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by Bert2theSpark
Thu Aug 09, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 347
Views: 60870

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

Does anyone know what actually happened to the egg? I remember seeing a jokey picture a while ago of the egg and a sign saying please take me... That'll be from one of the PR stunts Merlin did in London a while back. It's not recent.  As far as I'm aware one egg were used in the SW series last year...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Aug 05, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 831
Views: 132270

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

There is a Sea Life expansion already confirmed for 2019 as well as a heavily rumoured CatCF retheme as well as the Stargazing pods as seen from the planning application. I'll doubt Sea Life will need planning permission for an extension as it would probably come under the GDO and if there's a CatCF...
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Jul 31, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 113
Views: 16914

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Dark themes are not a problem in my eyes, They can feel very different. For example compare Wicker Man and X-Sector, you would say both areas have 'dark themes' but the feeling they give is distinct. Now compare this to other Dungeons, Dark Forest, Forbidden Valley each of them have their own distin...
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1022
Views: 114707

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

If the SRQ didn't cost any extra to operate on Spinball then there must have been some problem with guests abusing it in some capacity.
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286080

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I saw this on Facebook earlier. 

Seems like a joint PR stunt between Coca-Cola and Merlin. Interesting to see how long it lasts.
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Jul 21, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6121
Views: 287704

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Is it me or does the third picture remind you of Shrek?
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 997
Views: 145422

Re: Towers Loving Care

That's another flat ride gone. Honestly I don't see why Merlin hate flat rides, the general public love them.  How many flats are left in the park now? 3? That's the same amount as Chessington.  Drayton and Thorpe each have 6 flats in each park, and they are a fraction the size of Towers. I honestly...
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Jul 16, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 84
Views: 4608

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

Hmm, I dunno if a scare attraction could work to be honest. Merlin have done attractions like SAW: Alive and Sub Terra before and they were massive flops mainly because there wasn't enough interest for a return visit for most of the public but maybe if they somehow have it so it is outside the CAPEX...
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2323
Views: 213523

Re: Scarefest

On a serious note though, What is the Galactica Cabin Crew thing is it some new Halloween VR content for Galactica or is it some street performance in Galactica's area?
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jul 12, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2323
Views: 213523

Re: Scarefest

NemeJaney wrote:
Let us not forget the significance of the number 42 in Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy ;) just throwing a wild idea out there for the sake of it :lol

The number 42 is meant to be the meaning of life.
Just saying.
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286080

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I'd imagine the rapids is one of the most popular rides in the park as it appeals to both thrill seekers and families alike as well as  being a theme park staple, they'd be stupid to remove such a popular attraction.  What the rapids need now is a major overhaul, new scenery, new theming, new effect...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Jul 04, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 84
Views: 4608

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

 But maybe they could move the drop towers from this to the CatCF building? No chance, It would require a lot of effort to do that as they would have to find space to put the drop towers without effecting the boat ride or lifts, ripping up any of the ground within the building, pour a large footer ...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Jun 29, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 84
Views: 4608

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 Bert2theSpark
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 84
Views: 4608

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

If the attraction is heavily focused on the Charlie boat/lift retheme I'd expect that it'll have a heavily focus on them with the traditional Plague Doctor, Executioner and Courtroom scenes thrown and the final two final scenes focusing on the grounds themselves.  I think this could be a ni...
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 113
Views: 16914

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Image
Credit: Theme Park Worldwide

These markers have been spotted outside Ice Age 4D's old exit.
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 347
Views: 60870

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

What I don't understand is that this ride system is supposedly is the same as Drop Dead at Blackpool and London but they work completely fine but this system is the most troublesome and Sub Terra is at a theme park not a midway. Sounds odd to me.  It sounds to me as if they want it to reopen because...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 206
Views: 37987

Re: SW9

DBGT failed because it had no clear direction on what they were doing with it. They still are changing it around now.  SW9 will most likely be a coaster because of Merlin's past track of dark rides in the past. Gruffallo only saw 1.3% attendance increase, DBGT did nothing to attendance despite spend...
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 382
Views: 71727

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

The London Resort website is still offline and Companies House have them listed as overdue on their confirmation statement. https://beta.companieshouse.gov.uk/company/07625574 The confirmation statement is pretty much tick some boxes and pay a small fee. Whilst it's not unheard of for this to lapse...
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Jun 11, 2018 5:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286080

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wow, they really seem to be pushing these new annual passes this year. They've advertised the MAP's heavily in previous years but this year they seem to be going towards the individual passes this year. They seem to post a new message on the Facebook page pushing these at least once every week. I wo...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Jun 09, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2559
Views: 286080

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Does Steve, Millie and Maggie count? 
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