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by Phild94
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: NFL: American Football - General Discussion
Replies: 0
Views: 1335

NFL: American Football - General Discussion

As I haven’t seen another topic on this I thought I should launch one! As the 2018/19 NFL season begins this week I thought it only fitting to ask the big questions first. Who will win the Super Bowl? Will Aaron Rodgers have an injury free season? Will someone have a better name than Ha Ha Clinton-D...
by Phild94
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Your Favourite TV Shows
Replies: 153
Views: 26369

Re: Your Favourite TV Shows

The Good Doctor I started watching this to fill a “House” sized hole in my viewing habits and it was INCREDIBLE! Every character feels genuine with honest relationships built around a difficult subject. Mental health/Learning difficulties can sometimes be a little on the nose in TV series but I thin...
by Phild94
Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 423
Views: 44291

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Looks like I’m off to a gooooood start :D
by Phild94
Sun Jun 03, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 423
Views: 44291

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Count me in despite my loathing of most professional sports!
by Phild94
Mon May 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1503
Views: 222111

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I have never understood why they haven’t split the queue entirely to VR and non-VR with a station dedicated to each half. I know batching could be an issue but it’s likely that you could use 3 trains, 2 NVR and 1 VR.
by Phild94
Mon May 14, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 26149

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Anecdote alert! I can't say this applies to the majority of the GP, however, I've always been struck how my non-enthusiast friends and family find Oblivion (front or back row!) so imposing and terrifying compared to the other rides at Towers. Oblivion's layout may be simple in comparison to newer d...
by Phild94
Wed May 02, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 153196

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Penguins would be AMAZING (charismatic megafauna ftw!) but would they have enough space for a decently sized enclosure for them or Otters? I'll be honest, I've not been in Sharkbait (it's usually too full of children for me) so don't know what it's like in there. They could easily have enough room ...
by Phild94
Tue May 01, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 423
Views: 44291

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Let’s have a laugh then
by Phild94
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 38293

Re: Ride Downtime

Robert.W wrote:
Yep, it's been down since around 3pm on Sunday. I do wonder what's wrong with it though..


Especially as this one of the last flat rides in the park!
by Phild94
Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 131
Views: 24222

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

That is actually such a good idea guys, it would really fit into the story of the AT hotel but also in my opinion a lot of the marketing over the last 10 years (excluding new rides) have been quite steampunk-lite.  A whimsical steampunk land would actually be amazing. Thanks! Let’s just hope that A...
by Phild94
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 131
Views: 24222

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

I think the Storybook land is nice, but the only recently removed a very similar concept to put in CBeebies land. Removing the Storybook work, old Macdonald etc. A really interesting theme would be to go very steampunk for CCL, loads of smoke, steam and whistles, but obviously not another dark theme...
by Phild94
Fri Apr 13, 2018 12:31 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 423
Views: 44291

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Final Nudge please :D
by Phild94
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 26149

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Hi long time stalker here. Quick question on Oblivion construction. Was the hole backfilled on top of those arched tunnel supports or was it just covered over with concrete, essentially leaving a void. Been having a look round but cant find any pics? Not 100% sure myself but I think the metal arche...
by Phild94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 38293

Re: Ride Downtime

Think this is the first time I’ve seen this all year!

AT currently have full ride availability!

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by Phild94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 260
Views: 52031

Re: SW9

I’ve just been thinking about the location for the next ride at AT. Obviously Air car park is a likely choice, however there is also a lot of unused space on the old flume site (the other side from Wickerman) to drop a multi-launch through the trees there would be amazing, and may even tie together ...
by Phild94
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2671
Views: 342481

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Hey guys some of you go very regularly compared to me (2/3 times a year) with Alton now implementing no single rider queues me and the mrs will now have to use the normal queue (not really into coasters but will ride some), but my question is have you seen many couples queue together then only one ...
by Phild94
Wed Apr 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2671
Views: 342481

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

A practically shameful 68,400!

It was a very quiet day with no one on carts before or after us!
by Phild94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 139
Views: 23523

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Muppet738 wrote:
It more likely that the snow forecast for Monday will close it instead


I like the overwhelming positivity! ;)

I doubt it will be enough to close rides like last time but I suppose we will find out soon enough
by Phild94
Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 153196

Re: Alton Towers 2019 Addition

If AT only read one topic on this forum I hope it’s this one. FLATS, FLATS, FLATS I’ve been saying it for years, AT needs a new flat ride in ever location of the park. This will push AT to be a 2 Day excursion park rather than the 1 day it currently is. I’m not sure the average cost of flat rides bu...
by Phild94
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6711
Views: 939190

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

What exactly is it overshooting? The lift hill? Surely some trim brakes before it wouldn’t impede the ride top much It’s rumoured to be overshooting the station and parking incorrectly. This would cause the ride to shut down as the control unit would think two trains are occupying the same block. T...
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