UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by eddyfenton
Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: External Links
Topic: New Book! - Smoke and Mirrors: The Haunted House of Alton Towers
Replies: 9
Views: 7203

New Book! - Smoke and Mirrors: The Haunted House of Alton Towers

A new book for Alton Towers fans is available and it has a foreword from John Wardley!... Smoke and Mirrors: The Haunted House of Alton Towers http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1490417087 " When the UK theme park Alton Towers invested millions of pounds in their ground-breaking Haunted House, a new er...
by eddyfenton
Mon Sep 10, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 1004
Views: 145316

Re: Scarefest 2012

Starlight expresser wrote:
i hope that the patch's show isnt replacing the usual scarefest entertainment on the ship (3 singers on the ship cabaret show) as i love going to this after a long day in the park.


Don't worry - it's not.
by eddyfenton
Sat Jan 16, 2010 3:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 151089

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

Just as a snippet of info, there were auditions last week with the gig being to ride 13... Assume it's either for marketing photo's / film (or both). Totally normal for this to be happening really, but thought I'd pass it on regardless.
by eddyfenton
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Storyboards, Concepts & Various.
Replies: 15
Views: 6205

Re: Storyboards, Concepts & Various.

Some nice design images of the monorail revamp by Sarner (London - Oslo - Moscow - Kuala Lumpur) no less!:- [url=http://www.sarner.com/PhotoGallery/AltonTowers-ThemeParkDesign01.html" target="_blank]http://www.sarner.com/PhotoGallery/Alto ... ign01.html[/url] Interesting photo's showing Cariba Creek...
by eddyfenton
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Storyboards, Concepts & Various.
Replies: 15
Views: 6205

Storyboards, Concepts & Various.

Hi All, Thought you all might like to see various links and things I've found. Apologies if some of it has been seen before. Everything will be copyright so images / info are linked back to the various sources / websites; Ivan Allen, Alton Towers Story Boards - [url=http://www.iafolio.info/" target=...
by eddyfenton
Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 933
Views: 201239

Re: Alton Towers Third Hotel

Jlton, I agree on taking reports with a pinch of salt. It's more than likely that the forthcoming 10 year plan is being confused by jorno's with pre-planning application(s). The plan will involve the local authority, so makes sense to assume people are jumping the gun on a proposed third hotel and o...
by eddyfenton
Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 933
Views: 201239

Re: Alton Towers Third Hotel

Make of this what you will, but I've now read two industry news sites (May 09) that say an outline planning application for the new hotel will be submitted to Staffordshire Moorlands District Council over the next few weeks...
by eddyfenton
Wed May 06, 2009 11:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: ATH & CCL Theatre Licence Variation?
Replies: 5
Views: 1256

Re: ATH & CCL Theatre Licence Variation?

If you look on the wall, just outside ATH in the entrance porch you'll see the full licencing information granted by the local authority displayed... times allowed, event types etc.

It should be updated and replaced as things change or as it's renewed.
by eddyfenton
Tue May 05, 2009 3:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 163672

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Two coasters in one season?...

What if the plan is to open all year round in 2010 as has been rumoured?

An Autumn / Winter opening of the new indoor coaster after Scarefest?
by eddyfenton
Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 146496

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

Planning presentation (agenda item 6, Alton Towers):- [url=http://www.staffsmoorlands.public-i.tv/site/presentation.php?a=24208&s=4" target="_blank]http://www.staffsmoorlands.public-i.tv/ ... =24208&s=4[/url] You'll like slide 6 as it shows parts of the Corkscrew and the cleared area which h...
by eddyfenton
Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 186367

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Alton Towers has it's new rollercoaster...!

Passed minutes ago.
by eddyfenton
Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:44 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Theme Park Opening Times: 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2396

Re: Theme Park Opening Times: 2009

The reference (and price) for a Theme Park package is no longer showing on the booking website, so assume they've realised there was an error and removed it.

Pretty sure that clears things up.

Ed.
by eddyfenton
Mon Mar 09, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Theme Park Opening Times: 2009
Replies: 11
Views: 2396

Re: Theme Park Opening Times: 2009

I've been to non-advertised days at the theme park before and I wonder if AT are planning corporate / hotel guests opening on the 21st March? Is it a new staff 'ease-in' day prior to opening? From the official booking portal:- Bed Breakfast, Waterpark and Theme Park (2 adults, 2 kids) - £210 Other n...
by eddyfenton
Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 186367

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Reading about the theming ideas reminded me of this (not including the chicken, wheelers and stone statues obviously):-

[url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM0RFE3QGAU" target="_blank]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WM0RFE3QGAU[/url]
by eddyfenton
Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part One
Replies: 2288
Views: 268843

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6

IMO, it's guaranteed that the world’s first element will be in the building. What else is the building for if not that? My guess is that we're going to have not only a top class thrill coaster but with added 4D experience that a lot of people have hoped for. The ride length will be extended for quit...
by eddyfenton
Sun Nov 30, 2008 10:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Resort at Christmas & New Year
Replies: 21
Views: 3547

Re: Resort at Christmas & New Year

To be honest, £3.50 is hardly out of the way. And in any case, I am staying over so look forward to using the Dodgems! :D Yep, I agree that it's fair enough for them to charge people who aren't staying overnight. To be honest, it's all for the kids anyway (apart from the Dodgems). BTW - How many fo...
by eddyfenton
Sun Nov 30, 2008 9:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Resort at Christmas & New Year
Replies: 21
Views: 3547

Re: Resort at Christmas & New Year

Are the dodgems back? :) Yep, Dodgems from Carters Steam Fair...plus frog hopper, bouncing bugs, driving school and carousel. BUT... this year, if you're not a hotel guest (staying over) it's £3.50 to use the elves playground. Writstbands only. We stayed Friday / Saturday night for the Caribbean We...
by eddyfenton
Sun Nov 30, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Resort at Christmas & New Year
Replies: 21
Views: 3547

Resort at Christmas & New Year

Hi all,

Just got back from a weekend at the Resort. Sorted a quick bit of video with some photo's as well:-

[url=http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Im-_n0YbeAQ" target="_blank]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=Im-_n0YbeAQ[/url]
by eddyfenton
Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: BBC "Modern Times: The Magic Factory"
Replies: 22
Views: 4187

Re: BBC "Modern Times: The Magic Factory"

Does anyone have a decent copy of Park Life episode 3 (i think) - the one featuring Pirate Bill?

I have all the other episodes on DVD, but missed this one. It's driving me crazy not to have it and it's not been repeated for about two years now (unless I've missed it).

Cheers,

Ed.
by eddyfenton
Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: No Closed Season in 2009?
Replies: 97
Views: 13672

Re: No closed season next year

Oh my, Thats beautiful! Do you have a full screen version what I could perhaps use as a wallpaper? No problem, here you go - 1024x768 sized (right click 'save as'):- The Towers in the snow Here's another you might like:- http://homepage.ntlworld.com/meholmes/atsnowstreet.jpg Again - larger desktop ...
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