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by SAW_gameover
Fri Sep 23, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flambo's exotic feast
Replies: 7
Views: 3798

Re: Flambo's exotic feast

£20 a head now! Jesus that's steep!

However, if it's only a one-off thing then DO IT! Flambo's is more than amazing :)
by SAW_gameover
Thu Jul 28, 2011 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers 3D Models
Replies: 46
Views: 6852

Re: Alton Towers 3D Models

Wow that is amazing dude - CANNOT wait to see what else you have to offer!
by SAW_gameover
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Interesting Wardley Sightings
Replies: 71
Views: 10364

Re: Interesting Wardley Sightings

Haven't read the complete topic, but whilst in Pizza & Pasta on Wednesday, I also saw John walking around. This time however, he was wearing a suit, so I had to check a few times if it was actually him, minus the usual Wardley jacket :D Anyhow, he was taking loads of pictures in and around Katan...
by SAW_gameover
Sun Jun 19, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Grand Canyon Rapids Slides
Replies: 48
Views: 7528

Re: Grand Canyon Rapids Slides

"Blaze" wrote:
Reminds me of that shot of Oblivion's drop with the hills in the background. Never fails to make you go "wow".


Do you have a link for that? Not quite sure if I've seen it? :)
by SAW_gameover
Wed Mar 23, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Cool Park Souvenirs?
Replies: 65
Views: 11346

Re: Cool Park Souvenirs?

My favourite souvenir has got to be the dinner menu from the 13 Preview Event, signed by John Wardley :)
by SAW_gameover
Mon Mar 07, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers-A Resort?
Replies: 36
Views: 7418

Re: Alton Towers-A Resort?

In my opinion, Alton Towers is the ONLY Theme Park in the UK worthy of the 'Resort' title... Adding resort onto the ends of say, CWOA is just plain stupid. I honestly don't class it as a resort. It's a Theme Park with a hotel next to it. Same as when Thorpe will add their hotel, I bet any money it w...
by SAW_gameover
Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Irritating ride music/voiceovers
Replies: 36
Views: 4328

Re: Irritating ride music/voiceovers

Worst ride announcement by FAR... "Nemesisssssssss"

Seriously, what a cheesy, unscary voice :( Kills the atmosphere, in my opinion.

Oh, and the new Rita announcement. It's crap. I'll leave it at that :D
by SAW_gameover
Tue Feb 22, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Our beloved Oblivion stalling?!
Replies: 44
Views: 6807

Re: Our beloved Oblivion stalling?!

In response to the original post, I was just thinking about this the other day and was thinking I should post here about it! I was thinking if a poncho or something blow onto the track and got wrapped round a wheel and slowed it down enough to get stuck. It'd be amazing to experience that! Mumbo Ju...
by SAW_gameover
Fri Jan 14, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Soon After Opening
Replies: 6
Views: 1416

Re: Soon After Opening

Just to re-assure you, I have realised that the nearer to the starting day of an event you actually are, the less queues you encounter. Take the 2nd opening day of 2010, at roughly mid-day I managed to get on TH13TEEN 11 times in just under 30 minutes. Also managed to get on Terror Of The Tower's, ...
by SAW_gameover
Sat Jan 08, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?
Replies: 338
Views: 97360

Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

"Voke""][quote=""Themeparksandy1981" wrote:
Why did they take the Pedals off the Squirrel Nutty's ride?


Throughput issues I guess. But I can't be entirely sure.[/quote]

? The ride wasn't actually powered via Pedals, they were just there so the kids could think it was etc.
by SAW_gameover
Thu Nov 18, 2010 7:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers documentary
Replies: 21
Views: 4789

Re: Alton Towers documentary

I didnt know park life existed. watching it now. Oh and theres this. [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=260x8_sv4Qs&feature=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=260x8_sv ... re=related[/url] 0:23 Undisputed evidence that the other arm on submiss...
by SAW_gameover
Thu Nov 11, 2010 8:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Mysterious Stuff of Alton Towers
Replies: 149
Views: 49562

Re: The Mysterious Stuff of Alton Towers

^Wow... Whereabouts on the walk is this? Must go check it out!

Also, not sure whether this is a common shot or not, but hey, thought I'd post it anyway :D

Image
by SAW_gameover
Thu Nov 04, 2010 4:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sonic Shaking?
Replies: 14
Views: 2276

Re: Sonic Shaking?

"TB2""][quote=""Zak" wrote:
everytime the train goes through the inline
[/quote]

Wasn't aware Nemesis had a re-track. :P
by SAW_gameover
Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 122788

Re: Quick Questions 2010

However don't lett Brett kid you all. The real reason that ride ops are always on the phone is part of a company wide cost reduction campaign. Ticket Sales & Hotel Reservations are carried out by Ride Ops to utilise their time and to prevent the need for call centre staff. Simples. :lol: :^o Ma...
by SAW_gameover
Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Shrek & General attraction discussion for 2011?
Replies: 552
Views: 79441

Re: Shrek attraction for 2011?

There is no confirmation from Alton Towers yet no, so as far as I'm concerned, however likely it may be and however reliable all the sources are, it has not been confirmed. I will be very surprised now though if it doesn't happen. :) Ahh right... Cheers for clearing that up. I'm almost certain it's...
by SAW_gameover
Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Shrek & General attraction discussion for 2011?
Replies: 552
Views: 79441

Re: Shrek attraction for 2011?

Havent really kept up with this project... Has it actually been confirmed everywhere then?
by SAW_gameover
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Shrek & General attraction discussion for 2011?
Replies: 552
Views: 79441

Re: Shrek attraction for 2011?

UK Park News has today recieved confirmation from one of our Industry sources, that Shrek 4D is infact to be added to Alton Towers’ line up for 2011. For weeks, rumours have been circulating regarding whether this is to be true or not, but we can now confirm these to be true. Whether or not a Shrek...
by SAW_gameover
Mon Sep 27, 2010 6:04 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1966
Views: 227599

Re: THORPE PARK 2010

No effects or theming that I could tell were in operation, though. Don't worry, that's just because it doesn't have any. :lol:[/quote] Wrong actually - it has quite a few, but they've been switched off or plain broken for donkey's years...[/quote] Everyone's forgetting about the Multi-Coloured Ligh...
by SAW_gameover
Mon Sep 27, 2010 5:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 341554

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Perhaps the lights were broken! :mrgreen: If it's true that it is run with the lights on because people are being sick a lot, then do you expect this could become the case with Thirteen? I reckon the lights must have been 'broken' or something, doubt they'd turn em back off before the season ends :...
by SAW_gameover
Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 341554

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion

Does Thirteen mean that X: No Way Out is no longer the world's only 'backwards roller coaster in the dark'? [s:1ducrj39]Well... apart from the fact that X: is no longer in the dark[/s:1ducrj39] Edit: Have just read... not sure how reliable it is, but apparently the lights have now been turned back ...