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by Arwen
Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1198
Views: 174633

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Urgent. Anyone got a Merlin Annual Pass prebooked ticket for today? Rang up yesterday and was told and didn’t need to prebook as was promised as if turned up early would get in. However, we were turned away at the turnstiles and currently waiting in a holding pen. Preferably need 3 but 1 would be fi...
by Arwen
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:04 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Future of Rides and Attractions at UK Theme Parks research
Replies: 0
Views: 2007

The Future of Rides and Attractions at UK Theme Parks research

Hi, I am currently researching a project on the future of Rides and Attractions at UK Theme Parks for my EPQ (Extended Project Qualification).  :D I am particularly  interested in if VR will be used more in Roller Coasters and if Wooden Roller Coasters will become more popular in the UK after the in...
by Arwen
Tue May 31, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030173

Re: SW8

I'm really excited for this. Finally they've listened to what we have always wanted, a woodie! I think it will round the park off quite nicely as its been always missing a wooden coaster. :D Personally I'm hoping a nice pirate theme with maybe actor led opportunities? Pirate themes always do work at...
by Arwen
Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030173

Re: SW8

I think the whole 'ground breaking' thing isn't literal as they have to still keep the ground placings of the flume so they don't cause harm to the surrounding trees. I'm quite excited for this, as I am for any new ride or attraction as it's something new to try! I think, looking at the plans it has...
by Arwen
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 244890

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

Did anyone feel like the headset was coming off your head especially on the inversions? I had it on really tight, but I still felt I needed to hold on to it as it was sliding down my face! Don't know if it was my hair :D
by Arwen
Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 138
Views: 35861

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

My first ride I went on at Alton towers was Duel. I remember being advised it was a fun ride to do with all the family so we all set off to Gloomy wood and I haven't looked back since then! I remember that amazing, magical feeling of the unknown on that first visit. I couldn't even imagine that the ...
by Arwen
Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Scarefest
Replies: 82
Views: 17621

Re: The Future Of Scarefest

I think it would be good to see patients of The Sanctuary walking around X-Sector with various theming elements and stuff. :moj That sounds awesome! They could have nurses as well asking people if they have been corrected :moj. They could bring back Dr Kelman! I think it may be a while before they ...
by Arwen
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030173

Re: SW8

People from TATA steel have been spotted on site. http://i.imgur.com/cfbhZK4.jpg Credit goes to: https://www.facebook.com/ThemeParkPhotographyuk/?fref=ts" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; "I wonder if that duck will invest in our steel works" ;) :lol Maybe Towers will get the...
by Arwen
Mon Apr 18, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Scarefest
Replies: 82
Views: 17621

Re: The Future Of Scarefest

Personally I liked last years Scare Zones, especially Dark Apocalypse, I thought it was good because there was quite a few actors to quite a small space. When it was quieter it was better, I got chased with the chainsaw twice! :yikes: I think it also added to the night time atmosphere, making it fee...
by Arwen
Fri Apr 15, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 180044

Re: Towers Loving Care

Went on Spinball and noticed the new music but still had the the old announcements (which are amazingly cheesy)

I thought there were meant to be new annocements from IMA score?
by Arwen
Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 244890

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I went on Galactica for the first time yesterday. It was ok, it was definitely something different from Air. The only thing that annoyed me was that wait on the break run, it really left a sour taste in the mouth. Concrete bricks, space? :-k Sort of doesn't fit! I think they should extend the footag...
by Arwen
Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:24 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4874
Views: 753231

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I went to Thorpe park the other day for the first time and Derren Brown's ghost train's building looked amazing! A member of my group thought it was really an old train depot! The only thing is it looks excellent but it doesn't really fit the area very well. Is there any plans to theme the surroundi...
by Arwen
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 123323

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

How busy do you think that the 29-30th of April will be? Estimates of queue times would be especially helpful. Thanks. 29th should be the least busiest time as it's a week day, the schools aren't off then so it should be quiet. Queues (this is a very rough estimate!) should be around 5-30 minutes, ...
by Arwen
Mon Mar 28, 2016 6:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 244890

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I'm looking forward to trying Galactica, it seems quite innovative, something gimmicky the GP might like! I'm skeptical though how long it will last especially when the head sets start to break. I think it's also quite contemporary with the whole Tim Peake Star Wars Space things that are going on at...
by Arwen
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6765
Views: 1030173

Re: SW8

One of the members of my family were walking in the gardens yesterday and talking to one of the gardeners. Apparently they're doing lots of work in the gardens in order to get planning permission for the cross valley coaster.
by Arwen
Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 48450

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

I Hate the fact Merlin think they can remove or leave rides SBNO without no plans in place to replace them straight away. This would never have happened under Tussuards ownership. We still waiting for a replacement for Submission. If this was John Broome we would have a ride there ASAP. It may not ...
by Arwen
Mon Feb 22, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 244890

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

Liam.W wrote:
Can someone give me some help on the latest puzzle? I have been trying for like 15 mins and can't find anything!

Cough.. Cough bottom of the website :D
by Arwen
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2812
Views: 389752

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

In more exciting news it looks as if the yearly photo pass is going to happen, in a special offer teased on the eventbrite website where you can buy your tickets for Thorpe and chessington AP day tickets (Now available). The offer is as follows : http://i1360.photobucket.com/albums/r647/Zachary_Low...
by Arwen
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 244890

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I found it the other day when I was having a snoop around the website. Glad they've made them harder, the last few have been really easy!
by Arwen
Mon Feb 22, 2016 4:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2841
Views: 1042121

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Thanks guys :) feeling the love here!
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