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Mostly Lisa & UK Theme Park, Alton Towers

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… usual hi-jinks ensue. Those Brits sure know how to make some sweet rides. Nemesis was definitely the big daddy, with Oblivion close behind. I’m glad I ate my huge portion of Fish and Chips after riding the big guns. Though my stomach was no so stoked about the combination of mushy peas and the hardcore Nutty Squirrel ride.

Oh & check out my Alton Towers Flickr photo set.

PS. I used almost every iLife iMovie packaged tune in the making of this vid. I hope I used alll your favs. Hoorah for Roller Derby!

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9 Comments

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    Dennis Bjørn Petersen
    July 28, 2008 at 2:44 AM

    I honestly think the Oblivion ride would make me scream. I can always feel it, just by watching it.

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    Scuba Steve
    July 28, 2008 at 4:12 AM

    I am wishing I could have been there Lisa. I love roller coasters and those look great. Especially the one around 3 minutes 15 seconds. I am not sure what it does but my mind has come up with many scary endings for it.

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    Dan
    July 28, 2008 at 4:46 AM

    Wow… it’s made me wat to go to Alton Towers again! :D

    However you can bollocks if you think I’m going during the school holidays. That would be like paying £30 for the most stressful day of your life… Not for me. I don’t fancy the thought of queueing for 3 hours for a 30 second ride :P

    Blog’s lookin really good Lisa, the tweaks have freshened her up a treat! :)

    @ Dennis, hell yeah Oblivion is great it does strange things to your stomach. I’ve seen no end of kids get off it an barf. good times! :)

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    Dana
    July 28, 2008 at 6:15 AM

    Holy cow, I think the Oblivion would probably make me cry.

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    ComposeAnalysis
    July 28, 2008 at 7:11 AM

    Oblivion has my vote as the most intense looking!
    nice vid

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    Pallian
    July 28, 2008 at 9:43 AM

    Can you let me know how your new MT hosting is working out for you after your first month… we use Mosso.com and have been eyeing MT… and also, your contact page is missing whatever it used to have.

    And holy smokes – Oblivion!

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    Duane Storey
    July 29, 2008 at 3:38 PM

    I have a Media Temple account, but for some reason I just host all my friends’ accounts on it instead of mine. Best $20 a month I ever spent!

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    Roland Hulme
    July 31, 2008 at 6:54 AM

    This is really weird – my favourite Canadian blogger suddenly posts about the beloved cheesy theme park I used to go to all the time when I was a kid in England.

    Actually Alton Towers wasn’t nearly as good as Chessington World of Adventures.

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    Mostly Lisa
    August 1, 2008 at 12:13 PM

    @dennis — screaming would be an understatement.

    @scubasteve — i love the adrenaline buzz for sure!

    @Dan — i knooooow schools week is lame, but we got there super early and bought fast track tickets so we never waited in line for more than 30 mins. was sweeeeeet!

    @Dana — if i can do it, so can you!

    @compose — thanks!

    @Pallian — sure. (mt) is working great so far.

    @duane — ur definitely a softy!

    @roland — aww really! there is something better than Alton?? surely not!

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