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by Jimbo
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of Adventure Land?
Replies: 72
Views: 12315

Re: Future of Adventure Land?

As a further note, I thought I would say that I would love to see an Adventure Land with a real feel of 'Adventure'

Maybe inject the theme of the Alton Towers Hotel into the park and base a land around the theme of Sir Algernon's adventures?
by Jimbo
Mon Mar 11, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of Adventure Land?
Replies: 72
Views: 12315

Re: Future of Adventure Land?

Future thoughts anyone?? Seeing as Sonic Spinball is seen by some as an eye-sore on the towers skyline and the area isn't as established as it has been in the past, maybe even more so since Sonic has entered the area, I wanted peoples thoughts and opinions of the ride and the area. It doesn't quite ...
by Jimbo
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: whats your favourite dark forest ride?
Replies: 9
Views: 1275

Re: whats your favourite dark forest ride?

Has to be Th13teen. RITA just doesn't fit and in my opinion has never fit. I think it was a quick, poorly planned installation to the park and makes the area look untidy. If the queue is more than 20mins I don't really bother with RITA. The area has improved since the retheme, however, until they so...
by Jimbo
Mon Mar 11, 2013 12:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: X sector closure
Replies: 14
Views: 2512

Re: X sector closure

This news may have some truth to it. I went recently for a special event linked with where I work last weekend and the whole area was closed. In addition, (i'm assuming this was to stop pictures/videos of construction appearing), the whole area leading up to x sector was roped off. The entire path a...
by Jimbo
Mon Nov 05, 2012 10:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: what do you think would be a good area re-theme?
Replies: 70
Views: 7427

Re: what do you think would be a good area re-theme?

I hope a retheme is not happening but looking at it realistically...I think it's on the cards. Just look at how the sanctuary was strongly linked to sw7. The area will not work if half stays as it is and sw7 takes in a mental hospital theme. I hate to say it but it looks likely. Oblivion is great. I...
by Jimbo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 55728

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

Sounds good...and maybe a rename/rebranding of Rita. Never understood it. Probably never will.
by Jimbo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 83610

Re: 2013 Scarefest

Just watching Derren Browns Apocalypse. I think it would be good to collaborate with him to get a really immersive, psychological experience. He's the master of the mind. :-) I think it would be interesting to see what he would come up with in regards to a scare maze
by Jimbo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What direction should the music of Alton Towers go in
Replies: 11
Views: 1793

Re: What direction should the music of Alton Towers go in

I might be wrong, but didnt they try and produce a universal theme some time back?? This was a theme used on towers street and then reworked to for the different rides such as air, nemesis and Katanga canyon? I think it was at the time there was an issue with copyright of certain themes? I think the...
by Jimbo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 15
Views: 3006

Re: Blue Peter

They were filming on Wednesday. Was quite funny to watch filing on oblivion...the mist was working overtime on Wednesday and the camera kept missing the vital shot. Poor presenter kept being sent round and round. Not sure if she was a fan
by Jimbo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Next Major Coaster/Ride to leave the towers............... (Version 3.0)
Replies: 80
Views: 11669

Re: Next Major Coaster/Ride to leave the towers............... (Version 3.0)

My personal opinion would be Rita. Very large 'plonked/unplanned' feeling to it. But saying that don't think it'll go (unfortunately). Flume could do with a shake off of the bath time theme. It has great potential, especially now Mutiny Bay is here. Sonic spinball will be the next major to go. It's ...
by Jimbo
Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 55728

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

At the moment, Dark Forest is the worst area in the park, but has the most potential! Is a bit frustrating really. Th13teen is great, Rita is seriously out of place. Rita was built as part of UG land and was out of place then. I wasn't quite sure of the logic behind it really. Never fit, the theme n...
by Jimbo
Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6400
Views: 422736

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm and General Discussion

I'd second that. It seems like Thorpe park has 3 areas at the moment. Saw one side, the swarm the other and everything else in the middle. I'd like to see more of an emphasis on the seperate areas again.
by Jimbo
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6400
Views: 422736

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm and General Discussion

I agree with you ponder. Escapism is what its about and it was sad to see them just opting for club music. I think the original music adds to the atmosphere too. I do hope this music is a fad as it was mentioned. Plus, I did think maybe it's just for the time being as it is the club night at Thorpe ...
by Jimbo
Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6400
Views: 422736

Thorpe Park lost its way??

I went to thorpe park for the first time in a long while the other day and was quite sad with what's happened since I was last there. I don't know if this is typical but what is with the constant loud chart music blasting out around the park and entrance. This to me made thorpe seem more like a temp...
by Jimbo
Thu Sep 24, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 81305

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

Just a couple of pics of the model i put into modeling software. http://i34.tinypic.com/1r6ixf.jpg http://i36.tinypic.com/p8tqv.jpg http://i36.tinypic.com/11gsjkw.jpg http://i36.tinypic.com/9kwb2f.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/2sb25ox.jpg http://i36.tinypic.com/24evqr7.jpg http://i33.tinypic.com/2a6ry9...
by Jimbo
Wed Sep 23, 2009 1:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 81305

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

Not as detailed as that one. Is a quick job. Is that an official image? The model can be spun and walked around. So I'll try and get a few angles going.
by Jimbo
Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 81305

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

I've taken the 2d plans and elevations and created a full 3d model of the station and drop housing on modeling software. Just puttng the final little touches on. Will probably put it on tomorrow if anyone is intersted in having a look. You get a real feel for where thngs are going to happen.
by Jimbo
Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 81305

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

Hey. i don't usually post but I have been a member for ages and have been following closely. Couldn't resist getting involved. ^^ Totally agree with you there Dylan32. I don't think the drop section begins the ride. If you look at the plans you can see there are two parts of the track that 'disappea...
by Jimbo
Mon Aug 08, 2005 8:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Closed Season 2005/06
Replies: 51
Views: 12183

I agree with the x sector clean up but i dont think that the track of oblivion should be painted black and orange. I think that the black suits it well and the orange would make it look a bit strange.

The air tunnel would be a great idea to. That would really make the ride better by far.
by Jimbo
Tue Jul 19, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What Would You Like To See New At Alton Towers
Replies: 41
Views: 14242

I would like to see some new flats added to the towers. IMO there are a good selection of coasters but not enough flats. But saying that I wouldn't say no to a new coaster. :D
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