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by PeteB
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2199
Views: 153815

Re: 2015 Scarefest

Aye, that be them. :D
by PeteB
Wed Oct 14, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2199
Views: 153815

Re: 2015 Scarefest

Good to see the Th13teen hooded dudes making a return. What were they officially called again? :-k
by PeteB
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Greatest Scare Attraction of all Time?!
Replies: 26
Views: 5288

Re: Greatest Scare Attraction of all Time?!

Field, no doubt. Just for it's immersive environment and story telling.

I almost voted for Bloodfest Banquet but it would have to be the original back in 2003. Not the one that returned in 2007 which was quite poor by comparison.
by PeteB
Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 26093

Re: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories

I think The Smiler back story is brilliant. The build up before the ride opening was brilliantly managed. It still flows through today in some respects, offering a reminder to guests. Story conveyed by the ride is actually very poor and almost none existent. The general public actually have no idea...
by PeteB
Fri Jun 05, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: External Links
Topic: New Book! - Smoke and Mirrors: The Haunted House of Alton Towers
Replies: 9
Views: 3786

Re: New Book! - Smoke and Mirrors: The Haunted House of Alto

I loved the book but it didn't (and probably could never) contain as many photos as the website did.
by PeteB
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:42 am
Forum: External Links
Topic: New Book! - Smoke and Mirrors: The Haunted House of Alton Towers
Replies: 9
Views: 3786

Re: New Book! - Smoke and Mirrors: The Haunted House of Alto

What happened to the HauntedOne website?
by PeteB
Thu Jun 04, 2015 2:41 am
Forum: External Links
Topic: fotowhizz.com
Replies: 13
Views: 5140

Re: fotowhizz.com

What happened dude? Website gone (again) and your new YouTube with archive has been deleted? :(
by PeteB
Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Slowed down Runaway Mine Train
Replies: 22
Views: 4442

Re: Slowed down Runaway Mine Train

I believe the ride was slowed down after the crash in 2006. Correct! RMT has never returned to its pre-crash speed. It's a ride I used to enjoy lots but now it's so pitiful I don't really bother with it anymore. Doesn't make any sense, it ran fine from 1992 until 2006. Oh and the "head chopper...
by PeteB
Tue Oct 14, 2014 1:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Easter Eggs
Replies: 37
Views: 6994

Re: Alton Towers Easter Eggs

rallyrob wrote:
I think nemesis sw3 is hidden in the kitchen now since they changed it or it might be in the middle of the Island next to the turn


SW3 is the number on the Mushroom Cloud Tours bus which is crashed towards the end of the ride. ;)
by PeteB
Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ripsaw a bit tame these days?
Replies: 31
Views: 4835

Re: Ripsaw a bit tame these days?

Ripsaw has always been hit or miss with the water. It's controlled by the operator and depending on the weather, plus how cruel the op is feeling you will get different rides.

On very hot days, you're likely to get a good soaking. :)
by PeteB
Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4824
Views: 526870

Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster 2016?

EastEnders the dark ride?
by PeteB
Thu Jun 19, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4824
Views: 526870

Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster 2016?

Is this all speculation or has it been confirmed anywhere or by anyone that Merlin are now breaking their 3 year investment cycle?
by PeteB
Thu Jun 19, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4824
Views: 526870

Re: Thorpe Park - Next Coaster 2016?

Its a mix of a small ounce of truth and a pure hatred for merlin. Its mainly the small things they do which has lead to my hatred. For example arranging the shops so you are forced to walk around them and putting obsticals in your way so you can't avoid them. That's just common sense. People are so...
by PeteB
Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2923
Views: 350293

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The Smiler has always been smooth for me. I don't get how people find it rough.

Go ride Grand National or Wild Mouse at Blackpool and then tell me The Smiler is rough :)
by PeteB
Mon Jun 09, 2014 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Question and Answer
Replies: 22
Views: 2442

Re: Nemesis: Question and Answer

What percentage of speed increase do we see on a warm-ish summers day (approx 18-20 degrees celsius) in mid June with light to moderate rainfall? Assuming all seats are filled...
by PeteB
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sub Terra Broke!
Replies: 16
Views: 2373

Re: Sub Terra Broke!

I think more and more people are warming to Sub Terra but I'm probably one of few who actually love it. After it had improvements back in 2011, I was with another enthusiast on the park and we both agree that Towers actually don't deserve it. A good experience, well themed, immersed in story and lot...
by PeteB
Thu Jan 16, 2014 12:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Splash Landings Vs Alton Towers Hotel
Replies: 35
Views: 4798

Re: Splash Landings Vs Alton Towers Hotel

Voted ATH.

Had this been the years 2003 to 2005, I would have voted Splash Landings. Now? No way. Utter tripe.

Luckily the ATH hasn't lost the bulk of its charm just yet, although under the current management it's certainly going that way, so for that reason it gets my vote.
by PeteB
Fri Jan 03, 2014 1:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride you have queued up for the longest is?
Replies: 139
Views: 20141

Re: The ride you have queued up the longest for at Alton is???

Air - 2003 - Fireworks Day in October. Waited 3.5 hours. We were so pissed off my ex was in tears. Have never, and would never, wait that long for a ride ever again. 4 hours for Nemesis, in 1998 (Oblivion was broken down, and lets face it there was sod all else back then!) Actually, the park had ove...
by PeteB
Sun Nov 24, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Layout of The Towers...
Replies: 19
Views: 4031

Re: Layout of The Towers...

All you have to do is buy Michael Fisher's book which has accurate floor plans to scale. :)
by PeteB
Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: LED lighting
Replies: 5
Views: 1214

Re: LED lighting

In terms of production lighting - i.e. professional products, LED lighting is all the rage now and not many tungsten or halogen lamps are used. We use nearly all LED lights at the company I work for and they can be dimmed, colour mixed etc to your hearts content and don't flicker. LED's flicker beca...