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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: 1655

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
Mon May 14, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 242270

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: 27940

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
Replies: 920
Views: 166979

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 Apr 17, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 40587

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: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 35100

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: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement
Replies: 199
Views: 35100

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
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 27940

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: 40587

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: 270
Views: 59097

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: 2799
Views: 383966

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: 2799
Views: 383966

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: 158
Views: 29594

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
Replies: 920
Views: 166979

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: 6759
Views: 1017958

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...
by Phild94
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6759
Views: 1017958

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
by Phild94
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 270
Views: 59097

Re: SW9

Seeing as Spinball’s removal was in the LTDP of Towers I think it would be a great opportunity to put a large scale indoor dark ride on this side of the park, providing the outside wasnt garish it could prove to be a great family attraction. Something similar to Crushes Coaster at DLP or potentially...
by Phild94
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 166979

Re: What ride / s will be next to go?

I doubt it will be the mine train, it’s a really solid ride and a great family ride in the park.

I think it’s widely known that Spinball Whizzer is due to leave fairly soon though, despite the loss it will be in the park
by Phild94
Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 270
Views: 59097

Re: SW9

I think a great option for placing SW9 would be to remove Rita and use the existing space but launching towards the skyride station, possibly interacting with Th13teen either amongst the current supports or around the largely unused central space. A Multi-Launch airtime coaster would be great but on...
by Phild94
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 270
Views: 59097

Re: SW9

Unfortunately no. But I think they could use a wing coaster. The biggest issue with a wing coaster is the amount of space necessary for it to be built. Currently the only space large enough for an investment like this is the Air Car Park, which still has stringent height regulations. I doubt they w...
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