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by haydn!
Sat Jan 10, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Enchanted Village General Discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 30766

Re: Enchanted Village - Coming in 2015

I have to agree. The fact that every cabin looks identical is a little disappointing, plus that awful yellowish covering! Where is all the fancy wood cladding from the concept artwork?. But even more worryingly, is how open and exposed the whole area is. I know they'll likely do some landscaping whe...
by haydn!
Tue Jan 06, 2015 10:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2015 - Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
Replies: 240
Views: 34841

Re: 2015 - New children's coaster

Asking for clarification is not unreasonable. There is absolutely no confirmation this is even a coaster, it's a possibility, and perhaps the most likely outcome, but it could be anything. From a new retail/catering outlet to a junior flat ride, anything yet.
by haydn!
Wed Oct 29, 2014 12:22 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1337
Views: 25023

Re: Merlin using their parks as IPs

I don't know if I like this idea or not, and I can't really see the parks going for it beyond what's already been done. Although they're all part of the Merlin Groups, the theme parks are still very much operated independently and are still competing with each other to win visitors. I think we'll se...
by haydn!
Fri Oct 24, 2014 7:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2015 - Octonauts Rollercoaster Adventure
Replies: 240
Views: 34841

Re: 2015 Rumours

There are so many other factors involved in Alton Towers decline in visitor numbers over the last 10 years that you cannot just write new additions of as 'poor' or 'failures'. Over the last 10 years, we've seen the massive expansion of low cost airlines and budget travel chains making travel to Euro...
by haydn!
Sat May 31, 2014 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Proposal
Replies: 24
Views: 3938

Re: Proposal

Todays the day! Good luck : :D
by haydn!
Sun Apr 20, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: External Links
Topic: Chessington Buzz!
Replies: 32
Views: 9339

Re: Chessington Buzz!

Really great, fun site. Really like it and always worthy of a visit every now and then. That said, it seems the image galleries in the news section aren't working at the moment? And one small bug-bear, when looking at images on a ride or area page, because they open in a new page, when you click ba...
by haydn!
Sun Apr 20, 2014 12:44 pm
Forum: External Links
Topic: Chessington Buzz!
Replies: 32
Views: 9339

Re: Chessington Buzz!

Really great, fun site. Really like it and always worthy of a visit every now and then. That said, it seems the image galleries in the news section aren't working at the moment? And one small bug-bear, when looking at images on a ride or area page, because they open in a new page, when you click bac...
by haydn!
Fri Apr 18, 2014 4:02 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes V3
Replies: 197
Views: 28255

Re: TowersTimes V3

I won't contact you directly, because I prefer open and honest discussion. ...it does not bother me. If you don't care what people think, why are you doing this? I don't like your attitude - as you clearly have a grudge against any further progress… You couldn't be any more wrong. I am being harsh, ...
by haydn!
Thu Apr 17, 2014 8:15 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes V3
Replies: 197
Views: 28255

Re: TowersTimes V3

Adding new content is good… but when will it be presented in an visually interesting and engaging way? It's quite disheartening that literally non of the constructive criticism given on these pages by 'valued' members of this community have been taken on board. Instead it's foolishly dismissed as hu...
by haydn!
Sat Mar 15, 2014 11:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Enchanted Village General Discussion
Replies: 169
Views: 30766

Re: Third Hotel - Lodges

They were given permission to extend the hotel quite a few years ago, something like 40 extra bedrooms, but they've never developed it.
by haydn!
Fri Mar 07, 2014 8:05 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: General Forum Discussion
Replies: 142
Views: 19339

Re: Welcome to the new forums!

Not sure if its just me, but the forum guidelines and exclusive members area links on the left navigation bar don't work. The recent changes have just emphasised how dated the logo font appears. The actual TT icon is still cool, maybe try that on it's own? Or at the very least check the image qualit...
by haydn!
Tue Mar 04, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: General Forum Discussion
Replies: 142
Views: 19339

Re: Welcome to the new forums!

It's not a bad design - but it just shouts off the shelf template, lacking any originality or uniqueness.

The fact it's also completely inconsistent to the TT3 makes absolutely zero sense (though admittedly - that's probably a good thing!)... at least it's responsive. :roll:
by haydn!
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1337
Views: 25023

Re: Honest Merlin Opinions

It's funny how people call Merlin, or Alton Towers money grabbing, when for several years the resort was actually operating at a financial loss. Even when taking in to account inflation, yeah, ticket prices are double what they were in 1994, but in 1994, the resort didn't have 20 years of investment...
by haydn!
Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5061
Views: 518711

Re: SW8

It wouldn't be the first time Alton Towers have considered this area for a coaster. Around 10 years ago, plans for a launched coaster in Gloomy Wood were allegedly drawn up, can't remember if they were ever confirmed official or fake though…

http://old.towerstimes.co.uk/history/pl ... sticks.htm
by haydn!
Sun Feb 16, 2014 12:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi
Replies: 14
Views: 1327

Re: Alton Towers Sat Nav: Through free wi-fi

A app already exists that does this, it's been around a few years too…

http://guides.themeparknerd.com/alton-towers/
by haydn!
Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes V3
Replies: 197
Views: 28255

Re: TowersTimes V3

Have to agree, it looks hideous.
by haydn!
Mon Feb 03, 2014 11:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Submission Replacement
Replies: 156
Views: 16048

Re: Submission replacement

Most likely a bench, or maybe a bin. If we're lucky both. Oh, and probably a football game of some sorts (Brazilian themed).

In all seriousness, nothing until at least 2015. Possibly some semi-intense flat then, maybe Robo-Arms, as they've been on the drawing board a few times in many guises.
by haydn!
Sun Jan 19, 2014 11:13 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes V3
Replies: 197
Views: 28255

Re: TowersTimes V3

Designing it the way we have works on all tested devices / browsers with no issues. Most mobile devices are perfectly capable of displaying standard websites correctly. Displaying correctly doesn't mean it's usable…. I stand by my original points, the design is neither good or bad, it's amateur in ...
by haydn!
Sun Jan 19, 2014 1:47 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes V3
Replies: 197
Views: 28255

Re: TowersTimes V3

Then you didn't design it right... in a age when more and more people are using mobile devices over traditional computers to view the web, especially amongst your target audience, not future proofing your site or design is a big mistake.
by haydn!
Sat Jan 18, 2014 11:43 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes V3
Replies: 197
Views: 28255

Re: TowersTimes V3

It's interesting. I'm not sure I like it, though I don't dislike it either. Except the news page is a bit of a mess and looks quite ammature, sorry. Not really liking the header and main menu, doesn't quite sit/flow right and pretty disappointed it's not a responsive design. It's just a customised w...