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by CJH
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 84579

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

It may not be cost effective in removing it. UNLESS: Legoland Windsor got the haunted house ride approved eventually. This uses the same drop towers, as there is another one of these "haunted house" rides in another Legoland park. I doubt Merlin will just scrap it when it's still early in ...
by CJH
Mon Oct 17, 2016 7:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory
Replies: 102
Views: 30529

Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Rid

I wasn't thinking today, with the dreamworlds film Trolls featuring at Scarefest this year, would this not be a good IP choice to fill Charlie's spot? It would even fit with cloud cuckoo land or even a newly themed area? Around Dreamworks? Maybe featuring things like How to train your dragon, Shrek,...
by CJH
Sun Oct 16, 2016 9:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?
Replies: 62
Views: 18801

Re: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?

Honestly, I can see GW staying, also seeing a Ghostbusters 5D attraction replacing it.
Maybe a flat ride if we are seriously lucky.
by CJH
Fri Sep 09, 2016 6:19 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1278
Views: 160496

Re: Fright Nights

Is the Big Top going to be an indoor only maze this year? Certainly looks that way from what I can see.
Hopefully it flows better than last year as personally I thought it was a let down.
Hopefully the scare factor will be upped and the scripted parts kept to a bare minimum.
by CJH
Thu Jul 28, 2016 6:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2549
Views: 323044

Re: Scarefest

So freak show is a new scare zone for 2016, just confirmed on Alton Towers Facebook page. Wonder if this will follow the old route for scary tales, so one of each type of scare zone? Hopefully, re use the big clown face from carnival too.
by CJH
Wed Jun 01, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1053399

Re: SW8

With this being within the GDO, I can actually see these plans not being too correct. Reasons being: Smiler only shown 8 inversions on the original plans. Burger King still being listed which shows to an extent these plans ain't correct. The fact it states wooden track with steel topper (I am readin...
by CJH
Sun May 22, 2016 2:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1053399

Re: SW8

No time line for anything appearing on that, various different rides have different times between this going up and supporting documents showing. Just in the near future I am guessing. Don't hold your breath as it may not even show anything substantial as it doesn't have to.
by CJH
Sun May 22, 2016 2:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 517951

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

They have had issues with foundations since day 1. Surely Towers/Merlin need to contact the building contractors and put a claim in regarding this. The foundations were rushed clearly due to being behind schedule. They need to rectify this but can't see it being an easy job tbh. Surely they won't be...
by CJH
Sun Apr 24, 2016 5:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1053399

Re: SW8

I have a feeling that these "plans" could possibly be nothing like the final product. Due to it being in a GDA which doesn't need as much planning or the real layout or ride type to be released with the planning application. I recon they will mislead the enthusiasts as surprise us with som...
by CJH
Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:14 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: VR discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

Re: VR discussion

It's not a cardboard one, didn't fancy that. Its not a majorly expensive one.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/aw/d/B019W4 ... dp_summary
by CJH
Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:37 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: VR discussion
Replies: 5
Views: 1775

VR discussion

I have ordered a VR headset off Amazon today, and was wondering what's apps/games are good for these.
It's a phone based one so not expecting it to be amazing, what are people's perception on these headsets?
by CJH
Thu Mar 17, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1053399

Re: SW8

http://www.birminghammail.co.uk/whats-on/whats-on-news/alton-towers-could-open-two-11054888" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Not sure if this has been mentioned. 2 or more new rides? Whole new area created? Exciting times for Towers, TLC and the possibility of a new area, upgraded ride...
by CJH
Sun Mar 13, 2016 5:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 49379

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Wow, whilst it is a bad move to not reflect pricing onto the offering of what's on offer. F&B units closed. Rides removed. Areas fenced off. Closed rides, Shows removed. I just don't get it, hopefully they will be able to come back from this. Maybe a major relaunch as such once the TLC programme...
by CJH
Wed Mar 09, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 249921

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

Highly doubt they will use just one station for VR. They have 3 trains which alternate between both stations, so can't honestly see it happening without destroying throughput and sending many empty crafts. As previously said can't see many people riding without VR.
by CJH
Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 183517

Re: Towers Loving Care

Maybe sorting The shop frontage out due to ug land coulours starting to show? The whole area needs a major re-model. The layout doesn't suit the area any more. The scaffolding tunnel needs removing, but we will see. They really need to bulldoze the area, shops and arcades. Move the shops around, bui...
by CJH
Sun Feb 14, 2016 5:06 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 768045

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I don't think this tweet really shows anything but someone starting now for the rides and attractions team in which that could be a generic host or operator (for any ride), when I worked for Towers everytime a new attraction opened a pin badge would be supplied for your lanyard, this is all that bad...
by CJH
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 222
Views: 40736

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Since when was Tom and Jerry not on TV? I can get it on demand with Sky and see it plenty of times on cartoon channels.
by CJH
Fri Jan 29, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Staff and Recruitment
Replies: 158
Views: 46706

Re: Staff and Recruitment General Discussion

Best places to look are: Leek (the transport links ain't great though especially now the staff bus has cut back on operations), Cheadle (easy to get to AT from here), Stoke as there is a bus that goes from Hanley/Stoke. They used to have accommodation in Leek, which was very much like student accom....
by CJH
Mon Nov 16, 2015 7:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of The Flume
Replies: 636
Views: 105613

Re: The Future of The Flume

Could this not be for extraordinary golf? A re theme of the teacups hole? Something which everyone has said needed a spruce up.
by CJH
Tue Nov 10, 2015 5:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 441417

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Not saying the accident was deliberate at all. Not for a second would that ever cross my mind. But they are seeming to use it as the reason when they have this every 4-6 years
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