Team

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    1: Nemesis
    2: Thirteen
    3: Oblivion
    4: Smiler
    5: Rita
    6: RMT
    7: Spinball Whizzer
    8: Air/ Galactica
    9: Octo kids thing
     
  20. vaugc002

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    I'm so glad Oblivion gets love :cool:
     
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