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by Stan.H
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2415
Views: 737662

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

 Welcome to the forum all newbies!! :hug:
by Stan.H
Tue Oct 17, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145218

Re: Scarefest

Although I'm not attending SMN this weekend, I'm at scarefest this Saturday anyway, so if you see me be sure to say hi! 
by Stan.H
Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145218

Re: Scarefest

Despite not having a full day at scarefest, I am just leaving the park in the queue for the monorail as I type this... Managed to ride Th13teen, The Smiler, Oblivion and Nemesis... As well as that I did all 5 scare mazes as well as freak show, and to say the least, I am impressed with all of them!  ...
by Stan.H
Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145218

Re: Scarefest

On the subject of freak show being the only scare zone, I'm worried about the atmosphere of the back of the park. FB is going to feel dead I believe. with nothing really between GW and FB I think it might feel a bit empty and boring. With all the scares at the front of the park (Towers, mutiny bay,...
by Stan.H
Wed Sep 20, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145218

Re: Scarefest

On the subject of freak show being the only scare zone, I'm worried about the atmosphere of the back of the park. FB is going to feel dead I believe. with nothing really between GW and FB I think it might feel a bit empty and boring. With all the scares at the front of the park (Towers, mutiny bay,...
by Stan.H
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516302

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

What about the fire effects used on Scorpion Express at CWoA?
by Stan.H
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5827
Views: 186064

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

AltonOperator wrote:
All the Terms & Conditions say is that October 20th to 31st the vouchers cannot be used. You should be fine on the 1st as it doesn't say anything about fright nights at all.

(This is for cadbury)

Okay,  many thanks
by Stan.H
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:33 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5827
Views: 186064

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Does anybody know if the Kelloggs or Cadbury 2for1 vouchers are valid for use during fright nights? As I'm hoping to go on the 1st October, and don't want to turn up just to be turned away.
by Stan.H
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:09 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 888
Views: 115063

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm thinking that they could possibly be there to look around the SW8 site, and for installing the rumoured flame effects, smoke effects and lighting at the same time.
by Stan.H
Fri Sep 15, 2017 7:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145218

Re: Scarefest

Does anyone else know if Freak Show is the only scare zone at Scarefest this year ?
by Stan.H
Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516302

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Just a little bit of speculation... would be interesting if AT went all out with some form of Animatronics in this wicker head piece, maybe some satanic ritual talk etc As good as having an animatronic in the main theming structure, I personally highly doubt Alton would keep on top of maintaining i...
by Stan.H
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:13 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516302

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Robert W wrote:
Ha ha! Alton would ruin it by planting a small hill with the Towers on top in the background!

Yep, and maybe with a small asterisk, saying that fire will be working until it breaks, and they will fix it up 6 years later in a heavily marketed "clean up" plan :p
by Stan.H
Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:02 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516302

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Just got inspired to do a speculative "artist's impression" type sketch of what I think this coaster may or may not be like. Bear in mind it is just something I knocked together for fun and is entirely just for artistic purposes so isn't even necessarily accurate to the layout we already ...
by Stan.H
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:32 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5033
Views: 516302

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Not doubting plans 'Wicker Man' just doesn't fit. Until I have it confirmed by Merlin then anything is possible. The two don't fit for me personally, but that is just my own opinion. There is a possibility this trademark was just pushed out to fool people. Doubt it, but must be considered :) I was ...
by Stan.H
Mon Sep 11, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 888
Views: 115063

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
The ride should be called Wicker head & shoulders rather than Wicker Man.

In all seriousness, this looks like it will be very impressive!

Sponsored by "heads & shoulders" ??? :lol
by Stan.H
Sun Sep 10, 2017 10:17 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1210
Views: 88887

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

IT - 9/10 Really wasn't expecting it to be amazing, but, my god it blew me away! I found the entire film creepy, scary, but yet funny. The plot was pretty good, however predictable and at points didn't make sense. There was 4 or 5 really good jump scares, and plenty of others as well. I did yell out...
by Stan.H
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:13 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Your Favourite TV Shows
Replies: 148
Views: 15994

Re: Your Favourite TV Shows

AHS: Cult - Saw the first episode the other night, this season is looking promising and can't wait to see what's in store! So happy twisty is back :D
by Stan.H
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:03 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1210
Views: 88887

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Atomic Blonde - 9/10 Was very surprised at how brilliant this film was, definitely up there with my favourite spy movies. I found it very intense and gripping throughout and really liked the Many plot twists. Also, the few jump scares definitely got me !! The action was great and very brutal and the...
by Stan.H
Fri Jul 14, 2017 7:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2159
Views: 145218

Re: Scarefest

Me personally... 1.)  I'd love there to be like 4 scare zones - 2 new style, 2 old style. As the new style is quite good, but the old version was much better but I'd love a mixture of both types.  2.) I think the park entirely is in need of getting scarefest decor put up, to make it all feel more Ha...
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