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

by JammyBand » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:54 pm

I don't know if this is Altonia, but this was Alton's old railway.
http://www.altontowersmemories.net/page8.htm
There is quite a lot of information on it.

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

by MRWTHO-AT » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:08 pm

I liked the Railway, I'm sorry it had to go. Anyone know what happened to the Bouncing Bugs and Lava Lump?
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by rallyrob » Tue Apr 15, 2014 9:40 am

I know lava lump went because of Nemesis Sub Terra
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by Altontowersbarlow » Fri May 16, 2014 8:11 pm

To my knowledge The Bouncing Bugs served their "last season" in 2008 but operated in 2009 for The Alton Towers Christmas event. I don't believe they were removed for any particular reason but the reasons for their removal could include old age and decreasing popularity :)

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

by MRWTHO-AT » Sun May 18, 2014 4:32 pm

I wasn't sure if AT still had them in storage or sold them. Had they stayed I am positive they would've gone to Cbeebies Land. They would have kept the name but the "Bugs" would be the yellow creatures that are the mascots for the TV Channel.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by stealthsmiler » Sun May 18, 2014 9:31 pm

Then they would have been Bouncing Blobs.

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Fried egg in the lake? or am I going mad!

by whaleatron1 » Mon May 26, 2014 12:27 am

I'd be grateful if anyone here can reassure me! I have memories of going on the skyride over a lake in the gardens and in the lake was a fried egg! Or it may have been a frying pan with a fried egg in it!

I am doubting my memory as no-one else I know remembers it!

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Am I right??!!!
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by definedancing » Mon May 26, 2014 8:10 pm

Does anyone know why there's no fake blood on Nemesis anymore? It's baffled me on every visit.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by lewis97 » Mon May 26, 2014 10:53 pm

I don't think there's any substantial reason for them not adding the dye, other than forgetting about it or that they simply can't be bothered too.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by definedancing » Tue May 27, 2014 12:14 pm

Well if that's the case, that's just depressing. Always added a nice extra touch. :cry: :no:
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by Dan » Tue May 27, 2014 12:17 pm

I read a comment on the other forum saying the reason why the blood waterfalls aren't red anymore is because someone accidentally contaminated the external water supply with the red dye, so as a result Towers aren't allowed to use it anymore.

This could be hearsay and I'm taking it with a pinch of salt..
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by definedancing » Tue May 27, 2014 12:22 pm

Well if that's the case (pinch of salt and all) then what an epic fail. #-o

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

by Sam198 » Tue May 27, 2014 2:56 pm

Use of the red dye relies on the state of the local water table. When Nemesis' pools overflow, they drain directly into the surrounding land, and if the water table is high at the time it can become contaminated/polluted by it.

Of course that's only one explanation, and it's equally (if not more) likely to be accountable to Merlin's general lack of willing or enthusiasm for this sort of thing.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by Sr88 » Sat May 31, 2014 9:08 pm

Plus the cost of it. Might not cost loads but it could be a few pennies Merlin are wanting to keep hold of ;)
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

by Altonboy001 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:54 am

Evostance wrote:
"rollercoaster_crazy" wrote:what ever happened to the second arm on submission?


Its still there..?

Never gets used because its not busy enough


its actually broken
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by Altonboy001 » Tue Jul 29, 2014 11:57 am

Sr88 wrote:Plus the cost of it. Might not cost loads but it could be a few pennies Merlin are wanting to keep hold of ;)

this is true, they use it every 2-3 seasons to save money.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by KatangaZebra » Mon Aug 18, 2014 9:22 am

Not really a what ever happened to, but did the Mexican Cantina used to be a McDonalds about 6 or more years ago?
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by Count-Vonduel » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:41 pm

I got a whole batch of em coming right up

1-What ever happened to the carrage in Haunted Hollow?
2-What ever happened to the Field of 1000 Screams?
3-What ever happened to the themed staff costumes in CatCF?
4-What ever happened to The Wonders of Sir Algenon's Attic? (I know it turned into Go Go Go then Ice Age 4D but why?)
5-What ever happened to The Wall Demon in the Octagon in Hex? (The 1st time I rode Hex in summer 2009 there was a shadow or something that appeared on the wall and then disappeared, but after that one time I have never seen it since)
6-What ever happened to Choo Choo Girl?
7-What ever happend to the Wreaths and the Bushman?
8-What ever happened to the old RMT music? (the one heard in the ATH lifts)
9-What ever happened to Sir Algenon's on park prescence?
10-What ever happened to the Skeleton Explorers on the Rapids at Scarefest?
11-What ever happened to Snorlax and friends?
12-What ever happened to the Paradise Plumbers and Pirates in Splash Landings?
13-What ever happened to Duel Live/Scelvins Haunted Adventure?
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by Danny » Wed Aug 27, 2014 1:02 am

I can assure you, the coho choo girl is still very much there ;)
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

by swalesuk01 » Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:32 am

Last time we went to Chessington what looked suspiciously like the carriage from gloomy wood was tucked away in the queue line for Vampire. They may have had there own but you could see the cut out in the back for you to pose for pictures like the one in gloomy wood and this one was in no place for a photo opportunity with it.
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