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by Bert2theSpark
Sun Jan 20, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

One concern I have with The Dungeons is general park goers may confuse it with Hex. I can just imagine a family walking past the Hex entrance and little Timmy wanting to go on it only for his parents to say “Oh Timmy, we can’t go on that, you have to pay for that ride”. And same goes for people who ...
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Jan 01, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Happy New Year Thread
Replies: 33
Views: 2330

Re: The Happy New Year Thread

Happy New Year!

First post on the forum this year too!
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 150624

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

The fact that these drop towers have their own queue and the fact the planning application does not feature any new buildings/building modifications infers this is an outside addition and the mention of ‘junior’ drop towers implies that this has nothing to do with The Dungeons. Could it be something...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Dec 01, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 212
Views: 36196

Re: Project 2020

It’s just a stock image, It is in no way a hint.
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Having a Dungeon at Towers and not having any scenes based around the local area seems a bit stupid to me. The area has loads of Dungeon sort of history and yet they just choose to put a midway on the site of a major ride with the exact same scenes as the other Dungeons in Europe albeit with a sligh...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 212
Views: 36196

Re: Project 2020

But there’s nothing new there? Just the normal ‘Ohh be excited for next year’ thing.
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Nov 06, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6188
Views: 346670

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Rumba Rapids is decent imo.

It found it better than Legoland or Drayton’s rapids but there’s nothing that stands out if you’ve done Congo River Rapids.

If this was to get rethemed or removed I wouldn’t really care.
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 212
Views: 36196

Re: Project 2020

I've seen a lot of people try to take this little clip out of context, thinking its something to do with 'ahhh its wood, rmc confirmed!'/ahhh thats loggers area'. Thorpe won't build anything here because frankly that would be a bit stupid to slap a coaster there. A while back when there were going ...
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 413
Views: 86532

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

abigsmurf wrote:

Also a more solid promise of IPs being announced by the end of the year.

I bet it’s gonna be delayed...
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Oct 30, 2018 5:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6704
Views: 922686

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Ohh that smell, I stunk of the fog machines for ages.
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Oct 30, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6704
Views: 922686

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I thought the smoke effects were water vapour? If so the most dangerous thing you could inhale would be a bit of water.
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Industry Talk
Replies: 10
Views: 1276

Re: Industry Talk

The only way I could see Merlin doing this is having a higher than normal price on peak days and then a regular price structure on regular days. The reason I could see them doing a ‘value’ style pricing is if Alton Towers chooses to become a 365 day park where what currently is offseason there is a ...
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1372
Views: 62168

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Can anyone explain why this happened I watched the whole Interim Update video, the only bad thing was that Legoland growth decreased by 0.3% because they decided to take a year with no major CAPEX and no Lego movie whilst the rest of the chain continues to grow and 9% growth in the RTP chain because...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Most Dungeons currently are in locations in city/town centres with big footfall like Blackpool, London, Shanghai, Amsterdam etc.  Warwick Dungeon is the only exception but I think a major reason it is successful is because it is the only thrill based attraction on the grounds outside Halloween.  Alt...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Oct 17, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Worth noting that at yesterday’s Interim Results Nick Varney confirmed that the Alton Towers Dungeon will be a “second gate”.
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1105
Views: 146190

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

So Towers have banned Nerf Guns and Foam Swords?
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Oct 14, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

It’s very clear why they’re adding a dungeons, attendance will still be high as WM will still be bringing guests in. Additions such as RCR, Treetop Adventure, Dungeons and the 3 new forms of accommodation have all been added to increase guest spending at the park. There may be more of this sort of a...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

The Alton Towers Dungeon - Recycled for 2019

But I’m unsure in The Haunting and The Highwayman, I think The Highwayman is used in the other dungeons but I’ve never heard about The Haunting though. The Highwayman is a scene at The York Dungeon , but doesn't appear to be anywhere else though. Although I haven't come across any other shows calle...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Oct 13, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

I know that The Torturer, The Doctor and The Judge are typical Dungeon scenes as I know the other Dungeons have the same scenes. But I’m unsure in The Haunting and The Highwayman, I think The Highwayman is used in the other dungeons but I’ve never heard about The Haunting though. Also 5 scenes with ...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 178
Views: 21490

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

To move the N:ST drop towers into the Charlie building would require a lot of effort and planning just to move the ride which does not take into account that the ride system had restraint issues. All of this would cost a lot of money and time to do it.
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