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by RobHand
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts
Replies: 498
Views: 107075

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts

Justin wrote:
SUNHOT


Legend! Thanks Justin!
by RobHand
Tue Mar 27, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts
Replies: 498
Views: 107075

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts

lewis97 wrote:
daveclarkedaveclarke wrote:
where do i enter the sun code for 40% off? Cant find it anywhere

On this page on the Alton Towers Holidays website.


Does any one know the promo code for this? Or where I can get one, is it in the paper or?

Thanks!
by RobHand
Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793940

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

:clap: :clap: I will post my full review / opinion soon, but for now all I will say is WOW.. expectations were well and truly ecceed. I had the luck of being seated at the very back, so I can’t speak for riders nearer the front edge of the carriage, but It was so much faster then I expected, especia...
by RobHand
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793940

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

So glad I booked my trip for next Monday. It's a real shame that the weather has ruined the official opening day (I was planning to watch highlights from peoples experience on it over the weekend) to build the hype. I'm praying the weather is good and  that they open it starting Monday if they choos...
by RobHand
Wed Mar 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793940

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

As posted in the offers and vouchers thread, The Sun Superdays website contains a brand new version of the Wicker Man promotional image with all the other rides mixed in. It would be good to see the park map cover in a similar style as this looks epic! https://superdays.thesun.co.uk/images/grid/Alt...
by RobHand
Fri Mar 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793940

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Just over two weeks left until supposed opening day (unconfirmed I know)... and still no TV advert.

Is this normal? seems a like it will be cutting it a bit short... right?
by RobHand
Thu Feb 01, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1458
Views: 184325

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I remember a while ago, people saying that the ride would have looked better with the darker blue, track repaint. So I had a look in photoshop, what it would look like. I must say, I think i am more of a fan of the aqua blue track, as it is now. I think it works really well with the darker blue and ...
by RobHand
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 988
Views: 139814

Re: Towers Loving Care

WOW :love  they really did a killer job on this. Cant wait to see it in the flesh in march!

Lets hope its just hope it is maintained through out the seasons to come!
by RobHand
Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 204840

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I agree, this wont be the final speed of the ride. I went back and watched clips of the smiler, there were points where the train almost stalled across the circuit. While I know the ride isn't going to be "super fast", as its a family coaster", I do believe it will be a lot faster the...
by RobHand
Sat Jan 27, 2018 8:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793940

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

DeadJack5 wrote:
So I was on site today for some various reasons.

Whilst I was there, i was able to record this. Listen carefully


*ooo's and aaaahhhh's*
Nice clip Jack!
by RobHand
Sat Jan 27, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 204840

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I don't believe any one has pointed this out but correct me if they have. However do we think this is one of the fire elements within the theming structure?  I created an image to explain what i mean better. https://www.imageupload.co.uk/images/2018/01/27/SdZAoca.jpg I imagine there is one on the ot...
by RobHand
Thu Jan 25, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2444
Views: 267940

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

This news has given me slight faith in Merlin again. Showing they are listening to the opinions of their customers. But on the other hand, it shouldn't take an uproar in negative comments for them to listen. I almost feel like they were testing the waters to see what they could get away with before ...
by RobHand
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 279
Views: 50861

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

I second this, personally I kinda think that if it doesn't reopen next season, its not coming back. I was trying to be optimistic about it opening again this season. But with the later opening times and further cut backs announced, I don’t think it’s likely they would re open an attraction which is...
by RobHand
Wed Jan 24, 2018 8:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2444
Views: 267940

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned. But why invest in a brand new hotel, and build a multi million pound ride, if you can’t afford to keep existing rides operating all day? Don’t get me wrong, we all wanted a new coaster. Cool. But is it worth all of the cuts that have been made else wher...
by RobHand
Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Air Concept Art. Never Seen Before.
Replies: 8
Views: 978

Re: Air Concept Art. Never Seen Before.

Thanks for sharing Adrian, these are really great concepts! I would have loved to have witnessed what the atmosphere would have been like. It’s weird to think that maybe if this much of investment actually took place, and was given this much detail / theming, would galactica still have replaced it? ...
by RobHand
Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2444
Views: 267940

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
Alton Towers have today confirmed to me on twitter that the new season passes will not be valid for Early Ride Time despite the opposite being stated when the passes first went on sale.


The gift that keeps giving ...
by RobHand
Mon Jan 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: A Picture A Day
Replies: 209
Views: 15606

Re: A Picture A Day

NemesisRider wrote:
That's an awesome edit Rob - looks really cool!

Here's one I captured of Wild Beast at Canada's Wonderland last year - shame I didn't actually get to ride it...

Thanks NemesisRider! It was a great photo originally !
Also I love the sunset on that picture of Wild Beast, good job!
by RobHand
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1458
Views: 184325

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

IMO I don't think the VR will be going anywhere any time soon, I can see them updating the headsets for picture quality as technology improves  and becomes cheaper (I know it will still be costly but its only the headsets, not the computers which have been placed into the trains). The advertising th...
by RobHand
Sun Jan 21, 2018 7:10 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What are you listening to?
Replies: 2221
Views: 131600

Re: What are you listening to?

Well.. when I'm not listening to theme park music, I listen to the likes of Martin Garrix, Avicii, Chainsmokers, Marshmello etc. 

Any other EDM fans out there? or just myself?
by RobHand
Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: A Picture A Day
Replies: 209
Views: 15606

Re: A Picture A Day

Image

A beautiful picture originally taken by the talented NemesisRider, all credit goes to him. I wanted to give my own take on it as soon as I saw it, but only just found the time to add a nice backdrop post editing.