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by Colinweir
Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145321

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Maybe they’ll burn it as part of the opening lol.
by Colinweir
Sun Nov 19, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1887
Views: 201236

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

That was my tweet the replied to lol! I’ve been down with my family the last three years at the Scottish half term in October which next year is W/B 15th Oct. we were down on the Thursday and Friday this year and, although this meant we got to experience Scarefest, it wasn’t in my opinion, worth the...
by Colinweir
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 74647

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

It was quite busy yesterday and not a lot of the English Schools were finished for half term. Smiler, Rita, Thirteen and Mone Train all had queues of 60mins at some points. Spin all whizzer was always constantly very busy!
by Colinweir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 74647

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

When did they start searching bags at the entrance to the park? Haven’t had this done the past two years when I’ve been down. This practice started earlier this year in response to the terrorist attack at the Manchester Arena and can only be seen as a positive step to ensure the health & safety...
by Colinweir
Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 74647

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

When did they start searching bags at the entrance to the park? Haven’t had this done the past two years when I’ve been down.
by Colinweir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145321

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I was there today and there was some interesting noises coming from the site as I was at the end of the river rapids. Wondered if they were testing out a sound system, however it seems a bit early for that. Sounded like some really decent music and theme soundings whatever it was!
by Colinweir
Thu Oct 19, 2017 7:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 74647

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Smiler was running great today, all day. Rita was closed for a while this morning but opened certainly by lunchtime. Queuing wasn’t an issue today, walked onto the front row of the Smiler and Oblivion and had to wait about 2 mins for Nemesis and Galactica. Walked straight onto Thirteen too. Biggest ...
by Colinweir
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 74647

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi, does anyone know what's going on with the smiler? apparently it's been unavailable since Sunday evening? I was on one of the last trains of the day on Sunday at gone 9pm and it was running perfectly! Currently laying in a bed in the CBeebies hotel hoping it’s open for my visits tomorrow and Fri...
by Colinweir
Fri Oct 13, 2017 12:36 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145321

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Heading down there on Thursday and Friday next week.  What's the route for accessing River Rapids and Mine Train?
by Colinweir
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5239
Views: 568169

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Face on the back of the head?! You're all wrong - it has to be Voldermort's face on the back of Prof. Quirrel's head!  HP finally coming to AT lol.
by Colinweir
Wed Oct 04, 2017 9:43 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145321

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Think from these latest images that there is definitely the features of a face on the theming structure!
by Colinweir
Fri Sep 29, 2017 12:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 74647

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi everyone Heading down to AT from Scotland next month with the family.  Been down the two previous years during our half term break which is traditionally the week before the English schools are off.  We're going to be in the park Thursday 19th and Friday 20th.  At the time of booking in January I...
by Colinweir
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5239
Views: 568169

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I think/hope something significant about it will come out at Scarefest. The whole "Be Chosen" thing and the scare maze in the theme of it I think is significant. Thewelcoming website may or may not be something. Either way, regardless of its name, I'm looking forward to riding it!
by Colinweir
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:22 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5239
Views: 568169

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I kinda get a feeling that the fact there is a scare maze in the theming of it and the second part of that name is "Be Chosen" is a bit indicative of how they're going to be choosing some of the first riders of the ride. Also, the promo video for SW8 had "Be Chosen" a lot through...
by Colinweir
Mon Sep 25, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2458
Views: 780055

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi. I'm Colin and I'm new!
by Colinweir
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:49 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5239
Views: 568169

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Wondering if anything has been confirmed about the name being "Wicker Man" yet?  Just a thought, but is "The Welcoming" maybe a clue?  A wee look at information on the domain "thewelcoming.co.uk" that doesn't currently have any content brings up the following. Domain na...
by Colinweir
Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 145321

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

First time posting on the forum but been following it for a while. After having a look through the recent photos of the construction site I'm really excited to see its completion and opening! Up in Scotland so don't get down that often, however there with the kids in about four weeks and looking for...