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by matt_1985x
Sat Nov 02, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 7542

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

Would this be cool? https://i.imgur.com/jRCw3my.jpg Basically, mics in the ceiling, speakers near the floor (to avoid feedback), mics pic up what people are saying as they queue or leave the ride, then its played back through the speakers with an effect added like delay (echo), pitched up or down, w...
by matt_1985x
Sat Nov 02, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 178
Views: 36094

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I don't care what they do, aslong as it's creative. They need to get concept artists, engineers, sculptors, lighting directors and other creatives together.
by matt_1985x
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 766302

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

When I went on earlier this year, part of the dude's costume was open, at the arms. You could see the real hands holding rods attached to the demon's long arms. It's a bit difficult to explain but I guess the costume was deteriorating. It's kind of a shame as that part genuinely scared me the first ...
by matt_1985x
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050602

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Got on it on Friday, front seat. Wonderful ride, I definitely like the pre-show.
by matt_1985x
Tue Oct 22, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 178
Views: 36094

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

Got on the other day. Glad that the haze is back but in general I think it needs some work. Like some people have already said, basically, too much is illuminated. Back in the day it was much darker and the lighting was more localized to the gags. I think some serious barn doors are needed. You can ...
by matt_1985x
Mon Jun 24, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 7542

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTClIhyu6hwNbK_MpjmUuA7A90fydSvu6_Td4Rk4XFqqf8bY5xg There's a new holographic display, called The Looking Glass, that produces 3D images without glasses. Here's a short video about it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfHw8NA75Xc I thought it migh...
by matt_1985x
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Th13teen
Replies: 40
Views: 12594

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

I'm probably gonna be the only person that thinks this but basically I was thinking maybe the drop would be better if there was some light. Not a lot of light, just a bit so you can see yourself dropping.
by matt_1985x
Thu Mar 21, 2019 4:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 7542

Re: Dark Ride Ideas

I have a whole blog of dark ride ideas, with illustrations, free to use (aslong as someone else hasn't patented them) by anyone including AT, no honey traps:
https://mattsdesignsblog.wordpress.com/page/1/
by matt_1985x
Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 40953

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

I have to say, I'm a little disappointed that this is what they're investing in, if it's going to be anything like The London Dungeons. The theming and stuff is not very "magical". It's raw and dark, black and red....But you don't have to be raw to be dark. You can be dark yet colourful, d...
by matt_1985x
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050602

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Finally rode this the other day. Very pleased with it. All the wood creates a good atmosphere. Everything, the theming, pre-show the station and the ride - all good. :) It was a lot more aggressive than I thought it would be and It shows what can be done when all parties are firing on all creative c...
by matt_1985x
Wed Mar 28, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 7542

Re: Dark ride ideas

Thanks for letting me know Justin. I will look into that.
by matt_1985x
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 178
Views: 36094

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I think whatever they do with this ride they should involved Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman to build long lasting effects. I think they would do an awesome job!
Image
by matt_1985x
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050602

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Oh right, cool. Thanks!
by matt_1985x
Wed Mar 14, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1050602

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Is the fog round the track fog from a fog machine or water vapor?

In any case everything looks great. Glad you guys finally got the woodie you've been wishing for for ages.
by matt_1985x
Wed Mar 14, 2018 2:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 7542

Re: Dark ride ideas

I came up with a new rain window. Sorry if it seems kind of obvious, I honestly don't know why this hasn't been used before. Here it is: https://mattsdesignsblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/rain-window-revised2.png?w=450 https://mattsdesignsblog.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/rain-window-revised.png?w=...
by matt_1985x
Wed Dec 27, 2017 12:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 7542

Re: Dark ride ideas

Hi everyone, long time no see. This is basically a trommel with mirrors: https://i.imgur.com/pHLk2p7.jpg The 4 grey sides you see are supposed to be (acrylic, not glass) mirrors. This creates infinite, revolving reflections. Lasers and coloured lights can be shone into the tunnel to create a kaleida...
by matt_1985x
Fri May 19, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 766302

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

Wen't on it last week. Very pleased with the updates and the new VR footage is fantastic.
by matt_1985x
Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?
Replies: 62
Views: 18760

Re: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?

I've been thinking about this Hell ride a lot, not that people are ever interested in what I do so I promise this will be my last post about it if it doesnt get any reaction. Queue scene As we come to the end of the que we climb some stairs. These lead to a kind of balcony/bridge above a hospital cu...
by matt_1985x
Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?
Replies: 62
Views: 18760

Re: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?

You want to be careful not to make it too scary. I'm certain I read that it was John Wardley's intention to make it a family-friendly, laugh in the dark ride. Anything liable to disturb young children would definitely be a step too far. Having said that, kids are a lot more resilient then we give t...
by matt_1985x
Wed Oct 26, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?
Replies: 62
Views: 18760

Re: Duel and the Gloomy Wood - A future?

Just another image from my Hell idea, sorry if its a little crude, I'm not a natural designer: http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q596/matthew_davids_designs/coffinsforphotobucket_zpsvtyhzcsn.png As we pass by the lids shake violently and blood curdling screems are heard from within the cast iron c...
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