UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by TheDuke
Wed May 16, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 133
Views: 26992

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

For me it was the corkscrew followed by air way back when I was only just above the 1.2m limit. They're the whole reason I'm into rollercoasters.
by TheDuke
Sun May 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 26
Views: 1499

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

I think a parade is really unlikely and wouldn't suit the park at all, also as said above theres not really space for it. I see them playing old music on the park and selling merchandise with old designs on them for existing and closed attractions.
by TheDuke
Thu May 03, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775671

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Just spotted this on channel 4 website: Alton Towers (title TBC) A one off documentary will go behind the scenes at Alton Towers, the UK’s biggest theme park as they launch their multi-million pound new rollercoaster, Wickerman. Eagerly awaited by rollercoaster enthusiasts as the first wooden rolle...
by TheDuke
Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 1153

Re: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

I haven't ridden Wicker Man or Octonauts but here we go: 1) Nemesis: simply one of the best rollercoasters in the world. 2) Thirteen: I've a soft spot for Thirteen, I know its not alot of peoples favourite ride but damn the theme and overall atmosphere make it so much better than the actual coaster ...
by TheDuke
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1456
Views: 181116

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Take VR off, retheme it back to air, give the original oasis fountains etc. It should've never been retheme. The space theme can't be pulled off when you go flying past a car park. The whole Galactica retheme hasn't worked for me, and it doesn't fit. This would be perfect and it would really get th...
by TheDuke
Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 164
Views: 22167

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I never thought of that, it’d be really cool If it was like the Edinburgh Dungeons but fleshed out more. I'm sure they could find some local story for it.
by TheDuke
Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 227
Views: 42737

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

I've had 2 breakdowns both in AT one 3/4 up oblivions hill because someone started filming on their phone. The other in one of the final sections in duel when you pass under the catwalk. Stopped for about 2 minutes and kept shooting then floodlights came on and we had to walk a bit back through it w...
by TheDuke
Fri Mar 23, 2018 8:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10477

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Thats annoying but pretty happy because they're really giving it top tier maintenance then which is good
by TheDuke
Fri Mar 23, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775671

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I can totally understand why people are slightly disappointed in the advert as it doesn't really focus on the backstory of the ride, which is a shame, but given its sticking with the way the other adverts have been done, including Smiler, it fits in that way. I think what wins it over for me is tha...
by TheDuke
Wed Mar 21, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 187
Views: 32475

Re: SW9

I'm kind of hoping we'll see a thrill coaster replace Rita maybe another accelerator that has some elements to it other than a launch but the space isn't there. Maybe a Mack big dipper like Lost Gravity. I reckon if we get flats or dark rides they'll come in 2 years.
by TheDuke
Mon Mar 19, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 51
Views: 5242

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

I just noticed that airs in the pdf of it and can't unsee them.
by TheDuke
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775671

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Justin wrote:
They also have new wood. This time with the Wicker Man logo. Same price as before.


I don't know why but the wood on sale makes me laugh. Like its a good collector's item i suppose but still
by TheDuke
Sat Mar 17, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775671

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

PhNx Survivor wrote:
Screw that Wicker Man statue.. I’m so hyped for a new addition of Alton Towers Monopoly!! £35?? Yes please :lol


Id honestly really like that. Especially after the last lot sold out
by TheDuke
Fri Mar 16, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 51
Views: 5242

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

Just saw it on instagram, I really like it but then again I really like all the maps they realise apart from the really basic ones they had a while back
by TheDuke
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775671

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Would you like to be featured on TV? Channel 4 have been documenting the construction of Wicker Man, and have reached out to TowersTimes members for a chance to be involved. Full details are below: For the last few months, Channel 4 have been filming behind the scenes at Alton Towers, covering the ...
by TheDuke
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last Game You Played and Your Rating
Replies: 20
Views: 2253

Re: Last Game You Played and Your Rating

Going to be seriously unpopular after this post..... Zelda: Breath of The Wild - 5/10 A really solid concept for a game, with several tools/foods/weapons used in a multitude of ways to solve puzzles, beat bad guys and survive in the wild. However, the story is dull, the characters are largely forge...
by TheDuke
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775671

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I'm blown away frankly. Everything in the footage I've seen just looks amazing all and all the themeing soundtrack seem to all blend together and just create the theme so well. The coaster looks very smooth running. All and all very happy with it and for the park and its future. Can't wait to you al...
by TheDuke
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 270
Views: 49241

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

I do hope some point N:ST does re-open, but I don’t see Merlin doing this, unless the ride can be operated without actors.. even if the ride was only open for Scarefest, that would be better than it’s current situation. It's such a shame that it didn't last. It was a really enjoyable experience and...
by TheDuke
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 775671

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Still bothers me thats its not the wickerman just wicker man looks a bit weird to me, just a minor minor nitpick though.
Also the towers maps are by far my favourite theme park map can't wait for a new one
by TheDuke
Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 270
Views: 49241

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

A lot of people don’t like Merlin because of that very reason, yes we are getting a well themed coaster, but at what cost? We have lost 2 brilliant flat rides, for whatever reason, and are now slowly losing N:ST. It’s not just Alton that are suffering from cost cuts either might I just add.. and th...
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