Friday, September 30, 2005

Six of the best: Alton Towers Air


Robin and Alton Towers' Air
Originally uploaded by athens2004blog.

This is the last of my mammoth six posts today - another ride at Alton Towers. This is one of the newest rides and is meant to replicate the feeling of flying, so you sort of lie forward in your seat, facing down, and then go whizzing off.

And, sure enough, as you hurtle around the loops at a ridiculous speed, facing down, with nothing beneath you except the ground, it feels a) rather like you're flying and b) rather scary!

This was one of our favourite rides of the day. After all the rides, you can buy a picture that they've taken of you on it, and on this one both me and wife had massive grins on our faces.

A top day out, to end a top week of top days out.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

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Did Robin enjoy any of the rides?

KJ in the USA

Anonymous said...

I feel sick just looking at the pictures, never mind reading your reports!

Did you see the gardens at Alton Towers - that's where I used to spend time there, far more gentle.

Also as a child I used to see deer in the New Forest. Your pictures look so tranquil compared to Alton Towers!
Best wishes to all
Sarah, Derby

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