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by george2v
Wed Dec 18, 2013 9:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Memorabilia - Old Maps, Collectibles etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 33355

Re: Old maps, posters, guides, collectables etc for sale?

I am fitting them all to a single sheet of A4 so that I can fit a lot of them on my wall. You could probably blow some of the good-quality ones up a lot larger. Are you just printing them off then? Yeah I am! I am just trying to find as many of the posters as I can online and literally copying them...
by george2v
Tue Dec 17, 2013 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Memorabilia - Old Maps, Collectibles etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 33355

Re: Old maps, posters, guides, collectables etc for sale?

I have decided to decorate my entire bedroom wall with some beautiful posters from past Alton Towers and (some) Thorpe Park posters; two perfect examples of which are: TH13TEEN - http://gallery.towersalmanac.com/albums/construction/sw6/other/marketing/09100801_surrender_poster.jpg The Swarm - http:...
by george2v
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Memorabilia - Old Maps, Collectibles etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 33355

Re: Old maps, posters, guides, collectables etc for sale?

I have decided to decorate my entire bedroom wall with some beautiful posters from past Alton Towers and (some) Thorpe Park posters; two perfect examples of which are: TH13TEEN - http://gallery.towersalmanac.com/albums/construction/sw6/other/marketing/09100801_surrender_poster.jpg The Swarm - http:/...
by george2v
Sat Aug 03, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Goodbye Old McDonald's Farmyard
Replies: 16
Views: 3430

Re: Goodbye Old McDonald's Farmyard

If they do re vamp the farm they will totally spoil it like all the other re vamped areas . That farm has been there since 1989 and it was made to last. All the new areas apart from Mutany bay look awful. They don't take care of anything they just re do they leave them no maintenance or anything. T...
by george2v
Fri Aug 02, 2013 6:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Goodbye Old McDonald's Farmyard
Replies: 16
Views: 3430

Goodbye Old McDonald's Farmyard

I have had a little look around the forums and couldn't seem to find anything specifically related to this. There's a lot of evidence to suggest that OMF will be removed for the 2014 season: - Firstly, correct me if I'm wrong, I believe Alton Towers' contract with SEGA ends next year. Therefore they...
by george2v
Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I need Nemesis and The Smiler Experts!
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: I need Nemesis and The Smiler Experts!

iBacon wrote:
Candy Holland? She wasn't there for Nemmy but had a very high role for the Smiler.


Have you got any contact details?
by george2v
Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I need Nemesis and The Smiler Experts!
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

Re: I need Nemesis and The Smiler Experts!

Does anybody have any contact details of people who will be useful to interview about either ride? I have John Wardley's email address, but anybody else?
by george2v
Sun Jul 28, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I need Nemesis and The Smiler Experts!
Replies: 8
Views: 1921

I need Nemesis and The Smiler Experts!

When I start Sixth Form in September, I will have the opportunity to begin an Extended Project. I have chosen to do a 5,000 word essay on anything of my choice and have decided that doing an essay on how roller coasters have evolved over the years would be a good one. Thus, I decided to do a 'compar...
by george2v
Mon May 20, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 195846

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Is there a suggestion in that advert that the indoor barrel roll will be mapped? Or am I just being silly? Well looking at the Video, it does appear to me more Space Mountain and so it may not contain Projection Mapping, there was reports that Alton Towers where going to be testing the use of this ...
by george2v
Sun May 19, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 195846

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

DoubleOh7 wrote:
ahh yes the old leaked video - perhaps we may see something similar in the queue lines?


I sincerely hope not - I don't think I'd be able to cope with the creepiness!
by george2v
Sat May 18, 2013 11:33 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 195846

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Didn't Wardley say adverts were due to start airing this week though. So it's most certainly plausible that we could see the adverts on during BGT which is regarded to most of the public as "prime time television." No, he said they would start next week - though lots of people have specul...
by george2v
Sat May 18, 2013 11:24 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 195846

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

dustymacdexter wrote:
does any one think the first advert will be on britons got talent :lol:


This is genuinely becoming a weekly thing now
by george2v
Sat May 18, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1912308

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

by george2v
Sat May 18, 2013 10:41 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 195846

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Kirsty25 wrote:
As predicted last night's break down has lead to far from raving reviews of the ride in todays media...Daily Mail article


Oh dear .. this really isn't what Alton Towers deserve! #PrayForSmiler
by george2v
Fri May 17, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1912308

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Just noticed that "The Santuary" logo has 14 lines underneath it, do you think this is pure co-incidence or do you reckon that they did it deliberately all that time ago as a little hint? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzKvuEQSL5oACI-n7OXFVtTgiQ3rZqtx3rfYnUTqtlaiUBx...
by george2v
Fri May 17, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1912308

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Just noticed that "The Santuary" logo has 14 lines underneath it, do you think this is pure co-incidence or do you reckon that they did it deliberately all that time ago as a little hint? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSzKvuEQSL5oACI-n7OXFVtTgiQ3rZqtx3rfYnUTqtlaiUBxs...
by george2v
Fri May 17, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Other Discussion
Replies: 561
Views: 146946

Re: The Smiler - Other Discussion

Just spoken to Theme Park Collective and they told me they have a HD version of the Smiler soundtrack. Apparently it is to be kept private but they will release shortly. They didn't specify how long "shortly" is - though these are the same people who have apparently "ridden The Smiler...
by george2v
Thu May 16, 2013 7:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1912308

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I'm not sure if this has been previously discussed but the entrance to The Smiler has a single riders entrance!
by george2v
Tue May 14, 2013 10:52 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Marketing
Replies: 1091
Views: 195846

Re: The Smiler - Marketing [May Contain Spoilers]

Hi all :) Not sure where to post this, but as it regards adverts and a secret element I thought I would post it in Marketing and Speculation. So early this evening I emailed John Wardley regarding the adverts, the secret elements and any possible documentaries. His reply is below... Hi Mason Thanks...
by george2v
Tue May 14, 2013 10:31 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1912308

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Trying to do revision with all this going on is near to impossible. At least someone understands my pain! Mum: "George, are you doing revision?" Me: "Yes Mum, stop bugging me!" Mum: "Let me see..." Me: *Minimises TowersTimes* I'm in the same boat, why can't we have exa...