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by Dachshund
Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 177
Views: 34837

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: 2479

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 - New for 2020
Replies: 222
Views: 38739

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: 11509

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: 246186

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: 2814
Views: 392821

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 - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 39629

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: 273

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...