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by havaska
Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Sonic Spinball
Replies: 656
Views: 115608

Re: 2010: Spinball retheme/rename?

I thought there was an idea to move spinball closer to the hotels as part of the ten year plan? I think this would be a far better idea, would be perfect next to the minigolf along with a few other small bits and pieces.
by havaska
Wed May 06, 2009 7:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 171609

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Article in the Sentinel today says that Alton are planning a third hotel and to invest millions of pounds over the next ten years to expand that park's reach.

If that is true, it would make the prospect of two new rides for next year a lot more believable.
by havaska
Mon May 04, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 171609

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

The description of the coaster in the Black Hole tent sounds a lot like an Intamin Twist and Turn Coaster, and the link ryanha5 just posted shows a video of one running, in what looks shockingly like a dark space theme ride just like the Black Hole was.
by havaska
Mon May 04, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Beastie: Let's make Heinz cans out of it
Replies: 35
Views: 5040

Re: The Beastie: Let's make Heinz cans out of it

There's nothing wrong with the Beastie and it's another ride to the roster. If they were going to do anything to it I would suggest doing something with that awful canvas. Just take it away!
by havaska
Mon May 04, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 171609

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Quick thought - who says a coaster in the Black Hole tent will actually open in 2010? They could easily build it there and just mothball it and open it in 2011 as a new ride for whatever reason.
by havaska
Mon May 04, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 171609

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

I don't see why they can't open two coasters in one season though; a second coaster in the Black Hole tent doesn't necessitate that it's "major". I mean, Spinball Whizzer is only a minor ride when you think about it. Plus, if Alton are serious about becoming a real resort (and Merlin seem ...
by havaska
Sun May 03, 2009 8:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 171609

Re: SW6 Construction

That track is nothing to do with Alton because it's at B&M's manufacturing plant in Ohio, USA. If it was for Alton it would be in their manufacturing plant in Switzerland.
by havaska
Thu Apr 30, 2009 7:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 154320

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

Has anyone considered the fact that it might just be a 'normal' roller coaster? Alton don't have one save for the Beastie (which doesn't really count).
by havaska
Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 154320

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

The link to the new video is in MakeBritianHappys signiture

[url=http://www.watchtheground.com/" target="_blank]http://www.watchtheground.com/[/url]
by havaska
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotels Restaurants
Replies: 20
Views: 2980

Re: Alton Towers Hotels Restaurants

Thanks for all the replies guys, you've all been really helpful.

I'm going with my girlfriend so Secret Garden sounds more like our kind of thing, I think with an all you can eat we'd just overly stuff ourselves!
by havaska
Tue Mar 24, 2009 5:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotels Restaurants
Replies: 20
Views: 2980

Alton Towers Hotels Restaurants

Hi everyone. I've just booked into Splash Landings Hotel for the first time and was wondering about where to eat for dinner, I know there are two restaurants there, The Secret Garden and Flambos. Problem is, I can't seem to find any reviews of the restaurants . Just wondered if anyone could give me ...