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by CorkyForever
Sun Jan 10, 2016 7:06 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 147383

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

I think Rameses will be going soon. I think they've clung on to it for as long as possible already (possibly due to it's location) but they know it will have to go at some point so might do it now that they're making ride cuts across their uk resorts. Considering Ripsaw has pretty much gone to the ...
by CorkyForever
Fri Jan 08, 2016 12:00 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 147383

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

I think Rameses will be going soon. I think they've clung on to it for as long as possible already (possibly due to it's location) but they know it will have to go at some point so might do it now that they're making ride cuts across their uk resorts. Considering Ripsaw has pretty much gone to the s...
by CorkyForever
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46041

Re: Staff and Recruitment General Discussion

Does the staff accommodation still exist? I am assuming that this doesn't exist any more because it says they don't have any accommodation on the website but it seemed to only be 2008 where they build/bought some new residences for staff. What's the story with this?
by CorkyForever
Tue Nov 10, 2015 1:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 437930

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

190 being let go, is a bit ridiculous and OTT on the part of alton towers, like surely the acident was caused by one person maybe two not 190 people, thats an awful lot of staff to be getting rid of especially for a place like alton towers where they aren't a huge worldwide company on the stock mar...
by CorkyForever
Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 437930

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Interesting developments. If that box is what we speculate it is it does point towards confirmation of some kind of human error involvement in the accident (which was predicted). I hope they are adding a second lot of failsafes though. Whilst this seems like a good addition I think people will want ...
by CorkyForever
Thu May 28, 2015 9:10 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Pop Badges
Replies: 9
Views: 5615

Re: Pop Badges

Has anyone tried to swap them with the staff? I read that you are able to do that apparently.
by CorkyForever
Thu May 28, 2015 9:03 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Slammer [Retired]
Replies: 199
Views: 44233

Re: Slammer

^It was testing a lot on Tuesday with the dummies. It did look like it might have got stuck at least once though because a staff member was harnessed up on the platform.
by CorkyForever
Sun May 24, 2015 1:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Which Theme Do You Prefer?
Replies: 39
Views: 11852

Re: Which Theme Do You Prefer?

I haven't been since dark forest but I don't think that the name corkscrew or the fact that ug swingers was just a swing detracted from the theming of ug land. Corkscrew can be (and was there) a description of a shape and the track looked like bones so it wasn't that out of place. It was also there ...
by CorkyForever
Tue May 19, 2015 11:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: BH lift music?
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: BH lift music?

^Oh right the way ripsaw97 described it I thought that he/she meant that the detonator music was on BH but you mean the other way around. That makes more sense.

Love the warning jammiedodger! Good video!
by CorkyForever
Tue May 19, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: BH lift music?
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: BH lift music?

ripsaw97 wrote:
Was the Detonator music not used on BH?

I don't think so but maybe someone else knows for sure? It does have similar ticking in it.
by CorkyForever
Sat May 16, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: BH lift music?
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: BH lift music?

Is the old lift hill music possibly another Graham Smart production? The whole main station theme (the one also used on Dominator at Thorpe) and another Black Hole track is on this site (http://graham-smart.bandcamp.com/album/doom-and-gloom" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;). Could thi...
by CorkyForever
Sat May 09, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Interesting article on paranormal activity at the Towers
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Re: Interesting article on paranormal activity at the Towers

^ Yeah I am sceptical too about the ghost hunts because I think it's easy to get wound up and interpret things wrong but I was interested to read about it from Will's point of view having had his family working in and living by the park for decades. Not sure about the photo but worth a look next tim...
by CorkyForever
Sat May 09, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: BH lift music?
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: BH lift music?

Shockadelica wrote:
If memory serves me right, the music appeared along with the steampunk re-theme, which I think was actually 1996 For Black Hole.

OK, thanks. (I thought that I had got that date off the photo archive but maybe that was the date of the actual photos not the retheme.)
by CorkyForever
Fri May 08, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: BH lift music?
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: BH lift music?

I've just found the space mountain advert on YouTube (can't link on mobile for some reason) but I do think that it is the same song. Intriguing. I know that the black hole was inspired by SM so it seems plausible. Edit: Andy Quinn has the Space Mountain advert on his website so it appears that it is...
by CorkyForever
Thu May 07, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: BH lift music?
Replies: 21
Views: 7592

Re: BH lift music?

Thanks for the full link and ID. I'd only ever found the last half of the track online.
by CorkyForever
Tue May 05, 2015 6:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Interesting article on paranormal activity at the Towers
Replies: 5
Views: 2241

Interesting article on paranormal activity at the Towers

Not sure whether this has been posted before or not but it is an interesting read nonetheless.

http://www.londonlaunch.com/be-inspired ... UhKhvlViko
by CorkyForever
Mon Apr 27, 2015 5:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Rides You Never Rode (but wish you had)
Replies: 136
Views: 45661

Re: Rides You Never Rode (but wish you had)

Mostly the 80s/early 90s stuff so:
The Beast
Thunderlooper
Alton Mouse
1001 Nights
4 Man Bob
by CorkyForever
Sun Mar 29, 2015 5:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 7387

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

It's normally April- early September :) OK, thanks. Are they really regular? They aren't guided tours, the Towers are just open to the public between those dates. I think many in here would like there to be tours, but currently there isn't :) OK, thanks for the info. I've seen video of the special ...
by CorkyForever
Sat Mar 28, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 7387

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

DannyG wrote:
It's normally April- early September :)

OK, thanks. Are they really regular?
by CorkyForever
Fri Mar 27, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 7387

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

How often are the towers open to tour? I haven't been in a few years but don't remember this option being available at the time. I may have just missed it though. It's good that they are doing tours regularly.
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