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Hixee

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Two observations there -

1. Good on him for using the lingo.
2. Is that a drop tower car attached to Star Flyer? I don't recall seeing seats on the inside of one of those before...

I like Tom Scott. :)
 

wojok040

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2. Is that a drop tower car attached to Star Flyer? I don't recall seeing seats on the inside of one of those before...
There was a one once in Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko (now it's Legendia) produced by ukrainian company Sarmat / Analog. It worked for few weeks in one season - it turned out it was extremly faulty (it was reported that metal parts are bending during operation). It was scrapped few years later, after SBNO period. http://zavodanalog.com/en/rides-magnetic-xxl.html
 

Howie

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Tonight's Top Gear is filmed at Alton Towers during the lockdown:
It was a fun episode - featured some great drone footage of the cars racing through that place we all know so well, complete with the coasters running in the background. Neat!
Blackpool also got a look-in too, few shots of Big'un showed up.

Also, how many of you were cringing/screaming at the telly every time one of them called it 'The Nemesis'.

IT'S JUST 'NEMESIS' YOU TWONKS!! 🤬
 

Hyde

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It was a fun episode - featured some great drone footage of the cars racing through that place we all know so well, complete with the coasters running in the background. Neat!
Blackpool also got a look-in too, few shots of Big'un showed up.

Also, how many of you were cringing/screaming at the telly every time one of them called it 'The Nemesis'.

IT'S JUST 'NEMESIS' YOU TWONKS!! 🤬
Loved the drone footage! Also loved the shade they were throwing at Rita. 😅
 

Smithy

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The Alton bit on Top Gear was really good - they actually acknowledged their own experiences of the park including the classic getting lost on the way around. The drone shots were absolutely incredible, some of the best footage I've seen of the park - although I didn't half feel a bit sick seeing some of them.

Just watching the rollercoaster year bit on catch-up now - Do you all reckon it was planned before lockdown was announced as a bit of a cheap marketing gig, and turned into something else? Or that it came about after lockdown as the park needed the revenue?
 
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