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by ASturge21
Tue May 09, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 461560

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

This is literally the only thing that surprised me. The fact that the empty vehicle actually stayed at the top of Inv. 6 for a good 20 seconds. Along with everything else that day, some pretty astronomical odds for that to happen! Your only talking about 0.5 mph less wind speed or higher car speed ...
by ASturge21
Tue Apr 25, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 78952

Re: PortAventura World

If you are booking park tickets and hotel together through PA does your tickets include your departure day aswell

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by ASturge21
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6772
Views: 1121978

Re: SW8

The maintenance will be of the upmost priority especially after the Smiler. I'd assume Merlin have already calculated the annual up keep cost and decided to commit to it.

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by ASturge21
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 312
Views: 72368

Re: SW9

Just throwing in a random suggestion/wish: RMC T Rex in Forbidden Valley, maybe launched if they can't get a decent height for a lift hill. Unfortunately I don't think we will see an RMC at AT with SW8 being a GCI the two would be viewed as too similar but you never know it is probably 5 years away...
by ASturge21
Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 312
Views: 72368

Re: SW9

SW9 will be interesting because DBGT hasn't been a great success so Merlin might not be keen on a dark ride. For SW9 I'd personally like to see Rita get replaced but with what would depend on what's on the market come 2020/21.

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by ASturge21
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:27 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Gardaland
Replies: 794
Views: 58494

Re: Gardaland

The promotional photo is basically just a copy and paste. I'd guess it must have worked with Galactica to be recycled.

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by ASturge21
Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land Hotel
Replies: 125
Views: 33727

Re: CBeebies Land Hotel - 2017

As well as announcing the new additions to CBeebies Land today, Alton Towers have also released the full entertainments schedule for the CBeebies Land Hotel , which is as follows: ⋅ 7am - Meet Bing : Meet Bing for a gentle start to the day just before or after breakfast. ⋅ 7.30a...
by ASturge21
Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2876
Views: 434336

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I'd of liked to see fireworks on the Friday with an evening ticket which is more appealing to me to go after work than go on a packed weekend. At least it hasn't been cut to a day like earlier speculation suggested.

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by ASturge21
Sun Jan 08, 2017 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2876
Views: 434336

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Not the most convenient way of getting to Katanga if that's the case as a result I'd expect the whole area to be substantially quieter. I only imagine it being busy on warm days with the rapids being located there, one less easily accessible food outlet come scarefest and fireworks. Sent from my SM-...
by ASturge21
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 192876

Re: Towers Loving Care

Hopefully they never reach the before state again and other areas of the smiler and x sector receive work.

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by ASturge21
Sun Jan 08, 2017 2:56 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure
Replies: 169
Views: 43693

Re: The Gruffalo River Ride Adventure - 2017

Any ride could get removed if it is not needed or a new attraction provides better markeketing. Vampire will stay for at least 3 more years I believe.

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by ASturge21
Thu Jan 05, 2017 12:31 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 193992

Re: Drayton Manor

In the current climate in that area Drayton have to go all out for the thrill seekers or the children's area and the cheapest option being children's giving higher returns. AT has a good thrill line up so a new coaster would have to be large and probably well out of budget. Sent from my SM-J320FN us...
by ASturge21
Sun Dec 04, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6772
Views: 1121978

Re: SW8

Merlin are a company driven by a USP for major investments and based on the not very spectacular plans this will no doubt have something. The days of SWs like Nemesis and Oblivion are gone even the Smiler wasn't that groundbreaking but if it's a hit with the public then Merlin and their shareholders...
by ASturge21
Mon Oct 31, 2016 7:46 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 193992

Re: Drayton Manor

Drayton manor simply needs a good, thrilling coaster to ever entice me to ever come. Until something changes at Drayton, I will rate the park very lowly, probably the lowest for a major UK park You can't really say that it's the worst major UK park until you've been, but I guess it's opinion at the...
by ASturge21
Fri Sep 30, 2016 3:46 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 215944

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

ThemeParkCrafter wrote:
How on earth is it costing so much?

Still cheaper than the Smiler Blackpool obviously have brain cells to get a mack cheaper than a gerst.

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by ASturge21
Sun Sep 18, 2016 9:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2876
Views: 434336

Re: Staff and Recruitment General Discussion

This doesn't seem to have been noticed on here before... http://i.imgur.com/v2c3Iey.jpg http://i.imgur.com/B8qYOKW.jpg Photo credit goes to Paul Jones Nemesis now has an enclosed operator booth! Apparently it was installed a couple of weeks ago. Pretty sure that it was there when I was there in Jun...
by ASturge21
Thu Sep 01, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3167
Views: 544563

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

MakoMania wrote:
The Smiler has beaten Donald Trump on the headlines

The smiler pledges to build a wall around Oblivion to stop guests riding a superior coaster. In all seriousness the reporting has been terrible for a normal occurrence.

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by ASturge21
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 232
Views: 59583

Re: Rollercoaster Restaurant - 2016

Not surprised. I'd be looking at lunchtime for Scarefest. It will be interesting to see how they deal with the crowds. I'd imagine it will be made clear that evening meals are fully booked with the usual 12-3 lunch slot being advertised as available without booking but still expect people to turn u...
by ASturge21
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 232
Views: 59583

Re: Best and Worst Queue Lines At Alton

Sorry, I didn't make my original post clear. I'm thinking with regards to bookings? :) Will it be book or turn up? I expect they will get you to book as usual, but no official announcement has been made. I can see people turning up in the evening like lunchtimes. I've booked an evening table for Sc...
by ASturge21
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2557
Views: 349581

Re: Scarefest

Sat thinking today and I'm slightly worried for scarefest this year, although we have an amazing line up for Scarefes I worry the quality may not be up to that we are used to due to quite a lot of towers major acting talent having left the resort and moved on :/ we shall have to wait and see, going...