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Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sat Jan 10, 2015 6:47 pm

Hello Everyone!

Tonight I share the final piece from my reconnaissance mission: a look at the closed season developments - exclusively for TT Forum members! Please refrain from linking these outside this forum. This is third and final update from Alton Towers following the CBeebies Expansion and new Enchanted Village development updates.

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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:59 pm

Great photos! Really do hope they are doing a major refurb for Extraordinary Golf, it looks hideous.
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:09 pm

There are some truly amazing photos there. Fantastic job, well done MI7 :clap: :D
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:16 pm

Thanks MI7. Another great selection of aerial photos. Thank you.
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:25 pm

Great photos MI7. :)

But why does it look like part of the forest is on fire in one of the photos? :lol
 
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Sat Jan 10, 2015 8:35 pm

Some great photos as always MI7 :D

Roll on the 2015 season!
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:50 am

Fantastic pictures, thanks.
 
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:31 pm

Some very interesting stuff here, well done MI7!

Looks like work going on in the Valley behind Ripsaw, looks promising.
Ripsaw is obviously staying for another season which I'm pleased about.

Genuine question, is Enterprise taken completely apart every year??

Doesn't look like any major work is being carried out on The Smiler, unless it's already complete.

And perhaps the most disappointing, no repaint on Nemesis. If they don't do anything, that is really poor on AT behalf.
 
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:33 pm

think most flat rides are taken apart every closed season, Awesome pics cheers m8, buzzing for the 2015 season :D
 
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:42 pm

I can't believe Rita is receiving more TLC for her 10th Birthday than Nemesis did for her 20th or 21st
 
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 1:58 pm

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I can't believe Rita is receiving more TLC for her 10th Birthday than Nemesis did for her 20th or 21st

I imagine that it's just part of Rita's standard winter maintenance programme.
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Sun Jan 11, 2015 3:30 pm

I agree tbh- you all know how bad Rita is for staying open, its probably to keep it running properly throughout the next season
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 4:20 pm

I would hardly think jet washing her track is part of her standard winter maintenance, nor would it help keep it open throughout the year. Washing the track would be for cosmetic reasons, which may be because it's her 10th this year.
 
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 10:51 pm

When a ride gets dirty, the park will clean it. Rita is under a lot of tall tries so naturally gets a build-up of green gunk on it.
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sun Jan 11, 2015 11:50 pm

Ah yeah, thats a fair point. In hindsight I remember it having a weird vauegly green tint, id assumed it was part of the theming (being next to 13)
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Mon Jan 12, 2015 6:07 am

TheBeast wrote:
Ah yeah, thats a fair point. In hindsight I remember it having a weird vauegly green tint, id assumed it was part of the theming (being next to 13)


The highest points of Rita's track are painted green as opposed to red in order to make it blend in with the trees in the area.
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Mon Jan 12, 2015 7:28 am

Wait they were green? I always presumed they were meant to be grey ;)

I was more thinking about the red section of track where it does have a green tint there too usually (I think, maybe it was just me)
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Thu Jan 15, 2015 5:51 pm

Great update MI7 good to also see the rapids station getting some TLC
 
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:23 pm

Why is the rounded marmaliser screen on? Maybe because they're fixing the broken pixels? ;)
 
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Re: Exclusive Aerial Photos - Closed Season - 10/01/2015

Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:24 pm

sum1mad wrote:
Why is the rounded marmaliser screen on? Maybe because they're fixing the broken pixels? ;)


Probably something to do with closed season maintenance/testing.
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