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by aru
Thu Jun 21, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

AT are not doing themselves any favours asking questions on Facebook!  :?
by aru
Thu Jun 14, 2012 7:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: News: Reduced Attraction Operating Hours *Updated*
Replies: 75
Views: 11822

Re: News: Reduced Attraction Operating Hours

I guess that these are the rides people don't rush to when the park opens? Except for Thirteen..  :?
by aru
Mon Jun 11, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort
Replies: 85
Views: 18796

Re: Disneyland: General Discussion 2012

Wow! They really have excelled themselves on the animatronic side of things. The characters flow so well, I had to watch again to check it wasn't partly CGI.
by aru
Mon Jun 11, 2012 11:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Duel - General Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 7963

Re: Duel - General Discussion

Does anyone know which team is responsible for most of the changes on the ride recently? Could said team move on to Charlie next?  :lol:
by aru
Sun Jun 10, 2012 11:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: monorail
Replies: 46
Views: 6842

Re: monorail

Why do AT never get first impressions right!! It's the same old story every season.  :roll:
by aru
Sun Jun 10, 2012 8:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Duel - General Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 7963

Re: Duel - General Discussion

In its 20th year the ride system is doing great! The ride is still very enjoyable and the recent nods to the old Haunted House are a good touch. I can't see Duel going anywhere in the medium-term.. Although it is sitting on a valuable bit of blank development land as other areas slowly get eaten up....
by aru
Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

It sounds to me that perhaps a new CCTV monitor has been installed so the OP can see the new exit. Obviously it wasn't intended that it would be there so the cabin hasn't been designed for it. Seems simple enough to make it less obvious to riders though.. :?
by aru
Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?
Replies: 19
Views: 4258

Re: Is the Recession Hitting Towers Hard?

I think lower gate figures are being caused by a combination things - no .1 being the fact that everyone is skint and AT don't seem to realise! You cannot get to AT easily without a car and high fuel costs plus rediculous car parking charges do not inspire people to drive long distances to pay silly...
by aru
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Air Tunnel
Replies: 604
Views: 101858

Re: Air Tunnel

Wow Air opened 10 years ago and we are still banging on about the tunnel!  :lol:
by aru
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?
Replies: 45
Views: 11148

Re: Nemesis - Has it been left to rot?

Just an observation - looking back a the topic in 2005 no one mentioned Tussauds when expressing disappointment with Nemesis being a mess. Now this and almost every topic gets the "Merlin" treatment. I'm not saying Merlin are not to blame but it is interesting to see where blame is pointed...
by aru
Wed May 30, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers' Pricing
Replies: 45
Views: 7589

Re: Towers' Pricing

It does feel that AT deliberately over-inflate their gate price to cater for widespread use of BOGOF. It would be interesting to experiment with a lower fixed gate price and no BOGOF offers, but I don't think it would be successful. BOGOF vouchers provide an additional incentive to visit the park - ...
by aru
Wed May 30, 2012 12:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

How bizarre, but guess it is just a bit of fun PR to get the ride in the spotlight. The new PR rep isn't as charismatic as Morwenna..
by aru
Mon May 28, 2012 11:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Steet Fastpass?
Replies: 24
Views: 4446

Re: Towers Steet Fastpass?

I guess they've got some head of retail pushing this with little regard for anything else. In my experience people do not respond well to pushy OTT sales techniques so why are they doing this? I get that AT is a business, but battering guests as soon as they enter the park seems crackers. No one wan...
by aru
Mon May 28, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

I think N:ST is quite an original ride, so I am confused by some comments that adding the scare maze is completely unoriginal? I can't think of another ride with this combination of experiences? The maze might be a cheap scare, but surely that is what an ending requires - lots of dark rides do it be...
by aru
Mon May 28, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

Great post Sazzle. You've hot the nail on the head. The ride probably looked good on paper but did not deliver in reality. The guest feedback was bad (as was ours) and the park had no choice but to look at their options. Now - in my view they have added what should have been here all along, an endin...
by aru
Mon May 28, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

I disagree. The scare maze alone would be naff as a permanent attraction for 2012.

The original HEX got a complete rework in about the same period it has taken to sort out N:ST. I am glad that AT have had the same attitude to N:ST.
by aru
Sun May 27, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

I think saying that if the last part is the scary bit then 'why didn't they do that, it would have saved them money' is missing the point! Look at Saw Scare Maze.. We have a really original attraction here which is very advanced for AT's standards! It is like the dungeons meets Scarefest. From watch...
by aru
Sun May 27, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

Jesus the pessimism on here is rife! I don't get what people expect, even when the reviews are good..
by aru
Sun May 27, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 238964

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

It is quite defeatist to say 'whatever they do I won't like it' - I would at least ride the thing before making comments like that. Everyone knows that it is a revision to the ride, that is what it needed!
by aru
Sat May 26, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 288118

Re: Park Music and Videos

Thank goodness. I thought my ears would melt!
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