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    Alton Towers' Thirteen surprise revealed

    A TV show revealed the surprise feature on Thirteen, the newest roller coaster at Alton Towers.

    A GMTV host got to ride the coaster for the morning show. The video features POV, reverse POV and general layout footage. The ride starts with a tire-dr... Click here to read more...

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    Looks like a fun ride. the drop section looks like fun. I guess there is a dark ride effect that was turned off so it will be a bit more then that. Still think it is overly hyped mostly a family coaster.
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    To sound really British... Wicked!

    That does look like a great little coaster that would scare the crap out of some people.
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    That looked like a super Zierer family coaster. I like the pops while the train descends on the hidden lift. Maybe there is some airtime. I thought there was going to be a turntable.
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    Yeah, if I had gone on the ride without knowing about the drop section, that would be completely terrifying. Now, though, it just looks like a fun little ride.
    Spooky at night, I bet.

    And hahahaha, that reporter was hilarious. Tiny little coaster and she's acting like it's the end of the world, lol.

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    Is this classified as a family coaster? I must say the dropping element to go backwards seems kind of cool, however, and I NEVER thought I say this, but the backwards transition on Disney's Expedition Everest seems a lot more intense. Who would think a Disney coaster seems more intense? Nice addition to the park, but it seems more so a family coaster than a high speed thrill ride to me.
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    they are not marketing it as a family coaster. but it only has like a minimum of like 46 in. The coaster in general is very family coaster like.
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