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by ryanlovesaltontowers
Mon Sep 23, 2013 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 98448

Re: 2013 Scarefest

Pretty sure those lights have been up on Towers Street all this year, and so have the gelled lights on Ripsaw's ops cabin
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 940
Views: 205465

Re: 2014-2019: Possible Developments?

Personally, I would love to see the areas of Adventureland and Old MacDonalds Farm turned into something similar to Phantasialand's Fantasy/Wuze Town area. It fits in perfectly with Alton Towers, the existing rides would fit in well and the opportunity to unite the two areas would be easy. http://up...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sun Aug 11, 2013 2:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Oblivion - Desperate re-theme needed!
Replies: 53
Views: 8286

Re: Oblivion - Desperate re-theme needed!

I think perhaps to improve Oblivion I would remove the floor of the car (similar to Krake) this would give the ride an added thrill without it becoming a gimmick, I think they may have done this to a similar ride in America to improve the experience. Other improvements I would make would include the...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1478
Views: 344388

Re: Park Music and Videos

I'd also like to echo the above post, I really want the section of soundtrack that is pretty much just bass, and if you're standing under the bass module by the queue shop it's really heart pounding!
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 202880

Re: The Smiler - Marketing

Did anyone notice how on that Blue Peter documentary in the office where they seemed to have developed a lot of the Smiler, a poster was up in background detailing the Fried Chicken Company showing more theming, alternative logos including a Merlin variant of the KFC Colonel?
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Mon May 06, 2013 1:14 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 825272

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I would say that the main perpetrator of the smiler would be portrayed as an official, and long standing, member of the MoJ. He/she could be introduced as someone coming to check on Doctor Kelman and Miles Cedars in a later video. Cue the return of Renny Krupinski! Seriously thinking he would be gr...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sun Apr 07, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1985712

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

On a closer look at the satellite mast, i would say that the transmitters on the dishes are actually lights, with the cables each coming out of the transmitters and going down to the base of the tower. They may be some kind of strobe effect, they would look awesome if they were actually lights thoug...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1985712

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

i think it looks too similar to the theming for Sub Terra, something like that would have suited to roof on Nemesis Sub-Terra instead.
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:15 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 127888

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

One thing that really does need sorting in X-Sector is the Rehydrator, it looked absolutely shocking yesterday! The trees either side of it have grown far too big! And the whole thing is covered in rust/mould. The pipes have slowly lost their orange colour, it's really faded now, and the fake concre...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sun Mar 31, 2013 12:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 98448

Re: 2013 Scarefest

Really I want this years Scarefest to have outstanding lighting, there really is no reason why the park can't have great lighting! Coloured LED lights are now available that can be programmed to a certain colour then they remember the colour you set, they are bright, and can easily light up a house,...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: YourDay
Replies: 11
Views: 2498

Re: YourDay

The ones in the Oblivion station are most noticeable to me, they look really ugly and take away the simplicity of the inside walls of the station. If your sitting under them waiting to be dispatched you can barley see the TVs as they're blocked by the scanners. Rip them down, along with the cabling,...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sat Mar 16, 2013 2:29 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 127888

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

Another small niggle I noticed, the YourDay scanners are still up in the Oblivion station!

I thought with the improvements to Oblvion they would have removed these, and increased the size of the two TVs to something more Sub Terra sized, but ah well, at least they've made the outside look okay.
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Wed Mar 13, 2013 11:31 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 127888

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

N3m3s1s wrote:
They should get the bins back (the orange and black ones). They looked nice!

Yeah didn't they used to have orange chevrons down the side of them and 'waste silo' written on them?

They did look rather ace, come to think of it, most of the areas used to have themed bins and tables
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:47 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 127888

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

That's the point, it doesn't fit in anywhere, so why should they plonk it over the top of the Rehydrator diluting Oblivion's brand/theme even more! People may say that it's not as bad as fanta, I can agree with you there but at least fanta was orange not this random smiler face that has nothing to d...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:39 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 127888

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

I don't think they should really add any referencing the Smiler to the Rehydrator, I've always thought of the Rehydrator as one of the key Oblivion theming pieces. The drop is aligned to the building and therefore I think the building should only ever reference Oblivion, a nice oblivion logo on the ...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:35 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: X Sector Refurbishment
Replies: 588
Views: 127888

Re: X Sector Refurbishment

I hope they at least update the signage on the Rehydrator for when the park reopens in march; it's currently plastered in a mix match of signage styles. Remove the yellow/orange 2006 style signs that the put up, replace with something more X-Sector style using the Oblivion font. Remove the giant fan...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Bose and Alton Towers
Replies: 34
Views: 8302

Re: Bose and Alton Towers

I also really like Bose, for me it's not just the brand and sound quality but the variety of speakers they make, suiting all different purposes. Nemesis is truly terrible this year, my mum (no bose or Alton towers fanatic) said it sounded like someone had flung a hammer at the speakers on the entran...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sun Feb 17, 2013 4:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The burger kitchen: Prices
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Re: The burger kitchen: Prices

Agree with the previous comment, the theming on the outside is okayish, they have clearly tried to creat something consistent with Cloud Cuckoo Land, but I was referring to the signage and internal decor being out of place, the interior could have been made to look amazing, yet we have been left wit...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The burger kitchen: Prices
Replies: 16
Views: 4190

Re: The burger kitchen: Prices

It appears clear to me that this is where some of the merlin brands become unmatched, it is plainly obvious that the Burger Kitchen style and the Cloud Cuckoo Land theme clash horribly. The Forbidden Valley outlet didn't look so bad but nevertheless it still should match the area to maintain a consi...
by ryanlovesaltontowers
Mon Jan 28, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Other Discussion
Replies: 561
Views: 151009

Re: The Smiler - Other Discussion

Yeah it is from the sanctuary. It was the mind altering section in the middle of the maze. The bit with the video, water and leg ticklers? smells too if I remember right. A real assault on the senses. Video was done in similar style to this.  http://www.altontowers.com/site/MicroSites/SW7/stat...
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