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by glen191
Fri Sep 04, 2015 6:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1198
Views: 174921

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I've been at AT today and as I was leaving the x sector I noticed a truck and a crane behind a gate near the toilet block at the end of the smiler I couldn't make out if it was to do with the smiler or scarefest does any one know.
by glen191
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: If you owned ATR, what would you do with it?
Replies: 140
Views: 40197

Re: If you owned the Alton Towers Resort, what would you do with it?

I would try to develop more family rides so there is enough for the younger ones to do. I also would try to get into a position where all the rides are maintained when the park is closed as I don't believe that rides should be closed when people pay such large entrance fees. I know sometimes it can'...
by glen191
Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 58002

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

Was on The Runaway Mine Train when it suffered a power cut just as it goes over the walkway. We were stuck there for about 30 mins and when we got off the ride we found out the whole area had the power off and people were stuck on The Rapids and The Flume.
by glen191
Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1031732

Re: SW8

I would love to see a woody at AT but I think there would a big issue with the locals over the noise I can't remember going on a quiet woody.
by glen191
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemmy's 20th Birthday
Replies: 104
Views: 16499

Re: Nemmy's 20th Birthday

It just needs a good once over on the paint front but don't change the ride itself, it's still the best coaster in the UK. I think they've got a lot of work to do to get The Smiler up to this class. The Smiler has had more major faults already than Nemmy's had in 20 years.
by glen191
Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler over closed season 13/14
Replies: 150
Views: 30934

Re: The Smiler over closed season 13/14

This closed season Merlin should be spending its time trying to put the old magic back in the park,by giving all the coasters a real good service including all the systems to try and cut down so much downtime.they also need to get a paint brush out and give the park a good once over and Britten up t...
by glen191
Tue Sep 10, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler over closed season 13/14
Replies: 150
Views: 30934

Re: The Smiler over closed season 13/14

I think they need to look at this season and do something about the number of breakdowns, a lot more work needs to be done on the coasters systems to stop there being another season like this one. AT needs to work on getting the having fun atmosphere back instead of having lots of people warming abo...
by glen191
Mon Sep 09, 2013 6:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2013
Replies: 222
Views: 32697

Ride Downtime 2013

Is it me but I've never heard of so many breakdowns in one season some of this has got to be down to the lack of preventative maintenance.
by glen191
Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1031732

Re: SW8 (all topics merged)

It's time for the flume to go but to be replaced by another family based ride with a water element to it as said earlier in the forum to work in the pirate theme.
by glen191
Thu Jul 25, 2013 6:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NEW 2014
Replies: 66
Views: 11865

Re: NEW 2014

I think AT should just spend some money on the park in general like a major overhaul of all rides to try and cut down breakdown time, alot of these breakdowns are probably down to sensors on the rides packing in maybe just a revamp of these systems would lead to a smoother running park.
by glen191
Tue Jul 09, 2013 10:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I'm getting worried about Air
Replies: 35
Views: 5516

Re: I'm getting worried about Air

If Air is getting rough & keeps braking down as well as the station being a mess it's time to spend some time & money on the ride. This is a great ride and maybe just getting to the age when it needs a good once over it sounds like a few of the rides need this treatment.
by glen191
Fri Jul 05, 2013 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Should the thunder looper return?
Replies: 17
Views: 2786

Re: Should the thunder looper return?

If your going to have another launch type coaster at least lets have a top fuel dragster type of ride maybe down in lower part of the park to try and beat the height issues.
by glen191
Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I've killed the magic...
Replies: 29
Views: 3862

Re: I've killed the magic...

On reading section of the forum I think merlin should scrap any idea's of new rides this coming winter and spend some time and money on AT painting, tidying up and recreating that magic feeling that you should get in a theme park with street performers etc.
by glen191
Wed May 29, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731248

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Has the support problem at the end of the first lift hill been sorted.
by glen191
Mon May 27, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Nemesis.....
Replies: 293
Views: 43660

Re: The future of Nemesis.....

Nemesis is still the ride to beat,the corkscrew was a great ride but nemesis is in a different class.I do agree that the area around the ride needs a makeover.
by glen191
Sun May 26, 2013 10:49 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731248

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Is the rest of the x sector open again.
by glen191
Sun May 26, 2013 3:11 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731248

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

What is the crane there for is it something to do with that support .
by glen191
Thu May 23, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Nemesis.....
Replies: 293
Views: 43660

Re: The future of Nemesis.....

Nemesis! This is the best steel coaster in the uk by far and if the smiler is as good as they say its going to be brilliant but it will be hard to pull me away from thinking nemesis is the best ever.
by glen191
Thu May 23, 2013 5:23 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731248

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

It's sounds like painting the bits of track is the least of AT worries ,does anyone the real reason the smiler is not working, I still think its something to do with that support at the end of the first lift.
by glen191
Wed May 22, 2013 12:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1031732

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

Lets have a new water coaster in the place of the flume instead of getting rid of Rita
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