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by Adz
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6666
Views: 863700

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The smoke shouldn't be behaving like that. It's not supposed to leave the wicker wall on the other side of the station. 

I would surmise this is why you don't see the effect on very often. 
by Adz
Mon Aug 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6666
Views: 863700

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It's not just Wicker Man that has that 'issue' with the chain lift, a fair few GCI's have a strange rocking motion from time to time. I wouldn't think it's anything to be concerned about.  One thing that was mentioned in the presentation was some slight changes have been made in the last couple of w...
by Adz
Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:25 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 3680

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

How are standard passholders going to gain entry to the park? The option to buy tickets for the restriction dates have been removed from the website and they're saying on Facebook that there's no booking option for this date. Just to reassure you, we've got an agreement with Alton Towers that purch...
by Adz
Tue Jul 03, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Dreamworld Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 10080

Re: Dreamworld Australia

Wow. I’m not sure there’s any words to cover how shocking that is. The company has already replaced its CEO (with a generous payout) and is in the process of recruiting a new park manager, but I don’t think that goes far enough given the findings. Something like that is deeply rooted into a companie...
by Adz
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 130
Views: 11609

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

I’m really conflicted about this. I do really enjoy The Dungeons, but unless they go to significant effort to integrate it with the history of the park and surrounding area then I fear it will feel out of place. Let’s clear up a few rumours to start with though. This is certainly not something for S...
by Adz
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 67156

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

Ha. Terror or The Towers will be here. As it always is. Every year, everyone says it's time for it to go. It never does. :lol Aside from the fact that as of yet there’s no indication of it returning? All the other mazes have visible signs of construction and ToTT has nothing. I’d love to be wrong a...
by Adz
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 67156

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

I think it would be safe to assume that whatever is going on is not to reopen the attraction.

Something for Scarefest is far more likely given that Terror of The Towers is probably not going to return.
by Adz
Sat May 26, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 307520

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

That’s much more like it!

I’m not sure anyone really minds Duel, Rapids and Runaway Train opening later, as they never really draw a queue.

Hopefully this extends beyond May half term.
by Adz
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 869
Views: 139487

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

If this is correct (Naughty Mr Walliams for leaking it) then it’s an unexpectedly brilliant IP to have. As long as the project quality is done to the same standard as CBeebies Land and Wicker Man then it could be an awesome addition. Ideally they would also add another high thrill attraction to go w...
by Adz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP General Feedback
Replies: 54
Views: 11704

Re: TTSP General Feedback

I understand why some of the Shoutbox improvements Robert listed above are limited to the CA's and Team Members, but what about editing our Shoutbox posts? I've noticed a lot of people having to post multiple messages just to correct mistakes in their previous posts, so the editing feature would de...
by Adz
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 12872

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

There is absolutely no plans for anything else in the maintenance shed at this stage, and it wouldn't be feasible to have actors in there during Scarefest either. I think most are in for disappointment if you think anything else is going to appear.  Once the issues are resolved with the ride operati...
by Adz
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP General Feedback
Replies: 54
Views: 11704

Re: TTSP General Feedback

Hello! Apologies for the delay in responding, as you can imagine it's been rather frenetic with our event planning recently! Thanks for the suggestions, I'll address what I can here; Shoutbox improvements. • The ability for regular TTSP Members to use bold and italic text. • The ability for regular...
by Adz
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 1381

Re: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

Liam.W wrote:
Cobham Services - The new TT social location?  :-k :lol

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by Adz
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6666
Views: 863700

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I wouldn’t see them dropping down to a two train operation having much effect throughput wise. On all 7 occasions of me riding, there was always a train waiting behind the one in the station, so even if they did drop to a two train operation, there would always be a train in the station. Also, anyo...
by Adz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 75
Views: 12872

Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It is time for the Wicker Man to rise!  A fair warning to everyone venturing beyond this point, this topic will contain serious spoilers about Wicker Man. If you've yet to experience the attraction and want to keep things a secret then we suggest immediately leaving this page. With Wicker Man now s...
by Adz
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Travelling to Alton Towers on 19th March 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 966

Re: Travelling to Alton Towers on 19th March 2018

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but as of this moment in time there is no confirmed buses between Uttoxeter and Alton Towers for the 2018 season. I would suggest checking over the weekend or getting in contact with First Buses to see if they intend on running a service.  https://www.firstgroup.c...
by Adz
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3057
Views: 435396

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Correct - Not sure where you got "KFC Project" from as it has nothing to do with The Smiler.  

The only tenuous link I can think of is the rebranding of the chicken outlet in X Sector from KFC to Fried Chicken Co in 2012, a year before The Smiler opened. 
by Adz
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 217824

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

There's lots of pathways in and around the ride as it's built over the top of one of the main access roads through the park. I wouldn't expect any of the pathways which run under the ride to be open at anytime other than Scarefest/Fireworks, where they are used for crowd control purposes.  One pathw...
by Adz
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 217824

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Wooden coasters have a lot more variables than their steel counterparts. Also wheel type can make a lot of difference, Wodan at Europa Park changed its wheel type to make the ride significantly faster. It’s not uncommon to test a few different types to get the right speed. The time of day/temperatur...
by Adz
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 307520

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

To clarify on the opening time. It's simply a technical issue with caching on the official website. Everything is as announced and reported by TowersTimes yesterday. 
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