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by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Oct 20, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516216

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I much prefer the music around The Welcoming to that! It's a bit depressing and forgettable, although if it is going to be the ride's soundtrack I'm sure there'll be more to it
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Oct 19, 2017 3:18 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1335
Views: 24706

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Merlin are capable of doing some fantastic things. Yes they can fail, Sub Terra for example, but they can also succeed, with the likes of Ghost Train. Their obsession with accommodation is something I'm not a fan of, and I hate to see prices go up while ride offerings go down. But I honestly don't b...
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

Would someone who's experienced Sub Species this year explain what happens in the new ending? (In a spoiler tag)
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516216

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

What I don't like about the idea of this being in Gloomy Wood (aside from the entrance being in Mutiny Bay) is that it's theme is dangerously close to that of Dark Forest. When the area consists of one family ride this doesn't have a big impact but to have one of the largest thrill rides in Gloomy W...
by S.J_O'Grady
Wed Oct 11, 2017 4:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

Just going back to the lighting for a moment (it matters to me  :lol) I was delighted to find this reply on Facebook: "Hi Owen, we're planning for all the lighting to be as per last year for the main week of Scarefest, starting 20th October."
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

I've seen enough complaints on social media to hopefully have them get their act together anyway!
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

From what I've seen the lighting this year is terrible, and if they've not sorted it out by my visit at the end of the month I'll be very disappointed. The can't have incredible lighting one year and just not bother the next and not expect complaints, especially when there are no scare zones away fr...
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

TowersStreet have reported that TotT is now entered over the bridge at the front of the building. They have also said that the conga line is still used, which is a big disappointment for me. It just ruins the experience and if they're making TotT strictly 15+, surely they might as well make the inte...
by S.J_O'Grady
Sun Oct 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

Wow, I must say I wasn't expecting that, apart from the fact that we only have one scare zone, this will clearly be an incredible Scarefest.
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Sep 23, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

Not the hoods  ](*,)
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 114951

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Just a few small pieces of theming like what's scattered around the River Rapids queue would be nice. I'd say if we were going to see a second major theming feature there'd be something there by now, but could be wrong.
by S.J_O'Grady
Sat Sep 16, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145188

Re: Scarefest

What was the Smiler looking like during Scarefest 2012?
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 887
Views: 114951

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It looks like the Mad Hatter. Perhaps we're getting a more intense Blackpool Alice ride.
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Sep 15, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 783
Views: 68336

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hey folks, considering doing Scarefest on the 31st this year. With it being Halloween, is that usually pretty busy or?
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Th13teen
Replies: 30
Views: 4661

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Does anyone have a link to the original plans.
by S.J_O'Grady
Sun Sep 03, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 71
Views: 10240

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

Remember the new Courtyard canopy will be in the same style as the existing one. There aren't many themes this style would match.
by S.J_O'Grady
Mon Aug 28, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516216

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Giving most (but not all) of their "scary rides" scary themes would work fine IF they had enough children's rides with childish themes and family rides with a tone that lies in the middle. They are doing this - the bigger rides are getting the adult themes, small rides get the light themes...
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:48 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516216

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I'd also like to say that this really makes me hope it'll be intense. Yet another ride that is clearly a family coaster with a dark death theme just won't do it for me
by S.J_O'Grady
Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516216

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I quite like this, although: 1) I was hoping for a slightly less sinister theme since the park (that's all about magic and happiness) has 5/6 main rides themed around misery and horror, and 2) I can tell already this is either going to be it's own random area or screw up the theme of a different one.
by S.J_O'Grady
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516216

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The group is angered by the "rapid advance of technology". Digital clock changes to old one, modern alphabet changes to runes... you may well be right...
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