Thirteen roller coaster debuts at Alton Towers with vertically dropping track

Posted Wednesday, March 24, 2010 6:02 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Thirteen, despite having an almighty mountain of expectation to climb, does not disappoint. It's fast, it's frightening and it makes you scream. It is also accompanied by clever viral marketing, with builders and organisers telling us that not only is the terrifying Thirteen built on an unearthed ancient burial site - why weren't we told about this when the late Corkscrew ride was in its place? - but that the very name of the ride itself is intended to cast an irreversible spell on all Alton Towers' aficionados, making certain they will visit again.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010 11:05 AM

The St. Olaf stories are what draws me to her. lol

Demon, I somehow understand how someone would feel negative towards B&M designs, but I like them anyways... Just like I can understand how some people love Q-Bot's line cutting scam, and I hate it.

And as a kiddie coaster, Th13teen looks pretty good. It's not what I would expect given the marketing strategy that the park decided to go with. Maybe they should have toned the "scariest ride on the planet" stuff down a little bit?

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Saturday, March 27, 2010 3:34 PM

^Campy marketing scam, maybe that will make it better :) We all love campy stuff don't we?

Maybe it's because I love old Anton's so much (Whizzer is my 'heart' ride here at Great America) and 13 reminds me of those old rides.

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Saturday, March 27, 2010 10:40 PM

Mamoosh said:

Did I ever tell you about the Great Herring War?

The Great Herring War?

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Sunday, March 28, 2010 11:50 AM

Yes...the one between the Lindstroms and the Johannsens.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZDdQazXi2bA

Last edited by Mamoosh, Sunday, March 28, 2010 11:51 AM
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Sunday, March 28, 2010 1:50 PM

Oh, THAT Great Herring War!

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