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by TheDuke
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 7100

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Those videos are great marketing, really enjoy them wish I had some google cardboard or something.

It would be great if we see oblivion get an extension to it after the drop like majority of new drop coasters however its very unlikely due to cost and space available.
by TheDuke
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 568823

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Really enjoyed that trailer gave a good feel for the final theme I hope and "Beornen" is middle english to be consumed by fire or left to ash.

Edit: can also mean burning a home or item in a sacrifice to god
by TheDuke
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1394
Views: 157025

Re: Galactica

Liam.W wrote:
Scrap the VR, keep the theme. Nothing else can really be said haha


May aswell keep the VR as they already have the system running but they should atleast theme/repaint the rest of the track and area as the colour difference is the worst thing IMO. I do miss the air theme all being said
by TheDuke
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1889
Views: 201388

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I do hope they don't get rid of the current yellow boats and they just make the modifications to the existing boats. That's purple boat really wouldn't suit Congo River Rapids! They may just be expecting the boats to be used more as its so close to SW8 so they may want more to circulate. I also hop...
by TheDuke
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15993

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

With an absolutely dreadful theme, and now with added gumf to further it away from any way tying it in to forbidden valleys theme. I never said that SW8 wont be a bad ride, im sure it'll be great. I just think it'll be similar to what happened with air and the ride just plonked in an area with a pr...
by TheDuke
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The original Hex pre-show storyline
Replies: 21
Views: 4218

Re: The original Hex pre-show storyline

Aidan Lowe wrote:
Posted today Stoke Sentinel has a look back in this quite lengthy article of the legend of the Chained Oak. It can be read here.


That was a fun read thanks alot. I've never been to the tree I'll definetly have to check it out on my next trip to the towers.
by TheDuke
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 141
Views: 16096

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I wonder if they will trim away some of the ivy on the exterior as it's getting a bit out of control and before long the entire house facade will just get swallowed up by it! Yeah I think that says alot about the state of duel too that its in need of a touch up, with SW8 moving in near it next year...
by TheDuke
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 568823

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I feel like SW8/Wickerman will basically be a mixture of Hex and TH13TEEN. I really hope Towers will come through with this one, with the tagline: “World Class Experience” and I really hope it doesn’t end up being a gimmick, like The Smiler. I definitely see where you're coming from. I think in the...
by TheDuke
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 568823

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Never noticed the face on the back before thats cool, definitely some effect will emerge from it
by TheDuke
Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1223
Views: 93589

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

I disagree I fully believe it is a future classic. Its been a long time since we've had proper hard sci-fi in cinemas
by TheDuke
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1223
Views: 93589

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Blade runner 2049 As someone who loves blade runner I had a high expectations for this movie, I can say it truely went above what I expected. It captures the tone and themes of the first movie but is completely fresh in its own way. It is also the most visually stunning movie I've seen all year. I h...
by TheDuke
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Sonic Spinball
Replies: 93
Views: 15024

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

It is likely that Spinball will be removed for a Cbeebies expansion, however, this rumour has been circulating for a few years now. Just this year, it has been rumoured that it will be relocated to Thorpe Park on the Slammer / Old Town site. In reality, it is a popular family ride for Alton which a...
by TheDuke
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Sonic Spinball
Replies: 93
Views: 15024

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

See I think its so popular because of where it is in the park. I personally don't think its a bad ride but its not good. I more dislike how it sticks out as you enter the park. I wouldnt mind then either moving it or getting rid of it completely.
by TheDuke
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145492

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Fantastic pictures aidan. That banking looks pretty good now throughout the ride
by TheDuke
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2203
Views: 160576

Re: Scarefest

I really really appreciate new mazes as it atleast shows that new ideas are allowed to be tested in the park even if its marketing its still a fresh maze. I won't be able to make scarefest but I hope you all enjoy it
by TheDuke
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5240
Views: 568823

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I know that all the evidence points towards Wicker Man, but if I'm honest, the name isn't specific enough... it can be too easily associated with other things and not something unique to AT. This is a a good point, however look at their most famous name; Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, very generic if put ...
by TheDuke
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Drawing Board: Dark Forest Concepts
Replies: 7
Views: 1008

Re: The Drawing Board: Dark Forest Concepts

Honestly I think quarry would be seen as cheap as it wouldn't be a major change from UG land. I also think that the UK doenst have the climate to do wild west theme correctly. I think dragon lair would work but I think the current theme is the most fitting one
by TheDuke
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:16 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145492

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Though it wont be the best GCI or woody it shaping up to a very solid experience. I a weird way I see this becoming an icon (heh) of the park in the future sort of like nemesis obviously not as good but its shaping up to be a solid experience
by TheDuke
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:51 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145492

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

They did get the people who themed baron? I heard that somewhere but I can't where and if its true but it'd explain the look of the themeing.
by TheDuke
Fri Sep 15, 2017 5:52 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145492

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm really digging that entrance I love queue lines that incorporate the full coaster into it also that themeing looks huge. I wonder how the trains will interact with the structure (how well the trains are themed) and also how and if the structure will be automated or have effects
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