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by Phild94
Mon May 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 180603

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I have never understood why they haven’t split the queue entirely to VR and non-VR with a station dedicated to each half. I know batching could be an issue but it’s likely that you could use 3 trains, 2 NVR and 1 VR.
by Phild94
Mon May 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 142
Views: 15437

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Anecdote alert! I can't say this applies to the majority of the GP, however, I've always been struck how my non-enthusiast friends and family find Oblivion (front or back row!) so imposing and terrifying compared to the other rides at Towers. Oblivion's layout may be simple in comparison to newer d...
by Phild94
Mon May 14, 2018 12:13 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

To be fair to Max he couldn’t anticipate Stroll brake testing him! But it was a decent race... not quite as exciting as the last two, bit I don’t think it could have been! On a side note I’m glad to see Hamilton back to winning ways as he definitely has the talent, despite his poor recent run of for...
by Phild94
Wed May 02, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 807
Views: 124721

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Penguins would be AMAZING (charismatic megafauna ftw!) but would they have enough space for a decently sized enclosure for them or Otters? I'll be honest, I've not been in Sharkbait (it's usually too full of children for me) so don't know what it's like in there. They could easily have enough room ...
by Phild94
Tue May 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 392
Views: 30860

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Let’s have a laugh then
by Phild94
Tue May 01, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Justin wrote:
It is disappointing how Red Bull went from securing podium finishes to crashing out two weeks later! Here is to the next race!


But equally Verstappen should have won at China but aggressive driving has cost him more points once again
by Phild94
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:50 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

Did anyone see the post race interview with Christian Horner... I think more than a few veins had burst in the debrief!

Also what a race again... this title fight is going to be a nail biter
by Phild94
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 221
Views: 31868

Re: Ride Downtime

Robert.W wrote:
Yep, it's been down since around 3pm on Sunday. I do wonder what's wrong with it though..


Especially as this one of the last flat rides in the park!
by Phild94
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

What a race! After Bahrain I thought this was going to be a little dull by comparison... boy was I wrong! Was screaming at the TV for Hamilton to put as the SC came out and showed that he should’ve been in after a fantastic choice of strategy by Red Bull Brilliant racing by Ricciardo and maybe a tou...
by Phild94
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 91
Views: 13298

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

That is actually such a good idea guys, it would really fit into the story of the AT hotel but also in my opinion a lot of the marketing over the last 10 years (excluding new rides) have been quite steampunk-lite.  A whimsical steampunk land would actually be amazing. Thanks! Let’s just hope that A...
by Phild94
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 91
Views: 13298

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

I think the Storybook land is nice, but the only recently removed a very similar concept to put in CBeebies land. Removing the Storybook work, old Macdonald etc. A really interesting theme would be to go very steampunk for CCL, loads of smoke, steam and whistles, but obviously not another dark theme...
by Phild94
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 392
Views: 30860

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Final Nudge please :D
by Phild94
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 20
Views: 546

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

I think the biggest issue in the sport right now is drivers stagnating... Valterri Bottas - Dull to watch and has no fire to pass on track. Kimi Raikkonen - Well past his prime and being flattered by the car. Ferrari and Mercedes both have big enough budgets to get real racers in their teams an dI h...
by Phild94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 142
Views: 15437

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Hi long time stalker here. Quick question on Oblivion construction. Was the hole backfilled on top of those arched tunnel supports or was it just covered over with concrete, essentially leaving a void. Been having a look round but cant find any pics? Not 100% sure myself but I think the metal arche...
by Phild94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 221
Views: 31868

Re: Ride Downtime

Think this is the first time I’ve seen this all year!

AT currently have full ride availability!

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by Phild94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 187
Views: 32321

Re: SW9

I’ve just been thinking about the location for the next ride at AT. Obviously Air car park is a likely choice, however there is also a lot of unused space on the old flume site (the other side from Wickerman) to drop a multi-launch through the trees there would be amazing, and may even tie together ...
by Phild94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258105

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Hey guys some of you go very regularly compared to me (2/3 times a year) with Alton now implementing no single rider queues me and the mrs will now have to use the normal queue (not really into coasters but will ride some), but my question is have you seen many couples queue together then only one ...
by Phild94
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258105

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

A practically shameful 68,400!

It was a very quiet day with no one on carts before or after us!
by Phild94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 77
Views: 9920

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Muppet738 wrote:
It more likely that the snow forecast for Monday will close it instead


I like the overwhelming positivity! ;)

I doubt it will be enough to close rides like last time but I suppose we will find out soon enough
by Phild94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 2019 Wish List
Replies: 10
Views: 1000

Re: Alton Towers 2019 Addition

If AT only read one topic on this forum I hope it’s this one. FLATS, FLATS, FLATS I’ve been saying it for years, AT needs a new flat ride in ever location of the park. This will push AT to be a 2 Day excursion park rather than the 1 day it currently is. I’m not sure the average cost of flat rides bu...
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