How fast is Thirteen?Alton Towers: Does anyone know the statistics for Thirteen? If you do, please post them here.
From Sarah MeeksWhat is the speed of Thirteen at Alton Towers? What are the statistics?
Posted February 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM
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From Nick MarkhamNobody knows as nobody even knows anything about the coaster other than its theme and the fact it is made by Intamin. Other than that, nothing is known.
Posted March 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM
From James RaoI know, I am just not telling.
Posted March 1, 2010 at 5:26 PM
From Nick Markham^ I am sure you do... and I know everything that will be going into Shanghai Disneyland!
Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM
From steve leeCurrently, the top speed is zero miles per hour.
Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:30 PM
(Alton Towers is being awful tight-lipped about this, aren't they?)
From Sarah MeeksPlease tell me! Don't hide it. I need to know. I will never get to go ride it! I'm all the way in California!
Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM
From James RaoNick...you doubt me? Ahh, shucks... the cat is out of the bag: I am, of course, just teasing (sorry, Sarah). I will find out more info on this new coaster the same time everyone else does: on or about March 20th, when the ride opens and the first reports are released.
Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:11 PM
And my guess is that THIRTEEN will not live up to the hype. Ladies and gentlemen, you are witnessing self-promotion run amok!
From Sarah MeeksThat's okay James. I don't think Thirteen is as awesome as X2!
Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:27 PM
From Nick MarkhamIn all seriousness, taking a look at what pictures we do have, it is a large kiddie coaster to the likes of it, and unless there is something we can't see, people may be HIGHLY disappointed. But the hopes are in that there is some surprise lement.
Posted March 2, 2010 at 6:53 PM
P.S. Whatever we ar missing, there is no way it can be more extreme than what is already out there. They are really setting the bar high saying they want to put a restriction of one ride per visitor per day because of its extremity.
From Sarah MeeksHahahahahaha! They are saying it is going to be more extreme than X2! Lol! Yeah right!
Posted March 3, 2010 at 7:10 PM
From James RaoNow that the big secret is out (see Youtube or Screamscape), is anyone else thinking, "Really? Is that it?"
Posted March 18, 2010 at 3:23 AM
Sometimes, too much hype can be devastating (see the ratings for the Dark Knight Coaster for an example of the backlash that comes with overblown hype). While THIRTEEN looks like a fun little coaster, it is a one trick pony, and unless the special effects (when they are added) are just phenomenal, it is going to be a big disappointment to most riders.
From Steve Wardim going to Alton Towers in May..
Posted March 18, 2010 at 6:01 AM
if i survive THIRTEEN then i will let you all know what it actually is/does
From Nick MarkhamJust like I expected: Thirteen is just a kiddie coaster with a special effect at the end. These effects and theming better be ready to horrify guests to death now to live up to expectations since the actual ride doesn't. I knew Alton Towers would fail if the built up the expectations too high.
Posted March 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM
From Sarah MeeksHow fast is Thirteen? I'm blind so I can't watch videos.
Posted April 11, 2010 at 8:30 AM
From Jennie LeaI waited almost 2 hours for thirteen back in May. Partially because of a fire in the local power station though. Anyway when we got off the ride my boyfriend turned to me and said "what do you think?" my reply was "I'm so disappointed I could cry".
Posted July 23, 2010 at 6:31 AM
So there you go, that's how I feel about this highly hyped, badly executed kiddies coaster.
From Mike GallagherJennie,
Posted July 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM
You may not believe this, but that's exactly what I thought (I was alone, so I didn't say it out loud) after I rode Dark Knight at GAdv for the first time in, I guess it was '08 (?)
From Daniel Hironswell im going to alton and towers in 3 days ive been before but i never been on thirteen. but its a physicoster. so it messes with your mind
Posted August 6, 2010 at 12:19 AM
From Mike GallagherDaniel said:
Posted August 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM
"well im going to alton and towers in 3 days ive been before but i never been on thirteen. but its a physicoster. so it messes with your mind"
What a coincidence. So do your posts. Please introduce yourself to capital letters, punctuation, and sentence structure. I can overlook things like that when the post is entertaining or adds something to the discussion at hand. But this is not and does not. Your other posts demonstrate the same...including the two where you gave the exact same response..word for word..to two different threads.
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