Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by Core » Sat, 27 Nov 1999 04:00:00


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!

                      Corey

                 (MR. ATTITUDE)

 
 
 

Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by Samsabe » Sat, 27 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>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?

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 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.

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.

SAM

 
 
 

Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by Marcus Shee » Sat, 27 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Hi There,

Quote:
> > 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.

Quote:
> 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.

Quote:
> 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
any coaster.

Quote:
> 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.

Regards,
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Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by Porsmon » Sat, 27 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>>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!

Oblivion is a good ride(but really it didnt live up to the hype), dont get me
Wrong I still love this ride and it happly made my top 10 list.
The Drop is great, being held at the top is superb because there is no way of
seeing the track below you, It also rather good at the side, GREAT STUFF
It also gives some superb airtime(thats right AIRTIME, a good 5 seconds too),
but you have to know about the loose harness trick otherwise it wont work. OK
try and leave your harness loose when going on, and when you go to drop, lean
right onto your harness, and you come right out of your seat(It feels Great)

The Tunnel bit is great too( but its better when they have the fog over the
tunnel, this complety covers it, and you dont have a clue what is down
there(without it, you can clearly see inside)

So is it Scary. I am going to admit this and say when I first saw it for real,
I didnt want to go on(the drop just looked insane) Of course I was really gonna
go on it, But yes to me, it looks scary the first time you see it. But after
that it dosnt really

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? 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.

The reason for this is, If you ask a lot of people what ride is better Oblivion
or Nemesis(about 8/10 will definatly say Nemesis and I am one of them people),
Basiclly because it is a lot better that Oblivion, they made Oblivion too short
really, and although still a great ride, It really didnt live up to the hype.
If you ride Oblivion and then ride Nemesis, You will certinatly see what I mean
and realise Nemesis is 10 times better.

 
 
 

Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by BODSnVIM » Sun, 28 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>I was just wondering, what did you guys think of OBLIVION at Alton
>Towers?

 Sensational drop into a black hole (not "The" Black Hole next door), nothing
else really attracts after that.
 My initial temptation is to say that it isn't worth the wait if over 20 mins,
but, as it is EVERY bit as good as any freefall, then it must surely be worth
an equal time spent in the queue.
 (I still prefer Nemesis, though!!)

Cheers
Steve

 
 
 

Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by Stevei » Sun, 28 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Where can I see pics of Oblivion???

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Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by Samsabe » Mon, 29 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Quote:
>Where can I see pics of Oblivion???

I think there is still a bunch of pics available at www.coasterclub.org.

Or at least there used to be?

 
 
 

Is OBLIVION as scary as it looks?

Post by .Jen » Thu, 09 Dec 1999 04:00:00

it looks pretty friggin scary! but a good adrenaline rush!!!!!!!!!
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