RITA - drag stripping

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 3:06 PM
The silly Ride Rita jokes are not ending.

Check out this publicity stunt Alton Towers pulled off yesterday:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/tm_objectid=15342439&method=full&siteid=89488&headline=frock-and-roller-name_page.html

And the tabloids even have a picture:


http://freizeitparkweb.de/cgi-bin/dcf/dcboard.cgi?az=show_thread&forum=DCForumID4&om=5474&omm=50&viewmode=threaded

I always wondered what "drag strip" really meant...

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 3:09 PM
BullGuy's avatar So thats what Dee Snider has been up to nowadays. *** Edited 3/29/2005 8:10:53 PM UTC by BullGuy***

-Mark
Never Has Gravity Been So Uplifting.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 3:15 PM
Oh joy, the Daily Record, Glasgows finest publication. Maybe they could send Joan Burnie down to loosen her up a bit </obscure sanctimonious agony aunt reference>

On topic, that launch is missing a loop and a couple of spikes... <bring back thunderlooper>


-Jimvy!

*** Edited 3/29/2005 8:23:42 PM UTC by invy***

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 3:34 PM
So Rita is a guy?! I feel so violated.

*curls up into the fetal position in the floor of my shower*

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:32 PM
Mamoosh's avatar The ride was really fun! Thanks to AT for inviting me to take part in the stunt.
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:37 PM
LOL...oh btw BullGuy...Dee has a radio show in Philly now, I tune in every now and then when I'm out at night ;)

Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 4:58 PM
It's ok Dave, you forgot to take your meds this morning!! Just kidding hun!
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 5:23 PM
I remember thinking when Top Thrill DRAGster debuted that it would be hilarious if Cedar Point thought to pull of a stunt like this... but somehow I don't think that the "girls" would be able to hold on to their wigs at 120mph. And can you imagine being smacked in the eye with a chandelier earring or a false eyelash? Ouch!

;-)

I don't know... aside from this amusing publicity stunt, RITA doesn't look all that exciting to me. I appreciate that the park wanted to try something different with a hydraulic launch coaster, but I think that this sort of layout and top speed would have been far more interesting if they had utilized the motorbike concept.

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 5:48 PM
nasai's avatar That pic is amazing! I too wish to be in drag now! ;)

The Flying Turns makes all the right people wet - Gonch

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:05 PM
Let's find Moosh in this pic!:

http://www.coastergrotto.com/photo.jsp?pic=1162c01.jpg

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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 9:16 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I'm behind the woman in red...the b!tch blocked my view ;)
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Tuesday, March 29, 2005 10:33 PM
those are some ugly drag queens.

Not doing their profession any good advertising.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:23 AM
I think I just saw my sister-in-law in there :o


-Jimvy!;)

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 3:28 AM
Congratulations to AT!

What a well thought out publicity stunt for a coaster - eye catching, hurts nobodies feelings really, makes people talk, looks fun, radiating positive energy... and people had fun doing it as well.
Perfect.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 7:06 AM
I saw the video clips of this ride testing a week or so ago and it looked pretty fun to tell you the truth. It just goes to show ya' that it doesn't have to be 500 feet tall or have a dozen inversions to be fun. :) As far as the drag queen promotion: What a funny idea this is. I laughed my arse off lookin' at the queens holdin on to their wigs. What a hoot. What a difference an ocean apart makes them from us huh?
This ain't no book you can close, when the big light hits your eyes. Cropduster-Riot Act-Pearl Jam
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 7:24 AM
coasterqueenTRN's avatar I think it's hilarious, but I agree...those are some hideous drag queens!

Jimvy, were are you this this pic? Are you the one on the far left with the silver eye shadow? :-o

-Tina, Queen of Speed (no drag required). :-D

*** Edited 3/30/2005 12:26:19 PM UTC by coasterqueenTRN***

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 8:24 AM
*Invy growls at Tina in a 'Sean Connery on helium' type voice*

Me do drag? With my knees? :o


-Jimvy! ;) once was enough, heh heh heh

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 10:06 AM
WOW, if those drag queens are any indication of what UK's population looks like, I'm never gonna go over their looking for a date.

I've seen better drag queens, much better drag queens... LOL

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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 11:55 AM
I'm sure Sharron Davies is in there somewhere
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Wednesday, March 30, 2005 7:57 PM
I'm surprised Paul Ruben was not there passing out bannanas. Then again maybe he was there? :)
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