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by davidaiow
Sun Apr 04, 2010 10:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 327059

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

^I believe Nemesis was Europe's first inverted rollercoater (as in trains are under the tracks). Also air is really a manufacture's world first I believe but don't quote me on that. I went yesterday for the first time is 2007. My word a lot has changed for the better. Dark Forest was brilliant. Obli...
by davidaiow
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:33 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 327059

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

We are all over 16 too, which means we all get to ride! :D ( ;) ) I hope you are trying to wind us up with that remark. There is no age limit on Th13teen. Just the height limits. It's a family coaster with a few tricks, so there is no reason for any age limits. If you expect any more, you might be ...
by davidaiow
Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19232

Re: Th13teen - Marketing/Promotional Discussion

April Fools?! Surely!

^c0ck
by davidaiow
Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 327059

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

I didn't think I'd get to ride this until the summer, but it turns out I'm going this weekend. Get in! I've got my friends super excited and I haven't let them in on the drop so to see their face is going to be priceless. I'm a little concerned about all this downtime, but I guess it just makes the ...
by davidaiow
Mon Mar 22, 2010 7:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion
Replies: 248
Views: 37177

Re: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion

Thanks for the photo. Stunning! and I agree, the tilt takes the photo from being ordinary to being extra ordinary!
by davidaiow
Mon Mar 22, 2010 6:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 19232

Re: Th13teen - Marketing/Promotional Discussion

"Khanage" wrote:
^That's brilliant. The little girl's face when they exit the tunnel backwards - she can't quite believe it!


Was going to say exactly the same thing! Was brilliant!
by davidaiow
Fri Mar 19, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 327059

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Bill Bailey said on twitter that he went on it and enjoyed it. I really can't wait to go in the summer. The extreme between the heat and the apparent cold, and the trees covered in leaves making the whole area more dense! It's gonna be great!
by davidaiow
Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 327059

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

I thought for a ride without effects and theming, it looked fun and exciting. Yeah it's no Oblivion, but we all new that. We'll get one of those in a few years. Some parts did look quite fast and the drop looked marvellous. The track line-ups were also quite impressive. On a side note, the accelerat...
by davidaiow
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145414

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

^ Off topic, but I always thought that Alton Towers should commission a movie either for BBC or the cinema. Increase gate figures, revenue (if it were good) and local culture and (embellished) history for the surrounding area. On topic, Great ads, magic is definitely back and I can't wait for the fu...
by davidaiow
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145414

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

Haha you beat me to it! It was awesome! Reminds me of Hex a little. I'm glad they are using facebook, as I don't have a tv atm :(

Thumbs up alton!
by davidaiow
Mon Mar 08, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: General Marketing (inc. TV campaigns) 2010
Replies: 30
Views: 5106

Re: General Marketing (inc. TV campaigns) 2010

Awesome Ad. It was on my Facebook feed

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by davidaiow
Thu Mar 04, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010 Park Map
Replies: 139
Views: 27109

Re: 2010 Park Map

Excellent! Thanks to both of you!
by davidaiow
Fri Jan 22, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 145414

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

That is the funniest thing I've ever read. Best marketing announcement ever! Haha! I bet only enthusiasts use that e-mail address...
by davidaiow
Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Clean up Oblivion!
Replies: 63
Views: 7041

Re: Clean up Oblivion!

Another theming addition idea for Oblivion- How about some claxons and "spinning" orange lights as the car reaches the edge? To me it is those small things that make the difference. It could stop as it hold and bring back the ol' "Don't look down" As for those disco things, how a...
by davidaiow
Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers by night pics
Replies: 39
Views: 4834

Re: Towers by night pics

I love the shots of Oblivion. They show the ride in all it's intense glory. To ride Oblivion in the Dark should be on everyone's list of things to do before they die.

Excellent shtos everyone! Jealous of your talent and your trip to Alton!
by davidaiow
Tue Oct 13, 2009 7:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 89422

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

No Cash sponder wanted here thanks! Did Air Improve with the Cadbury's sponsor? What about the flum?! Nope. Tacky and classless in my opinion. I can see where you are coming from though, wanting this ride to be maintained and not left to ruin like Oblivion is something we all want I think.
by davidaiow
Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Theme Discussion
Replies: 177
Views: 29883

Re: SW6 Theme Discussion

Necropolis? I can't think of anything that sounds good, and I'm, not keen on most of the suggestions either :( In order to conform to the posting rule (sorry!) I chose this because is is short and snappy and being one word, is easy for guests and the press to remember. The word is used to convey fea...
by davidaiow
Wed Sep 02, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 132634

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

I'm no scientist, but I thought dormiensdraco was correct. If you are able to provide the same ammout of power over a smaller distance, you would have greater acceleration yet will end up with the same velocity (albeit for a longer period of time). Acceleration is 'm s^2' and velocity is 'm s' so su...
by davidaiow
Wed Aug 26, 2009 10:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 132634

Re: Ug Land 2010

"Javs" wrote:
Nemmie, Air and Oblivion all have a dark quality to them which is appealing. Rita does not, she needs a darker edge, and it is this quality that AT do so damn well.


The only 'dark' thing about air is that skank tunnel!

I agree about Rita not being bery sinister though, for a major AT coaster :)
by davidaiow
Thu Jul 30, 2009 4:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 156909

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

^ That is one creepy photo!

If the restraints are as comfotable as Air, then I'll be sold already :)
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