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How fast is Thirteen?

Alton Towers: Does anyone know the statistics for Thirteen? If you do, please post them here.

From Sarah Meeks
Posted February 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM
What is the speed of Thirteen at Alton Towers? What are the statistics?


Comments in chronological order. Most recent at the bottom. Scroll down to respond.

From Nick Markham
Posted March 1, 2010 at 11:20 AM
Nobody 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.

From James Rao
Posted March 1, 2010 at 5:26 PM
I know, I am just not telling.

From Nick Markham
Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:21 PM
^ I am sure you do... and I know everything that will be going into Shanghai Disneyland!

From steve lee
Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:30 PM
Currently, the top speed is zero miles per hour.

(Alton Towers is being awful tight-lipped about this, aren't they?)

From Sarah Meeks
Posted March 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM
Please 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!

From James Rao
Posted March 1, 2010 at 8:11 PM
Nick...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.

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 Meeks
Posted March 1, 2010 at 9:27 PM
That's okay James. I don't think Thirteen is as awesome as X2!

From Nick Markham
Posted March 2, 2010 at 6:53 PM
In 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.

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 Meeks
Posted March 3, 2010 at 7:10 PM
Hahahahahaha! They are saying it is going to be more extreme than X2! Lol! Yeah right!

From James Rao
Posted March 18, 2010 at 3:23 AM
Now that the big secret is out (see Youtube or Screamscape), is anyone else thinking, "Really? Is that it?"

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 Ward
Posted March 18, 2010 at 6:01 AM
im going to Alton Towers in May..

if i survive THIRTEEN then i will let you all know what it actually is/does

From Nick Markham
Posted March 18, 2010 at 3:02 PM
Just 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.

From Sarah Meeks
Posted April 11, 2010 at 8:30 AM
How fast is Thirteen? I'm blind so I can't watch videos.

From Jennie Lea
Posted July 23, 2010 at 6:31 AM
I 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".
So there you go, that's how I feel about this highly hyped, badly executed kiddies coaster.

From Mike Gallagher
Posted July 23, 2010 at 5:51 PM
Jennie,

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 Hirons
Posted August 6, 2010 at 12:19 AM
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

From Mike Gallagher
Posted August 6, 2010 at 6:24 PM
Daniel said:

"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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