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by Stern John
Sun Apr 27, 2014 6:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 137463

Re: Alton Towers - Quick Questions

Hi, sorry for blagging you guys but has John Wardley's Q&A from [email protected] beeen uploaded anywhere?
I would love to see it. :D
by Stern John
Tue Apr 01, 2014 2:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 137463

Re: Alton Towers - Quick Questions

Hi
Sorry to be a blag but has John Wardley's Q&A session from [email protected] been uploaded anywhere yet, would love to see it!
by Stern John
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 137463

Re: Alton Towers - Quick Questions

Perfect, thanks for the reply.
Gutted I couldn't be there but she gave me a damn good thrashing today.
Can't wait to see the video.
by Stern John
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 137463

Re: Alton Towers - Quick Questions

Hi, just to let you know my mate with the broken wrist came with us today and he was fine on all the rides.
On a separate note, did anyone film John Wardley's Q&A session from Saturday? I'd love to see it. Thanks
by Stern John
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3164
Views: 544222

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

After three failed attempts to ride The Smiler last year, today I finally got corrected! Well, it is an incredibly intense ride with a decent length and good pacing which is exactly what Alton needed. The bunny hops and final double corkscrews are awesome elements. The restraints are pretty horrible...
by Stern John
Mon Mar 17, 2014 2:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 137463

Re: Alton Towers - Quick Questions

Hi
My mate has recently broken his wrist and it is in a cast, we have booked to stay next monday at towers and was wondering what his chances of going on any rides will be?
Ta
by Stern John
Tue Jan 07, 2014 7:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Opening Dates 2014
Replies: 15
Views: 2491

Re: Opening Dates 2014

Oh no!
Glad I checked on here as I was just about to book a hotel to visit on 20th March!
Guess there won't be a birthday event for Nemmy then  :(
by Stern John
Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 137463

Re: Quick Questions

Anyone know 2014 opening date yet?
by Stern John
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your World First Ideas
Replies: 139
Views: 23138

Re: Your World First Ideas

Has anyone suggested a standing wing-rider?
Would this be possible or has it already been done?
by Stern John
Thu Sep 19, 2013 3:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3164
Views: 544222

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

There was about 7 members of staff stood near the entrance stood around chatting and not much else going on.
by Stern John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3164
Views: 544222

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'd love to focus on how good a ride it is! You can't really empathise with my point of view as you have been on it. I went for the first time on "opening day" in May when it was no-where near finished and we were only told the night before. They only advertised the ride as closed on 17/9 ...
by Stern John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemmy's 20th Birthday
Replies: 104
Views: 17601

Re: Nemmy's 20th Birthday

Has it been confirmed anywhere that the park will be open for Nemmy's birthday on 19th March?
by Stern John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 137463

Re: Quick Questions

Technically a question for 2014.
Has the park's opening date for 2014 been confirmed?
I would hope it's open for Nemmy's 20th on 19th March.
by Stern John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3164
Views: 544222

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The park is open for 8 months, it was closed for the first 3 despite originally meant to be opening in March and has had severe downtime ever since. It's definately closer to 50%. Also ALL new rides don't have teething problems, Nemesis opened on time and ran like a dream desptie being incredibly am...
by Stern John
Wed Sep 18, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3164
Views: 544222

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Went yesterday and despite the short notice of "planned maintenance" yesterday we managed to get tickets to come back any day next year for £10 and got our parking validated. A small token gesture despite us coming twice this year to ride The Smiler, taking time off work and booking accomo...
by Stern John
Thu Sep 12, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Merlin Attraction Incidents
Replies: 23
Views: 5218

Re: Merlin Attraction Incidents

Didn't someone die on Thorpe's  Enterprise ride after they managed to open the cage? Hence the belts being fitted.
by Stern John
Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Nemesis.....
Replies: 293
Views: 46613

Re: The future of Nemesis.....

Using the recently uploaded TT aerial pic from 1994 I have planned out the old queueline, it was massive!
Image
by Stern John
Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Nemesis.....
Replies: 293
Views: 46613

Re: The future of Nemesis.....

No, Sub-Terra's queue is completely new. The queue in discussion goes all the way up to the top near Nemesis' lift hill. I've only ever been up it once, you get some good views of the ride  :D Im not sure that's correct, some of the old Nemesis queue was used for Dynamo and then Sub Terra. I h...
by Stern John
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Retheme, Repaint, Rebrand?
Replies: 23
Views: 4405

Re: Retheme, Repaint, Rebrand?

I think it would be great if they completely removed the monster and rebuilt it. Obviously the track and other elements are meant to look old and worn but the monster is supposed to look alive and slimey, it really doesn't anymore. Tidy up the bus, the blood and the kitchen, fix the smoke effects, f...
by Stern John
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Retheme, Repaint, Rebrand?
Replies: 23
Views: 4405

Re: Retheme, Repaint, Rebrand?

It would be nice if they gave old Nemmy a spot of TLC for her twentieth birthday next year!
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