UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by ShadowTD
Mon May 09, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 232
Views: 62875

Re: Rollercoaster Restaurant - 2016

A few pictures of the pathway from the FV side, courtesy of this obliging workman who was too 'busy' to notice me: https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/lNbbfjBcsaFn8oiSObhrZK61A4DdpiVm8_TQwBvm6G67Wpti-cKNlRtIEGpMjio4ntfYkHHkMPwCG-gDDP_C_FBymmPGjpomGA55MdVjnpktSuT6xHiOV8EpfKjC2T3Q0Q-DithF6lBRX5_vGMjU6wC...
by ShadowTD
Mon May 09, 2016 7:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1251
Views: 221677

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Has anyone taken any pics of the new Forbidden Valley entrance? Couldn't seem to find them in any of the future topics. If not, a workman had left the gate open on Friday and I've managed to take a few.
by ShadowTD
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:17 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 126245

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

What's that wrapped up in black bin bags in the top left?  Could it be some new speakers and the return of the drop announcement?
by ShadowTD
Wed Apr 25, 2012 1:17 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 333
Views: 54027

Re: Parc Asterix 2012: "Oz'Iris" B&M Invert!

Colossus wrote:
"The king is dead, long live the King"


Haha!  I've been saying that since Saturday!  :D :D
by ShadowTD
Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:51 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 333
Views: 54027

Re: Parc Asterix 2012: "Oz'Iris" B&M Invert!

I'm very much conscious of the 'new' factor which is why we're already planning a return trip in 2012 to see how she stands up on a second visit.  My mate Pete's database only allows him to put up to a 9.5 in for a ride the first time he tries it to attempt to mitigate the 'ooh, new and shiny' ...
by ShadowTD
Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 333
Views: 54027

Re: Parc Asterix 2012: "Oz'Iris" B&M Invert!

I've just done a slightly bonkers Asterix-and-back-in-a-day trip and OzIris blew me away.  After careful consideration I'm happy to put it in as my personal number 1 - everything from the ride experience to the q-line to the themeing is brilliant.  There's a different aspect of the layout ...
by ShadowTD
Wed Apr 18, 2012 1:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1478
Views: 340584

Re: Park Music and Videos

Still waiting for them to leak a decent copy of the new resort remix.  I really like it!  It's been stuck in my head since half term.

Come on Mr Burton, I know you're reading this! ;)
by ShadowTD
Tue Feb 14, 2012 1:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 379156

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

A wee chat with a certain former TT-founder on Saturday indicated that the container shop has been dropped in favour of a smaller merch stand, similar in size to the sweet shop in Mutiny Bay.

On the plus side: No container! :)
by ShadowTD
Wed Jan 11, 2012 9:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Imagine going on an Alton Towers rollercoaster... in the closed season!
Replies: 10
Views: 2260

Re: Imagine going on an Alton Towers rollercoaster... in the closed season!

Having been fortunate enough to do Thirteen Boot Camp, I rode Air during closed season.  It was really eerie walking in to FV from the forest path and the place being completely deserted as we walked through.  Just a few people in the Station, and no cars in the car park as we swooped past...
by ShadowTD
Thu Dec 08, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 379156

Re: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath... Part 2

Here's a thought as to the walk through.  Assuming the lifts are fake lifts a la Charlie or The Living Seas (before Nemo) then you enter the lifts at 'ground' level, they go 'down' to the 'catacombs' level, you exit. Some kind of initial show where the original route back to the lifts is blocke...
by ShadowTD
Thu Aug 11, 2011 10:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta
Replies: 740
Views: 95510

Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

The 'blob things' on the vents are supposed to be massive condensation droplets I believe. If you look very closely at the pipes that go in to the top of Rehydrator you can see the holes where they used to be mounted up there as well. Ironically, the Fanta Orange has made these holes easier to see. ...
by ShadowTD
Wed May 18, 2011 11:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The new "YourDay" - gone and replaced by "Resort Box Office"
Replies: 97
Views: 12440

Re: The new "YourDay" - gone and replaced by "Resort Box Office"

Well, I'm pretty disappointed. Also, the relatives of the original visitor who we bought the DVD for that was linked in the OP are here at the moment and were really looking forward to getting *their* DVD this weekend. When we were buying ours there were at least six other people waiting for their D...
by ShadowTD
Mon May 16, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Lightwater Valley
Replies: 1382
Views: 86778

Re: Lightwater Valley: 2011 Discussion

"Tom G" wrote:
just a rickety old, high-maintenence Schwarzkopf.


Wash your mouth out with soap! Each and every remaining Schwarzy is a little piece of dear old Anton's soul and must be preserved for the ages.

;)
by ShadowTD
Thu May 05, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: The Honest Truth
Replies: 340
Views: 32058

Re: 2011: The Honest Truth

Wow. This thread covers just about everything I've been thinking about Towers of late. Stick my name on the email as well. Now I don't want to get into a 'my friend heard Ian Crabbe's third-cousin removed' type rumour, but another friend of mine (bootcamper, passholder & general enthusiast) had ...
by ShadowTD
Wed May 04, 2011 5:57 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3232
Views: 228114

Re: Drayton Manor Park 2011: Hotel, Thomas Land Ride & Coaster!

What, the crazy 80's throwback BHS-style cafe is going? Say it 'aint so! :(
by ShadowTD
Wed May 04, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 611
Views: 109781

Re: Legoland Windsor: Hotel 2012/2011 and other rides!

If you look at one of the photos of the 'Atlantis' arch, it appears that the sub themeing is sitting in a small recess which will probably be filled with water. Hence the fence ;)
by ShadowTD
Sun Apr 17, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The new "YourDay" - gone and replaced by "Resort Box Office"
Replies: 97
Views: 12440

Re: The new "YourDay"

Hi! *waves* <- Notice the username ;) The water rides aren't on the DVD because we didn't go on any. To be honest, I'd never normally bother with a DVD but we had a friend visiting from France and we wanted a special memento of her visit. Yes, the editing is a bit ropey in places, but I think it's b...
by ShadowTD
Wed Mar 23, 2011 1:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Thirteen: One Year On
Replies: 68
Views: 5980

Re: Thirteen: One Year On

My opinion of Thirteen has been up and down over the last 12 months. As a lucky bootcamper, I rode it 8 times with no effects and was completely loving it. But I realise now the situation had been engineered to make us react like that. I do still remember walking in to the station and being extremel...
by ShadowTD
Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Squirrel Nutty v1.0
Replies: 8
Views: 2885

Re: Squirrel Nutty v1.0

If you look carefully at Squirrel in the Monorail video, you can see that people are pedalling.
by ShadowTD
Thu Mar 03, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Dreamland Margate
Replies: 235
Views: 28039

Re: Dreamland Heritage Park Margate megathread

Diogo: Local? I live in Loughborough! It's a good 2+ hours away from Margate. Hopefully I'll make some friends while I'm there and I can find somewhere to crash. Furie: Didn't know you were involved in that effort. If I could just say 'thanks' - it was a hell of a good try. New Pleasureland shows ju...
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