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by hursty
Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6649
Views: 848409

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I visited today and didn't notice the chain acting up. Found the lift hill's staggering / rocking backwards and forwards peculiar but the rest of the ride was phenomenal. Caught the queue at good times during the day and didn't wait for more than 30 minutes per wait. Glad you got some short queues ...
by hursty
Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2370
Views: 227257

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

If she's in the graphics, I guess it's entirely possible that the prop isn't yet ready, but they do intent to add the it to the hearse at a later date... I'd like to think that's the case anyway. I hope so, it's certainly some feedback I'll pass onto the park. Gretyl will have been in the works for...
by hursty
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2370
Views: 227257

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Justin wrote:
I'm a little disappointed Gretyl hasn't been added, but still a good sight :)

Very much agree with this, disappointed to not see her feature. Although, she is included in the logo on the hearse graphics.
by hursty
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Rumba Rapids
Replies: 37
Views: 7485

Re: Rumba Rapids

Dom wrote:
It's because of the horrible event that happened at Drayton Manor where a child died :(. It's mainly for school trip season as the same has happened at Alton Towers.

It looks as if Alton Towers have removed this restriction now the school trip season is over, presumably we'll see the same at Thorpe.
by hursty
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1049
Views: 123570

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I'm going to Alton Towers tomorrow. How have ride operations been this week? How busy has the the park been? I’ve been before but not since Wicker Man opened. Any tips on which rides to do when? If you have Early Ride Time, it's certainly worth heading straight for Wicker Man as soon as you can...
by hursty
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6649
Views: 848409

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Had a few rides on Saturday, still absolutely loving the ride. A few observations; Baggage - Still problematic Preshow - I think they've had to make a change to the projector and there is now a faint projection "box", where the image isn't perfectly black around the edge Pre-show/Batching ...
by hursty
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2370
Views: 227257

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

It so hard to chose, as each year has brilliant elements and, each maze they've unveiled has been really good. I think the challenge with comparing mazes between the years is so hard, is that there can be a variation between consecutive runs in same year! I do look back over the years, and remember ...
by hursty
Thu Jul 19, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 91
Views: 8295

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

I wonder why the default position of charging for entertainment based attractions (excluding CBeebies). When you think what is spent on the purchase, running and staffing of rides, can you avoid upcharges, and fund it from the ticket price, like with  Sea-life. I think the introduction of a  Dungeon...
by hursty
Wed Jul 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300308

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

lewis97 wrote:
Seems the interchangeable panels say "maximum" before the respective number:


Ah, I guess that's one way of doing it!
It seems an odd way of writing it, doesn't scan well; "People per boat maximum 7"

Still does the job though!
by hursty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 91
Views: 8295

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

I'm a little apprehensive about the addition, and I think one of things I'm struggling with, is that I can't imagine the facade, particularly if it is for CCL /  CatCF. So I'm puzzling to imagine how that might work, CCL is very bright, and it would be a big contrast. And so it's the uncertainty of ...
by hursty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300308

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I wonder why they've done "People per boat", rather than "Maximum people per boat".

I could potentially see that causing some confusion
by hursty
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:24 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 102574

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Hi Guys, Does anyone have any suggestions for the best time to head up to AT for Scarefest this year? Me and a few mates are planning to come up from Brighton for a couple of days for our first Scarefest. I'm guessing its going to be pretty packed regardless but any help would be much appreciated! ...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2370
Views: 227257

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Where do people think this will be, assuming Sub's queue is in a similar location.

Courtyard garden, Conservatory/connecting room, front of the Towers, Fountain Square?
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Southern Screamer - 9th June 2018 - Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 754

SP Southern Screamer - 9th June 2018 - Photos

Here are the event photos from SouthParks Southern Screamer 2018 - can you spot yourself? We'll be adding the photos to Facebook in the coming days (we like to give you forum lot a sneaky peek). We politely request you wait until we post the photos on our Facebook page and share the photo from there...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2370
Views: 227257

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

So reading the Scarefest website, and it could just be i'm reading more than what is actually there but this line:  Our multi award winning scare mazes have been re-scarified for this year and we are adding another NEW maze to the line up Does this hint that we could potentially see a few changes t...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 869
Views: 137213

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Personally, like many other people, I would like to see something happen with the previous Ripsaw site. With all the new concepts Merlin could choose from, it would be nice to finally have a ride back there. Ripsaw was a fantastic compact ride that had a great impact on that area (and my shoulders/...
by hursty
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 64924

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

TheDuke wrote:
Can't wait to hear about Project 42 and I wonder if it will use the Sub Terra ride system.

I can't imagine that'll be the case - there might still be the elevator element, but I doubt the drop portion will be making a return,
by hursty
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 12598

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

I honestly think the SMDC have got this decision very wrong here. The "improved" designs don't have that same magic that previous developments at Alton Towers had, wether the council managed to see something  in them or not, they definitely don't resemble the magic of prior developments a...
by hursty
Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2370
Views: 227257

Re: Scarefest

Hi, never been to a scarefest but seen some previous posts talking about Extreme mazes and Alone mazes. What do these mean? Also where was Sub Species Lockdown based? You should definitely give Scarefest a try one year, Alton do have some great mazes! Some years Alton Towers offer "extreme&quo...
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