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by NemeJaney
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 815
Views: 83076

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

In addition to the above, Air/Galactica has 2 larger seats in the middle of row 4 on each train, and a matching test seat at the entrance :)
by NemeJaney
Wed Feb 07, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Seems like a nice way of leaving a mark on the park if you are prepared to pay that much :) Nothing wrong with investing in what makes you happy (if you can afford it) after all!  However, my main concern is potential vandalism: it doesn't seem likely that they'd have security watching over them at ...
by NemeJaney
Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

A nice shot that makes it look very peaceful and fresh.
by NemeJaney
Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5874
Views: 666070

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

A runes crossword book  :lol  would keep us all occupied during the queues 
by NemeJaney
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1421
Views: 167735

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Oooh, nice job! It definitely has a much more muted look there, but does seem a bit more magical and mysterious. However, the current turquoise colour does stand out nicely against the landscape, as well as making the lighter branding colours 'pop' on signs etc. What would be cool is perhaps a 2-ton...
by NemeJaney
Fri Jan 26, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 957
Views: 122001

Re: Towers Loving Care

Much nicer than a light-blocking and probably rainy (because UK) view of Cbeebies land hotel!
by NemeJaney
Tue Jan 23, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

The other thing missing is that this year is not any old year, it is the year of a new rollercoaster (SW as well!) and the response doesn't really convey any excitement for the year ahead. Good point. You'd expect to see them mentioning WM in their comments more, but then again maybe they are tryin...
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Looks like a lot of social media users have been directly tweeting Nick Varney himself, rather than the AT/Merlin pages, as that's where they feel a difference will be made. It seems people are currently feeling more like financial statistics, rather than welcomed guests. Perhaps I'm sensationalisin...
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I suppose that's true. We'd all be gathered outside FV in protest after an initial ride on Wicker Man anyway ;)
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Let's hope they have enough funds to employ sufficient security personnel and don't make too many cuts in that department
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Just a thought...what happens if it's between 10 and 11am and Oblivon and/or Smiler is closed? There will be no other major rides open in that hour (until DF rides open, of course). It will be awful. Relating to this, if crowds aren't dispersed evenly enough, surely on busy days that is a security c...
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223245

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Perhaps at this stage it would be better to pay per attraction  :lol (although that would mean fewer guests would come from far away of course)
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5874
Views: 666070

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

''Feed the Flames''...what could this mean? Just a slogan or maybe it's suggesting a more interactive element (going out on a limb here) during the experience?
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1421
Views: 167735

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I can very much see the VR being part removed for this year. I personally think only 3 rows of each train will have VR. That seems like an increasingly likely situation, especially after today's opening times being revealed. However I do think it has another half or full season left, just to see ho...
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 38
Views: 4305

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Regarding the new proposed ride opening times, it'll be interesting to see how the new shortened running hours will affect the ride. Any ideas?  :-k -Maybe more time spent on maintenance will help to keep things running smoothly (not that it's that unreliable as it is) -Maybe it will get less 'worn ...
by NemeJaney
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5874
Views: 666070

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I hope we can assume Wicker Man does stick to the ERT opening time on opening day, rather than waiting 'til 10:00 when there's a bigger crowd to see it be opened. It's probably safe to say there will be enough enthusiasts there to fill the area though, and the ride seems to be on schedule so far, so...
by NemeJaney
Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The art thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: The art thread

Thanks Rob! Not quite how I expected it to look, but still effective :D
by NemeJaney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:49 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The art thread
Replies: 11
Views: 1272

Re: The art thread

With my dear mother's guidance, I have just made a fully glazed ceramic Nemesis egg! Left it hollow to use it as a sitting lantern :D Definitely try pottery and pottery glazing if you get a chance. You never know how it'll turn out, but it's great fun. :D https://i.imgur.com/baiQWYE.jpg https://i.im...
by NemeJaney
Thu Jan 18, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: A Picture A Day
Replies: 175
Views: 11293

Re: A Picture A Day

Fantastic pictures everyone, and a nice variety :) They're fab for having a good gawp at on a screen, because one tends to miss all the pretty bits when rushing around on park. It's also good that people are passionate enough to take the time to stop and capture these things in nice quality images, ...
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