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by deeve
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 168855

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Rita is ok but it's not quite Alton Towers, it's more Drayton Manor. I think there is scope for a world beater there. Dark Forest needs more there. Maybe it could be best mentioned in św 8 thread. The canyon needs to be done up at some stage Soon. I would love to see a show type ride with some adven...
by deeve
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030145

Re: SW8

Log flumes , river rapids, pirate ships and mine trains are staple theme park rides. Alton towers have identified areas for development. With the Smiler becoming the new box office king my bet is on rita to be the ride which goes into decline. I think ritas shelf life is limited and 13 needs to brea...
by deeve
Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 168855

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Thank god they listened to me and have opted to sort out the farm area. Adventure land and storybook land i hope is next. I think 2017 will be next time a big coaster arrives. Hybrid type coaster may be next on the horizon for alton towers. Shame we couldnt get a ride to interact with the entrance l...
by deeve
Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:18 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The Smiler
Replies: 156
Views: 54923

Re: The Smiler

After waiting until november to ride Alton Towers' new meat eating attraction I have to eat some humble pie. I delibratley waited until a night time opening of Alton Towers to experience all the lights and big tv screens to feel the ride's full potential. Never been a fan of euro fighter coasters or...
by deeve
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509278

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

This ride is getting on my nerves. I detest this manufacture. I am not going to sing B&M in this rant. All coasters have their moments despite who build them. This project has been poorly managed from the start. Thirteen may not hit the adrenaline sweet spot but it never was as bad as this. They...
by deeve
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 753221

Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

No pics im affraid. 2015 looks like it will be 2016. The park needs other stuff sorting out before a major ride is built. New flat rides a 4d cinema attraction and some tarting up of the płace. All coasters were working and ques moderate. 
by deeve
Sun Sep 29, 2013 8:11 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 753221

Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Just been to thorpe today and had a thought about what is next. Thorpe needs non looping coasters. Im not one that thinks becsuse the park has a launch coaster then it cant have another. Doubt it will be Flyer, Dive machinę, woodie, 4d, dark ride, hypers,stand up or floorless. My money is on somethi...
by deeve
Wed Jul 24, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509278

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Bring back b&m to alton towers. The swiss can show the germans how to build a coaster. This was the last straw over the last weekend. I am off to port aventura this week and furious baco has had a problem with a restraint. Cedar point which i am off to next year boat flipped on there water ride ...
by deeve
Sat Jul 20, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 921
Views: 168855

Re: 2014-2019: Possible Developments?

Adventure land, storybook land and the farm are in Merlin's sights for development. Could see Merlin hooking up with cbbc or citv to kit out these areas. At a push we may see a flat in the dark forrest. Shows is what i can see Merlin wanting alton towers doing more of. Family driven áreas like adven...
by deeve
Sat Jul 13, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 753221

Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

Thorpe needs to theme it self up and be more theme Park less six flags. Get rid of dead rides like rumba Rapids, X, storm surge and depth charge.
by deeve
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2013
Replies: 222
Views: 32656

Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Great news
by deeve
Tue Jun 25, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015 - Medium investment year
Replies: 43
Views: 6786

Re: 2015 - Medium investment year

Been banging the Dr who drum for the past several weeks. My idea was having a two part ride to include a 4d ride ending in guests boarding a coaster train. The story on the screen ends in riders chasing after some Dr who bad guy on board a b&m launch coaster.
by deeve
Wed Jun 12, 2013 10:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509278

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Why is there a discussion about secret elements know the ride is open. Alton towers is a theme park not an ammusement park. A theme park is about themed make believe attraction. Secret weapon attractions at alton towers are about the whole experience not just One element. The station, digital maping...
by deeve
Wed Jun 12, 2013 7:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey/ LOTR
Replies: 10
Views: 1762

Re: The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey/ LOTR

Merlin have Saw at Thorpe, ice age at alton towers and marvel héroes at Madame tussards. All good attractions.
by deeve
Sun Jun 09, 2013 3:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015 - Medium investment year
Replies: 43
Views: 6786

Re: 2015 - Medium investment year

Kantanga canyon is the best themed área to handle a woodie or a hybrid coaster. These would not be a medium investment projects. Kantanga canyon has been crying out for a family flat for 21 years. I hope the áreas such as storybook land and adventure land get some attention. Combining médium thrill ...
by deeve
Sun Jun 09, 2013 11:31 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015 - Medium investment year
Replies: 43
Views: 6786

Re: 2015 - Medium investment year

None of the big six are going anywhere for a while. Blade, submission, ripsaw and enterprise can all be replaced or moved round the park. I dont see enterprise or the blade removed completley as they are mainstays of the parks flat rides. Ripsaw and submission are the only two flats see going in the...
by deeve
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: If You could bring back one past ride?
Replies: 236
Views: 56614

Re: If You could bring back one past ride?

1001 nights, thunderlooper are candidates. But for me the haunted house restored to former Glory with new digital mapping.
by deeve
Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Congo River Rapids
Replies: 24
Views: 3429

Re: The Future Of Congo River Rapids

Neither. Refurbished or rethemed possibly. Rapids rides, log flumes and car park charges are the wonky trolleys, milk and bread of a theme park.
by deeve
Fri Jun 07, 2013 8:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030145

Re: So... about SW8

Lets look at what its not going to be. Dive machine, inverted,flying, multi looper, mine train, Rocket or thirteen. Nor is it going to be tall. Hybrid is my bet if not for sw8 then sw9. A version of a 4d is another idea. Not much else they could do. Dark ride can only go in cuckoo land or take over ...
by deeve
Fri Jun 07, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Nemesis.....
Replies: 293
Views: 43618

Re: The future of Nemesis.....

Corkscrew was rented back in the early days of alton towers. When Némesis was built Tussards had established a business plan for the park. Previous owners ran the park into the ground. The park prior to the tussards group was on the verge of going under. Corky was saved by tussards and Némesis. Néme...