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by Rob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494412

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Single rider on the Smiler is a smart move. I only got 1 go last year when with the family as had to queue for an hour and then do parent swap. I just hope its reintroduced to other rides too. 

*Prays for Wicker man SRQ
by Rob
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 36622

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

I think that currently it looks awful so will wait till opening day to see the finished product. Theres no height variations on the front theming making is look tiny and unappealing. It just looks very cheap and temporary. Comparing to previous attraction entrances this has to be the worse.... https...
by Rob
Fri Feb 22, 2019 8:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 237598

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I think they would keep the Galactica theming and name but just redo (turn off) the introduction videos within the station. Its very unlikely we would see any additional theming to emphasis the space theme.
by Rob
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 237598

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

VR and Galactica gave the resort what they needed for a season, a fairly cheap new marketable ride to bring in visitors. Time to remove the VR and return the attraction back to Air.
by Rob
Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6756
Views: 997235

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I'll be honest, my first ride on Wicker Man was disappointing. I didn't think it lived up to the hype and was expecting so much more after reading reviews of it. Scarefest, my opinion totally changed. The ride seemed fasted and more intense and that was riding it during the day. Again riding it in t...
by Rob
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Forbidden Valley Future
Replies: 56
Views: 10516

Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Interesting, looks like this secures the future of Blade for a good number of years. The metal works look like they are for platforms for the loading and unloading areas.
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Next Themed Area or Area Refurbishment
Replies: 9
Views: 1815

Re: The Next Themed Area/Area Refurb

It wouldn't surprise me if Cloud Cuckoo Land was closed throughout 2019 with the area boarded off with signs saying area under redevelopment.

Gallopers Carousel relocated to Fountain square, Driving school closed and Frog hopper removed due to the replacement in CBeebies Land. 
by Rob
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 163483

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

Nickolai wrote:
I understand this is an investment and will be a filler in CBeebies Land, however given that Dungeons could be an upcharge, I am not sure what to get excited for in 2019.

The ability to experience Wicker Man again  :lol
by Rob
Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT ScareMazing - 20th October 2018 - Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 1182

Re: TT ScareMazing - 20th October 2018 - Photos

Epic photos as always :)
by Rob
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 268
Views: 57092

Re: SW9

I can't see Rita going and being replaced any time soon and certainly not with the same sort of style of ride. A coaster construction replacing Rita would also most likely involve having to close Thirteen, that would be 2 coasters closed for the majority of at least one season. I wouldn't be surpris...
by Rob
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2789
Views: 373718

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Justin wrote:
I do find it strange how they have included Duel in the line up. It is out on a limb!

Also means little or no major TLC will take place on the attraction during the closed season.
by Rob
Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:34 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 411
Views: 41454

Re: Paultons Park

Wow this seems like it could be another large expansion for the park. If its a new area and is themed as good as the Lost Kingdom then i can see this being a huge success for the park. I wonder if this could be a retheme of the area where Cobra and the Edge is as this when i visited this year this w...
by Rob
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)
Replies: 47
Views: 6768

Re: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

Having now experienced Wicker Man here is my top 10

1. Wicker Man
2. The Smiler
3. Nemesis
4. Thirteen
5. Rita
6. Spinball Whizzer
7. Oblivion
8. Galactica
9. Runaway Mine Train
10. Octonauts
by Rob
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:59 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TT Summer Festival 2018 - Reviews and Feedback
Replies: 22
Views: 3484

Re: TT Summer Festival 2018 - Reviews and Feedback

I'm still feeling 'delicate' from the weekend (I went back to Towers on the Sunday and I'm so regretting it right now) but it was such an amazing event! Thank you to everyone involved. The ERTs were amazing, especially the unexpected Wicker Man one. The talk was very open and frank. The ride takeov...
by Rob
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion
Replies: 64
Views: 6068

Re: TowersTimes' Summer Festival - 4th August 2018 - Discussion

Looking to go to this, have any older teenagers attended in the past? (Im 16 and i feel like everyone will be a bit older than me) Usually at our events there is a real mix of ages so I'm sure you won't feel out of place. This event has a real sense of community about it so I'm sure that you will m...
by Rob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 920
Views: 163483

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Although I would very much welcome a re-theme / overhaul of an area it would be nice to see some brand new attractions, not just re-themed ones. An area suited to 6 - 10 years of age is massively needed and this would help fill the gap. The resort however does need some new flat rides / filler attra...
by Rob
Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:24 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018
Replies: 78
Views: 14110

Re: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018

A nice re-fresh of an excisting attraction but feel some parts haven't been touched, even a jet wash of some of the attraction where algae has built up would have made a difference. The tunnel entrance could have been so much better and feel this lets the ride down for being one of the main aspects ...
by Rob
Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 237598

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Can't see VR making a return next year, if it survives the full season this year. I can see the name Galactica staying though as it won't be worth the effort or money to change it back to Air. We do need to see the return of duel stations though as this would help with reduced queue times dramatical...
by Rob
Mon Jan 08, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6756
Views: 997235

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

If this ride is as good as the visuals then it will be a great ride. This is exactly what Alton Towers needs, a new family ride with the thrill factor. As long as Alton Towers don't market it the way they did with Th13teen then they are on to a winner.
by Rob
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT ScareMazing - October 21st 2017 - Photos
Replies: 12
Views: 2571

Re: TT ScareMazing - October 21st 2017 - Photos

Fantastic photos as always that really capture a fantastic day.
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