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Rank the Alton Coasters

elephant58

Active Member
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.
 

Matt N

Well-Known Member
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.
 

CanobieFan

Active Member
Nemesis
Oblivion
Smiler
Air (don't have it as Galactica)
Thirteen
Rita
Corkscrew
Runaway Mine Train
Spinball Whizzer
Beastie
 

Robert.W

New Member
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
 

CanobieFan

Active Member
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?
 

Howie

Active Member
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
 

Hutch

Active Member
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.
 

lachlan

Member
For me it goes like:
  1. Nemesis
  2. The Smiler
  3. Wicker Man
  4. Oblivion
  5. Galactica (with or without the VR)
  6. Thirteen
  7. Spinball Whizzer
  8. Runaway Mine Train
  9. Rita
Haven't ridden Octonauts yet.
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
 

Howie

Active Member
^ no love for the Mini Apple :(
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?
 

davidm

Well-Known Member
Mini-apple was up in coaster corner, Beastie was where Octonauts is-ish (but was up near Corkscrew before that)
 

Howie

Active Member
^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. :(
 

Hutch

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

mouse

Active Member
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.
 

Peet

Member
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 :-(
 

ATTACKHAMMER

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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
 
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