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by Bert2theSpark
Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 12407

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: 137
Views: 12407

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: 1088
Views: 129865

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: 137
Views: 12407

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: 137
Views: 12407

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: 137
Views: 12407

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: 137
Views: 12407

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.
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1890
Views: 133053

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

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by Bert2theSpark
Sat Oct 06, 2018 11:31 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating
Replies: 1294
Views: 119627

Re: The Last Film You Watched and Your Rating

Venom - 7/10. This film is bad but enjoyable, It had relatively good CG on the Symbiotes but terrible elsewhere. The Script was awful, It certainly was the opposite of "Show don't tell" as well as having very little character development and the villain feels like a bland version of an Evi...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Oct 06, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1088
Views: 129865

Re: Gate opening ride order during Scarefest?

Hi, Not been in the 2018 season so far but thinking of going for Oct half term.  My usual plan in previous seasons with ERT was Spinball, Oblivion, Ent in ERT, then Smiler at 10, then on to Rita, 13, Nemesis, Air. However WM now changes that and it's scarefest so no ERT (grrrrr). Plan to be at the ...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1890
Views: 133053

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Didn’t Thorpe say at some TTSP event they planned on taking a year off to improve rides like Rumba?
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 120
Views: 18415

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Forgot to mention this, but has no-one else noticed the most obnoxious new announcement ever. It features someone who sounds like a punk rock fanboy shouting things like “NEMESIS!!!! ENTER THE PIT OF VENGEANCE AT YOUR PERIL!!!!!” It's supposed to be like that, it's from the 90's. 90's pop culture i...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 230
Views: 44035

Re: SW9

Merlin operates RTP’s on a four year CAPEX cycle, SW8 was marked for 2017 before being delayed so SW9 is expected 2021/2022 time.
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:10 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 23857

Re: Project 2020

The request they made definitely only covered small additions. :) Here is a quote from their application: It is considered that the adoption of PDRs will provide Thorpe Park with the flexibility to provide small scale kiosks, stalls, small scale rides up to specific agreed heights (temporary and pe...
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3058
Views: 140944

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

There are definitely plans for a BigDipper but it was supposed to be built if Icon was a huge success but it hasn’t really been too much.
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6155
Views: 311097

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Oh boy, it appears that one of the foam padding signs to notify a seat being out of use has fallen off during operation on Saturday. https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7273448/thorpe-park-horror-high-speed-vortex-incident/?utm_campaign=Echobox&utm_medium=Social&utm_source=Facebook#Echobox=153713...
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3058
Views: 140944

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I dunno if anyone knows yet but markings have been found around the Trauma Towers area. Rumours are saying this could be some sort of setup for a show later this season, a new flat or a Mack Rides BigDipper.
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 159
Views: 25319

Re: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion

It’s good to see that Towers are looking after the Rapids well, I’m sure the mist will be amazing when RMT comes through the tunnel.
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 23857

Re: Project 2020

Towers planning applications are very different to Thorpe's simply due to the location and don't assume how they submit planning applications can't change. 
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Sep 10, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 230
Views: 44035

Re: SW9

Thinking about it I’d be happy if we got something which is a mix of Time Traveller and Cobra’s Curse at Towers, it would be something like Wicker Man which blends the line between family and thrill coaster with spinners being known for not being overly intense and Mack’s low height restrictions. In...
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