Alton Towers' Rita - Website updated

Monday, February 21, 2005 11:13 AM
Alton Towers have updated their www.riderita.com website to show construction pics and a small info page.... worth a look for anyone planning to visit AT this year!
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Monday, February 21, 2005 12:05 PM
Honestly I think it's interesting. The launch system itself is a neat idea, I just don't understand why so far we've basically had every other launch into a top hat.
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Monday, February 21, 2005 12:36 PM
Cheap way to break records? Either that or check out the reactions in the other thread: most people's first reaction to something without a major hill is "boring". Not many beyond enthusiasts are going to actually think about it a second time to consider other good things about it.

That being said, I sure wish they'd lay down that 420' been-there-done-that and make it curl around itself a few times - you know, if I had a spare few million lying around ...

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Monday, February 21, 2005 12:57 PM
Interestingly enough, this ride seems more representative of European tastes. I guess I can't quantify my opinion, but I've always had the impression that European preference leans more toward speed and curves than height and airtime.
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Monday, February 21, 2005 1:03 PM
I think it looks like a cool ride too.

I think if someone did that here people would go ride it, I think its the parks who would worry about how to market it. I could see something like this working at Kennywood or someplace similar.

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Monday, February 21, 2005 1:12 PM
speed? it's gonna do 60 mph that's slower than people drive their cars... now if it was hitting like 80 or 90 miles per hour that would be a rush.
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Monday, February 21, 2005 1:15 PM
Ever stick your head out the window when doing 60? Feels a lot faster right?
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Monday, February 21, 2005 1:51 PM

eightdotthree said:
Ever stick your head out the window when doing 60? Feels a lot faster right?

I wouldn't suggest that! :)

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Monday, February 21, 2005 2:02 PM
It may not be as fast as the other rocket coasters, but at least its not a one trick ride. I like the fact that it has a small hypercoaster layout going for it after what should still be a solid launch.

Look at it this way- the Schwarzkopf shuttle loops do 0-55 in 5 seconds. This one does close to that speed in half the time. Its going to be intense!

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Monday, February 21, 2005 2:59 PM
Typical! It opens the day after my annual pass expires.
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Monday, February 21, 2005 3:09 PM
I would think, new ideas for rides, bring new fun, like this one.
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Monday, February 21, 2005 4:10 PM
speed? it's gonna do 60 mph that's slower than people drive their cars... now if it was hitting like 80 or 90 miles per hour that would be a rush.

So you're saying that 98% of all coasters aren't a "rush"?

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Monday, February 21, 2005 4:13 PM
Just a question for someone who has been to the park- how does the ride's racing theme fit into the dinosaur area of the park? Perhaps Rita has its own new area?
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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:26 AM
Its been incorporated into the existing Ugland, which remains. But there is talk that this will be only for 1 more year, but that is just internet rumours.

The corckscrew has been repainted and looks lovely, so its staying.

Rita is also being themed as Thunder rock Rally, a sort of travelling ride which is visiting Ugland. Does that make sense??

http://ugland.myphotoalbum.com/view_album.php?set_albumName=Ugland-Development

www.towersalmanac.com

has some great pics as well

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