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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by TheReven » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:55 am

don't suppose anyone knows if Galactica got any new destinations? The posters that were displayed last season looked interesting


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by Dom » Wed Mar 15, 2017 1:15 pm

Not to worry. We were all new on here at some point.

Galactica is currently being discussed here
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by lewis97 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:56 pm

I can't recall whether this was previously noted, however it appears that, after opening in late May, Splash Landings Hotel will close again from September 4th.
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by Rob » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:37 pm

Theme Park Callum wrote:Here are a few photos that I took yesterday, including the new park map as posted above.


Thanks for sharing your images.
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by JonDoesTT » Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:43 pm

Stan.H wrote:Noooooo, you've taken it the wrong way!! What I was trying to get at was like just how the media slate Alton Towers, and really put it in a bad limelight no matter what nowadays - the picture especially. Not sure if that made sense, but I hope you get the gist!! :lol


Doesn't matter, someone got run over by a truck. Are they supposed to make that sound good?
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by Count-Vonduel » Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:16 pm

After seeing those pictures, I'm quite excited for opening day.
Think they will open House of Monsters in August or not?
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by Justin » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:06 pm

You beat me to it!
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by Ryan.B » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:06 pm

Is it too late for a x sector flat?
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by Smiler313 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:18 pm

Towers have put this on their Snapchat too. I have questioned them.

EDIT: The thing about the flat - possibly one in FV and X Sector?
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by MakoMania » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:22 pm

Didn't they say to watch out for news very soon about Galactica? New VR?

Then again, why the smiler stuff!?
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by Smiler313 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:25 pm

They could be hinting at VR for The Smiler for a possible April Fools... I don't know :lol
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by MakoMania » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:31 pm

Smiler313 wrote:They could be hinting at VR for The Smiler for a possible April Fools... I don't know :lol


Don't even


Apparently the VR on Galactica hasn't been in operation for the buyout days, don't know if that could be related?
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by NemesisRider » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:42 pm

So, this teaser is obviously hinting at something involving Smiler and Galactica. I think at this late notice, what it could be is pretty limited:
1. Big Six Challenge returning. If they post further teasers featuring, for example, Nemesis and Oblivion I think this is very likely.
2. A new Galactica sequence. Galactica hasn't operated for the public with headsets so far this year, so it could be another sequence they created before they realised Galactica was commercially unsuccessful. This doesn't explain the Smiler part however.
3. An announcement relating to Galactica opening late into the evening, as was tested last year. Doesn't explain the Smiler part (unless they wanted to open Smiler later too?).

What's everyone else's thoughts?

Also, Smiler VR is not going to happen: the ride is probably too rough, but also much too popular. Plus, we would have seen something about planning permission (most likely).
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by OhShambhala » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:49 pm

Smiler renovations and new Galactica vr videos?
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by ThemeParkCrafter » Sat Mar 18, 2017 9:53 pm

Knowing Merlin, it will be the Big 4 due to budget cuts, but being more serious, I am very intrigued to see what this all means! :D
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by Smiler313 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:03 pm

What I meant is it will be an April fools prank that they announce The Smiler has VR. No way would it ever happen. I'd hate it personally.
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by wamdue » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:27 pm

I think we can rule out an April Fool, its pretty poor form to tease your April Fool. never mind teasing it almost two weeks before.

As for what it is, I hope it is not VR on the Smiler, The Smiler is a great coaster in its own right and a joy to ride, both in terms of the loops, twists, and also its a strong visual experience. If I was to think of some VR visuals to fit the theme, it would be very dark, twisted, horror movie type stuff to fit the theme, whilst its not impossible I think it would be too dark for alot of people, and not the right choice for the ride and the park over all. Also whilst I dont believe we need a 2nd VR coaster, it if was up for debate, I would not want it on any of the X-Sector rides, same for Nemesis. That said if they could do something with the Nemesis back story theme with VR, that could be good, really put you in the moment the nemesis creature came out the Earth*, then ride Nemesis alot more involved in the story. Something a little better than narration via news reader, and something escaping an egg. I just dont think a second VR retro fit is an option.


*Really need to ride the Ghost Train at Thorpe Park, to see what could be done with that idea.
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by S.J_O'Grady » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:29 pm

First SW8 in GW, and now this?! They're obviously just trying to make my brain explode.
And what would happen when the creature appeared?
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Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

by Dan » Sat Mar 18, 2017 10:41 pm

I believe it'll be something similar to the Big Six Challenge that was running in 2015 before the incident on The Smiler.

It will be interesting to see what other teasers they put out in the coming week leading up to the park opening and whether any of the other major coasters are referenced.

Also, VR on The Smiler? No. Just. No.
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