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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby SharkTums » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:43 pm

^Thanks Adam, I just wasted 19 seconds of my life!!!! :?r

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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby jedimaster1227 » Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:45 pm

^Add another 7 seconds for the photos that show you just about the same amount of detail, if not less.
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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby ToTheMax012 » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:04 pm

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/7238666/Squirrel-banned-from-riding-rollercoaster.html

The rodent was said to be causing headaches for operators at Alton Towers by getting in the way of improvement work on an attraction at the resort. Workers noticed it riding the revamped Sonic Spinball roller coaster as it was tested in the mornings and joining visitors who were offered an early go on it before the official opening. The grey-haired animal was also caught stealing food from the workers.

A spokesman for the Staffordshire theme park said: ''It was getting in the way of builders who were painting. ''They couldn't carry on because they would end up with paw prints in the paint. ''And we can't have anything on the track when the roller coaster is going round.''

Alarms were installed that emit a warning noise inaudible to human ears but designed to ensure the squirrel, nicknamed Sonic, avoids the ride in future.

Morwenna Angove, sales and marketing director at the Alton Towers resort, said: ''Unfortunately Sonic's behaviour is a danger both to our guests and himself and so we're doing all we can to ensure that he stays away from the ride. ''Banning a squirrel from a roller coaster is certainly unusual but I suppose there's a first time for everything.''

The Sonic Spinball ride officially opened to the public yesterday to coincide with the start of the February half term.


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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby SharkTums » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:27 pm

^I fully approve of the rodent riding the roller coaster!

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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby the ghost » Mon Feb 15, 2010 10:32 pm

^^ Lol. That reminds me of the waterskiing squirrel scene from Anchorman for some reason.

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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby snoflake15 » Tue Feb 16, 2010 6:34 am

Surely Sonic doesn't meet the height requirements? :|

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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby monkeyoverlord71 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 1:19 pm

ToTheMax012 wrote:^Off-topic, but I LOVE that movie.

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I imagine they will add more to Sonic Spinball in the way of theming during the closure between the half term opening and the main season opening. Or I hope at least.
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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby StealthFan » Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:32 pm

What fool decided to call it Sonic, I would have called it tails!

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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby SharkTums » Wed Feb 17, 2010 6:05 pm

^A PR person that probably didn't know any better!

My press release would have been so much better...something about Tails getting jealous of all of the attention Sonic was getting etc.

Or perhaps they don't have the rights to even mention tails?

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Re: Alton Towers 2010: TH13TEEN

Postby ToTheMax012 » Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:23 pm

I thought it could have been funnier if the squirrel was a hedgehog.(Yes I know a hedgehog has spikes and could hurt someone, I have experience with one.)

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