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by jmc
Tue Jul 10, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Caribe creek bar prices
Replies: 13
Views: 2619

Re: Caribe creek bar prices

Drink prices are atrocious. I really do feel as though they just try and get away with whatever they can because guests dont have any choice.
by jmc
Tue Jul 10, 2012 11:57 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 772296

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Running away from escaped aliens? Sounds just like another Alton Towers ride, a very recent one in fact.
by jmc
Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Soft openings
Replies: 10
Views: 2323

Re: Soft openings

Towers have (kind of) done this before with Rita, only to the extent where Rita was open exclusively for hotel guests a few days before its official April 1st opening in 2005
by jmc
Thu May 10, 2012 12:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Why is the whole of X-Sector closed?
Replies: 140
Views: 18882

Re: Why is the whole of X-Sector closed?

According to the guy who took the picture he was stood on that ledge shouting and grunting to himself...

Also, that picture really shows what a dire state Oblivion and X-Sector are in.
by jmc
Wed May 09, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Why is the whole of X-Sector closed?
Replies: 140
Views: 18882

Re: Why is the whole of X-Sector closed?

I am absolutely certain that they wont be adding any extra fencing or anything of the sort. If anything they will just review the plan of action for situations like this. This was a deliberate attempt to get to where he was, and actually went through quite a few hurdles to get there (a small fence, ...
by jmc
Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers St evacuation
Replies: 44
Views: 6970

Re: Towers St evacuation

The amusing thing was to get into the park there was literally just a staff member standing at the Mutiny Bay gates holding out a plastic bag for you to throw your ticket into. No checking the date, or even if it was a ticket for that matter.
by jmc
Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers St evacuation
Replies: 44
Views: 6970

Towers St evacuation

There was an incident of sorts on park today (25/04), Towers Street and the Entrance area were evacuated and anybody wishing to enter or leave the park had to do so via the gates in Mutiny Bay (which was an unusual experience). Staff were not allowing anyone onto any area of Towers Street by lining ...
by jmc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: TTF Sexuality Census 2012
Replies: 156
Views: 12660

Re: TTF Sexuality Census 2012

Oh what a delight!
by jmc
Wed Apr 18, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: TTF Sexuality Census 2012
Replies: 156
Views: 12660

Re: TTF Sexuality Census 2012

Gayer here!

And by the way does Bote have a fantastic body or something?  :shock:
by jmc
Tue Apr 10, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 288247

Re: Park Music and Videos

I just think its awful that before youre even in the park theyre trying to get you to come back again and sell you things with the monorail audio. I do however like the new music on both the skyride and monorail.
by jmc
Tue Apr 10, 2012 6:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 288247

Re: Park Music and Videos

That Skyride music is marketing overkill, they really do take any opportunity to ram potential sales down your throat.
by jmc
Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the park ever quiet these days?
Replies: 57
Views: 11451

Re: Is the park ever quiet these days?

I went on tuesday, it was truly the quietest Ive ever seen the place. Absolutely everything was walk on with literally noone in the queue for any of the big rides at times. The only thing I queued for was Sub-Terra, and even that was only 5-10 minutes.
by jmc
Wed Mar 28, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 288247

Re: Park Music and Videos

There is a pretty fantastic (and as far as I'm aware new) version of ITHOTMK used on the monorail, I wonder if anyone has it...
by jmc
Tue Mar 27, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 239120

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Just got back from my visit today. No new effects, and still no leg ticklers. However, there were a group of important looking men in suits around the park today, a group of about 8 of them (worked for Alton as they were wearing lanyards). Sub-Terra opened mid afternoon and they were in 'the core' a...
by jmc
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 239120

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I am visiting the park tomorrow so will update if there any new effects, however I can only base this on what I have read as I havent been on Sub-Terra yet!
by jmc
Sat Mar 24, 2012 3:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 239120

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I think you only have to look at the non-enthusiasts tweets and facebook posts that have been coming in throughout the day to realise that it truly is a huge disappointment. These people had no idea what to expect, and every single post I have seen has been far from favourable.
by jmc
Sat Mar 24, 2012 4:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 239120

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I am certainly not one to bash Alton Towers for the sake of it, and obviously I am yet to experience Sub-Terra, but I am absolutely baffled by their choice of installation. I appreciate that there are other elements to the experience, but after seeing the photos and especially the news report, I jus...
by jmc
Wed Mar 21, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?
Replies: 338
Views: 93752

Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

CoasterCrazyChris wrote:
Is there actually a reason why they replaced the tops of the boats? Seemed pointless to me.


As far as I remember for capacity, the old ones had 6 seats, the new have 8.
by jmc
Tue Mar 20, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra...
Replies: 420
Views: 53462

Re: SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra...

I must admit I was incredibly disappointed to initially learn that this would be just a bunch of tiny drop towers in the style of Thirteen, but it seems like its shaping up to be a great experience! Great advert, really hope the ride is as impressive as that. However, I cant help but get the impress...
by jmc
Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Where are they now?
Replies: 17
Views: 4096

Re: Where are they now?

I remember a couple of years back getting lost within the towers and finding myself somewhere I probably shouldnt have been. It was very interesting though. There was lots of giant theming presumably from Around The World In 80 Days/Toyland Tours - there was big plastic teddy bears, toy soldiers and...
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