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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:15 pm

I'd want to see a few family flats take it's place. A CBeebies expansion would be nice and all, but I feel that we need more filler rides for older visitors.
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:43 pm

With the hotel opening, an expansion of Cbeebies is very likely. Hopefully, CCL will receive a makeover/retheme with new rides first, but it does unfortunately come down to money and budgets which I think would be redirected to Cbeebies first.
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:27 pm

After hearing that Merlin have gained attraction rights to Peppa Pig, I see an opetrunity for them to open a ride or attraction in CCL to this theme, possibly a dark ride in CATCF building perhaps? I think it makes quite a bit of sense, and Merlin will already have been able to see how popular Peppa Pig was at Paultons.
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:28 am

Robert.W wrote:
After hearing that Merlin have gained attraction rights to Peppa Pig, I see an opetrunity for them to open a ride or attraction in CCL to this theme, possibly a dark ride in CATCF building perhaps? I think it makes quite a bit of sense, and Merlin will already have been able to see how popular Peppa Pig was at Paultons.

The only issue is that Merlin’s deal completely excludes the UK - I did provide some details in a post in Merlin General Discussion on Tuesday, along with some thoughts of where we may see the IP used.
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Thu Oct 19, 2017 12:55 am

lewis97 wrote:
Robert.W wrote:
After hearing that Merlin have gained attraction rights to Peppa Pig, I see an opetrunity for them to open a ride or attraction in CCL to this theme, possibly a dark ride in CATCF building perhaps? I think it makes quite a bit of sense, and Merlin will already have been able to see how popular Peppa Pig was at Paultons.

The only issue is that Merlin’s deal completely excludes the UK - I did provide some details in a post in Merlin General Discussion on Tuesday, along with some thoughts of where we may see the IP used.

Oh right, never realised! Probably because Paultons already have a licensing agreement. Bit of a shame though.
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:39 pm

Having been to the park over the weekend , I thought it would be time to flatten this area completely from Burger Kitchen all the way around to the old Nickelodeon buildings. It’s so run down now and this area needs some serious flat rides and a complete rebuild.

What Does everyone else think?
 
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Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:02 pm

magicmaster wrote:
Having been to the park over the weekend , I thought it would be time to flatten this area completely from Burger Kitchen all the way around to the old Nickelodeon buildings. It’s so run down now and this area needs some serious flat rides and a complete rebuild.

What Does everyone else think?

I guess that would open up a whole load of opportunity to start anew. It's not that I don't like the area as it is now, but it is a shadow of its former self. Flattening and starting over would allow for a better intergration of rides and buildings rather than the narrow tucked away street that comprises the area currently. The theme and attractions should still cater for the same market that CCL does currently. I've always imagined that a family / junior Coaster would be popular with the guests attracted to this type of area. 
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:13 pm

Certainly had its day now. This whole area needs re-working with the introduction of new family flats / a new indoor water ride, shops, restaurants and re-theme. Perhaps time of a new area of the park to be created.
 
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:26 pm

I think a theme that Alton is really missing is a western theme so I think a western town similar to that of Far West at PortAventura would really work well in CCL.
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:36 pm

The only issues I would have with Alton turning CCL in to a western themed ares is that they would be turning a more upbeat children's area into a typically run down, less couloufull setting. I strongly believe that Alton need to keep areas like CCL as it seems to represent the current marketing campaigns and branding etc. as well as providing a contrast to their more modern, darker themes. I also think they need to consider the land's close proximity to the Towers themselves. 

I think that a western land could give Alton a little bit of a dilemma. The theme is just too similar to Katanga Canyon, which already has the parks Mine Train coaster. Of course there is nothing to suggest that they couldn't construct a western land if they were to remove Katanga Canyon, but having both of these lands just seems a bit pointless.

Another point I wish to make is that the addition of a western theme land may not totally work with the typical British weather, although this is probably just my preference.  
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:38 am

Agreed, having a western area in the UK would be like having a beach party in Birmingham Town Centre. I'd quite like them to keep the theme the same, however completely redesign the area. Cuckoo Cars injected a bit of life into the area, but thats really not going to last unless they invest in some new attractions, and please, open some of the buildings!
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Mon Nov 06, 2017 9:42 am

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Agreed, having a western area in the UK would be like having a beach party in Birmingham Town Centre. I'd quite like them to keep the theme the same, however completely redesign the area. Cuckoo Cars injected a bit of life into the area, but thats really not going to last unless they invest in some new attractions, and please, open some of the buildings!


Also like having an African village in the UK countryside? Or a jungle just outside of London? Or maybe the Jurassic era in Southampton?

The climate is a bit of a weak issue to bring up seen as we are talking about theminng imaginary, made up areas for a theme park
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Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Mon Nov 06, 2017 4:53 pm

Well, an african jungle theme can adapt to the wetter UK weather as the climate in these areas are also wetter. Rainforests usually get rain every day; they are not called rainforests for nothing!

Western on the other hand is usually very dry and arid and so wouldn't adapt as well and would look more thematically out of place with the environment.
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