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by Morgan
Thu May 23, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 172
Views: 31812

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

It'd be nice to see a "soft retheme" if that makes sense- a general fix up with a few minor changes. Mostly just redoing ALL the lighting, speaker set-up, and refurbishing the transit system- maybe ditch the guns too. Just keep the lovely music please! If Duel was tampered with and fixed, ...
by Morgan
Thu May 23, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Photos
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: TT Spring Spectacular - 13th April 2019 - Photos

Great pictures once again! You're a great "visual storyteller" ;)
by Morgan
Sun May 05, 2019 8:34 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 716378

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

Had a ride yesterday and it was probably the worst I've had on it! Reliability with the entire system was what was missing. The attraction opened about an hour later than scheduled, and that showed inside. First little issue was the lack of fog in the preshow- there was a teeny  little trickle, but ...
by Morgan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 72929

Re: CBeebies Land

It's a cute idea! Would love to see more events like this. Makes me wonder if we've seen this cake before, perhaps for a certain Splash birthday... :lol
by Morgan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Heritage

Believe the bit you're on about is the Ice House? Haven't been in there yet- first time there was some weird smoke coming out from it so we'd thought we'd leave whoever was there to their own buisness; went a few weeks back to see it boarded up! My Favourite bit? Probably the little bank in front of...
by Morgan
Tue Apr 30, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 919
Views: 159539

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion

A Launched Spinner from Mack would not only replace Rita, but Spinball as well, opening the Spinball site as potential expansion for CBeebies- or even better, a little flume. That'd accomodate a wide group of people whilst maintaning a high capacity.
by Morgan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Heritage

Surprised that there isn't already a topic for this! (Unless it somehow didn't get spotted). There's no doubt that The Towers Ruins, Gardens and Estate is incredibly important to Alton Towers, but it is often overlooked by many guests and sometimes even the community. The Estate may be beyond it's p...
by Morgan
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 6582

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

This is arguably the best news from Towers in a long time! It's always great to see the underlooked Heritage side of the site looked after, especially this particular window given it's attempt to be restored about a decade back. Really hope this is a sign of things to come- although, on a random spo...
by Morgan
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1137
Views: 158462

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

That path should take you through the Woodland Walk which takes you to Forbidden Valley (which is right by the Skyride), so it should be a little quicker :)
by Morgan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6738
Views: 971001

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

If I'm entirely honest, I don't think it needs all three trains in operation. The queue was around the same length with two on Saturday evening, and even then it stacked a little. Maybe it can run more efficiently with three, but with the current offload procedures and restraint faff, I can't see it...
by Morgan
Mon Mar 25, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Duel - General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 3359

Re: Duel - General Discussion

Duel seemed to be struggling throughout last year in terms of effects and audio quality, and unfortunately it's only gotten worse. The speaker set up is a bigger issue than last season. A milder one is that the station and poltergeist room is slightly out of sync, but a bigger issue is that after th...
by Morgan
Tue Mar 19, 2019 12:26 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: Ideas & Suggestions
Replies: 43
Views: 12363

Re: Ideas & Suggestions

One of the best moments of last years event season was the party in the courtyard- would it be silly enough to have a karaoke session during it? Just imagine the drunken dancing combined with some beautiful/dreadful singing :lol
by Morgan
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 629
Views: 56951

Re: Phantasialand

There was a deal last spring where you would get a second ticket free if you registered it on the day. The offer is returning this spring so there's a chance it'll also make an appearance this summer :)
by Morgan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer and Adventure Land
Replies: 127
Views: 27706

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

I was kind of expecting last year to be Spinball's last (if I remember correctly wasn't there an LTDP that stated it's removal by 2019?), but as previously said it can't be round for much longer. Realistically it'll be replaced by more Cbeebies stuff after seeing how succesful the area was, but I ca...
by Morgan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6738
Views: 971001

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I think Wicker Man is a great ride, but it's not all perfect so I thought I'd give a bit of a more critical look. (I'll try and balance things as I do genuinely like the ride, but some of the negatives are often glossed over.) There's no doubt that the Wicker structure is impressive, especially when...
by Morgan
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 47544

Re: Project 2020

The application idea is a valid point and I hate to rain on your parade, but wasn't Swarm hinted at in an earlier LTDP? That may have been why it was submitted merely a year before opening seeing as the Council would've been expecting it. There's currently no LTDP (that we know of) that states a lar...
by Morgan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 483627

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I think the ride itself is fun. The layout is over-the-top and really intense and just really nice to ride. Sure, it isn't buttery smooth, but I wouldn't call it overly rough. However... the area around the ride and the general experience puts me off so much. Everything is so dirty and horrible to l...
by Morgan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Tifford Valley Theme Park
Replies: 17
Views: 2881

Re: Tifford Valley Theme Park

Hey all, Bit of a different post here than usual. But unfortunately we're ending development of the Tifford Valley Theme Park. Kyūden Ryū was set to be our biggest attraction yet, utilising all the commands we've used on our other rides. Unfortunately the sheer amount of work we'd set o...
by Morgan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Planning: Sweden 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 293

Planning: Sweden 2019

Hey all, For this years big trip I'm looking into spending a few days of May in Sweden, starting at Gröna Lund, nipping into Kolmården and a weekend at Liseberg. I've never done any of these parks so I'm seeking all sorts of advice- tips, queue patterns, food etc. I will admit I'm a bit hesitant abo...
by Morgan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 716378

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

I don't expect any major changes to come to the ride any more, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were further cuts, especially to the remaining actors in there.
It's a shame that the ride just doesn't work, from a hardware or narrative perspective.
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