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by XIIIDom
Sat Feb 11, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 761145

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

If that spider-like structure isn't seen as the very definition of what a "Secret Weapon" (in actual sense of the term) than I don't know what is. Very, very excited - in terms of overall ride structure/theme - this is the biggest development seen at the towers since 1998, and that can be ...
by XIIIDom
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356445

Re: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath... Part 2

Hey, forgive me if I sound dumb, by what nemesis reference in Fish and Chips?

Anyone care to point it out? :)
by XIIIDom
Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Best Movie Soundstracks
Replies: 63
Views: 9588

Re: Best Movie Soundstracks

Trainspotting (Pulp, Blur, Iggy Pop, and the unforgettable "Underworld" by Born Slippy) without a doubt.

Green Street, epic use of two Stone Roses tracks, but a pretty horrible film overall :D
by XIIIDom
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Replies: 156
Views: 25169

Re: AVATAR Coming To Disney Parks

I'm guessing this is the final nail in the Beastly Kingdom coffin?

Shame, that bat / dragon themed coaster that was planned as the E-ticket in the area could have been a contender... :(
by XIIIDom
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Popular rides you don't usually bother with
Replies: 47
Views: 4724

Re: Popular rides you don't usually bother with

Rita. Only ever been on once - and with the queues the way they are, it just seems like a waste of time to be honest. Nothing against the ride personally, its just I have better stuff to do with my time in the the park (read: Nemesis) :P
by XIIIDom
Fri Jun 10, 2011 12:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: FAO Alton Towers/Merlin
Replies: 18
Views: 2866

Re: FAO Alton Towers/Merlin

its 20 to one, and already my day has been made!

Nice one, towers... nice one. :D

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its 20 to one, and already my day has been made!

Nice one, towers... nice one. :D
by XIIIDom
Sat May 28, 2011 6:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA - 2013
Replies: 4
Views: 1117

Re: Busch Gardens, Williamsburg, VA - 2013

Having been lucky enough to have been to both parks, (Tampa 2007, Williamsburg 2009) I would go with Williamsburg every time. Simply my number one theme park on the planet (sorry AT!) Wonderful landscape, excellent theming and world class attractions, it often reminds me of how alton could have been...
by XIIIDom
Wed May 11, 2011 6:52 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 611
Views: 98662

Re: Legoland Windsor: Hotel 2012/2011 and other rides!

does this ride remind anyone else of a sort of aquatic jurassic park? (the "real" thing, not the ride!) Bit of a jump I know, but the yellow subs and the animal enclosures just remind me of it... what next, a marine biologist, his girlfriend, some annoying kids and a mathematician riding i...
by XIIIDom
Sat Apr 23, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Sam's signature - Alternative Vote
Replies: 100
Views: 8452

Re: Sam's signature - Alternative Vote

yes. It's not rocket science.

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by XIIIDom
Tue Apr 19, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 611
Views: 98662

Re: Legoland Windsor: Hotel 2012/2011 and other rides!

Did the member from yo chessington say the knight on horseback has been taken off from the start of the Dragon coaster? I believe (read: hope) that this model will (hopefully) be re-purposed as the centrepiece of the "new" Knights quest ride, just as the lego pteradons were the centrepiece...
by XIIIDom
Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Things people say about AT that you really hate!
Replies: 484
Views: 49958

Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

*pointing at corkscrew memorial*

OMG! That looks well dangerous!
Its the new ride, open next year, still building it!

*after 13*
FFUCCKK MEE THATT WASS SCARRY! I'VE SHITTT MYSELFFF, ALL OVER! *laughs hysterically for about 5 mins at his own joke* #-o
by XIIIDom
Thu Mar 17, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2011
Replies: 773
Views: 70674

Re: Quick Questions 2011

Do Merlin employees from other parks (legoland :P) get discount for any of the Hotels?
by XIIIDom
Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Concept Art of Alton Towers
Replies: 38
Views: 15340

Re: The Concept Art of Alton Towers

In regard to the oasis theming, I think its important not to look back in anger and accept what we have! :

*Badum-tish*

:oops:
by XIIIDom
Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:18 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 611
Views: 98662

Re: Legoland Windsor: Hotel 2012/2011 and other rides!

Awesome - many thanks, that sure did make my day! :mrgreen:
by XIIIDom
Sun Feb 20, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 611
Views: 98662

Re: Legoland Windsor: Hotel 2012/2011 and other rides!

Apologies if it's already been mentioned, but the Dino Dipper will be relocated to Knights' Kingdom and will be called Knight's Quest in order to accommodate the Atlantis Submarine Voyage. It will be to the left of Dragons Apprentice if the 2011 Park Map is to be believed. (I went to the Tourist In...
by XIIIDom
Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alt-on Towers (What if?)
Replies: 47
Views: 12604

Alt-on Towers (What if?)

Alternate history has always fascinated me... Alton Towers has always amazed me... Natural progression? ALT-on towers! What if Nemesis had never been made? What if Charlie had never been built? What if The Cross-valley wooden coaster dream became a reality? post your best maps/memories/pics of the &...
by XIIIDom
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Things people say about AT that you really hate!
Replies: 484
Views: 49958

Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

A few years ago, I knew a guy who was a compulsive liar... one day he overheard us talking about alton, (apparently his uncle owed AT AND Thorpe) so we started listing rides that we had all been on, asking him if he had also been on them - the conversation went a little like this: "Me: Nemesis?...
by XIIIDom
Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6437
Views: 484130

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

I know its wayyy to early to get some proper hype going - but could this be for thrope what nemesis was for alton? Not just an excellent ride - but a well themed area, a first of is kind in the UK, and a totally immersive themed experience (such as shops etc) around the ride itself? :shock:
by XIIIDom
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Resort Branding 2011
Replies: 208
Views: 23546

Re: New Resort Branding 2011

More likely to be the latter "we don't know/care" response... :roll: - could the promotional images are experiencing delay be due to the towers themselves not fully knowing what 2011 will bring? I know they must have some idea by now - its just after the shrek U turn I'm not convinced anyt...
by XIIIDom
Wed Jan 19, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 114145

Re: 2011: New Attractions Discussion

I don't mind either way if the towers don't bother adding anything new this year.. to be honest - I wouldn't be suprised if they strung out the thirteen marketing for another year (as long as it isn't "Now more scary tahn evaaa!1!11!1!" - saving money for a new, better attraction in 2012/1...