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Forbidden Valley Future

Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:12 pm

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The area Forbidden Valley seems to be an odd one at the moment. Before Air was the oasis at the bottom of the valley if I'm wrong please correct me.

Now with a super random space theme stuck there and the futuristic roller coaster restaurant could we see eventually a full re-theme of Forbidden Valley and Nemesis, it could be possible as the nemesis creature could be an 'alien from space' instead of from the underground? A re-theme would probably lead to the removal of Sub-Terra or a really good re-theme to a space control centre or something. If the whole area could be immensely re-themed with a couple new flats it would be the best option I think, however, very optimistic and I think this is what I think could also happen;

-The two very different themes will remain
-The Blade will be removed
-The area of which Ripsaw and The Blade were will be become a night, and possible day, entertainment area. With a permanent outdoor stage with entertainment every night for hotel guests.
-Galactica and Nemesis will be open till late along with the roller coaster restaurant.
-Possibly see a new restaurant open too, perhaps slightly cheaper, could always expand out of the park onto to the car park.
-Sub Terra will re open.

Another idea could be that new flat rides are installed where Ripsaw and The Blade were with Blade being moved to Mutiny Bay. Then the car park could be become an entertainment hub for hotel guests similar Downtown Disney, obviously not on such a grand scale.

There are so many different options as I doubt Forbidden Valley will remain like it is for long. So what are your ideas?

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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:50 pm

Nemesis came from space, so for me it is tied together in a way, but only loosely. :)
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:01 pm

tjreevzi00 wrote:
a really good re-theme

But it's Merlin ;)

An outdoor stage wouldn't really fit FV - shows are mainly geared towards the family audience and FV isn't a family area.

An idea that I've had in the past would result in a separate area being created where the Air car park currently is, which would be a future themed area. Could have a couple small dark rides, a track ride, and perhaps a show area. Thinking of it, this entire area of the park could be open for guests at night.
 
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Wed Aug 10, 2016 8:20 pm

Nemesis' theme would be very unlikely to change. The fact that it has such a detailed storyline is part of what made it so special in 1994. Rollercoasters having a theme was something that was fairly new at that time so Wardley's idea became a bit of a legend. To change a ride that was so purposely designed for that specific theme would be a massive step to take and a huge risk. Changing the theme of a ride that is famous partly because of its theme would not be a great idea in my opinion. And as Ryan said, Nemmy came from space so Galactica fits in loosely, just like Air did.
And what would happen when the creature appeared?
 
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Sat Aug 13, 2016 1:09 am

I feel that Forbidden Valley would change quite little in the future. I think that the area up till Galactica will keep a similar, if not the exact same Forbidden Valley theme and still use the name Forbidden Valley. A new ride might have been added to the former Ripsaw site and possibly a new ride on the Nemesis Sub-Terra site. The Galactica area could be made in the a new themed area themed around space travel and exploration etc. and would remain the same in attractions and experiences that is currently has!
 
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Sun Aug 14, 2016 7:05 am

I think now the theme does work with Galactica. I not been on it yet but it does suit Forbidden valley now. If it wasn't for copyright laws I would rename it forbidden Planet. The rocks,props and red water I always felt You been on another planet for the past 22 years.
 
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Forbidden Valley

Fri May 19, 2017 8:18 pm

The forbidden valley area in the park is a shame now to be honest , ripsaw has gone ! Which fitted in really well as a piece of debree thrown by the nemesis creature. Galactica is honestly the worst change in the park as the VR is terrible and Air theming was much better! Something I would do with forbidden valley is put a flat ride that fits the theme of Galactica ( space themed) and add another 1 or 2 flat rides to around the nemesis. I would love something like this to happen in the park !

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Re: Forbidden Valley

Fri May 19, 2017 11:03 pm

GreeneyL wrote:
The forbidden valley area in the park is a shame now to be honest , ripsaw has gone ! Which fitted in really well as a piece of debree thrown by the nemesis creature. Galactica is honestly the worst change in the park as the VR is terrible and Air theming was much better! Something I would do with forbidden valley is put a flat ride that fits the theme of Galactica ( space themed) and add another 1 or 2 flat rides to around the nemesis. I would love something like this to happen in the park !

Thanks Lewis ;)


Glaactica would be so much better if the VR was more reliable but I have to say I personally like the Galactica theming better as Air had very little theming. I have always thought a Disk O Coaster themed to Galactica would fit in very well.
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Sat May 20, 2017 9:16 pm

Themeparksandy1981 wrote:
I think now the theme does work with Galactica. I not been on it yet but it does suit Forbidden valley now. If it wasn't for copyright laws I would rename it forbidden Planet. The rocks,props and red water I always felt You been on another planet for the past 22 years.


Just thought i would say , you have a good idea and turning the galactica area into a space travel , exploration area would be a good idea but the problem would be that it doesnt fit into forbidden valley. If i was towers i would change the galactica themeing to something that fits the nemesis creature. Maybe turn galacticas themeing to a government trying to fight off the nemesis creature so the ride could be called 'Savior' or something like that. I know towers wouldnt do this but its a cool idea :)
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Sat May 20, 2017 9:20 pm

I always felt that Air fit to FV. Galactica does not. It may just be because the rocks up the Galactica end are now grey instead of the usual brown colour.
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Sat May 20, 2017 10:54 pm

While I personally like the Galactica theme, before Galactica I thought that Air could have been transformed into a Phalanx military flight academy, where you would be trained to fight the Nemesis monster, which would have also fitted in well with the Nemesis Sub Terra storyline.
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:11 pm

Robert W wrote:
While I personally like the Galactica theme, before Galactica I thought that Air could have been transformed into a Phalanx military flight academy, where you would be trained to fight the Nemesis monster, which would have also fitted in well with the Nemesis Sub Terra storyline.

I think think that would fit quite well but lets be fair there are a few areas of the park where the theaming slips.
 
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:44 pm

To be honest I much prefer Galactica over Air in terms of theme as I think it fits more in with Nemesis, When Sub Terra reopens Galactica will feel even more fitting with FV than Air did. Galactica is mean to be in FV a 1000 years later, almost an aftermath of Nemesis whereas Air could of had a cool theme but the theming itself was laked serverly and just stuck out like a sore thumb.

As long as Nick is in charge of Merlin I don't see FV going anywhere. If it weren't for Nemesis, The Haunted House and The Runaway Mine Train, Merlin wouldn't be as it is today...
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Tue Jun 13, 2017 7:46 pm

The official story, as Bert2theSpark has mentioned, is as follows...
Welcome to the future! In 3016 Forbidden Valley was chosen as the new home for a new space port operated by Galactica - The Universe’s first spaceflight voyager.

Partnering with Air Space Technologies to develop a multi-dimensional portal using the Resort’s iconic flying coaster as the propulsion device, Galactica will send passengers soaring through interstellar space for the first time in history, providing unrivalled access to the limitless wonders of space as never experienced before.


Personally, I think Forbidden Valley needs work. If they were to build upon the theme, it could become one of the best areas in the park, however, since Ripsaw's removal and the closure of Sub-Terra, it has become an area in drastic need of rejuvenation. The two versions could work well together, especially if the park was to expand onto the car park, but more attractions are needed!
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Tue Jun 13, 2017 10:59 pm

I am hoping that we will see at least one new flat ride in Forbidden Valley next year, even though SW8 opening would clash with it! It's just starting to look as if they are gradually removing the rides as if they are preparing for a TLC project!
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Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Fri Jun 16, 2017 9:59 am

Robert W wrote:
I am hoping that we will see at least one new flat ride in Forbidden Valley next year, even though SW8 opening would clash with it!


That is exactly why it wont happen maybe 2019 though.
The FV does need work and a new flat plus sub terra to return. The area holds in my opinion the best ride in the park (nemesis) and 2 of the marketed attractions(galactica and roller coaster restaurant) so it does need work.

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