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by Aidan Lowe
Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458227

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I am myself very excited for the ride but what do you guys think made Merlin change their minds? Could be many reasons but Wooden Coasters in recent years are getting a lot more popular with parks. Could also be any pipeline concepts are simply not achievable right now or don't fit in right now wit...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:28 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1192
Views: 83819

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Atomic Blonde - 8.5/10

The only bad thing about this is the generic spy plot & twist. The pros; the setting, the cast is stellar, its stylish, the action is top notch, the soundtrack is insane!, its very sexy, a great movie showing girl power, this is the Wonder Woman I want to see!
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 1931
Views: 120559

Re: Scarefest

A landscape / social historian was with a group wearing high vis / hardhats on a tour of the home today, not sure if this is anything to do with Scarefest but its creepy nevertheless.

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by Aidan Lowe
Sun Aug 06, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 136
Views: 11743

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Not sure if this has been posted before or if its even new but uploaded not long ago was a half hour documentary about The Haunted House w/ John Wardley etc.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaNE8g8mdn4
by Aidan Lowe
Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458227

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

My personal opinion is Tom is on the right track, some speculate Wicker Man themed, some say could it be to do with Skin Snatchers. I think it will be part of Katanga Canyon & be African themed with the theming structure perhaps being a rockface with a statue carved in it or simply a large statu...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:10 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458227

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Excellent work TheCodeMaster
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1192
Views: 83819

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Dunkirk - 7.5/10 I was slightly underwhelmed with the film but it was still quite a good film. I've seen better films but certainly not the worst. Harry Styles felt like he was placed there because he was Harry Styles, thus making him feel a bit of a distraction. The CGI was once again like Wonder ...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jul 25, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 643
Views: 76826

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I really cant get as excited and enthusiastic about this coaster. looking at that height and layout I cant see this being very thrilling and I very much doubt were getting a launch, really hoping for once there will be a gimmick of some sort! maybe i'm being to pessimistic. History goes to show gim...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica
Replies: 1381
Views: 142377

Re: Galactica

hope whatever improvements they made during its close have created a better VR experience than before I may be wrong but I don't think the closure was down to the VR and in the time it was closed I highly doubt anything major was adjusted. I went on it in May I believe with the new headset and audi...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 200
Views: 29728

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

OhShambhala wrote:
I feel like I'm the only person in the world to really adore this attraction!

I am fond of this attraction also. While it was better in the previous years it still is a great addition and unique experience compared to what's on offer at the resort currently.
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Jul 06, 2017 2:01 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 643
Views: 76826

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Don't know if you've been on park recently PhNx but you can see the landscape of this attraction is all sorts of heights. You can see they've had to go down somewhat to achieve what they want. This is a very early mockup based on plans someone created probably the Nemesis guy and is mostly accurate ...
by Aidan Lowe
Thu Jul 06, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land Hotel
Replies: 121
Views: 17671

Re: CBeebies Land Hotel - 2017

Photo credit: @WireRevMtb 

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by Aidan Lowe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 308555

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I saw this yesterday, a fair few people on social media were tagging news outlets in their posts. Its pathetic this is what it has come to. To be fair though this seems to have been a worse breakdown than usually and it doesn't seem the 45 minute wait was exaggerated. That is an awful long time to b...
by Aidan Lowe
Wed Jun 28, 2017 1:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica
Replies: 1381
Views: 142377

Re: Galactica

I hate to be a miserable one and one not open for change but the day they decided to put VR on this ride is the day they killed it. I wouldn't mind but it genuinely isn't even that good a VR experience, I went on it with the new headset not couple of weeks ago and it still doesn't work correctly. Th...
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jun 27, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land Hotel
Replies: 121
Views: 17671

Re: CBeebies Land Hotel - 2017

Birmingham Mail have been allowed a sneak peak inside ahead of the opening next month. They need to get a move on, still seems a fair bit to do.
by Aidan Lowe
Tue Jun 27, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4739
Views: 458227

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I don't particularly know much about wooden coasters so for me I don't know if the ride going through a maintenance area on its way back into the station is the "norm" as I'd imagine it's a bit more intricate than a steel coaster's transfer tracks and such. But they could potentially incor...
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 308555

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Leah & Joe have been discussing their compensation claims on a channel 5 show. Article here.

Joe received £100,000 whereas Leah's claim should be resolved next year and be in the region of £2 million.
by Aidan Lowe
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 643
Views: 76826

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
Was this massive trench that is being dug shown on the planning applications?

If the trench is this then they are simply clearing down ready to start the foundations for supports I guess.

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by Aidan Lowe
Thu Jun 22, 2017 6:41 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1192
Views: 83819

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Transformers 5 - 6.5/10 Lets get the two most obvious things out of the way first, the movie plot as always is stupid and there isn't any character development but lets face it do any of these really matter in a movie like this? I personally say no. No doubt there will be die hard fans of Transforme...
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