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by TheDuke
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2596
Views: 300242

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I think the park will stay mostly balanced. The decrease in hours, TLC and increase of family rides is playing it safe for them considering what happened both to their reputation and financial situation. This is Wicker Man’s first year and we'll see changes in the park as confidence in it improves. ...
by TheDuke
Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 240
Views: 47644

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

I've posted this somewhere else on here before, but apart from phones on Oblivion, I've had to be walked out of Duel by staff.
by TheDuke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1432
Views: 234344

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

I'm not sure if this is the relevant topic thread but are there any updates on that channel 4 alton towers documentary? As reported on our Facebook page ; Alton Towers Resort have confirmed via Twitter that 'Inside Alton Towers' , a one-off documentary that follows the team at the Resort as they ba...
by TheDuke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 6123

Re: Rita - General Discussion

Steff15 wrote:
I’m 5ft3 but 7st6 so there isn’t much of me.

I've found if you're not as tall it can be worse (my head tends to be above most restraints) as my girlfriend whos probably 5ft7 got fairly rattled on Blue Trnado in Gardaland.
by TheDuke
Mon Aug 06, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 101
Views: 6123

Re: Rita - General Discussion

I've never had a rough ride on Rita but I agree that its through put seems very low as queuing seems to take ages everytime. I've never heard the height issue come up I'm 189cm (touch below 6'3) and I've never had any issues.
by TheDuke
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1432
Views: 234344

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

I'm not sure if this is the relevant topic thread but are there any updates on that channel 4 alton towers documentary?
by TheDuke
Thu Jul 19, 2018 12:01 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Virtual Towers Online
Replies: 197
Views: 30294

Re: Virtual Towers Online

Looks great guys, I can’t wait to check it out myself. I just saw a video of the X-Sector area and it looks amazing.

Hope you keep it up and finish it 
by TheDuke
Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 64902

Re: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018

I can't imagine that'll be the case - there might still be the elevator element, but I doubt the drop portion will be making a return, Sorry should've clarified; I meant the lifts and effects/egg. I always thought the drop tower was removed or cannibalized for parts for The Dungeons. If the drop to...
by TheDuke
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 64902

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Been away for a while and this is exciting to come back to. Can't wait to hear about Project 42 and I wonder if it will use the Sub Terra ride system.

Also, for the Galactica area scare zone, I think it'll be something like Event Horizon (not that intense) or something coming through the portal.
by TheDuke
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 91
Views: 8283

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

As much as I hate the idea of it it will most likely be an up charge attraction. I mean look at how Sub Terra turned out and it used far less actors(probably).
by TheDuke
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 64902

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

Its probably just a routine check on the ride system and building for a report on all standing rides in the park. Ehixh I know isn't exciting but thats my guess.
by TheDuke
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 91
Views: 8283

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

It'll be actual history with The Dungeons as they are supposed to be educational, they won't go with any of the rides as the stories are all made up.  Also, The Dungeons have a distinct enough brand that it wouldn't fit in with DF, I'd reckon they'll say it's in the same area as Hex (Like what they...
by TheDuke
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 91
Views: 8283

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

I first thought it would be a scarefest attraction at first when I saw the announcement but this is better. Maybe the merger or dark forest and CCL will actually happen to accommodate this? Also as discussed here it'll be interesting to see if its based on real tales from the area or complete fictio...
by TheDuke
Tue Jun 26, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 125
Views: 19248

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Though I'd really like an expansion on DF just to fit a bigger coaster in I don't know how they'd merge the two areas but also I like how small DF is I think replacing Rita would be a better option for DF. I really like the idea of the sir algernon adventure theme as it could be aimed at all audienc...
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: 29585

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: 31
Views: 3245

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: 6649
Views: 848242

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: 35
Views: 3212

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: 1477
Views: 198795

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: 25568

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.
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