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by Dachshund
Fri Jan 10, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Abandoned
Replies: 12
Views: 3117

Re: Abandoned

LoopinLiam wrote:
Has anyone got the directions to the abandoned toilet block? And if possible, provide pictures for every step of the way? Thank you!


I went a few years back, I remember it being pretty easy to find. It's on a bank just on the far side of the Swiss Cottage.
by Dachshund
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 178
Views: 41071

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I went in Duel yesterday. The second grand hall monster, the tunnel and one of it's eyes, a zombie, pillar demon, half the screaming heads and more I think, they were all broken. Plus the new portraits are too bright and the lighting is just terrible. You could see the mechanisms of the bats and hea...
by Dachshund
Wed Oct 30, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: A collection of Alton Towers videos
Replies: 2
Views: 3623

Footage from the 80s

Came across this the other day, some great footage in there. Particularly interesting to see Spaceboat and where it used to be.

https://youtu.be/esuNgscrJmA
by Dachshund
Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*
Replies: 251
Views: 60757

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

At the time the Gangsta Granny rumour came up I thought it would be in the Charlie building, since Williams is like the modern Roald Dahl that seemed obvious but clearly that's not the case. I wouldn't mind one David Williams ride but not a "Walliams World". I'm a firm believer that one IP...
by Dachshund
Wed Mar 27, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 63
Views: 12767

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

The thing I don't like about it is that you have for example the Towers pointing up at an angle, then immediately behind it is the Dungeon which doesn't. Just looks like bits of different maps quickly collaged together.
by Dachshund
Sun Mar 17, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 268231

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Imagine if all that money had been spent on a better tunnel and new theming features instead!
by Dachshund
Sat Mar 16, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2893
Views: 449486

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Pretty sure four years is the longest a map design has ever lasted? Normally two or three. Which is a shame because it's my least favourite design they've ever had
by Dachshund
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon
Replies: 315
Views: 50198

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Even Doom and Sons had a better, scarier look and that was nearly 40 years ago. The giant wood fence is just so lazy and unfitting.
by Dachshund
Fri Feb 15, 2019 6:43 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Is VR a threat to theme parks in the long-term?
Replies: 1
Views: 905

Is VR a threat to theme parks in the long-term?

Hi everyone! Here's a worrying thought: what if in the future, days out at a theme park cease to exist? Within the next few years, VR visuals will be indistinguishable from real life. Then there's motion simulators, which when paired with VR could perfectly recreate a real rollercoaster (minus the f...