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by DeadJack5
Thu May 17, 2018 9:02 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775284

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Was on site today, Wicker Man was running extremely well today, even for a mid week day the queues were extremely low.  Entered the queue today at 3:50 to get a last ride in, unfortunately the ride ceased operation around 4:10 due to technical difficulties. When the ride was stopped, the chain lift ...
by DeadJack5
Thu May 17, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2381
Views: 258942

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Really annoyed with the staff running the ORP sales at Towers today. A standard digipass is £30 for the day, me and my friends (group of 6) use this to get all of our photos for the day at a reasonable price. Today, apparently we have to pay an additional £10 for 2 more wristbands. This has never be...
by DeadJack5
Tue May 15, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 181044

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I wouldn't be surprised if it will get a re-theme/re-name next season.   Market it as a whole new ride? ;) I do think it will just be the Vr removal and anything associated with the headsets I don't like to repeat things that Staff members tell me due to they often don't seem to materialise. I was ...
by DeadJack5
Tue May 15, 2018 8:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1483

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

If that was the case, SW9 would have some plans submitted by now. As much I would like another new coaster, I can't really see anywhere big enough to have one. And besides, we have some new ride called "Wicker Man" ;) Personally I think if they were to celebrate their 40th birthday, it wou...
by DeadJack5
Mon May 14, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 181044

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

ROYJESS wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if it will get a re-theme/re-name next season.  


Market it as a whole new ride? ;)

I do think it will just be the Vr removal and anything associated with the headsets
by DeadJack5
Mon May 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2580
Views: 866357

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hello to all new users!
by DeadJack5
Mon May 14, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 181044

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I think the issue would be how the train enters the station as coasters of this kind do switch between the stations of which you board and exit. It would be a hassle for the ops to turn on the vr and turn off for those in the vr and non vr station. The idea has been discussed in the past and it woul...
by DeadJack5
Mon May 14, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 181044

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I could see this happening with the reception it has had over it's life span. I would say they would remove it all in the closed season and 2019 would be VR free. It's more of a hassle now for staff and a nightmare for separating guests between those wanting to wear the VR and those who don't. Whils...
by DeadJack5
Sun May 13, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Interesting race today, certainly some exciting moments involved, the first lap incident with Grosjean, the multiple retirements and that surprise Ferrari performance which in comparison to recent weeks where they seem to have had the dominant car. Well raced today by Mercedes espically with Bottas ...
by DeadJack5
Sun May 13, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 5999
Views: 256024

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

I'm not sure if this has been confirmed officially yet but on May 19th for Thorpe's 10-10 event day, Living Nightmare will supposedly be open for the day to Annual Pass Holders. As well as this, effects could be heard being tested yesterday on sight with numerous audio effects being heard from The W...
by DeadJack5
Sun May 13, 2018 9:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 219
Views: 41620

Re: Rollercoaster Restaurant

I tried the RCR for the first time during the closed season this year back in February. It was quiet obviously so the same buzz or vibe from a normal park day wasn't there but I did like it. The food quality was really good and having the gimmick of the rails made the experience something unique (ob...
by DeadJack5
Thu May 10, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775284

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I'll be on site a week today with my last visit being the 22nd. The mist has been hit and miss from when I've rode it, sometimes really effective and other times not enough. Like Dan said, wind direction will be a factor affecting this. How has Wicker Man been doing in regards to opening on time rec...
by DeadJack5
Wed May 09, 2018 8:21 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775284

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

So what, we've got Seabrook, Peperami and Pringles all promoting Wicker Man!?! Wow! :lol There's also Kellogg's, Carex and I've seen a few on Cadbury products! :lol Well I guess you can say they are feeding more than just the flames ;) Any promotion is good promotion, it's helping getting the numbe...
by DeadJack5
Tue May 08, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775284

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I think their primary advertisement this year is the season pass, seeing the idea of paying for 1 trip and coming back for the rest of the season for free can tempt the average theme park visitor.
by DeadJack5
Sun May 06, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 94
Views: 13700

Re: Going to Towers alone...

I've done a few solo trips to towers last year. It's a nice day to just chill and have a wonder seeing all the stuff you want to see. I used these solo trips mainly for SW8 progress updates and some general photography around the park with the odd ride here and there. Obviously with the single rider...
by DeadJack5
Tue May 01, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 392
Views: 30992

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Let's have a go then :)
by DeadJack5
Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 570

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

So. That was a bit dramatic wasn't it? I honestly couldn't predict that result. Very entertaining race with I feel a lot more drama and action happening in the interviews as well as what we have seen on the track.
by DeadJack5
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1264
Views: 106676

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Avengers: Infinity War - 9/10

I'm not saying anything as you need to see this film. It's 10 years worth of building leading to this moment. Go see it
by DeadJack5
Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 1151

Re: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

Having not done Octonauts, it won't be on my list but here it is.

1) Wicker Man
2) The Smiler
3) Nemesis
4) Th13teen
5) Galatica
6) Oblivion
7) Rita
8 ) RMT
9) Spinball
by DeadJack5
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 807
Views: 124942

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

I do seriously think we will not get anything in regards to new rides or rethemes any time soon. Towers have invested a large amount into wickerman so I imagine they won't want to invest anymore for a while because of this. Maybe some more TLC work if it is continued and maybe some ride removals but...
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