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Epic mayhem approaching :D Alton Towers...


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Last week DiGi and I recieved a personal invitation to Alton Towers by SEGA for a community trip that celebrates the opening of a new rebranded Sonic rollercoaster and a Sonic themed room in their big hotel. I'm guessing this has something to do with the release of ASR as well. To say we're excited is an understatement. I've not been to Alton Towers since i was 12. It's like a UK Disney (for peeps who don't know).
It would seem we're staying overnight again so expect amusing videos aplenty.

Here's DiGi and I's invitation. We'll be getting more details soon!
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Let it be known that DiGi HATES rollercoasters! So we're gonna drag him on screaming. This shall be the funniest trip ever. More news as it happens.

SEGA we heart you!
NiGHTS flagman in ASR, now this, this year is awesome.

PS) This would be a perfect oportunity for SEGA to have 'technical dificulties' on a rollercoaster DiGi happens to be riding >_>;
dun dun dun

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congrats to you and digi and that would be funny if the rollercoaster broke down when Digi is on it

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Lol kinda gives 'Sonic The Hedgehog wants to take you away' a whole different meaning...

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It'd be especially funny if it stopped right at the peak before the first drop XD I didn't know DiGi hates roller coasters. Aw, DiGi, you miss out on a lot of fun. :) Congrats, and have fun, you two!

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Yeah he's spooked by them, but nothing I can't fix! I will drag him on anything that looks remotely scary.

And get photos...

Lots of photos.

XD

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I'm excited for video evidence.

(FUN FACT: I've never actually been on a roller coaster.)

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HGRYFFFFGYUBK. TRiPPY I'm so excited for you two! It sounds SO awesome. I kinda understand how DiGi feels, coasters scare the crap outta me, but that's why they're fun. Wheeeeee~ So yeah DiGi, steel yourself now! Can't weasel outta this one... And who knows, you may actually enjoy it. *thumbs up to DiGi*

EDIT: Wait, Sonic Spinball? Does that mean.... NiGHTS Pinball/gambling too!? :) *wishful thinking*

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That sounds like so much fun :)
i remember i had to be forced onto a roller coaster by one of my friends, sadly that friend now lives in South Carolina (but that besides the point)
Have fun Digi :D

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"SEGA WANT YOU" indeed.

I wish Sega would invite me to cool things. They loves ya, TRiPPY. DiGi, not so much. ;D

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Yeah he's spooked by them, but nothing I can't fix! I will drag him on anything that looks remotely scary.

And get photos...

Lots of photos.

XD

Are you going to buy the souvenir photos that they take during the ride or bring your camera on the ride? I'd love to see your faces during the roller-coasters (mostly DiGi's XD). Whatever pictures and videos you take though, I can't wait to see them. Game-themed hotel room sounds awesome. :)

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Hope you two have a lot of fun.

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When I first heard of the 'Sonic Spinball' work at Alton towers, I was thinking, 'Oh, that's really cool.' But hearing that TRiPPY & DiGi are going and getting us video and photo makes me think, 'HOLYFLOATINGSHLEEPZJBJKSADap;wurijvmbfsaIUUHDOHISNTHAT'SSOFREAKIN'COOL!'

I can't wait for the recount when you get back, the adventures of TRiPPY & friends are always grand. It's so cool that the fans are so recognized that they get lots of swag and now vacations from SEGA. Hmm, now I'm wondering if there's a secret NiGHTS casino. Probably not, but we can dream!

Have a great trip, guys!

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Well, I wish SEGA would invite me to cool places. XD

Hope you two have fun~ I feel sorry for DiGi. I'm afraid of them too. Don't worry DiGi, we'll be there with you in spirit! XD


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I support you DiGi! Roller Coasters are evil!!!

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fffYES Lots of videos and pictures~ I want to know every nook and cranny of the Sonic hotel room. 8P Um... Yeah. One of you should duct tape a video camera on your chest and go on the roller coaster~ 83

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I feel for ya DiGi. I hate rollercoasters too. ._.

Congrats on being invited to AT. Of course, pictures, blah video blah blah. You get it. Have a great time! ^__^

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Well this certainly seems like fun, I hope you two will enjoy your trip.^^ And if there's guy in a Sonic costume, you gotta take a picture of yourselves with him! :3

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Just so you know guys, this isn't an actual loop-de-loop coaster like The Incredible Hulk coaster or anything, it's a spinning one with drops, much like the Primeval Whirl at Disney's Animal Kingdom at Walt Disney World Resort. I've not been on Spinball Whizzer myself, but I've seen videos, and it's not a typical rollercoaster.

Which raises the question: If Sega have rebranded Spinball Whizzer into Sonic Spinball, do you think they might just rebrand Air into a NiGHTS ride? (For those who don't know, Air is a coaster where you face the floor, so it's like you're flying, and I think this one has loops as well.) Certainly possible.

Aww, I want to go to Alton Towers again. I haven't been since I was 6 or 7 years old, and I'm 16 next week. :(

This year would be a great year to go, what with Sonic Spinball and the new Thirteen rollercoaster opening this March, which is supposedly going to be the world's first 'Psychoaster'.

Oh yeah, TRiPPY, you know you said you're going to drag DiGi on anything that looks remotely scary? I have but one thing to say to you : Oblivion. Oh yesh. >:blink: FEAR FOR YOUR LIFE.

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That's cool.. I'm not a roller coaster guy either. I've known myself to get motion sick (ironic since I love Sonic? Who knows).. Now, if they made a NiGHTS themed coaster, that might help DiGi get over his trepidation.. : 3

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They don't need to make a coaster, they could just rebrand Air, because you're facing the floor and you 'fly' on it. So if they made it NiGHTS themed, it would make perfect sense.

However, I think it's really unlikely since people like Air as it is, and Alton Towers isn't a Sega themed park, (or themed on anything else for that matter.) so maybe they'll only have one Sega themed attraction.

Which is a shame, because Air rethemed into a NiGHTS ride would be epic.

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Yeah back when Air was first built all my pals were telling me to go on it since it's like NiGHTS flight, but I've not been there since it was built @_@ 1992 i think? Back then the best rides were the blackhole, thunderlooper, the beast and the ghost house. I fonud out recently that the ghosthouse ride has been turned into a laser tag ride _-_ guhh
I remember i went on the corkscrew coster (the yellow one) and hurt my arms on the chest harness XD; I used to be a rollercoaster nutcase. I'm pretty big on thrill seeking stuff. The way i see it, if it cant kill you then whats the point in avoiding it!
Really want to go on 13 too but it opens later this year.

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Huh? I remember I went in like 2001, and Air was being built...

Black Hole and Thunderlooper are gone now, I think. I sh!t myself on The Haunted House, but I was 6 at the time, lol.

Ooh, ooh, do you remember that Toyland Tours ride? You go in a boat, and you go through a toy factory thing, and at the end somewhere, there's a massive Sonic figure, which taps it's foot, and there's loads of TVs playing Sonic CD. Good times.

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Nah i meant i went in 1992/3 and it wasn't there yet. I think i first heard about AiR in 2001. Thunderlooper is gone? D: nuuuuuuuu i loved that thing, it was like a big sonic loop de loop.

You ever been on the Pepsi Max at Blackpool? XD that thing is fun.

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Oh sorry, I thought you said it was built in 1992. My bad. XD

As for the Pepsi Max, me, Mum, Dad, and my brother, Alex, went to holiday to Blackpool in 2004, and we got to Blackpool Pleasure Beach, found out the wristband prices were £25 per person, and my Mum decided 'we're NOT paying for that'. So um, no, I haven't been on it. XD I'd love to go on it though. And In Fusion. That thing looks freakin' awesome.

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25 quid? O______O whaaaat? It only cost like £5 when i was on it.

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25 quid? O______O whaaaat? It only cost like £5 when i was on it.

So it's not just here. Inflation hits UK. :lol: Well, I guess I knew already that it's in other countries, too, but it's a good reminder that we Americans aren't the only ones who suffer from stupid climbing prices.

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Yup. 25 per person for a whole day wristband. What a rip-off.

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LUCKEY! Congrats :lol:

Good luck, DiGi.

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25 quid? O______O whaaaat? It only cost like £5 when i was on it.

The website says £15 online, £30 at the gate. :lol:

A NiGHTScoaster would be incredible. I was just thinking about how the hard version of "Queen Bella's Ball" could be synchronized to a roller coaster.

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YEEEEEAAAAASSSSSSS :lol: epic coachtrip and beer ahoy.

So this means we get to just jump on the picadily line, straight onto coach then onto Alton Towers X)

REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS GAHHHHHH.

Also being able to play ASR and see NiGHTS in as flagman will be epic yay and funtimes. I wonder who else has been invited!

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Why am I not in the U.K.? (lol)

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Wow, sounds like an awesome time.. will you guys be able to take video?

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LOL I'm noting the mention of Alchohol I thought SEGA was a kids (well, sonic anyway) Company XD

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Yup we'll be able to take video provided i can find my camera cable to recharge the thing D: (we have a lot of boxes!)

Also lol, it's hard to be an admin WITHOUT beer >_>

zomg funtimes.

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This sounds so cool. I wonder why they named the coaster Sonic Spinball. Also very curious about the Sonic Bedroom. Honeymoon suite maybe? Fastest thing alive indeed. XD

But tell me, what's with all the people saying they hate roller coasters? I don't get it. Those things are extremely safe and have a ton of fail safes to prevent people from getting injured.

I suppose I can't really relate emotionally. To put things into perspective, I was giddy at the prospect of jumping out of a plane at 13,000 feet...while my feet were dangling over the lip of the door.

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LOL I'm noting the mention of Alchohol I thought SEGA was a kids (well, sonic anyway) Company XD


www You have to remember that Sonic has encouraged gambling since the second game~
Ah~ The NiGHTS pinball table~

WHY DO I LIVE IN AMERICA!!? YOu guys are getting all the coolio game stuff....

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Also very curious about the Sonic Bedroom. Honeymoon suite maybe? Fastest thing alive indeed. XD

I was going to say, "Sonics’ new bedroom, eh? Mmm, kinky~" But your joke is better XD

If it's what it takes, I would send my cameras to England so you could get as much exposure of the trip as possible, but alas! I am broke. So we'll all just have to berate you into capturing as much video and picture as you can. Berate! BERATE!

Even though we can't enjoy it first hand, I'm excited for the recount by TRiPPY and DiGi! Stories about all the other events you've attended have been great, and I doubt this one will disappoint! I hope those lunch boxes they mentioned are Sonic-themed. In a few years you might be able to hock them for lots of money. Or, you know, a pony. If DiGi doesn't EAT this one >:C

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Well this certainly seems like fun, I hope you two will enjoy your trip.^^ And if there's guy in a Sonic costume, you gotta take a picture of yourselves with him! :3


I second this demand. XD

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But tell me, what's with all the people saying they hate roller coasters? I don't get it. Those things are extremely safe and have a ton of fail safes to prevent people from getting injured.


People have a fear of heights. Planes seem more safer to some people than coasters(im guessing because its the safety of the walls, lol). I'm kind of scared of them too, but I really want to go on one. Alas, I have heart problems, so I can't. .__.


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This sounds so cool. I wonder why they named the coaster Sonic Spinball


Because it's not technically a proper loop-de-loop roller coaster. It's a spinning one, where you sit in a circular shaped vehicle, 2 people facing one way and 2 the other. You spin, and drop, and you bounce against the sides I think. It used to be a ride called Spinball Whizzer, but they're now re-branding it to be a Sonic ride called Sonic Spinball.




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