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by Evostance
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Whatever it is, they were really pumping it out on the 31st.  Got a sore throat from just being in the queue!

This was taken at the clearest point I could find
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by Evostance
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 178
Views: 36097

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Just to add my 2c.  First time I've been on it since the TLC.
It's pretty much the same, but I noticed a lot empty sections in the ride.  Also, some of the lights etc need to be sorted as you can see all the mechanic arts for the things moving around which gives a pretty bad experience tbh
by Evostance
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 322201

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

We went yesterday, in a relatively large group and on the whole, had a good day up until about 6pm. Did the mazes in the day to avoid the queues which worked perfectly. Project 42 was terrible. Bumped into about 6 actors the whole time we were in there. Felt exactly like I was walking through an aba...
by Evostance
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 322201

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Did anyone go on the 31st last year? It's the only day our group can get off as some of us are teachers and its half term. My logic being people wont go because they'll think it'll be the busiest night, thus being a bit quieter.. Decided on doing the mazes in the day since they're inside so have tim...
by Evostance
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Street
Replies: 10
Views: 1950

Towers Street

I've been browsing a lot of the construction archives and photos, and after TT's last Facebook post about the entrance plaza getting a refurb it had me thinking. When is Towers Street going to be brought out of the 80's? Compared to the rest of the park, Towers Street looks like a dilapidated street...
by Evostance
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

You know what irks me about the layout/theming of this ride.. The fact that the station exits into the outside, and then goes back down into a tunnel.  It ruins the ambience of the station, and to be honest, from the videos, makes the tunnel look like another concrete air tunnel. Personally, I'd hav...
by Evostance
Tue Oct 03, 2017 10:11 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 252608

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Out of everything I've seen so much, the thing that caught my eye was the theming, specifically this: https://i.imgur.com/syuBzXr.png Finally, it seems AT are realising they can no longer compete with other parks when they just use metal box buildings and poured concrete.  We've actually got near Di...
by Evostance
Mon Aug 22, 2016 9:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: SW8

I guess it's what is determined by maintenance. Normally the maintenance of trains is done in the warehouse that the transfer track goes too, so putting maintenance building behind duel seems somewhat unusual. I can't imagine them dragging the trains across the park to work on them.. I suspect that ...
by Evostance
Tue Aug 09, 2016 9:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: SW8

To be honest, this psychologically rubbish is getting very very boring and Merlin use it far too much. Just some of their examples that spring to mind: - Thirteen (marketing mainly) - Oblivion - The Smiler - Derren Brown's Ghost Train Now take into account other theme parks and none of them use this...
by Evostance
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:31 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: If you owned ATR, what would you do with it?
Replies: 140
Views: 40970

Re: If you owned the Alton Towers Resort, what would you do

Give towers street a massive overhaul. It looks TERRIBLE.

Actually, I'd probably start a makeover on every area and think about a proper layout and structure rather than the slapbang attitude they have going on

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by Evostance
Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: SW8

I really hope there is no retheme to another dark/sinister area, they need to chill out with that theme. I do wish they'd pay more attention to detail for theming though. I know they haven't got Disney budget, but some authentic facades would really fit in, instead of the cheap signage and fast food...
by Evostance
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: SW8

I'm still holding out for an RMC, rather than a GCI.

My concern here is that woodies are known for speed and airtime which ultimately leas to that out of control feeling.

Based off the plans shown, there doesn't look to be enough room for any of this

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by Evostance
Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: SW8

Assuming you're referring to it having an inversion rather than it being an inverted coaster in the style of Nemesis etc. , several wooden coasters with inversions have opened in the last few years with the first being Outlaw Run in 2013. It was a joke ;) Although I meant an inverted woodie, not a ...
by Evostance
Wed Jun 01, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: SW8

Looking at the plans, the first drop in the sound tunnel seems somewhat lacking.

Perhaps the lift hill is not a launch as such, but just to get the rid up to speed. Perhaps theres an inversion in the tunnel.

Just for the sake of it, i'll go way out there - worlds first inverted woodie :yes:
by Evostance
Sun May 29, 2016 9:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050883

Re: SW8

After seeing The Joker, I'm really holding out hope that SW8 is going to be an RMC.

I doubt it though :(
by Evostance
Mon Jun 08, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440678

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

As garfield3gs has posted above, Leah Washington, the 17 year old girl involved in last Tuesdays crash on The Smiler has had her leg amputated. Link to the article below: Alton Towers Smiler crash: Leah Washington's leg amputated http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-33040618" onclick="window.open(t...
by Evostance
Sat Jun 06, 2015 12:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440678

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I'm going to buck the trend a little here and say that whilst I've always disliked her and her general interview techniques, she does raise a valid and fair point that Nick failed to successfully and honestly answer - If such dramatic and immediate changes are required across the Merlin portfolio o...
by Evostance
Fri Jun 05, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440678

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Don't know if anyone has seen this or not but i found it quite an interesting read https://getupfromalltimelow.wordpress.com/2015/06/02/the-real-tragedy-at-alton-towers/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; As for Kay Burley, how does she still have a job? just awful.... I'm just going to...
by Evostance
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440678

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

"If I could just interrupt as it's an interview, not a statement"

What the hell? Perhaps i'll use that in every conversation when I fancy interrupting someone..
by Evostance
Fri Jun 05, 2015 10:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 440678

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Looks like the media are now reporting that Alton Towers bosses are reportedly discussion pulling down The Smiller. Bloody media ](*,) It's never mentioned once in the article, apart from the select few comments the public make on social media: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11650536/Alton-T...
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