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by corkscru74
Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Not too sure as to what degree this constitutes amazing marketing. To me it appears to be 2 images of the thing being constructed, a load of random nonsense tweets and the fact that a lot of people are amazed that they've managed to find towers times on the internet? To the general public, I can't ...
by corkscru74
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

^ exactly my thoughts, but said in a far more eloquent way ^ Mine too! Could imagine the egg emitting a cracking noise, light starts to appear through the cracks, lights go out, ride drops (queue the obligatory screaming), lights come back on - most likely with a strobe effect - and we see the neme...
by corkscru74
Wed Jan 25, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

I'm hoping that that they will be over the shoulder restraints. I'd even go as far as saying I want the ride to hold your wrists down as well as your ankles. I like your thinking - and it could fit in extremely well with the theme of this ride. Although sadly I don't think that it is practicable.&n...
by corkscru74
Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

From the people behind the ride it looks like their exploring the underground of nemesis.. this could be the pre show, but i could be reading too much into it  :P Well they do look scared and my excitement has come back to sub-terra.. for now Yeah, from the promo pic I'd say there must be some...
by corkscru74
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Also the tag line 'if you go down to the woods today, you'd better not go alone' is thirteen words long. I never noticed that until you said :D Me either! But I think you'll find it's pronounced th-wun-three-teen  :P Jokes. But I'd love to have been in that marketing meeting: "But you can...
by corkscru74
Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

A lot of people say that drop towers need to be tall to be effective. I would disagree. Extremis had much more of an effect on me than Detonator, say. I assume this has something to do with how your brain reacts. When I was a little boy I was upstairs playing when my dad ran over and wrapped me in ...
by corkscru74
Thu Nov 03, 2011 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

Has anyone considered that this tender could not only be covering WLB but other works after that perhaps? This would mean they build WLB and move on to gound prep for the next SW or residual works that we all know desperatly need doing at some areas of the park I think the Ice Age 4D cinema announc...
by corkscru74
Wed Nov 02, 2011 10:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

While we on the subject on Alton Towers... they've been awfully hush about this.. like nothing on the main website has even the word "NEW FOR 2012" on it I hope after fireworks their is some kind of press release Hush? I think they're being smart with their marketing. I'm going to general...
by corkscru74
Wed Nov 02, 2011 4:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

I'm no expert on construction but I can't see this being a difficult build. The groundworks/excavation will likely be the longest/most difficult part of the project. The structure itself is surely steel - which goes up very quickly. The ride mechanism, I would have thought, will be pretty much self ...
by corkscru74
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

Yeah, June IS a bit late for a ride that's expected to open in March :lol:
by corkscru74
Thu Oct 27, 2011 1:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 1004
Views: 148798

Re: Scarefest 2012

I say more ScareZones! I really enjoyed the Zombies! one. I think AT did a great job of themeing it but it was quite short (but then so was the queue!). I'd love them to turn some of the paths into big, long scarezones. I noticed that there are two paths that run almost parallel from Dark Forest to ...
by corkscru74
Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

What if the Lifts on the plans are the Drop Towers, you then drop down to the bottom where your find a 4D Cinema. With the rumours around 4 drop-towers and the ride seemingly having 4 lifts, this would make a lot of sense. Especially since 11 metres isn't exactly a huge drop, having you drop while ...
by corkscru74
Fri Oct 21, 2011 1:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 207186

Re: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion

Also means you're a lot less likely to run...head first into a wall. And it makes the job easier for the actors - they see the group coming, jump out at the front person, duck into a side tunnel, pop out somewhere else to scare the middle or back of the group. I personally didn't mind it. Maybe my o...
by corkscru74
Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 207186

Re: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion

TOTT: First time was disapointing as we caught up with group in front who had a family with small children at the back so the actors were toning the scares down loads and at one point an actor was down on his knees giving the kids high fives. Nice parenting - "Five Pumpkins? Well that'll be fi...
by corkscru74
Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Air Tunnel
Replies: 604
Views: 107136

Re: Air Tunnel

The thing with Air is that, barring the music, there's F A 'oasis' theme at all. Agreed. I've only ever heard of the "Oasis Theme" on here. Watching the advert kinda suggests peace and tranquility. Maybe Utopia is a more accurate description. Air does seem to have a bit of an identity cri...
by corkscru74
Thu Oct 20, 2011 6:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

Ah, I recognise him now! As he was the first actor in the maze I thought he was a non-zombie policeman who would give us a bit of backstory - boy did I get a shock! Has anyone been able to read the little orange badges on their suits? My pics aren't hi-res enough. Also, forgot to mention, there was ...
by corkscru74
Thu Oct 20, 2011 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Air Tunnel
Replies: 604
Views: 107136

Re: Air Tunnel

Honestly couldn't understand what everyone was going on about before I went there again this week. It looked damp and dreadful. I can't understand it as the station itself is quite well themed and the lighting (which changes every time the carriages are tilted up) is brilliant. Was thinking (as I wa...
by corkscru74
Thu Oct 20, 2011 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

Why stick to boring old radiation. I think it's probably used a lot because it's a very affective way of getting attention and creating intrigue without giving too much away. By sending out scientist guys in biohazard suits we're being told: 1) Something dangerous is happening, potentially life-thr...
by corkscru74
Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 207186

Re: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion

Got back last night from my two days at Scarefest and thought I'd give my reactions as a first timer: Hotels: We stayed in the AT Hotel and, while the rooms weren't decorated, the main lobby and gardens were. Pumpkin/Scarecrow men were scattered around and various themeing throughout the public area...
by corkscru74
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 384747

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

Took a few shots yesterday: http://img163.imageshack.us/img163/5279/dscn0230c.jpg This is my Girlfriend being told she's Infected! The biohazard guys said she's need to be quarantined for two weeks. Are we looking at an outbreak scenario? Will the ride feature "zombified" locals? Would fit...