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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by towerslover » Wed May 18, 2016 6:36 pm

Never knew that the branding had been taking down! That's great news, never liked that read really, it had a lot of potential but just didn't work. I agree that an area like Arthur would work brilliantly! Hopefully get a whole area retheme, with a new water ride inside Charlie!

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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Dannyski » Wed May 18, 2016 7:34 pm

Hopefully they'll do something like the plans they considered years ago and regenerate the whole area. An indoor/outdoor flume ride would be great, and probably relatively cheap to do.
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by Burniel » Fri May 20, 2016 4:43 pm

I would totally like to see a smaller Journey to Atlantis there.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Hari » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:01 pm

I just hope they do SOMETHING to it... like honestly. I went on it and it was so bad lol.
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by Dan » Mon Oct 10, 2016 9:26 pm

Hari wrote:I just hope they do SOMETHING to it... like honestly. I went on it and it was so bad lol.


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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by CJH » Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:29 pm

I wasn't thinking today, with the dreamworlds film Trolls featuring at Scarefest this year, would this not be a good IP choice to fill Charlie's spot? It would even fit with cloud cuckoo land or even a newly themed area? Around Dreamworks? Maybe featuring things like How to train your dragon, Shrek, Trolls, etc maybe aimed at 6-12 year olds? Would bring the area upto scratch whilst having an older kids area rather than a kiddies area aimed at same age as CBeebies land?
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Smiler313 » Mon Oct 17, 2016 9:09 pm

My mum has said she is surprised Merin haven't added a Minecraft ride yet...
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Stan.H » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:24 pm

CJH wrote:I wasn't thinking today, with the dreamworlds film Trolls featuring at Scarefest this year, would this not be a good IP choice to fill Charlie's spot? It would even fit with cloud cuckoo land or even a newly themed area? Around Dreamworks? Maybe featuring things like How to train your dragon, Shrek, Trolls, etc maybe aimed at 6-12 year olds? Would bring the area upto scratch whilst having an older kids area rather than a kiddies area aimed at same age as CBeebies land?

It'd be a risky investment for Merlin imo, as this film has only just been released (or soft released) and they don't know if this film has been a success. I do like the sound of a MineCraft ride though, as that is a VERY popular ip; and I can see Merlin being very creative with it and they could do some great theming.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Dom » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:25 pm

I hope they do something decent with the ride. Charlie was ok, but it lacked any pizzazz and literally was the Aldi version of Bubbleworks :lol Personally they need to just get rid of every aspect completely and put something better in its place. I do quite like the ideas of a Trolls related IP for one reason only. They have bright colourful hair which is so fabulous.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by S.J_O'Grady » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:30 pm

Me no likey IPs :no:
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by OhShambhala » Tue Oct 18, 2016 6:59 pm

Dom wrote:I hope they do something decent with the ride. Charlie was ok, but it lacked any pizzazz and literally was the Aldi version of Bubbleworks :lol Personally they need to just get rid of every aspect completely and put something better in its place. I do quite like the ideas of a Trolls related IP for one reason only. They have bright colourful hair which is so fabulous.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by TuesdayNightChat » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:39 am

I would personally like to see a revisit to Toyland tours! I think the generations to come need to experience,as it was part of Alton Towers history and was a standout ride for years, adverts and marketing and infamous soundtrack.

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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Coaster Control » Thu Oct 27, 2016 7:14 pm

TuesdayNightChat wrote:I would personally like to see a revisit to Toyland tours! I think the generations to come need to experience,as it was part of Alton Towers history and was a standout ride for years, adverts and marketing and infamous soundtrack.


That would be great! I never got to ride Toyland Tours and I love the soundtrack :D . I personally think that charlie wasn't a very good ride as the actual ride wasn't too long and after the boat segment you had to wait another five minutes to go into a simulator, which wasn't even that good.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by obliviongirl » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:41 pm

I am hoping for an original idea to replace Charlie, but chances are it'll be another IP. :no: I preferred Merlin parks when they weren't overrun by Angry Birds, Cbeebies Land and the Penguins of Madagascar...
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Theo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:49 pm

obliviongirl wrote:I am hoping for an original idea to replace Charlie, but chances are it'll be another IP. :no: I preferred Merlin parks when they weren't overrun by Angry Birds, Cbeebies Land and the Penguins of Madagascar...


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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by S.J_O'Grady » Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:37 pm

Theo wrote:
obliviongirl wrote:I am hoping for an original idea to replace Charlie, but chances are it'll be another IP. :no: I preferred Merlin parks when they weren't overrun by Angry Birds, Cbeebies Land and the Penguins of Madagascar...


Don't forget Ice Age!!! ](*,)


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IPs don't bother me quite so much when they're something classic that everyone knows, like Charlie or the Alice ride in Blackpool. I just can't stand them when they're clearly just an attempt to attract a specific audience.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Themeparksandy1981 » Sat Oct 29, 2016 8:53 am

IP is the future for Merlin look at all there attractions around the world and how many are IP based. Thorpe park last 3 attractions have been IP based.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Cobby » Tue Nov 01, 2016 7:46 pm

I don't know how true this is but I heard a rumour that apparently it was going to be lego themed. Now in some ways I can see this be credible as merlin love ips and already own the rights to lego, however in other ways I cannot because the legoland discovery centre isn't too far away. I find it an interesting one though because lego has already been added to the resort in the form of a shop and this could be the next step. Whatever way though it is a very interesting rumour.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by Justin » Thu Nov 03, 2016 6:10 pm

Cobby wrote:I don't know how true this is but I heard a rumour that apparently it was going to be lego themed. Now in some ways I can see this be credible as merlin love ips and already own the rights to lego, however in other ways I cannot because the legoland discovery centre isn't too far away. I find it an interesting one though because lego has already been added to the resort in the form of a shop and this could be the next step. Whatever way though it is a very interesting rumour.


I very much doubt it would be Lego themed.
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Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

by theparklifekid » Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:45 pm

Cobby wrote:I don't know how true this is but I heard a rumour that apparently it was going to be lego themed. Now in some ways I can see this be credible as merlin love ips and already own the rights to lego, however in other ways I cannot because the legoland discovery centre isn't too far away. I find it an interesting one though because lego has already been added to the resort in the form of a shop and this could be the next step. Whatever way though it is a very interesting rumour.


Extremely unlikely to be Lego themed, it would go to Legoland Windsor if it was. Also imagine the public confusion when they hear a new Lego ride is coming, they would mistake it as being located at Legoland Windsor and be angry when they found out its in the wrong place. :lol
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