> > I was just wondering, what did you guys think of
> > OBLIVION at Alton
> > Towers? Is it as scary as it looks? Does the
> > drop give you that
> > "butterflies-in-your-stomach/weightless" feeling?
> > I haven't ridden this
> > ride, but would love too!
> I rode it 8 weeks ago for the first time and LOVED IT.
> But, all the people in
> the UK I spoke with held disdain for the ride?
I'm from the UK, and think that its a great ride. The drop was better than
I was expecting, and unlike the Big One, it doesn't take a further two
minutes to get back to the station.
> To me it was great fun especially being "held" at the
> crest of the drop and not
> being able to see the track below you!
The anticipation of the drop is lost after repeat riding. It would be nice
if they could vary the wait though. Its a nice touch though.
> The drop is really fast. No sooner are you released then
> you're zooming
> through the tunnel. Didn't get butterflies, but it was
> a rush no less.
The drop is amazing. Have the restraint loose and you float down. It is a
very very weird sensation and is probably my alltime favourate element of
> It is in my top 10, but again, not many seem to like it?
> Then again I only had
> to wait 5 min. per ride the day I was there.
Alot depends on the wait. If there is no wait, fine, but I would never
queue for more than 15 minutes for it.
A lot of dissapointment stems from the hype the ride got. Alton Towers were
clever in that building the ride, they said nothing. Over creative minds
started work, and people were expecting more than what opened.
The first advert for example had the log revolving and the slogan "Don't
Look Down". The mere fact that the logo was revolving meant, according to
over e***d children that the drop would be a vertical corkscrew.
I personally love the ride.
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