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by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Apr 30, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 835
Views: 132580

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

As I've said before, I dislike IPs. When I visit Alton Towers I want to see Alton Towers, not some random things from the media. If they were to come up with an original theme, I would love it whatever it was, but IPs (although they're a crowd puller and are great for business) take away a bit of th...
by S.J_O'Grady
Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 835
Views: 132580

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

There's something a bit strange going on here... This article claims David says "Would you like me to cut you in with the Gangsta Granny Alton Towers ride?", to which Simon replies "Are you serious? Why do you think you got that?". If you watch the video (or indeed the show) you'...
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211355

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Interesting to see that the signage doesn't use the logo we're all familiar with, but I have to say this is looking amazing!!
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Feb 01, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 54
Views: 6915

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

I've always liked that map, purely because it's a good resource and really shows where everything used to be. Makes 4 Man Bob look a bit lonely.
by S.J_O'Grady
Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211355

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

At least if it's slower than expected it makes a ride with a fairly short track length last a bit longer.
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 19624

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Since there seems to be quite a lot of work going on with the refurbishment of the queue line, do you think they might celebrate Oblivion's 20th anniversary or will they wait till next year for the 21st like Nemesis? Depends which is easier to slot into the logo  ;) Most likely 21st I would say, it...
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Jan 26, 2018 8:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 997
Views: 145561

Re: Towers Loving Care

I'm really hoping they bring all the signage up to date, most of the signs on the plaza, car parks, and main entrance use either the pre Mother Hen font or something even older.
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286488

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Towers Street are also saying that the Traffic Patrol will be returning this year, which is more good news. No idea where this information has come from but I've never known them be wrong in the past.
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Jan 22, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286488

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

This is bad beyond belief. I hate to say it but it's hard to log onto a forum and act passionate about a place when it's being run like this. Ride line-up next, I can't wait....
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Jan 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286488

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

They're going to get so many complaints about this. You cannot expect an ordinary member of the public to turn up and find arguably the main ride, and others, closed for 2 hours of an already embarrassingly short opening day. The fact is they're not gonna know this until they get there, and when the...
by S.J_O'Grady
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 997
Views: 145561

Re: Towers Loving Care

And I thought it was a strawberry.  :|
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Jan 08, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 826619

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I agree the 1.2 restriction is probably a positive. At the moment Th13teen has felt almost like a blip in the line up, with it being the one Big Six ride that smaller folks can go on. It'll be nice to have something else that's a step up from Spinball but not quite the high intensity of The Smiler.
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 826619

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I love the visuals, love the theme, really hoping the soundtrack will be on par with The Welcoming's, my only concern with the ride is that in terms of track length, it's even shorter than Th13teen. I'm hoping for plenty of speed, but at the same time, I'd like the ride to last as long as possible!
by S.J_O'Grady
Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211355

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Is Ben and Jerry's supposed to still be there? I kind of assumed it'd be demolished but it's still looking pretty untouched?
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Jan 06, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286488

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I'm half expecting some TLC updates on Monday. They're first update of 2017 came on the 8th, and with the SW8 announcement it will certainly give us plenty to talk about!
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 826619

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Anyone else find it annoying that Rita's not a Secret Weapon?  :| I like the idea of these little countdown videos but they are slightly poorly made. For example, they could be better if glimpses of the past SWs appeared in a cloud of black smoke or behind some flames or something. They just look a ...
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 826619

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I'm hoping the tv ad will be in the same style as the last few (Smiler and Galactica) looking over an animated Towers Street at the ruins with some of that lovely tribal Mountain King playing!
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Scarefest Mazes for First timers
Replies: 14
Views: 2281

Re: Scarefest Mazes for First timers

I'd recommend Scarefest even if you don't do the mazes. There is a great atmosphere with the coloured lighting etc, and rides in the dark feel so different. You could at least do the scare zone(s), and you should be alright in the mazes. They're more fun than scary, you'll likely run out laughing! A...
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Dec 29, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211355

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

What I love about this project is that it's bringing so many basic things to Towers' line up that they don't really have yet. This doesn't seem to be all about one world's first, it's just a wooden rollercoaster, with a near miss element, some memorable theming, and a good bit of airtime. 
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211355

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

You should get a pretty good view from the Skyride though!
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