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by Smiler313
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2397
Views: 721672

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum, Colin!
by Smiler313
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride pin badges
Replies: 191
Views: 25888

Re: Ride pin badges

I have just started pin badge collecting and soon hope to get a TTSP lanyard!
by Smiler313
Sun Sep 24, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4815
Views: 506089

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

Went on DBGT for the first time yesterday and I was impressed with the risk Merlin took with it. The theming overall was pretty decent and I liked all the little touches that added detail to the ride and queue experience. However what I did notice was the large amounts of various graffiti in the que...
by Smiler313
Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4900
Views: 491763

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Maybe they could get around it with smoke machines and red glowing lights. But then during the day you wouldn't notice the lights, so maybe they will have to do their best with smoke!
by Smiler313
Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:07 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4900
Views: 491763

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

At first I thought this was official concept art leaked when I first saw it. It is so good! You should be very proud of what you have achieved. The perspective and scale is amazing. Hats off to you!
by Smiler313
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 98014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Sorry for the confusion, I meant personally as a whole I speculate it will be better and look better than the marmaliser as a theming element. However who knows until it is revealed! Looking back on my previous post, I see your point Owen!  8-[ ](*,)
by Smiler313
Mon Sep 11, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 98014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

This honestly excites me up so much. Definitely more detailed than the Marmaliser!  If this is the kind of theming we are getting, this could be one of their best themed rides!
by Smiler313
Sat Sep 02, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1846
Views: 185507

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I only have £10! :(
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 29, 2017 10:15 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 98014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

As long as they don't mention anything about what  happens inside there, then a) if there is nothing, we won't be let down too much and b) if there is something there will be a nice surprise! :)
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 29, 2017 8:07 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 795
Views: 98014

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Unless GCI and Merlin are aiming for some laterals to give a sense of 'out-of-contolness'. But still, for the ride to be safe it can't be going too quick... :-k
by Smiler313
Mon Aug 28, 2017 11:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Fonts
Replies: 77
Views: 22312

Re: Alton Towers Fonts

It looks very similar! Thank you both for your answers!
by Smiler313
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Fonts
Replies: 77
Views: 22312

Re: Alton Towers Fonts

Does anyone know the font Wickerman uses?
by Smiler313
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1846
Views: 185507

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

They used to do Coaster Climbs for selected rides at Towers (including The Smiler), however it seemed after the incident they stopped this. I am not certain but that is how it appears to me. I haven't done one yet so I would love them to bring them back. This is probably for reasons that would benef...
by Smiler313
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Saw - The Ride
Replies: 2457
Views: 63314

Re: Saw - The Ride

With the shotgun, it seems that you hear the gun get loaded before firing, so that is your que for putting your hands over your ears! I'm also not a fan of loud noises either! :)
by Smiler313
Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4900
Views: 491763

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

How early on did we find that The Smiler was 'The Smiler'?
by Smiler313
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:45 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4900
Views: 491763

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Maybe the theming element is an action against us 'abusing natural resources'. It seems like a wacky enough theme for it to be something Merlin would use! :lol
by Smiler313
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4900
Views: 491763

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

To be honest, I am a little late to this too. From the amount of buzz I have seen on this thread, it seems like waves of video game levels. Like, wave one is done and now we are preparing for wave two! Sorry for the cringey comparison but that's how I see at the moment! It will be interesting to see...
by Smiler313
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:47 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4900
Views: 491763

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It's seems interesting they have gone for the likes of Elliot Crawford in this video, as his YouTube audience seem to be for young adults, maybye suggesting that's what Merlin want the target market to be, which might not the reassuring. I'm not sure though, he might be involved so that the ride sim...
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:40 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4900
Views: 491763

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The symbols look like they have been burnt in to the wood. Could this relate more with the rides possible involvement of fire?
by Smiler313
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Silver Dollar City
Replies: 46
Views: 4690

Re: Silver Dollar City

In all honesty I'm not sure that I would personally be a fan of this. I like Spinball but inversions added would be too much for me. Looks like a unique investment though. They might do different trains styles like in previous Mack concept videos.
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