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by Marky_Boy
Sun Aug 04, 2013 8:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Single Rider Queues
Replies: 27
Views: 3840

Re: Single Rider Queues

On busier days I use Nemesis SQR quite a lot, one of the quickest in the park
by Marky_Boy
Thu May 30, 2013 11:14 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731163

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qm6aRNKRKac

Interesting POV including a hint of the music at the start
by Marky_Boy
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:22 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 727166

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I've been thinking about the World First element, surely it's just the world's first 15 inversion coaster? By this I would not be surprised if there is not a world's first "element" (eg drop on Thirteen etc), just it is the first coaster in the world to go upside-down 15 times.
by Marky_Boy
Wed Apr 24, 2013 9:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: 1992 John Wardly/Alton Towers Documentary
Replies: 0
Views: 958

1992 John Wardly/Alton Towers Documentary

I don't know if this has been posted before, but I just found this on YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YV81x4RLmes

It's a documentary following John Wardley as he builds the Mine Train and Haunted House for the 1992 season, certainly worth a watch!!
by Marky_Boy
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - Quick Questions
Replies: 1214
Views: 124365

Re: Quick Questions

Is the Skyride open during ERT?
by Marky_Boy
Sat Mar 16, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 123504

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Hi, going tomorrow, how busy was/is it today and how busy do people think it will be tomorrow?
by Marky_Boy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:50 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 352
Views: 48653

Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

I'm just glad that I got to ride it back row, on both sides, last year. Not sure if anyone else has raised this, but is it only on one train or both?
by Marky_Boy
Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride designer John Wardley to retire
Replies: 52
Views: 6981

Re: Ride designer John Wardley to retire

I'm sure I echo many a member's feelings on this, and other sites, to say a huge thank you to JW. Without him we wouldn't have some of the world class rides that we are lucky enough to expirence. I cannot under estimate the enormous impact he has had on the UK theme park industry, who else would hav...
by Marky_Boy
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: If You could bring back one past ride?
Replies: 236
Views: 56649

Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

The Black Hole - I know this isn'y possible now with SW7, but I only got to ride it once and I remember it being brilliant. Failing that, Toylnad Tours if only for the music!!
by Marky_Boy
Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Early ride time is to continue in 2013
Replies: 7
Views: 1568

Re: Early ride time is to continue in 2013

This is great news, will be even better if Rita is included. When you used to be able to ride Rita pre 10am it really helped before the ques built up.
by Marky_Boy
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 224067

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

With it now being that quiet point of the season between summer holidays and Scarefest, how many actors are they using, have they been decreased? I'm half expecting to find no actors in there when I go on Monday.
by Marky_Boy
Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime Thread 2012
Replies: 123
Views: 17898

Re: Ride Downtime Thread 2012

Did Rita and Spinball open today at all?
by Marky_Boy
Sun May 20, 2012 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2012
Replies: 712
Views: 101747

Re: Quick Questions 2012

What time does the monorail open in the morning? Going early for ERT and want to make sure I make the most of it, don't want to turn up then have to have a 10min walk that could have been used for ride time!

Thanks in advance.
by Marky_Boy
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2010
Replies: 143
Views: 14122

Re: February Half Term 2010

I'm going to this on Saturday, I'm just getting a bit woried now with the rumours that it is going to be really busy. Also, with the weather forcast, would it be possible that certain rides won't operate?
by Marky_Boy
Wed Feb 10, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 101280

Re: Quick Questions 2010

I'm going to the half-term event on Saturday, do you think there'll be any chance of ERT?
by Marky_Boy
Thu Dec 17, 2009 10:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2010
Replies: 143
Views: 14122

Re: February Half Term 2010

Apart from the water rides, prtty much everything is open! And who wants to go on the flume in February? I'll def be coming to this! Hopefully it won't be too busy either.
by Marky_Boy
Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Buying ERT
Replies: 30
Views: 3580

Re: Buying ERT

Think I'm going to be shot down here, but is it really a bad idea? I mean, if they had a set number of tickets that were available, eg 500, that's not going to affect the que's for ERT. Also, one thing that really annoys me is that I have an AP, but everytime I go with mates, I have to wait with the...
by Marky_Boy
Thu Apr 16, 2009 10:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which coaster would you most like to spend a whole day on?
Replies: 40
Views: 3637

Re: Which coaster would you most like to spend a whole day on?

I kind of have to say Nemmy, cos I already practically have spent a whole day on her... I just love that ride and can't get enough of it! Yes, the body doesn't like riding it over and over again, but it still thrills me everytime
by Marky_Boy
Fri Apr 03, 2009 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Spot Another Mistake
Replies: 14
Views: 2128

Re: Spot Another Mistake

Yeah, that was on last year's map too. It's in reference to Hex i believe.
by Marky_Boy
Sat Mar 28, 2009 2:46 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: How Busy? 2009!
Replies: 259
Views: 22136

Re: How Busy? 2009!

Tomorrow, Sunday 29th, any ideas?