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by UnleashedLlama
Thu Nov 26, 2015 11:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 49255

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

I don't like how much this reminds me of the "end days" of The American Adventure: falling visitor numbers, closing rides etc. I realise there are some scale differences, but the phrase "the bigger they are, the harder they fall" keeps coming to mind.
by UnleashedLlama
Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:48 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: TTF Football Prediction League 11/12
Replies: 105
Views: 7428

Re: TTF Football Prediction League 11/12

Premier League
Stoke vs Liverpool (0-1)
Sunderland vs Chelsea (1-1)
Wolves vs Tottenham (1-1)

Championship
Coventry vs Derby (0-1)

League One
Scunthorpe vs Sheffield Utd (2-2)

League Two
Plymouth vs Port Vale (0-2)
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?
Replies: 54
Views: 4336

Re: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?

I know that it makes the park lots of money and yes, I know a lot of people like it, but it's not for me. In my perfect, magical, little, bubble world, Alton Towers is meant to be about escaping real life and nothing provides a kick back into reality quite like an eight foot billboard featuring the ...
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?
Replies: 54
Views: 4336

Re: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?

No one at all. It's a theme park, not a concert venue.
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: A General Census
Replies: 48
Views: 4766

Re: A General Census

What's your favorite themed area? - Forbidden Valley What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Hex What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Hex If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Across the valley (we can...
by UnleashedLlama
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:57 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 609
Views: 112703

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

This was actually in a Sky Ride car, not a queue, but it was brilliant.

A mother said to her teenage daughter, "Rita's not a normal roller coaster, it's jet powered on that straight bit".

The daughter replied, "No, it is normal, it doesn't go upside down".
by UnleashedLlama
Fri Aug 26, 2011 3:08 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: TTF Football Prediction League 11/12
Replies: 105
Views: 7428

Re: TTF Football Prediction League 11/12

Go on then, I'll join in late. :)

Blackburn vs Everton (1-3)
Chelsea vs Norwich (5-0)
Swansea vs Sunderland (1-1)

Championship
Doncaster vs Bristol City (2-1)

League One
Leyton Orient vs Carlisle (0-1)

League Two
Northampton vs Morecambe (0-1)
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Jun 27, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 109099

Re: 2011: Discussion

Don't get me wrong, the desk is a nice touch, and a step in the right direction. But a lot more needs doing before the "magic" is even close to returning. This hardly justifies the rise in prices. Yes, I agree, but that is why I used the word 'promise', meaning I understand the 'magic' is...
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Jun 27, 2011 7:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 109099

Re: 2011: Discussion

Back on the Twirling Toadstool conversation, I went on it yesterday, without having seen the talk of its improvement on here and I'm afraid to say it felt slower than ever. I logged on this morning with the intension of asking if anyone else had found it to be disappointing lately. There is a chance...
by UnleashedLlama
Mon May 30, 2011 8:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Height restriction changes to Flume and Marauder's Mayhem
Replies: 44
Views: 9836

Re: Height restriction changes to Flume and Marauder's Mayhem

The Blade's height restriction has gone up. I went yesterday and guests now need to be 1 metre to ride with an adult (up from 90cm) and 1.3 metres to ride alone (I'm unsure, but was this previously 1.1 metres?).

Does need a new topic, or was tacking it onto this old topic the right move?
by UnleashedLlama
Fri May 27, 2011 10:34 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Progressive Musical Discussion Topic
Replies: 329
Views: 18817

Re: Progressive musical discussion topic

My favourite Muse album is Showbiz, which contains my favourite song of their's, Sober. No one ever seems to mention 'Sober' as one of their favourite Muse songs though, apart from me, so I thought I'd stick that in there.

I'm guessing no one else is into The Flaming Lips then?
by UnleashedLlama
Fri May 27, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Progressive Musical Discussion Topic
Replies: 329
Views: 18817

Re: Progressive musical discussion topic

Pink Floyd were brilliant, absolutely breathtaking. I have a framed vinal copy of Ummagumma on the wall in my family living room. 8)

Also, Flaming Lips anyone?
by UnleashedLlama
Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Height restriction changes to Flume and Marauder's Mayhem
Replies: 44
Views: 9836

Re: Height restriction changes to Flume and Marauder's Mayhem

I am gutted. My youngest's favourite ride in the whole park is Marauder's Mayhem (or "The Barrels", as she logically calls it) and now she can't go on it. She also loved The Beastie. We're going tomorrow and now I'm going to be expecting tears. :( We were also going to take her on The Flum...
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Mar 28, 2011 1:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.
Replies: 113
Views: 8595

Re: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.

The 'don't like don't pay' response doesn't wash with me. This is so aggravating because Merlin bitch about VAT and take the "unprecedented step of displaying our prices with and without VAT" and other such silly statements. They've increased car parking by 20% at a time when fuel is spir...
by UnleashedLlama
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.
Replies: 113
Views: 8595

Re: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.

there are several roads around alton which *could* be parked on, there are no yellow lines prohibiting this. While the lanes are small and would get busy rather quickly and upset locals, it would make a rather vocal statement. This is indeed true but as a car owner I wouldn't want to leave my car p...
by UnleashedLlama
Sun Mar 27, 2011 9:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.
Replies: 113
Views: 8595

The annual car park price hike. 2011 edition.

I'm glad I'm now an Alton Towers Premium Pass holder, having visited today and seen that the standard parking price is now £6. :shock: The express parking is now £16 too.

Sorry if this has already been discussed elsewhere. I looked, but couldn't find a mention of it.
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Feb 28, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen 'Key' keychain. Confused!
Replies: 21
Views: 3445

Re: Th13teen 'Key' keychain. Confused!

I'm afraid I'm a sucker for two things in life. One is limited edition flavours of crisps. The other is Alton Towers merchandise.

Basically, I now own a Th13teen key keyring and very nice it is too.
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Future
Replies: 22
Views: 4284

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Future

Don't shoot me for this but... ...what about that baby coaster? Ok, not necessarily the baby coaster we heard about before, but something better? I think that a new very junior coaster should be built, beginning with a Cloud Cuckoo Land themed walk through in the old Nickelodeon building and culmina...
by UnleashedLlama
Mon Feb 21, 2011 6:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen 'Key' keychain. Confused!
Replies: 21
Views: 3445

Re: Th13teen 'Key' keychain. Confused!

:-k Unless... What if this key unlocks a secret door somewhere on park? Maybe it gives access to John and Morewonga's secret love nest? In which case, it seems pretty careless of John and "Morewonga" ( :lol: ) to allow said key to be mass produced and to be sold in Towers Trading, does it...
by UnleashedLlama
Sun Feb 20, 2011 7:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort-Thorpe Park-Chessington WOA- TOP TRUMPS!
Replies: 23
Views: 4446

Re: Alton Towers Resort-Thorpe Park-Chessington WOA- TOP TRUMPS!

They are available in Towers Trading, Duel, Air & Oblivion Shops and at both hotel gift shops. £5.00, Annual pass discount can be used :D . We got our's from the Katanga shop. :) Also, £4 (with Annual Pass discount used) is great value (a mile better than the £30 Monopoly!), as you'd probably h...