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by Nickolai
Thu Jun 13, 2019 2:27 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1058
Views: 89883

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

So... Hagrid has had a 600 minute wait today!
by Nickolai
Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1408
Views: 71760

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Yeah they are pretty well off Disney. Even the lower end Disney Hotels provide a smoother and better experience.
by Nickolai
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: B&M Discussion
Replies: 281
Views: 19712

Re: B&M Discussion

I don't know maybe Thorpe could grab it.
by Nickolai
Tue May 28, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6746
Views: 980941

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

My ride this season was probably my best one yet. It did feel rougher but that made it better in my opinion. More intense and out of control.
by Nickolai
Fri May 17, 2019 12:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1453
Views: 257979

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Check this out...
by Nickolai
Mon May 13, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 35748

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

They definitely took their time with that one!
by Nickolai
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 36
Views: 8841

Re: The Future of Hex

Something creative with the ride probably. I hope not a retheme.
by Nickolai
Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 487887

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

As much as some people hate it I do think sound is a key part to the ride's theme.
by Nickolai
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 487887

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Yeah I did start to like the loud audio over time. It feels more 'brainwashing' and you are less in control.
by Nickolai
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 487887

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

One thing I have noticed that is a carryover from last season, is that the audio track just before the first lift hill is deathly quiet. When I visited last week, the orange lights were on (having not been working on opening weekend) but the audio is still really quiet, a far cry from how it’s trad...
by Nickolai
Thu Apr 11, 2019 7:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 487887

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I thought for quite a few years it was too loud but now it is quiet it just doesn't feel the same. Hearing it bleed out in to the queue adds extra SFX too adding to the atmosphere, which you can't hear now. On the Sunday, the projection room was working perfectly: all lights off, strobes on, all fou...
by Nickolai
Wed Apr 10, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3145
Views: 487887

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

When I rode, the train rolled back slightly at the bottom of the second lift. They considerably quietened down the lift 1 audio too.
by Nickolai
Mon Apr 01, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6746
Views: 980941

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

And possibly cuts? Chessington don't have everything open yet either...
by Nickolai
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6746
Views: 980941

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Apparently it was still stripped down during the John Lewis event. Why can't they get their rides ready on time?
by Nickolai
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6746
Views: 980941

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

What was up with the last train?
by Nickolai
Mon Mar 25, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 35748

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

I went in the Dungeons with Liam, and I was very impressed too! Given this was my first Dungeon I did not has much to go off to prepare, and I must say, I really enjoyed it! I will definitely do it again this season!
by Nickolai
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 234066

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I think the ridership levels will return too with a faster throughput, I have avoided this ride to an extent since the 2016 launch to 2018 because it’s not worth waiting in such a slow queue.
by Nickolai
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage
Replies: 97
Views: 24424

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage

The rebrands are nice, however I don't quite see the need for them. It is good they are making the F&B places fresher, but what was wrong with the old brands?
by Nickolai
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 25013

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

If the pods were reasonably cheap, such as £20 then I would see this as a great investment as cheap accommodation however this is just poor in my eyes regarding the expensive pricing. I can see the price slowing lowering if no one books to use them.
by Nickolai
Wed Mar 13, 2019 4:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 54071

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

The Alton Towers clothing seems to be getting more and more fashionable and blending in with trends which I love!
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