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by CoasterCrazyChris
Sat Oct 28, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997915

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

For enthusiasts who visit AT regularly of an adult age this is the only big investment since The Smiler back in 2013, so 5 years is a long wait for something really big so anything really is going to be hyped up. Sure TLC has worked some charm across the park but with removals, closures & minor...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6757
Views: 997915

Re: SW8

Wasn't there very small teases as to what the logo would be very early on, like the smile stencil being sprayed all across the park. Or did they do that nearer to when they released the official ride name to the public? (I hope I'm making sense :lol ) EDIT: Just seen Justin's post, clarifying my po...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Wed Nov 23, 2016 12:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 175375

Re: Towers Loving Care

Make no mistake - Alton Towers is being run into the ground by Merlin. They have used the incident last year as an excuse to cut further the parks budgets and opening hours, remove entertainments almost completely and on top of this close rides and completely remove others in the name of "refur...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 75319

Re: CBeebies Land 2014 - General Discussion

Although it's not an area that I was originally interested in, I have to say I am liking the look of how it's coming along. It would appear that a great deal of thought has gone into the details of the theming - for example the daisies on the trees at the entrance. I'm quite looking forward to seei...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Mon Mar 24, 2014 11:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2789
Views: 374078

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

This closed season has seen a lot of work happening, but its things people wont notice as much, its a shame really because people saying they haven't done much really grates me as they have worked really hard this year an i for one think they have done a good job this closed season, things i've not...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy?
Replies: 27
Views: 5170

Re: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy

That would be a good alternative, but the rides still look very contrasting. Oblivions very dark (not as in the colour) where as MOJ is well joy. If the vids on the smiler were added to incorporate Oblivions failure to correct it would be good, but if they are failures, why would they still be in o...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy?
Replies: 27
Views: 5170

Re: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy

stealthsmiler wrote:
But it looks out of place.


What looks out of place?
by CoasterCrazyChris
Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy?
Replies: 27
Views: 5170

Re: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy

IMO X sector was starting to feel old, for the lack of a better word, and really needed the theme reinforcing. I think a slight re-theme would be good. Eg - Ex government experiment area but now owned by MOJ. MOJ tried to re use the governments testing to correct advocates but unfortunately for the...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy?
Replies: 27
Views: 5170

Re: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy

To be honest The Smiler has totally changed X sector. Whether people like it or not The Smiler is now it's signature ride and Oblivion is themed to the MoJ. However it's not really changed the theme, just added to it. I think worrying what is on top of the rehydrator is being picky really and think...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Mon Jun 17, 2013 7:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Clash of themes in x sector
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Clash of themes in x sector

I think some people need to learn the difference between 'theme' and 'storyline'.
by CoasterCrazyChris
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which ride at alton towers was the first one to get a shop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Which ride at alton towers was the first one to get a shop?

Interestingly, I cannot recall the Nemesis shop despite clear memories of the ride when it was new in 1994. It's shame they removed it (if it even existed).  I managed to find this image of the original Nemesis shop. http://old.towersalmanac.com/attractions/forbiddenvalley/images/facs/350_1510...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Tue Jun 11, 2013 1:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Nemesis Old Ride Logo
Replies: 4
Views: 1718

Re: Nemesis Old Ride Logo

I've always wondered this but never really asked anyone so thought I would check with you guys! Why did the original 1994 Nemesis logo change for the 1999 season? Normally a ride would change the design of it's logo because of an area re-theme: like The Corkscrew for UG Land, The Black Hole for X-S...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Fri May 31, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which ride at alton towers was the first one to get a shop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2549

Re: Which ride at alton towers was the first one to get a shop?

Actually as far as I am aware the first rides in the park to get their own shop were the Runaway Mine Train, Congo River Rapids and Haunted House all in the same year. Two shops were build for these rides back in 1992, one in each area. The first major rollercoaster however with it's own retail outl...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Tue May 21, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The upgraded Rhydrator
Replies: 27
Views: 3693

Re: The upgraded Rhydrator

"orange!! coz dats oblivion's colour innit".


:roll:
by CoasterCrazyChris
Sun May 19, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1694315

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

There are so many fanboys in this topic it is unreal. Many of you are so obsessed you can't bear to hear a negative comment. I can't wait to ride this ride like everyone else, it's been a long while since we saw a decent thrill machine at Alton Towers (since Oblivion really) and The Smiler will real...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Sun May 19, 2013 7:09 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1694315

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Also, to the people moaning about the theming, stop! Never have I saw such clever theming on a ride before, it is obvious that AT have put a lot of effort into designing this beast, so have some respect. The yellow is NOT tacky, it makes it sinister in the sense that they are making human testing f...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Sun May 19, 2013 2:57 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1694315

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Honestly, I'm pulling my hair out at people screaming "cheap and tacky" theming. Do they just not GET the theme at all? It is supposed to look exaggerated and over the top. It is not supposed to look real. Half of it is a p!ss take of the big brother society we live in! Apart from that, i...
by CoasterCrazyChris
Sun May 19, 2013 2:31 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1694315

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

It's becoming clear that the marmaliser is the only good theming on this ride.

Everything else reeks of laziness and poor, cheap and tacky design on a shoestring budget.

Only a fanboy would disagree.

Thank god the ride is good.
by CoasterCrazyChris
Thu May 16, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2014 Lodge Resort Development (SCRAPPED)
Replies: 72
Views: 14349

Re: 2014 - 150 Lodge Resort Development

Kenzie2012 wrote:
with the exception of Oblivion as its been done.


Well, that is debatable.
by CoasterCrazyChris
Thu May 16, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1694315

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Thank u CoasterCrazyChris. This ride will not mess with your mind, that's just marketing same as all this scientist psychological bs. Marmalise is a made up word? for disorientate. The effects themselves won't have much effect, other than nice headchoppers. Yeah I agree. Marmalise is actually a wor...