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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:40 pm

I wouldn't want to see any rides go in Towers Street and I'd object to any ride being considered, if planning permission was allowed! Luckily it won't happen. It would just spoil the view of the Towers when you enter!
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:44 pm

Yep, I agree with what Justin has said. Rides just don't belong on Towers Street. Would ruin the view, and possibly cause a few problems with managing the crowds. 
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:52 pm

Here's a wild bit of speculation...

This article quotes David Walliams mentioning a "Gangsta Granny Alton Towers ride" in some Britain's Got Talent related thing. Now of course it could just be something that he spontaneously made up in the context of the conversation, although something about Simon Cowell asking "Why do you think you got that?" seems to make it sound more true. What's somewhat curious is that that section of the conversation doesn't actually seem to feature in the video that's embedded in the article, even though everything else that's been quoted does.

Giving some thought to the Gangsta Granny IP and David Walliams' books (which are targeted at children and young teens) more generally, I could definitely see it being something that Towers would go for, as they're both on brand and also very successful, with film and stage adaptations. So, could we see Cloud Cuckoo Land become 'Walliams World' in 2019? :P 

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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 3:58 pm

Oh wow... this is something I was thinking about ages ago! CATCF being themed to the Gangsta Granny book, and the rest of the rides having another Walliams IP attached... I suppose great minds think alike and all that! It'd be a great fit, its current, has a quirky style which fits Towers really well in my opinion, and is an IP which families can all enjoy! Makes me wish I'd said this way sooner! :lol
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 4:35 pm

Walliam's books seem to cover a wide audience of readers and would be the bridging gap between CBeebies Land and some of the other areas of the park! This could be very interesting stuff!
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:01 pm

I loved Walliams books when I was younger. This would be the perfect IP for Cloud Cuckoo Land. I could see CATCF as the gangster granny ride actually, it just works. I really hope this happens... Please Towers, please!
 
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 pm

I've just read about the whole David Williams IP idea and I can see it working well. Also both David William's books and Roald Dahl's books have very similar illustrations/art styles so it would be realitivly easy to change Charlie into the new IP. Overall this is very interesting development
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:47 pm

The Walliams books are brilliant. They are very dark in places, extreamly funny in others and charming! I'd say the whole area would appeal to adults too. There are so many different possibilities. Bad Dad (latest novel) would fit well with Driving School!
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:49 pm

The only one I'm really familiar with was the "Gangsta Granny" novel, but I'm sure with the amount of eccentric ideas throughout all Walliams' books, there would be a way to incorporate the theme into every ride in the area.
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Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:52 pm

If this is correct (Naughty Mr Walliams for leaking it) then it’s an unexpectedly brilliant IP to have.

As long as the project quality is done to the same standard as CBeebies Land and Wicker Man then it could be an awesome addition.

Ideally they would also add another high thrill attraction to go with it such as a flat ride in X Sector, as that would help balance the park and restore a feeling of ‘complete-ness’ that has been lacking in recent years.
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:55 pm

Honestly I can even express how enthusiastic I a man about this idea! Although I don't remember hardly any of the stories, the theme just seems so ideal for Towers! Really do hope it is happening. And like you say Adz, another thrill ride in an area like X-Sector would be pretty good too! 
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:06 pm

Raj's shop has got to be in there somewhere, It must be.
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 9:07 pm

Oh god yeah... they must have some of the characters for meet and greets if this Walliams land does happen! :D
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:02 pm

Now this is a retheme I would definitely agree with. I think it will go very well with the area and it will be easy to implement. Alton Towers would gain a lot of revenue for having a 6-10 year old (I would say) area for people who have grown out of CBeebies.
 
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:13 pm

There's something a bit strange going on here... This article claims David says "Would you like me to cut you in with the Gangsta Granny Alton Towers ride?", to which Simon replies "Are you serious? Why do you think you got that?".
If you watch the video (or indeed the show) you'll see they're talking about how David's success is due to Simon's influence, with Simon saying he knows what his publishing deal is and that he "reinvented" him. The actual conversation goes -
"Would you like me to cut you in with the royalties of the books?"
 "Are you serious? Why do you think you got that?"
"Because I wrote these best selling books!"
All it appears to be is Simon joking about how he's to thank for David's success, where the Alton Towers thing came from I've no idea!
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:14 pm

Just watched BGMT on the ITV hub and in that conversation there is no mention of Alton Towers.  David just says "Would you like me to cut you in on royalties on the books?" to which Simon says "Are you serious? Why do you think you got that?"  and David replies "Because I wrote these bestselling books."

If it was originally broadcast with the mention of Alton Towers, it's been cut out of the programme for on-demand and future repeats...that fuels the speculation a little more!

EDIT Oops didn't see the post before this one!
 
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:46 pm

The way the conversation has been edited doesn't really make sense, whereas it does if the Alton Towers line is included, although had it not been for the quote referencing Alton Towers in the article you wouldn't think anything of it.
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 10:51 pm

Yeah.. the conversation definitely makes more sense with the added Gangsta Granny Alton Towers ride mention, and to be honest, where on earth could a news source make that up, like why would they? If I'm honest, especially with the way the idea has taken social media and Alton Towers fan sites by storm, I think the cat may well now be out of the bag...
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Sun Apr 29, 2018 11:30 pm

Rather than 'Walliams World' (sorry Lewis), how about... Storybook Land!?
Could even have a giant bookworm!

I do really like the idea of a book themed land, the Ice Age facade being the town library, hosting a story-book narrated show.
Perhaps something that balances entertainment with something educational - which, done right, could be a hit with schools.
Charlie - again being a storybook brought to life.

Whilst Mutiny Bay could really do with another attraction / flat / pirate show (I just think it's too dominated by games, for the number of attractions), the demise of Cloud Cuckoo land over the last few years, means the big demographic the park not adequately supporting is those too old for CBeebies, but not yet 1.4m.

So it would be good if CCL could see a overhaul on the scale of CBeebies
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Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:49 am

Although I would very much welcome a re-theme / overhaul of an area it would be nice to see some brand new attractions, not just re-themed ones. An area suited to 6 - 10 years of age is massively needed and this would help fill the gap. The resort however does need some new flat rides / filler attractions so a new area & a new ride elsewhere would make a huge difference.
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