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by TH14TEEN » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:33 pm

Thought I'd get the topic started!
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Re: Air 2016 retheme

by NemesisRider » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:36 pm

It's not a retheme for starters, I believe it is just a planning application for "minor improvements to the station area and theming".

It's obviously to do with the FoodLoop going in. Especially with Air getting bigger queues since The Smiler shut, I believe it's future is looking quite bright.
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Re: Air 2016 retheme

by JaykeAT » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:40 pm

Stolen from TT Facebook, some info would be good:


"Alton Towers have submitted a planning application for improvements to Air, including enhancing the ride station, installation of a photo opportunity kiosk, and the addition of new themed features."

Very interesting, looks like they are really trying to 'do up' this area with this and the new restaurant. Possibly ready for SW8?
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by lewis97 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:40 pm

The planning application does not indicate that it is a retheme, and as such I have changed the topic title to better reflect it.

Here's the application for those who are interested. There's nothing much to see yet, although documents will probably be added over the next few days, once it is validated.
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Alex » Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:47 pm

It would be nice to see the ride looking how it was originally planned to although I doubt that would happen.

Is this going to restart the Air tunnel debate?
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Jack » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:05 pm

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We're getting the Cadbury Hero sponsorship after all this time, alex! ;)
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by TH14TEEN » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:05 pm

Well, I do apologise.
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Air15 » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:19 pm

Hopefully Air will get a new lick of paint
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by JaykeAT » Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:23 pm

Alex wrote:It would be nice to see the ride looking how it was originally planned to although I doubt that would happen.

Is this going to restart the Air tunnel debate?



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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Adam.W » Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:47 pm

Jack wrote:Image

We're getting the Cadbury Hero sponsorship after all this time, alex! ;)


Please don't tell me the miniature heros sponsorship is going ahead, I'd hate it if that were the case. Imperial Leather got away with flume due to the nature of it, but this?
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by GThing64 » Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:45 pm

The Cadbury's Heroes thing went ahead ages ago, as seen at the end of this advert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYPH_zIjZ_w

It would be interesting to see whether the original theming plans do go ahead though. Looking at some of the original concept art, the area does have a lot of potential to be improved. I can see them go back to these and add some really nice interactions with the ride and surrounding areas.

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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Dom » Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:45 pm

I really hope they do go for the orginal plans as i think it would look amazing. Plus, isn't the theme of Air supposed to be an oasis/safe haven from Nemesis? I have always felt that Air is very underthemed, and i'm glad its finally getting some attention.
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by cookiee_munster » Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:56 pm

really really hope it gets the water features that were originally planned. that will really plus it.

i hope the tunnel gets some kind of theming. but i wont hold my breath.
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by GThing64 » Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:19 pm

I'd love to see the tunnel get something similar to Nemesis Inferno. It's super simple, but on days like when I went on Summer Nights when the lights and mist were really working, it can add so much to the experience.
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Adam.W » Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:37 pm

Just found this, finally a bit of air tunnel theming :lol

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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Ryan.B » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:25 pm

It could be a slight re theme, or just improvements. All air merchandise is 3 for 2 so is this because of these enhancements. It's in every shop selling air merchandise, not just the air shop.
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Adam.W » Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:50 pm

Ryan.B wrote:It could be a slight re theme, or just improvements. All air merchandise is 3 for 2 so is this because of these enhancements. It's in every shop selling air merchandise, not just the air shop.

Realistically, it will probably be related a new logo/theme, so they may be getting a whole new range of air merch, therefore they need to clear the stock. If not, then it's probably just to clear the stock to make room for new merch anyway :)
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Benb » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:41 am

Checking the plans it says there's going to be a pre-show area in the 'proposed plans' doc. That's pretty nifty and suggests a backstory-esque development, or at-least a light show (a-la the smiler's internal queue) might be in the works?
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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by Tom170499 » Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:54 am

They might re theme Air to have been taken over by the Nemesis monster (similar to what they did to Rita with the Dark Forest) and somehow link it to SW8

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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

by john broom » Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:13 pm

Think they need to look at putting a new entertainments venue in to do live shows like all the European theme parks do they need to at least one show in each theme area of the park bring back fountain square show could go where trick or treat doors go, they need to concentrate on entertainment more than rides for a bit


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