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by Mr_Gibson
Sun Jan 05, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 405407

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

An interesting collection of rides. I can’t imagine being on Congo River Rapids in Feb so I can see why they didn’t open it!
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 405407

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

When the towers have been open for Feb half term before, what rides have been open?
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1065799

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I got my first back row ride on Wicker Man today, it was a morning run but a nice ride with good airtime!
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 21, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 160
Views: 31942

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I rode it today and it gave me a head bang that it doesn’t normally do. I rode it first thing on a cool morning so that may have something to do with it!
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 16312

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Thanks for the feedback guys. I’ve got some things to mull over!
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 95
Views: 16312

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Hey everyone, I have one day (Monday 21st Oct) to visit a park before the end of the season. I usually do Alton Towers but I’ve never been to Thorpe. Is a long round trip for me but as the opening hours are longer I thought it might be worthwhile. Do you think it’ll be very busy? Is it worth a 2.5 h...
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Sep 21, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 288
Views: 65096

Re: SW9

The Dark Forest area of the park isn’t small yet the way it’s currently laid out makes it feel pokey and cramped. There is potential to do a lot with it if they can be creative. Totally agree with this, when it used to be Ug Land and housed Bone Shaker, Swinger and Corkscrew I used to love going to...
by Mr_Gibson
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 160
Views: 31942

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Sounds interesting! It’ll be interesting to see what they do.
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 160
Views: 31942

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I’ve seen on Instagram that it looks like they are planning something with Nemesis on National Rollercoaster Day. Anyone got any guesses what?
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 231
Views: 44401

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

My favourite thing about the fence is the box containing the Towers has a ‘this side up’ label pointing in the wrong direction...
by Mr_Gibson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 522760

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

It’s such a shame the media drags up the same stuff over and over again. The BBC article reads like it was written automatically by a bot rather than a human and if you don’t read it carefully then the incident could look quite scary. From the App it looks like The Smiler has had the longest queues ...
by Mr_Gibson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1065799

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

It was closed today until about 11.15 ish. I was very lucky and just happened to be in the plaza as they opened it so got to ride with a 5 min wait and it’s now over an hour wait.
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1065799

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Sounds about right... :-/
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 29, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 288
Views: 65096

Re: SW9

The Dark Forest area of the park isn’t small yet the way it’s currently laid out makes it feel pokey and cramped. There is potential to do a lot with it if they can be creative.
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1065799

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

It’s nice to see the flames are on today, I’ve been 3 times this year and this is the first time I’ve seen them on.
by Mr_Gibson
Thu May 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1474

Re: Heritage

My favourite part of the gardens has to be the pagoda fountain. I haven’t seen it on for a while but I’ve always been impressed with the huge plume of water and how enclosed and special the area feels.
by Mr_Gibson
Thu May 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 288
Views: 65096

Re: SW9

I can’t say I’ve been a fan of the Rita area since UG Land went. The Dark Forest theme feels a little ‘tacked on’ when you can still see the Ug Land theming throughly the paint. Definitely a candidate for a retheme, I agree.
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 7716

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

I would love to see the park utilising the Towers more, I always loved what they did with Hex, so any restoration work is good with me!
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 925
Views: 176112

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion

I think that Cloud Cuckoo Land has some great potential to make a new themed area. I normally only go there when on a school trip (the education centre is located there) but it has been looking a bit sad and empty for the last two years.
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 288
Views: 65096

Re: SW9

Is there enough space in cloud cuckoo land for a coaster? I could see some thrilling flats but I’m not sure what the size of the area is like.
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