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X-Cite

Graeme Graeme Profile

Posted:
3/26/00 at
9:37:40 AM

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I'm looking at today's News of the World, and they are running an Alton Towers promotion. The funny thing is, there is picture of Oblivion which they call "X-Cite". They are definitely referring to its name, not describing it.
Name change or mistake?

Re: X-Cite by Lyndon at 3/26/00 6:13:48 PM

> I'm looking at today's News of the World,
> and they are running an Alton Towers
> promotion. The funny thing is, there is
> picture of Oblivion which they call
> "X-Cite". They are definitely
> referring to its name, not describing it.
> Name change or mistake?

I thought that,too.Must be a newspaper error,probably getting confused with the X-sector or "HEX" maybe?Anyone else shed any light on this ??

Re: X-Cite by Cal at 3/27/00 5:02:41 AM

I thought that,too.Must be a newspaper
> error,probably getting confused with the
> X-sector or "HEX" maybe?Anyone
> else shed any light on this ??

It's still Oblivion as far as I know - it's probably a caption error. It's in the X-Sector as we all know, but if you look at the supports they have words like X-Cite on some of them. The person captioning the picture probably knows sod all about coasters and just assumed it was the ride name.

Cal

Re: X-Cite by Graeme Graeme Profile at 3/27/00 8:18:16 AM

How cynical!

> I thought that,too.Must be a newspaper It's
> still Oblivion as far as I know - it's
> probably a caption error. It's in the
> X-Sector as we all know, but if you look at
> the supports they have words like X-Cite on
> some of them. The person captioning the
> picture probably knows sod all about
> coasters and just assumed it was the ride
> name. Cal

Re: X-Cite by Cal at 3/28/00 4:40:30 AM

> How cynical!

I'm a journalist - it's my job to be cynical!

Cal

Re: X-Cite by lyndon at 4/3/00 8:24:32 PM

> I thought that,too.Must be a newspaper It's
> still Oblivion as far as I know - it's
> probably a caption error. It's in the
> X-Sector as we all know, but if you look at
> the supports they have words like X-Cite on
> some of them. The person captioning the
> picture probably knows sod all about
> coasters and just assumed it was the ride
> name. Cal

Checked it out yesterday ... the amusement arcade adjoining the Oblivion photo kiosk & shop has "X-CITE" in big metallic letters on the front!