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by clayj
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: Is oblivion open
Replies: 2
Views: 866

Re: Is oblivion open

It is indeed... I went on it twice today :)
by clayj
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: HELP- Approaching the Towers from the North (A1, M1)
Replies: 1
Views: 660

HELP- Approaching the Towers from the North (A1, M1)

Hi all, Just wondered if anyone (local) could suggest which is the best approach to AT coming from the North ? We will be going down the A1 to Doncaster, then M18, M1, A38 to Derby... This is where I have a dilemma every year... We usually go to just outside of Derby & cut across the top via Kir...
by clayj
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scariest Ride?
Replies: 17
Views: 5964

Re: Scariest Ride?

Squirrel nutty backwards !!

Seriously, I'd face your fears head on and go for the king or queen of the park and ride either the nemesis or the smiler lol although the question for nemesis will be shorter so may be enter as the tension of the smiler's que may add to your fear
by clayj
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Anyone ever vomited on or after a ride?
Replies: 78
Views: 13279

Re: Anyone ever vomited on or after a ride?

I havn't as I've a good stomach for these types of things but I remember goin to Flamingoland as a child and going on a similar version of enterprise and my mum was being sick through her fingers and it was spraying out the side of the at onto people watching whilst the ride op read his paper
by clayj
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers
Replies: 10
Views: 2167

Re: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers

I want to say The Smiler because it looks amazing, but unfortunately Nemesis still just pips it. Apart from The Marmaliser, it doesn't really have any theming, just fancy black & yellow paintwork. Nemesis however has a lot. The station monster is obviously the biggest stand out feature, but you...
by clayj
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers
Replies: 10
Views: 2167

Re: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers

I want to say The Smiler because it looks amazing, but unfortunately Nemesis still just pips it. Apart from The Marmaliser, it doesn't really have any theming, just fancy black & yellow paintwork. Nemesis however has a lot. The station monster is obviously the biggest stand out feature, but you...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tree Top Height Restriction
Replies: 16
Views: 6255

Re: Tree Top Height Restriction

But if you think about it, It doesn't give the rollercoasters much space and also it would limit the coaster from doing loops and inversions several times. (Ok I would love to know how the smiler works its way around this). Not everything is about multiple inversions unless your going to go all out...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Oblivion Concept Art
Replies: 2
Views: 1673

Re: Oblivion Concept Art

Some concepts HERE
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?

An alton towers underground ;) That's an even better idea! So there would be Underground stops scattered around each area of the park and instead of paying for a ticket you can get on for free! This is a perfect idea! :D Digging a tunnel that size would cost a fortune ! Plus I think the best part a...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tree Top Height Restriction
Replies: 16
Views: 6255

Re: Tree Top Height Restriction

Personally I think its a great restriction on the park. They could quite easily build monsters of rides all over the park but I feel this restriction has forced AT to become more imaginative & creative with their rides. I love how when your in an area of a park, you can't really see other rides ...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: New Park Entrance
Replies: 48
Views: 9007

Re: New Park Entrance

Long winded, very expensive and doubtful would ever happen but i'd always thought it would be good to place a smaller entrance where Adventureland is placed. The public could enter through the gates behind the ice-tent & cars would drive round the back of SBL and join the existing road to car pa...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?
Replies: 15
Views: 2646

Re: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?

I don't know which i prefer as they offer different options. Monorail gets you from the carpark to the entrance with brilliant views of the park (especially FV & KC) to build up the tension before you start your day- it's only let down (forgetting reliability issues) is that it only serves as ex...
by clayj
Mon May 27, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: List all the themeparks you have ever been to
Replies: 145
Views: 26652

Re: List all the themeparks you have ever been too

UK Metroland Spanish City Lightwater Valley Flamingoland Alton Towers Legoland Windsor American Adventure Brighton Pear Granada Studios (one of the very few to ride SkyTrak) Dreamland Camelot Frontierland Blackpool Pleasure Beach Fantasy Island Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Pleasurewood Hills Barry...
by clayj
Mon May 27, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Flamingo Land
Replies: 1425
Views: 110229

Re: Flamingo Land Resort 2013

Planning on going for first time in nearly a decade this summer. We're looking at a 1 night 2 day visit. 2hr drive for us from Manchester so not too bad. The park looks to have come on loads recently. Really looking forward to it. it has.... I remember going as a child & it was basically slabs ...
by clayj
Mon May 27, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Nemesis.....
Replies: 293
Views: 52070

Re: The future of Nemesis.....

I'm not sure she will have a monument. Corkscrew gained this right as she changed the face of the theme park industry in the UK. Nemesis is fantastic and highly rated around the world, but I'm not sure she should warrant such an accolade. Sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree. Corkscrew kinda ...
by clayj
Sun May 26, 2013 9:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1271192

Re: What's the next coaster going to be?

Plans & info can be found HERE.

Ralph Armond, then the divisional director of Alton Towers, said about plans for the wooden roller coaster, during the Nemesis 10th Birthday event on March 15th 2004 HERE.

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by clayj
Sun May 26, 2013 9:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How would you make TH13TEEN scary?
Replies: 24
Views: 4926

Re: How would you make TH13TEEN scary?

Can't they add speakers in the tunnel section as you going backwards to make it sound like the Wraiths are chasing you out. Id often thought that alongside adding a small section of themeing inside the tunnel (basically vines & wraiths) which can be seen when a strobe or light flash goes off...
by clayj
Thu May 23, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: hotel 2day passes...
Replies: 4
Views: 1164

Re: hotel 2day passes...

My tickets are consecutive days and 2days 1night in July
by clayj
Thu May 23, 2013 12:04 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 2043648

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I wonder if anyone has tried removing the batteries, giving them a rub and putting back in again ??

On a serious note. Seems strange that they dug up the underground cable joint kit pictured on TS's photos ?
by clayj
Wed May 22, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 2043648

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

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