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by Robert.W
Fri Aug 17, 2018 6:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9147

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

One thing – I genuinely really like they way they've branded this. Looks very nice, but not trying to oversell itself. It's clever marketing (and pricing) that will be the only way to make this work.
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 842
Views: 133132

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Forbidden Valley, Dark Forest and X-Sector all need one family  flat ride each. Forbidden Valley and Dark Forest also need one thrill flat ride. The reasoning I have for more family flat rides is because at the moment there isn't enough for families to do that have kids who are too old for CBeebies ...
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2669
Views: 909407

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hey Crystal, welcome! :)
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 17, 2018 3:22 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: EnergyLandia
Replies: 37
Views: 5796

Re: EnergyLandia

Saddened to hear about the death of the park employee. :( Thoughts with family and friends. Apparently there is a video (I haven't seen it) from earlier this year of an Energylandia employee entering a ride area whilst the ride was still in operation to retrieve someones lost property. It'd be worry...
by Robert.W
Thu Aug 16, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2562
Views: 287082

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Never had an Alton Towers themed cake myself, though I have seen some pretty impressive ones online.
by Robert.W
Thu Aug 16, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: EnergyLandia
Replies: 37
Views: 5796

Re: EnergyLandia

[BREAKING] Serious Accident on Hyperion According to Looopings on Twitter, there has been some sort of accident on Energylandia's new Hyperion rollercoaster, which only just opened earlier this year. Looopings wrote: According to several eyewitnesses, a serious accident occurred at the Mega Coaster...
by Robert.W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 61650

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

I don't think they'd need one. Drop tower type rides are that simple, that even young children could ride. This being a scare maze, and with their being an age restriction of 15 yrs and over, literally everyone will be of a height where they could easily ride.
by Robert.W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018
Replies: 348
Views: 61650

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

Testing sound effects, generic construction noises... who knows!

Interesting pictures Liam.W, thanks for sharing them!
by Robert.W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 827628

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

They have apparently been trained to be descendents of the Beornen. This was the first time I saw any interaction. It would be nice to see this worked upon! Descendents of the Beornen?  I think not.  When we were last there the ride stopped and one of the team had to go to the top of the lift tower...
by Robert.W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 172
Views: 26197

Re: Fireworks

Alton Towers have started selling tickets for this years Fireworks Spectacular! The website has more information about each of the ticket options.

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by Robert.W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2669
Views: 909407

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hey Jack, welcome! :)
by Robert.W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2758
Views: 72753

Re: Europa Park

Michael Mack tweeted this image of the signage for Eurosat – CanCan Coaster earlier this morning. Looks stunning!  :love https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DkjPp6PW0AERrgD?format=jpg&name=medium Also... Thomas Mack gave this statement in an interview with a local radio... Thomas Mack said: "I alre...
by Robert.W
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 229
Views: 45188

Re: Rollercoaster Restaurant

I've heard from someone who is on park today that a Wicker Man segment has been added to the Rollercoaster Restaurant video. :)
by Robert.W
Mon Aug 13, 2018 3:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 148
Views: 22280

Re: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion

To be fair, with the weather being the way it is, I don't know wether I'd want to get absolutely soaked on a rapids ride in the UK, at least not in winter anyway, in the summer, maybe. If only they had a way they could make rapids wetter in the warmer months and drier in the colder ones!
by Robert.W
Sun Aug 12, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 148
Views: 22280

Re: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion

Whether the waterfalls are on or off doesn't make any difference to safety be honest. I understand that they may just be being extra cautious, but they had operated for 30+ years without any incident as far as I can tell, so they're pretty much proven as being safe.  The investigation against Drayto...
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9147

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

This stargazing "gimmick" is just to lure people in. They'll only find out that it's not worth it once Merlin already have their money.
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 842
Views: 133132

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

That's kinda what I'm thinking too. Group The Alton Towers Dungeon, CCL Burger Kitchen and SkyRide up into a new area (or just add it as part of The Towers themed area) and have the new entrance to CCL in between the House of Monsters building and Twirling Toadstool – which should, if all goes to pl...
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 9147

Re: ‘Stargazing Pods’ Accommodation Discussion

These aren't themed. They have a few subtle features, like the telescopes, or the star shaped decor on the facilities building. Apart from that, nothing else is shown in the plans. Everyone here who thinks this will be a good development seem to be holding their hopes on getting some sort of incredi...
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 10, 2018 3:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 842
Views: 133132

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

I'm 99.9% certain that The Alton Towers Dungeon will be located in the former CATCF ride building, and not Sub-Terra. Someone who works for MMM recently said that that's where they are planning to put The Alton Towers Dungeon – and the fact that Alton seem to have panicked and just gone with any old...
by Robert.W
Thu Aug 09, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3025
Views: 368305

Re: The American Adventure

They really need to decide what they're doing with the site now – if it's not going to be used for anything, then they should rip up all the concrete and let nature grow back properly. No point leaving it in the mess it is unless they have plans to do something with the site in the near future.
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