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by Cobby
Tue Feb 19, 2019 2:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468440

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Yeah it's a weird one especially because I can't imagine it being any good for the trains or the chain. 
by Cobby
Mon Feb 18, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468440

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

To be honest the lifts probably feel worse on Smiler as both of them are not working as intended. With most gerst's the train stops at the bottom of the lift and the chain speeds up to get the catch car in place before slowing down so it gently connects with the train and then speeding back up to ta...
by Cobby
Tue Feb 05, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Alton Towers - Visitors from abroad?
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Alton Towers - Visitors from abroad?

I'm from the UK but what I would say is that Towers isn't the easiest park to access via public transport and it will involve getting a taxi at some point. The nearest airport is probably East Midlands but it's still a good 40 min drive from there to the park. Hiring a car maybe the better option de...
by Cobby
Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1447
Views: 251516

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Loakin wrote:
Does anyone have Galactica's full soundtrack, or at least the in the hall of the mountain king part of the soundtrack.

This isn't the best quality recording of it but as far as I know it's the full soundtrack. The in the hall of the mountain king part is around the 13:40 mark
by Cobby
Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Next Themed Area or Area Refurbishment
Replies: 9
Views: 1577

Re: The Next Themed Area/Area Refurb

I think a Tudor/Victorian themed old English style street would compliment the Dungeons perfectly, if it was up to me that’s probably what I’d go with.  When it opened as Talbot Street that’s exactly the theme it had, a Victorian Street complete with undertaker! I’d like to see some sort of return ...
by Cobby
Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi
Replies: 47
Views: 12125

Re: Ferrari World - Abu Dhabi

Ok I just found this on the internet whilst I was searching for reference images of Aces for a project idea I had but I think this has accidentally leaked some of the track layout for Mission Ferrari. I don't know if this image has surfaced before but I have never saw it.The image is titled projects...
by Cobby
Wed Jan 02, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 26202

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

I have a bit of a soft spot for Oblivion. I just wish that they put the original videos back on without the jump cuts and the drop hold time could do with increasing again. It's a short enough ride already without the short drop hold. If you watch it on opening in 98 it holds for a good couple of se...
by Cobby
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 246
Views: 54537

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

I don't think I ever posted it on here but earlier this year I got evacuated from Big Thunder at DLP. It stopped on the second lift and so we had the furthest to walk to get off but it was one of the best break down experiences ever. You have to walk along a path across the side of the mountain and ...
by Cobby
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: ScareMazing 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: ScareMazing 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

It was another great event and I really enjoyed meeting everyone again, I especially enjoyed breaking the Blade and the mazes. Our run through of Sub was particularly intense and perhaps one of the best run through's I've ever had on it.  I had to dash off after The Welcoming as I had booked House o...
by Cobby
Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3220
Views: 144924

Re: Drayton Manor

I didn't even realise that Drayton had a Pirates ride as I went this year for the first time in nearly 10 years, so I've just had a quick look at the POV and damn that is definitely a Pirates of the Caribbean knock off  :lol
by Cobby
Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Theme Parks and IPs
Replies: 5
Views: 1481

Re: Theme Parks and IPs

I was thinking about this the other day and I think that if an IP can be done right it can actually be amazing. Take for example Tower of Terror this obviously uses the Twilight Zone IP but it uses it in such a way that it hasn't become a dated IP, which becomes a major issue for most parks. The rea...
by Cobby
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 260
Views: 52140

Re: SW9

I'd love to see a new gen Mack Spinner like time traveller or Cobra's Curse for SW9 as it could be well themed and the through put would be insane. You could mix this with decent theming plus a bit of a dark ride section perhaps and think they could be onto a winner. This could also help to fit the ...
by Cobby
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1686
Views: 123392

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

I went to Chessington yesterday for the first time since I believe 2015 and I wanted to write a little trip report on it. We did have a good day but there was a few problems with Chessington. First I'll start with the positives, the whole Land of the Tiger area is amazing and a really great addition...
by Cobby
Mon Aug 20, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Your Top Ten Coasters
Replies: 120
Views: 22785

Re: Your Top Ten Coasters

My current top 10 is:

1. Hulk
2. Nemesis
3. Expedition Everest
4. Icon
5. Wickerman
6. Duelling Dragons Fire back when it duelled
7. Big Thunder Mountain at DLP
8. Flying Aces
9. X2
10. Black Mamba
by Cobby
Mon Aug 13, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 77435

Re: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra) - New for Scarefest 2018

I've been thinking about the pit where the drop towers used to go, and I think that the maze itself may not use it but it could be a break room/costume/make-up area ect for the actors? Especially because, as far as I know, there isn't anywhere to do this around Forbidden Valley as the Scare Zone use...
by Cobby
Mon May 07, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Duel - General Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2402

Re: Duel - General Discussion

I'm really happy with the overall improvements on Duel and I think as a whole they have/are doing a good job. The only thing I would say is that, after talking to some GP friends, they could do with putting a sign up on the main entrance/ doors saying some a long the line of, "A million apologi...
by Cobby
Sun Apr 29, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 905
Views: 153609

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

I've just read about the whole David Williams IP idea and I can see it working well. Also both David William's books and Roald Dahl's books have very similar illustrations/art styles so it would be realitivly easy to change Charlie into the new IP. Overall this is very interesting development
by Cobby
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1036
Views: 83829

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Fast and Furious has recently begun soft opening and it looks to be similar to Kong. The Tim Tracker has done quite a good preview/walk through of the ride but be warned this video contains spoilers of the queue/pre-show
Spoiler: show
by Cobby
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Opening Day Meet Up - 17th March 2018
Replies: 43
Views: 5096

Re: Alton Towers Resort Opening Day Meet Up - 17th March 2018

I'll be on park but I don't think I'll be able to come to the meet as I need to leave about 2:30 - 3 ish but if you see me around feel free to say hi it'll be nice to see a few of you again  :)
by Cobby
Tue Mar 06, 2018 4:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Black Hole soundtrack
Replies: 6
Views: 1930

Re: Black Hole soundtrack

So if that's the lift soundtrack, what's this one? 0OIK-iSqGb4 Why I am thinking were there two? That is the lift hill sound track that was played as riders ascended the lift and pendulum was the name given to the song. The station soundtrack was posted above and is called Station Earth. This is th...