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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Thu May 31, 2018 10:21 pm

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In my honest opinion, Oblivion needs a retheme. It doesn't need changing physically. Smiler has a theme with uniforms, Oblivion needs that too. It may be old but I see so many people and kids going on for the first time and in my view it is not 'old.' Just outdated and need a retheme. Nemesis is old too and I still love it having first rode it way back when it first opened and I'm never tired of it. 

It's not meant to look 'new', it's supposed to be retro. Even in the 90's it was supposed to look retro. 
If you want a modern take on Oblivion I suggest you visit Gardaland, They have reimagined version of Oblivion.
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Thu May 31, 2018 11:17 pm

I do believe it is meant to look retro, but I do believe it needs a slight refresh. Not with the theme, but just the overall aesthetics of the station and queue line. X-Sell also needs to make a return, or made into a new catering outlet. How about X-Press Coffee Lounge?
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:11 am

It needs some more of that TLC, because let's face it, some areas are looking a bit worse for ware and just painting the bins and handrails along the queue doesn't fix that.
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:45 am

It also needs the steps opened up on quiet days so you don't need to walk around-and-around-and-around to get on!

Also maybe move the vending machines from behind the barrier :lol
 
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:34 am

I love Oblivion as it was the first coaster I had ever been on at Alton Towers when it first opened all those years ago. I was at AT on Monday and Oblivion is just as scary. It could use a little tlc and I’d love to hear the voice as you hang over the edge make a reappearance. I miss that it definitely enhanced the experience!
 
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:12 pm

The voice won’t come back. It was removed due to noise complaints by locals. 
 
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Fri Jun 01, 2018 12:34 pm

Oh I see that’s why they had to get rid of it. It sure was cool though guess if I lived near by and had to hear it all day I might feel differently lol
 
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 pm

The noise was likely barely noticeable... god help them silly people if they move to the city!
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:21 pm

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The noise was likely barely noticeable... god help them silly people if they move to the city!


It was the reaction of riders to the sound effect at the top of the drop that caused the increased noise levels, not the sound effect itself.
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Sat Jun 02, 2018 2:24 am

I still scream at the moment of the drop lol sure others must as well how much noisier can it be with the sound? But again I’m not a local resident so can’t really say I know what it’s like living with these things(don’t think I’d mind though lol)
 
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Sun Jun 03, 2018 8:05 am

elisa.lloyd wrote:
I still scream at the moment of the drop lol sure others must as well how much noisier can it be with the sound? But again I’m not a local resident so can’t really say I know what it’s like living with these things(don’t think I’d mind though lol)

I''d love it if i lived nearby and could hear the noise. I could walk into the park then!
 
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Sun Jun 03, 2018 6:33 pm

Every time I go on Oblivion when I get to the top I look around at the houses in the distance and wished one of them was mine...
 
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Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:08 pm

Mikw wrote:
elisa.lloyd wrote:
I still scream at the moment of the drop lol sure others must as well how much noisier can it be with the sound? But again I’m not a local resident so can’t really say I know what it’s like living with these things(don’t think I’d mind though lol)

I''d love it if i lived nearby and could hear the noise. I could walk into the park then!

How great would it be to be able to walk over to the park anytime lol I’d love it :-) :-) :-)

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