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Re: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?

Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:09 pm

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I think that Gloomy Wood should have a horror water ride. The horror element could make it really scary. It will bring some thrill seekers missing Nemesis Sub-Terra which at the rate it is going will probably never reopen. It could be indoor or outdoor.

Sorry, I just had to say, after the demolition of The Flume, I've been thinking of the exact same thing! Alton needs a new water ride, and it needs to be a thrilling ride at that. They would obviously have to replace the current building for a bigger one if it was to be a log flume, but I don't really see that happening, so it would probably be the Duel but the kart, and tracks replaced by a lazy river ride but that is a bit too similar to rapids, so if it were to be a water ride what kind would it be?
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Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:10 pm

I think it should probably be along the lines of a shorter flume with animatronics relative to the theming.
 
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Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:02 pm

I never thought of that, it’d be really cool If it was like the Edinburgh Dungeons but fleshed out more. I'm sure they could find some local story for it.
 
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Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Tue May 01, 2018 10:40 pm

I think it would be awesome if it was a water horror ride! Maybe it could be themed to the opposite god of the Wicker Man, and have it be themed around a water based god. I feel as if that would be a great addition and could help bring those two together into one section, so that Wicker Man is no longer 'near Mutiny Bay'. 
 
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Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Fri May 04, 2018 12:52 pm

I haven't been on Duel since it underwent TLC, but from the whispers i've heard from people, its not overlly great. I think its time they say goodbye to it and do something new. I do adore Duel, especially as the haunted house outside and indoor queue has some charm, but I think its time to do something new with the area if possible.
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Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:58 pm

Whatever the rides future is I would be surprised if it was removed as it has a good ride system.

I believe it will get re-themed for many years to come.
 
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Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:58 am

Just to add my 2c.  First time I've been on it since the TLC.
It's pretty much the same, but I noticed a lot empty sections in the ride.  Also, some of the lights etc need to be sorted as you can see all the mechanic arts for the things moving around which gives a pretty bad experience tbh
 
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Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:57 pm

There is still work to be done. It doesn't feel the complete product as some of the figures still need to be repaired as they no longer move.

In the hearse, I actually miss the "smoke" skeletons. The beasts don't work as well. It would also be nice to see some new props and effects added too. It doesn't need much!
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