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by Dan
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 5356

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It's a shame Big Bob still has no real fire, had none when we visited on the 8th, 9th and 10th of this month either. From comments made on other forums, it appears that the blame for the fire effect not working doesn’t lay at Alton’s feet. I’m sure it will be working again as soon as whatever the i...
by Dan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246307

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Well if Merlin aren’t going to give their parks a sufficient budget to run them properly, what do we expect? The park are doing the best they can with the money they have available to them. Unfortunately, as has been proved so many times in the past month, it’s nowhere near enough. I firmly believe ...
by Dan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 201
Views: 28634

Re: Ride Downtime

At the time of posting: Rita, Thirteen, Galactica, Wicker Man and Battle Galleons are all Unavailable.

It’s somewhat ironic that exactly one month ago they struggled to open the rides due to the cold, and now, on the hottest day of the year so far, the heat may be causing them issues too.
by Dan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93641

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

A way to try and manipulate where you sit on the train, is to position yourself just right when it comes to leaving the pre-show room. If you want to ride the back row, just make sure that you are the last people to enter the station. Obviously there are some variables, but it increases your chances...
by Dan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93641

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Jono wrote:

Also what time can you enter the park with the Sun tickets?

Thanks in advance


You can enter the park at 10am with the Sun tickets :)
by Dan
Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:55 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

uiub1DnUnkg What a race! Considering Ricciardo was a couple of minutes away from not even making Qualifying due to his Turbo failure in FP3, I’m over the moon for him. Red Bull haven’t been on top form in terms of reliability so far this season, so to see the performance of both cars after the Safe...
by Dan
Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246307

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Just to remind everyone, we do have a topic dedicated to discussing Smoking Outside of the Designated Areas, which can be found here.

While we of course promote healthy discussion on this subject, we ask that it is done so in the correct topic.

Thanks :)
by Dan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 9347

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

https://i.imgur.com/fiGAavP.png THORPE PARK Resort has announced that for the first time in its 38-year history, it will open its gates at midnight on Tuesday 24th April 2018 for 1,000 lucky fans to experience its new attraction The Walking Dead: The Ride for free. All that visitors will need to do...
by Dan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I was actually referring to times of the day, apologies for not being specific I'm at the park as we speak and would like to ride it while I'm here Ah, no worries :) It may get a little quieter as the day goes on, as the majority of people will head straight to it. You could always do the rest of t...
by Dan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Is there any sort of time when Wicker Man is likely to be quietest? It's currently on 120 mins queue at the moment and was wondering if its likely to get less The next few weeks should be pretty quiet. Saying that, with Wicker Man being the brand new attraction, and getting positive reviews from th...
by Dan
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Haunting of Molly Crowe
Replies: 6
Views: 271

Re: The Haunting of Molly Crowe

Thanks so much for the detailed response Justin! Really appreciate it! Was the finale done with holograms/video/lighting effects or was it actually done with physically raising an actor using wires? The finale was very cleverly done. The Molly who was in the room when the lights went out would quic...
by Dan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246307

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As reported earlier on today by TowersTimes Facebook ; Like last week, Alton Towers have extended ride close tomorrow, Saturday and Sunday, so that they will now open 10am - 6pm. The ride close today was also extended to 6pm. Opening times for the remainder of the month have also recently been added...
by Dan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 228

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Those of you who know me will know I’m a massive fan of Red Bull Racing, so I was gutted to see them Double-DNF in Bahrain. Hopefully China will bring them improved fortunes, as when the car is working, it’s not far behind Mercedes or Ferrari. Pierre Gasly is also one to watch. Yes, his result in Ba...
by Dan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 80
Views: 10951

Re: Last ride you have been on

The Swarm on Sunday afternoon.
by Dan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 366
Views: 29180

Re: Not So Sweepstake

I’ll take The Last Samurai
by Dan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 69
Views: 8052

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

As mentioned by AltonOperator above, and as reported by TowersTimes Facebook ; for the first time this season, Nemesis is back on a two train service. We understand that the resort have invested in a complete train refurbishment, including replacement of most of the main structure of the second trai...
by Dan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Mikw wrote:
Some worker on the park today apparently said the major issue is with the restraints, and not with the overshooting.


The overshooting may not be the major issue, but it is still an issue I’m sure they want resolving :)
by Dan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Three trains is completely unnecessary and just leads to a confusing experience for guests left on the transfer track. This means that guests come back in the station looking bored instead of in awe at the incredible experience Three trains wouldn’t be unnecessary if the ride was working to its ful...
by Dan
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752804

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Both of Towers’ most recent SW’s before Wicker Man, Th13teen and The Smiler, had very unreliable first seasons before settling down during their second season. Considering this is a fairly standard installation for GCI, it is slightly surprising that it’s having as much downtime as it is. That being...
by Dan
Sun Apr 08, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Virtual Towers Online
Replies: 190
Views: 25388

Re: Virtual Towers Online

Sawboss wrote:
Hi, just curious if this project is cancelled, on hold or still actively in development


It is still in development, however, the member who used to post the updates on the project is no longer a part of it, so naturally the updates have dried up.
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