UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by TheDuke
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513371

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: 5016
Views: 513371

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: 1209
Views: 88581

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: 1209
Views: 88581

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: 92
Views: 13520

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: 92
Views: 13520

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: 872
Views: 112569

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: 2159
Views: 144313

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: 5016
Views: 513371

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: 562

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: 872
Views: 112569

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: 872
Views: 112569

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: 872
Views: 112569

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
by TheDuke
Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:31 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 60
Views: 9632

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

I can see it being more katanga themed but its far to close to mutiny bay to be katanga or gloomy wood IMO so I think we'll see minor themeing changes to mutiny bay to accommodate it. It could be a pirates voyage to an island with paganism.
by TheDuke
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 872
Views: 112569

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm really liking how this looks off ride at the moment can't wait to see it when all the themeings in. It looks very smooth from the last batch of pictures. I reckon we'll see some themeing unveiled at scarefest or just before it
by TheDuke
Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513371

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Late to the party here but seems to me we have a clear theme and story kinda with technology and the enviroment. I do the sacrifce of sorts will be another theme personally. As for videos they're making I appreciate them and they're great marketing but I can't stand it but hey not aimed at me and it...
by TheDuke
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 138
Views: 13728

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

When I first heard about duel alive I found it hard to believe it was even allowed! Yeah its pretty incredible actually I assume thats why they never did it again because it was a health and safety headache. I cannot wait for a refurbed duel, I've accepted that they'll keep the guns but considering...
by TheDuke
Tue Aug 22, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513371

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I really like that approach though I appreciate something special at the end of the day a great coaster will hold strong for years while a worlds first element or surprise may not last
by TheDuke
Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5016
Views: 513371

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Well its certainly pagan as the runes seem to be a mixture of Irish ogham writing and Scottish pictish writing so I dont see us getting meaning out of them. It may not be monster it could still be a tree as the tree holds a lot of symbolism in paganism
by TheDuke
Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 138
Views: 13728

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

They did say its getting TLC this closed season. I'm hoping for a revamp and removal of the guns but they'll most likely touch it up like Hex( which was done really well)
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