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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:14 am

Thanks, found the brilliant "where are they now" thread after I posted. Was a top ride, sit on the front and scream :)
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:46 pm

What happened to the NEW FOR 2010 spider crabs, they were making a big fuss over, I think they only lasted 1 year...

also what ever happened to the Coffin Photo op in Haunted Hollow?
(the one that got replaced with the 2 gargoyals that growl and fire smoke out their bum)

also also what happened to the smoke machines behind the gargoyals in Haunted Hollow?

also also also what happend to the Woodland Walk?

also also also also what did they do with the old Franklyn Skelvin and Phil costumes (I saw the old Patch costume in the hotel last scarefest.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Thu Apr 20, 2017 6:48 pm

Count-Vonduel wrote:

also what ever happened to the Coffin Photo op in Haunted Hollow?


This one I actually know the answer too (I think).
Its at Chessington, along the hill pathway between Vampire and Wild Asia/Land of the Dragons
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:08 pm

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also what ever happened to the Coffin Photo op in Haunted Hollow?


This one I actually know the answer too (I think).
Its at Chessington, along the hill pathway between Vampire and Wild Asia/Land of the Dragons


I know the one you mean Dom, but it was definitely used at the start of Molly Crowe in 2015, so I thought Chessington's must have been a replica? Unless it was taken there recently, after Molly finished.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Thu Apr 20, 2017 10:32 pm

It was in Vampires queue line before Molly Crowe, so it's possible it came back up then ended up in its new location on return

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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Tue Apr 25, 2017 3:17 am

Now I think about it, I think I remember seeing the one at chessington on YouTube then going to towers scarefest and seeing it at Alton too....so they probably have 2!
 
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 11:54 am

I'd lean towards assuming that there is one at Towers and at Chessington, I just can't see them lugging it half way across the country and back.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:54 pm

They did with the Scary Tales theming!
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:32 pm

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They did with the Scary Tales theming!


Did they? I've not heard about that, can you explain?
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Mon Jun 05, 2017 3:40 pm

S.J_O'Grady wrote:
Count-Vonduel wrote:
They did with the Scary Tales theming!


Did they? I've not heard about that, can you explain?

The theming was used in 2015 (not sure if they retained it last year too) by Warwick Castle in The Haunted Hollows.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:28 pm

“What ever happened to...”

The black hole?

Did the original ride get moved to a ride in Germany did I hear at some point?
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:39 pm

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“What ever happened to...”

The black hole?

Did the original ride get moved to a ride in Germany did I hear at some point?


Close, but no cigar!

It was relocated to Furuvik in Sweden under the name Rocket.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:10 am

Dan wrote:
Phild94 wrote:
“What ever happened to...”

The black hole?

Did the original ride get moved to a ride in Germany did I hear at some point?


Close, but no cigar!

It was relocated to Furuvik in Sweden under the name Rocket.


Thank you... next time I’ll make sure I read the “complete guide to past AT rides and where they are page” whoops

Just came across it after reading your response! But thanks again
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Mon Jul 23, 2018 7:12 pm

What ever happened to Submission?
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Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:33 am

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What ever happened to Submission?


It got sent to the scrap heap :lol
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:43 am

Dan wrote:
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What ever happened to Submission?


It got sent to the scrap heap :lol


That’s terrible! Really liked that ride as well :(
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Tue Aug 07, 2018 3:35 pm

Dan wrote:
PhNx Survivor wrote:
What ever happened to Submission?


It got sent to the scrap heap :lol

Bit of a late reply, but quite a lot of the ride is actually up by Merlin Studios North, behind Cloud Cuckoo Land.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:07 am

Tom wrote:
Dan wrote:
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What ever happened to Submission?


It got sent to the scrap heap :lol

Bit of a late reply, but quite a lot of the ride is actually up by Merlin Studios North, behind Cloud Cuckoo Land.


You are joking?

Why remove a ride and keep part of its remains for years? That’s quite depressing :(
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:07 am

PhNx Survivor wrote:
Why remove a ride and keep part of its remains for years? That’s quite depressing :(

Assuming they're not salvaging bits off of it, which is somewhat unlikely, the disposal costs would be pretty expensive.

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