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by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4368

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Couldn’t agree more, especially with all the TLC to restore its former glory...

There’s a very good reason why it’s been voted as the best inverted coaster several times!
by Phild94
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5885
Views: 668275

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The promo shots and trains look really impressive. My only gripe is that the ride looks really short unless something amazing happens in the pre-show area. The centrepiece with the big rams head looks very well done. Hopefully the ride whips you at a decent pace over some of those airtime hills and...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1274
Views: 184897

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I love this aerial view but I have to say that the queueline doesn’t look particularly long. Might cause a serious issue with customers queuing outside the gates through to Mutiny Bay EDIT: As a side note I’m a little concerned about the lack of extractor fans on the maintenance shed roof. If this w...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5885
Views: 668275

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
Isn't that the station and the maintenance area the bigger building behind / next to the station?


Yeah you’re right! I’ve seen an image somewhere and thought that was the one!

Image now amended
by Phild94
Tue Feb 20, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5885
Views: 668275

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I’m not sure that there would be space for a large turntable like device in the maintenance shed, especially with the required space for “Maintenance”. Besides, I think we would have seen this during main construction as it would make more sense to put this type of mechanism in before the roof/walls...
by Phild94
Mon Feb 19, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5885
Views: 668275

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

T0mPr1ce wrote:
May I add, regarding the speed, the train is only half full with water dummies..


That’s a seriously good point... this thing could absolutely fly!
by Phild94
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5885
Views: 668275

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It is disappointing to see an image of the trains leaked, however, it does look they have been tied into the theme well with lots of detail. It will be nice when the side profile is released, to see if the detail continues all the way around :) If you look to the right of the image that has been le...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2066
Views: 223531

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I don’t know of anyone who goes to AT who doesn’t have 2-4-1s or a season pass as there’s so many available. So although £30 looks like a severe price decrease (and is really appealing to the GP) it’s more than the cost of a 2-4-1 discounted ticket. Also if this drive visitor numbers then they’re go...
by Phild94
Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2066
Views: 223531

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

With all these new ticket machines being installed I hope AT decides to make a large step forward in its pricing of tickets. I think that it may be worth finally reducing the ticket price to around £30 and severely limiting the number of 2-4-1’s that it puts out into the GPs hands. Does anyone think...
by Phild94
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2066
Views: 223531

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Luce wrote:
It does seem a good idea but personally I think it's a bit too pricey for me :)


If this was £20 I might actually consider buying one as it’s a great novelty gift... but for £50 I would rather pay for park entry for 2 people with 2-4-1s!
by Phild94
Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Non Rollercoaster Rides
Replies: 7
Views: 474

Re: Non Rollercoaster Rides

I think every area in the park needs an additional flat ride to be honest. With the removal of Ripsaw and Submission, and the total lack of flats in Dark forest there’s very little to do aside from queuing for the big rides. I used to love being able to jump on the small rides and have a great laugh...
by Phild94
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5885
Views: 668275

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Justin wrote:
It would be nice to see a resin and print of the actual themeing structure too. I'd also like to see another block of wood with the logo added.


I’d love to see this as a hollow resin with amber lights in the head/shoulders matching the actual structure
by Phild94
Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1274
Views: 184897

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I really hope the top of the entrance pillars are connected up to the gas supply :D

Also great look to this already, a little bit more growth and greenery and this thing will look great.
by Phild94
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1421
Views: 167862

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Surely they could finally bring Galactica into Nemesis’ theming by having some relationship to the Nemmy Alien homeworld
by Phild94
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last Game You Played and Your Rating
Replies: 15
Views: 1435

Re: Last Game You Played and Your Rating

Xenoblade Chronicles 2 - 8/10 Still working my way through his 80hr+ story but thoroughly enjoying the plot so far. Combat begins as an absolute chore, however I’m still having new mechanics evolve 40+hours in and it’s now becoming a great deal of fun. If you like JRPGs then this is certainly a game...
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 957
Views: 122205

Re: Towers Loving Care

I can’t believe this is what Nemesis used to look like!

I remember it looking like this as a kid but thought it was a rather over active imagination!
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1421
Views: 167862

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I think it would be close to it, if this did go ahead I think this must be Alton towers first de-theme

It would be nice to see this out through, it would probably be another worlds first to brag about :’)
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Dark ride ideas
Replies: 69
Views: 7472

Re: Dark ride ideas

I would absolutely love a ride very similar to Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster at DLP.

A super intense launched indoor coaster, in the dark, lights, music the works!

There’s nothing really similar in the UK and they could go with a tag line something like “Worlds First Double Launched Indoor Rollercoaster”
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 137
Views: 26073

Re: SW9

How does the tree height limit work? Some of the suggestions I see seem implausible with the tree limit but I might be mistaken. As a rule of thumb no ride at AT is allowed to be visible above the tree line from outside of the park. A few coasters get away with being marginally over (Rita) due to b...
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 107
Views: 9379

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

So they do a birthday celebration so to speak, for each coaster, for the year you can best fit into the logo? I can't imagine what year they'd do for Thirteen... I wouldn’t be surprised if they did something on Friday 13th October 2023 as this could be dubbed “Thi13teen Day” obviously a Friday the ...
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