An emotional experience, that says alot. But you can't skip the part at the bottom, though, they're still saying it will probaly be thrilling despite that report. They could be playing things down a bit with what's going on in the world, they want families to come out and have fun. Sometimes telling you a ride is going to be too intense makes it seem weak when you get on, so who knows, it may be a trick.
this is so stupid, if someone is afraid of "scary things" why would they ride a coaster. Also it is supposed to be appealing to younger riders, WHAT, you'll have to be at least 54" to ride, bad move AT ----------------- HurricaneGeauga- Just in case
Obviously this is exaggerating heavily - of course the ride will be thrilling - how can it not be, the only thing that is being said here is that the theming will be less scary than Alton's other rides in an attempt to gain more riders and less "freak-outs".
Its all about themeing it looks like. The ride won't be toned down so I think its a good move. A more family oriented coaster will do more good for a park then an ultra intense one, no matter how much "we*" may hate it I'm sorry to say.
*We, who only make up a miniscule percentage of park patrons.
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*** This post was edited by Joe E. on 10/10/2001. ***
Yo Greg, I think we are running up against a cultural difference here. The word that colin used while in America, a colloquilism for an area of the female anatomy, in British society is akin to "Old Maid". I've read several British books (many by Agatha Christie) where the word is used quite liberally, even in "upper crust" society.
just a thought, jeremy
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Either way, I was on this site during school, and I freaked out when I saw that title. I could have gotten in trouble for it. Dude...that wasn't cool!
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This really isn't a dissapointment at all, AT is just making the theming not as intense and intimadating as Nemesis. What could be scary about AIR any ways except for an excellent flying experience. what could the scary theming be? A big puffy cloud with big scary teeth:) the ride really does not need theming, it just has to be a excellent flying coaster that fallows the terrain of AT.
Good point, Jeremy. My reaction was perhaps a bit harsh, however the edit will still stand as to many readers the original wording was possibly offensive. My apologies to international readers who wouldn't take offense. ----------------- --Greg "Beat the rush, sign up for your post-Mean Streak MRI now..." My pageMy other pageAnd my coaster page
yeah it only seems like the theming is gonna be childish but the ride won't it'll still offer the high thrills. It'll probably just be really smooth and not as fast but still pack a real punch for us, enthusiasts. -----------------
If you have seen the pics of the construction on AIR, so far incredible intense with lots of headchopper (Maybe bodychopper:) ) effects and tunnels. I hopefully will try to make my way out to AT and England sonetine next year to experience this extraordinary piece of machinery.
I don't know about you guys, but I like the emotional rides a bit better. if it doesn't bring a bit of emotion, I find myself over-analyzing it. this still sounds like a great ride. ----------------- Jay and Silent Bob have left the building ~Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Sorry 'bout the wording, even with the same implications it is far less offensive here in the UK, esp in my "upper crust" society!!!!! Anyways, looks like this will be suitable for my 'high society' mother to ride on opening day, if she can tolerate queueing with the riff raff......!!
The 'cultural difference' is also apparent in words used in America, which would not be appropiate for British family readers. Numerous time the word p*ssed is used here, which is not suitable for a family forum here in Britain. It is rather funny how words are deemed offensive in some countries and not in others.