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by Ben
Wed Apr 17, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 36
Views: 9453

Re: The Future of Hex

DeadJack5 wrote:
On the Alton Towers App, Hex is shown as open with a 0 minute queue as of writing this :)

The same thing happened here when I went, the time was 0 mins, but I found out it was actually closed.

Don't trust it.
by Ben
Mon Apr 15, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 36
Views: 9453

Re: The Future of Hex

Shame, I can't see it being around much longer. I’m not sure what is making you say that? On opening day, Hex was making some unusual noises when the drum got to a certain position during the ride sequence, and I believe it was closed on the Sunday. I wouldn’t be surprised if there is an issue with...
by Ben
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 36
Views: 9453

Re: The Future of Hex

It was closed for two days in a row when I went, they told me it would be running later that day, every day I was there. Shame, I can't see it being around much longer.
by Ben
Sun Apr 14, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 26599

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019

The pods are actually really nice, once you get around the fact there's less space. Granted, it’s not the best, but it’s good enough for cheap accommodation, although I'd like to see cheaper prices all around, as we paid the same amount for the pod as we could have done for an Enchanted Village lodg...
by Ben
Sat Feb 23, 2019 9:02 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: Events Calendar 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 3380

Re: Events Calendar 2019

I wish I could register, but Alton being a 4-hour drive away, I usually have to pay for overnight stays and recently having a huge holiday in America for the first time, I can't afford it.  Maybe next time. About the Thorpe park one, could I use a Thorpe annual pass, or do I have to get a different ...
by Ben
Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 38499

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Well, I say false advertising! If this is like any other Dungeons, they should talk about the areas, that might be scary to children, and the age recommendation. It seems to be promoting the laughter in this attraction more than the scares, or the history which is not right because The Dungeons aren...
by Ben
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53667

Re: Project 2020

They literally said there are no plans for anything major in the next couple of years yesterday. Why on earth are people thinking about “teasers” for a 2020 coaster? Because this is a Project 2020 page, I'm just trying to find something, that could relate to it all, although they did say that - the...
by Ben
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53667

Re: Project 2020

They literally said there are no plans for anything major in the next couple of years yesterday. Why on earth are people thinking about “teasers” for a 2020 coaster? Because this is a Project 2020 page, I'm just trying to find something, that could relate to it all, although they did say that - the...
by Ben
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53667

Re: Project 2020

Wait, The Swarm have a number like 7706 when it was first teased?

Near a bathroom or something? Hmm.

LC12, wasnt it?
The downside is I can't find a way to connect 2020 to 7706.
by Ben
Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 112
Views: 5899

Re: Dark ride ideas

The only issue I would have if The Smiler was enclosed would be what would it look like from the outside? Surely this would cause a bit on an eyesore? Having said that, I'd imagine the things that could be done on the inside could create a truly phenomenal experience, perhaps at a Disney level, if ...
by Ben
Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer and Adventure Land
Replies: 134
Views: 29986

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

No. no, no, it should stay! It's a good fun ride - and we need more rides and not less Correct, as I am sad to see no more Sonic. Spinball Whizzer has fresh theming and is a solid family ride. I remember when I was small, but wanted to go on the big rides, the only things I could go on were Thirtee...
by Ben
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1923
Views: 172116

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Gimme a new attraction for 2019 please. Can we just replace Rumba Rapids already! I hate that ride, even more than Nemesis Inferno. It just lacks excitement for me, which in some cases is good, but you barely get wet. Mabye just add some cannons or a water fall, maybe change the theming and the old ...
by Ben
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 38499

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Alton Towers have today put out a casting call for “actors and performers” for the upcoming Alton Towers Dungeon, which is set to open in 2019. https://i.imgur.com/xS0caTJ.jpg Source: @alton_towers_entertainments on Instagram. So this is going to be about Alton Towers history? Couple of complaints,...
by Ben
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion
Replies: 38
Views: 9385

Re: The Future of Oblivion

In my opinion the whole back of the X Sector needs a bit of TLC, it's looking a bit grey ever since Submission left  :cry:. I know its supposed to be retro but couldn't it be updated with more soundracks and more just emphesize that its retro, Oblivion being one of my favourites, I just think more p...
by Ben
Thu Jul 19, 2018 6:31 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1923
Views: 172116

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Is this the competition? IET Faraday Challenge Days 2017-18 The 2017-18 season of Faraday Challenge Days is set to be our biggest season to date! These events will be aimed at Year 8 (England) and their equivalents across the whole of the UK.  The challenge this year will be kept under wraps until ...
by Ben
Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1923
Views: 172116

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

I have recently participated in an engineering Jack Petchy run challenge sponsored by Thorpe Park. I haven't won but whoever wins the finals will help Merlin Magic Making theme the new attraction near Old Town, or in it, possibly on the Logger’s Leap site. Don't wanna sound like a downer, but have ...
by Ben
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1923
Views: 172116

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

I have recently participated in an engineering Jack Petchy run challenge sponsored by Thorpe Park.

I haven't won but whoever wins the finals will help Merlin Magic Making theme the new attraction near Old Town, or in it, possibly on the Logger’s Leap site.
by Ben
Fri Apr 27, 2018 12:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 167249

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Just gonna put it out there, I think nearly every area should have a flat ride, DF, CCL (which really needs attention or a re-theme) GW, and one to replace Ripsaw in FV.

It’s very unlikely, but I’d love more to be added to Towers Street!
by Ben
Tue Apr 10, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 172
Views: 33575

Re: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?

I think that Gloomy Wood should have a horror water ride. The horror element could make it really scary. It will bring some thrill seekers missing Nemesis Sub-Terra which at the rate it is going will probably never reopen. It could be indoor or outdoor. Sorry, I just had to say, after the demolitio...
by Ben
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride
Replies: 416
Views: 32256

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

At least they're not advertising and boasting about the fact that it can charge phones! Looks great, theming looks fantastic looking forward to it. Hey doesn't that sound familiar, Galactica world's first dedicated vr coaster! or TWD the ride, can charge phones! Seriously I know phones are popular w...