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by HAJiME
Sat Feb 04, 2012 11:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Things people say about AT that you really hate!
Replies: 484
Views: 48019

Re: Things people say about AT that you really hate!

This isn't Towers specific, but I just hate it when people winge about queues. Like, if you can't occupy your brain for an hour... Then seriously how do you get through life day to day? People who moan about queues ruin everyone else's day, and they seem to do it just for the sake of it. Like you'll...
by HAJiME
Sat Jan 21, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 150499

Re: Chessington World Of Adventures: General Discussion

As much as zoo additions excite me as a local annual pass holder who happens to love zoos... I don't understand how they are a good addition for Chessington as a theme park . No one is going to pay their extortionate price for a glorified zoo, are they? I know I wouldn't. The problem is, they have l...
by HAJiME
Fri Jan 20, 2012 4:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 ticket price is £42
Replies: 81
Views: 11184

Re: 2012 ticket price is £42

£42 is a lot for one day at an attraction. There is no denying that. It's too much. £21 isn't, though. And that really is the crux of the matter. BOGOFs are so commonplace that quoting "£42" as the entrance fee just isn't a true representation of the price. I think the voucher culture we h...
by HAJiME
Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:38 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 734484

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Ive noticed lots of people in this topic quoting that oblivion was a "Black" colour when it opened. It isnt black & never was. Its more of a navy colour in reality. I have found the exact colour of oblivion using the colour picker in paint, and compared it with black; this is what I g...
by HAJiME
Sun Jan 08, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 734484

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

3. SOURCE NOISE LEVELS AND NOISE PROPAGATION PROPOSED COASTER NOISE LEVELS 3.1 Noise from the planned new coaster was modelled based on a similar one located at Thorpe Park. The Thorpe Park ride, “Saw” is the same type and manufacturer as the proposed ride, including a “beyond vertical” drop. Third...
by HAJiME
Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:08 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 734484

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I keep forgetting about Takabisha, and wow, that doesn't seem to have many block brakes either. That's my theory out the window.

Would love to see throughput stats for it, but it being in Japan... I don't think we ever will unless we contacted Gerstlaurer to ask.
by HAJiME
Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:58 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 734484

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

With people saying that throughput will be an issue with eurofighter trains and saying that AT should use trains like maverick and fahrenheit, I thought I would look up the throughput of them two coasters and both of them are less than 1000. Maverick = 936, Fahrenheit = 850 and Saw's throughput is ...
by HAJiME
Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

Makes me laugh that everyone moaned about how Thirteen was handled, this is handled completely differently and everyone moans. Surely this means SW7 won't be in FV? I hope so, it's busy enough all ready and with a new attraction next year, it's not going to get any quieter. If anything, I think it m...
by HAJiME
Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

Sigh.
by HAJiME
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

"DiogoJ42" wrote:
I disagree. The ride type is fundamental to the experience. If ride type didn't matter, parks would be buying Intamin wingriders instead of B&M ones.

:/

My comments were specific to dark rides
by HAJiME
Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

But it's not that people are being fanboyish (well, I'm certainly not) or disliking your negativity just on the basis of that, it's that the "facts" grounding your judgment in are completely pulled out of thin air through assumption. I don't disagree with your opinion on the basis of child...
by HAJiME
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I'm going on record now, saying that it will be a dissapointment. Remember all the hype over Th13teen's crypt? everyone had such high expectations for the "effects"... But look what we got. Those of you who have these wild ideas about what will happen in there are going to feel it the mos...
by HAJiME
Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/313770_199552873447851_100001794186312_454253_1143474768_n.jpg I think this image James posted should be quoted over and over until people get it. "The attractions are part of a bigger dark Ride concept." "The attractions are part ...
by HAJiME
Wed Sep 28, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

"siralgenon" wrote:
So, let me get this right, the new attraction is going to be a ABC drop ride?

But we don't know if it will be the 'Extremis Type' or on of the turning ones?

:)

Why are we limiting ourselves to two options? :O
by HAJiME
Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

No, means I'm sick of explaining why it's important for it not to get out.
by HAJiME
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I don't think it really needs to be kept a secret anyway, this is a medium investment, not a new Secret Weapon - plus it opens us up to more in depth discussion.

Sigh.
by HAJiME
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:10 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: What is the most intimidating rollercoaster type?
Replies: 19
Views: 2313

Re: What is the most intimidating rollercoaster type?

Before I went to BGW, I'd have said the Dive Machine. But they somehow managed to make it look pathetic with baby blue paint.

No coasters really scare me, but anything tall immediately conveys intimidation. Drop towers are intimidating. :(
by HAJiME
Tue Sep 27, 2011 9:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I have no such permission. I have no idea what the circumstances are about keeping it hush, either. But if Ian from CoasterForce found out today, you'll all know before long won't you. :)
by HAJiME
Tue Sep 27, 2011 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I'd rather it was kept quiet for as long as possible. But then again, I know what it is. But even if I didn't, despite curiosity, it's of importance it's kept quiet because like I keep trying to explain the ride mechanism is not attraction focus. I can't imagine Ian keeping it quiet, and I'm sure ot...
by HAJiME
Tue Sep 27, 2011 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 182217

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I was meant to be at EAS with CoasterForce today, but due to a sick doggie I couldn't make it. I hope to go tomorrow though... Fingers crossed. Sounds like it's been a fairly exciting day. On the subject of Vekoma, eh. I give them credit, but I can't say I particularly enjoy many of their rides. The...
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