I went on a 5 day holiday to Derbyshire/ Liverpool. Well, we went to Derby then after 2 days went to Liverpool! On Wednesday, the day after we arrived at Derby, we went to Alton Towers. Because my auntie , uncle and two cousins live in London I don't see them much so it was a surprise to see them there! My mum had been planning it with them for a while!I'll tell you about a few rides I went on.........
This was the first ride we decided to go on as the queue time was 5 mins. I went on it with my two sisters, my brother and my auntie. We were going up and up until we stopped. We were panicking as we were half way up the slope that goes up and we didn't know whether we were stuck or not. "There seems to be a problem with oblivion. There seems to be a problem with oblivion." announced a lady over the park. It didn't help that me and my auntie were bursting for a wee! On the weather forecast it said it was going to rain as well so my sister was saying " Great, to top this all off it's probably gonna start raining in our faces!" Only five minutes passed before we stopped screaming as it was working again. We went to the top round a corner and there it was, the drop. We went to the top of where it was about to drop and we hung at the top for a few seconds before dropping in a dark, steamy cave! We were in pitch black darkness and the cart was still going fast underground in the cave. When we came out in the light everyone had little water droplets on their face, arms and legs, really everywhere their skin was showing! It was really fun!
NEMESIS SUB TERRA!
I was a bit anxious about going on this ride because the one at Thorpe Park was apparently REALLY scary and they were similar to each other. Me and the people I was with on oblivion went in this room where we watched a video clip. It was about a creature, that looked like a giant crab, attacking a thingy (can't remember what it was maybe a ride or something) and it laid some eggs underground. In the room we were about to go in apparently we had to examine the egg that some cavers found. I walked shakily with my heart pounding into this room. Me and my 18 year old sister were relieved to find it was a ride, I don't know why it was relieving but... it just was really! My sister spotted some tubes under our chairs the same as ones we saw in ice age 4d experience- they whip your legs! So there me & her were sitting there with our legs stuck out because we didn't want to be whipped! Suddenly the lights went out and everyone screamed. We dropped onto another floor with loads of other cracked eggs quite fast, but it was so unexpected! The lights went on and and the egg was cracked in half and the creature inside had escaped......... I was scared and tense! I felt the whipping on my legs anyway and they were quite high up. I tried pushing them higher and because my legs were right up my back was pushing in the the back of the chair. Unexpectedly, I felt something go in my back and it felt like a claw!!! I let out a huge shriek but it didn't sound very loud with everyone else screaming too! I was terrified because I thought some model monster would pop up and scare the living daylight out of me!! A voice sounded and said "You have 5 seconds to get in the elevator. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Doors closing." While she was saying that a group of guards came out and were rushing us towards the lift. We shoved my brother Alex to the front because he was a teenage boy and quite frankly we were too scared! The room we were in was made to look like an elevator and it was surrounded in red lights that flashed. The room started to shake as if we were in a real elevator! I was hugging my eldest sister, firmly. I berried my head in her hoodie and shut my eyes tightly whilst my 13 year old sister was screaming repeatedly sort of like "AH!AH!AH!AH!AH!AH!AH!" We were laughing at her a bit! The doors opened and men with torches led us towards a maze part. Again we shoved Alex (my brother) through the maze in front of us. There we these big plastic flaps that were like gates but you need to push them forward and walk through. However, when you push them to walk through they will flop in the person behind you's face so with Alex in front and others behind him I had them flap in my face. I was terrified as it was and I was as you might expect even scared of the flaps! We saw the exit and ran towards it. As the guards were leading us out, just when I stooped screaming, I screamed because I realised that the guards had had scars and cuts painted on their faces. I thought they were real cuts and scars:\! Finally we were out and it was a new experience I won't be forgetting soon!
I wasn't anxious about this one because the height restriction was 1.2 m so I thought it couldn't of been that scary. My 7 year old cousin thought he wasn't allowed on it so he was thrilled to find out he was! We walked up to the queue and it said e'd have to wait 45 minutes but we thought we may aswell go in it! We waited about 15 minutes before we reached a building. We went inside and looked round. On the walls, written in chalk very roughly, it said "If you go down to the woods today, you better not go alone!" Scary right? In the background we heard a scary voice counting up. "1...2...3...4...5...6...7...8...9...10...12...13.." BOOM! A big glass bulb in a cage let out huge streaks of purple light made to look like lightning! Me, my 13 year old sister, my auntie, uncle and of course my cousin jumped out of our skin. Everything was so sudden. I knew something would happen at 13 because that was the ride's name but I didn't know what would go on. We edged towards the ride and queued up in two twos and a one. Uncle Jacko was the one, poor him:(! I went with my sister Erin into the cart. The ride itself wasn't going very fast and it wasn't particularly scary! It was a bit like snake in the grass/rattlesnake at pleasurewood hills if you are familiar with it? But then we entered a tunnel/cave sort of thing. There were little lights everywhere and two dummies in black capes holding plastic axes. There was also a black curtain. I was scared all of a sudden. What was on the other side of this curtain? Was it going to be terrifying? What was going- before I had time to think more about things we dropped. Onto a whole other floor. In the pitch black tunnel we started going backwards. It was so much fun and not really scary after we dropped. Another great ride had been checked off my list of rides I wanted to go on!
Me and Erin went on this one as Siobhan (sis) and Alex(bro) couldn't be bothered to go on to. We queued up for about ten minutes and then reached where we had to get in the cart. I stumbled onto the platform and sat in the seat. We pulled our safety bars down and waited. We then got lifted. That's right, lifted. You know the corner of a square it's like that, one minute you vertical, and the next your horizontal with your arms and legs dangling downwards. Whoosh, off we went. It was supposed to be a feeling of flying and you know what? It was, just gliding through the air like a bird. I couldn't stop laughing/doing an excited scream! it was so much fun. At first I was nervous but on the ride it was sooo fun!
OTHER RIDES I WENT ON!
Nemesis, Sonic Spinball, Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Ride, Swinging Chairs, Ice Age 4D Experience, Squirrel Nutty, Duel and Congo River Rapids! I wanted to go on Rita but it was closed! :(