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by Hauntedone
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:16 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Alton Towers Haunted House Hauntedone website
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Re: Alton Towers Haunted House Hauntedone website

Thanks also for your kind comments about the book. :)
by Hauntedone
Thu Jan 15, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Alton Towers Haunted House Hauntedone website
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Re: Alton Towers Haunted House Hauntedone website

No luck, it was kindly hosted free of charge before.
by Hauntedone
Mon Jan 12, 2015 11:52 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Alton Towers Haunted House Hauntedone website
Replies: 11
Views: 2626

Alton Towers Haunted House Hauntedone website

Hi.
I've just been looking at updating the Hauntedone website and have noticed that the site hosting has been closed its hosting witout informing me. Therefore the site is currently unavailable, I am currently looking for a new host if anyone can recommend a good one.
Cheers Michael
by Hauntedone
Thu Oct 13, 2011 11:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sad news Keith Sparks passes away.
Replies: 13
Views: 3507

Sad news Keith Sparks passes away.

The legendary Keith Sparks has passed away on Tuesday Evening after a long illness.
Keith has worked on loads of theme park attractions, including Altons Doom and Sons, Chessingtons bubble works, and the magestic altons 90s haunted house. :'(
by Hauntedone
Tue Jun 07, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Hex: Just who is Damian Varley?
Replies: 16
Views: 3935

Re: Hex: Just who is Damian Varley?

Damien was the estates and maintenance manager for Alton towers. Sadly he has passed away now.
by Hauntedone
Mon Nov 29, 2010 12:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 41746

Re: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories

[color=#400000]The original haunted house did not have a back story, when the ride was designed the house was created using story boards and these story boards with the exception of the queue areas were individual to its particular effect. Some were in different locations in the ride with the loss o...
by Hauntedone
Sat Nov 20, 2010 8:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The John Wardley Interview - Questions
Replies: 175
Views: 20053

Re: The John Wardley Interview - Submit Your Questions NOW!

What would you do to Duel given the opportunity ?
by Hauntedone
Tue Nov 16, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers documentary
Replies: 21
Views: 4709

Re: Alton Towers documentary

The Magic Factory is very good. Themes, Dreams and Scream Machines was the best of Alton documentary's. This documentary follows the construction of Katanga Canyon and Gloomy Wood / The Haunted House. Infact most of the construction pictures on Haunted Ones website are screen captured from this doc...
by Hauntedone
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Towers Dungeons - Your Views
Replies: 13
Views: 2119

Re: Towers Dungeons - Your Views

It would be great if they did :twisted:
by Hauntedone
Mon Nov 15, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel's future
Replies: 140
Views: 17071

Re: Duel's future

Just to keep you up todate on the possible changes to Duel. Money has been secured to do some work on the ride over the closed season. Things that have been talked about include to repair and reinstate the hand and the magic book, also new figure for the finger zombies and some new lighting. I've c...
by Hauntedone
Mon Nov 15, 2010 3:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Were you ever scared of the Haunted House ?
Replies: 91
Views: 26710

Re: Were you ever scared of the Haunted House ?

I felt anxious when i was queueing through the grave yard and this built up to excitement. I loved it and now its my obsession. I still remember feeling apprehensive at what would happen next and can remember squinting when we travelled through the screaming room. Fantastic, I hope the improvements ...
by Hauntedone
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Rides You Never Rode (but wish you had)
Replies: 136
Views: 48280

Re: Rides You Never Rode (but wish you had)

Like Furie I have had the privilege to have done them all with the exception of Driving Shool.
It means i'm an old git!
However rides i'd love to do again include:
The blackhole
Doom and Son
Around the world/toylandtours
Thunderlooper
and the Haunted house in 1992 :D
by Hauntedone
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Monorail Mural
Replies: 20
Views: 4609

Re: Old Monorail St Painting

I think the Haunted House section was the last part to be painted over and I must admit it is heartbreaking, considering it wasn't damaged or replaced with anything better, but hey thats Alton for you! :cry:
by Hauntedone
Mon Nov 15, 2010 2:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Murals
Replies: 6
Views: 2492

Re: Alton Towers Murals

Love these! Thanks for sharing :D :D
by Hauntedone
Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1478
Views: 301122

Re: Park Music and Videos

Cheers, EB, I'll look into it. Thanks for the giant's lair track!
by Hauntedone
Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1478
Views: 301122

Re: Park Music and Videos

"oldmarkdonald" wrote:
Thanks for that, its amazing to here the sounds of the haunted house again, but are those the full tracks they seem to just cut off at the end?

But thank you


Which ones cut off, I'm giving the whole site a make over and it would help me to know as when I access them they play fine.

Cheers
by Hauntedone
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Hex, could the end be insight?
Replies: 16
Views: 2589

Re: Hex, could the end be insight?

Can you imagine Hex being changed into, for example , a space themed ride inside a gothic stately home? Not really, it is impossible to have any other theme than something linked to Staffordshire and Alton Towers. Actually mate I wouldn't put it past them to do something as utterly stupid as that, ...
by Hauntedone
Wed Sep 16, 2009 5:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Hex, could the end be insight?
Replies: 16
Views: 2589

Hex, could the end be insight?

I've just finished reading Michael Fishers book Alton Towers Past and present, which by the way is a really good read. Towards the end of the book, page 171 the author who is on the committee for restoration states that '... the armoury, picture gallery and octagon are now structurally sound and and...
by Hauntedone
Fri Aug 28, 2009 9:47 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Haunted House Restoration Petition
Replies: 32
Views: 3313

Re: Haunted House Restoration Petition

[quotePretty lame excuses aren't they? Failure is just an opportunity to try again and get it right, and what they don't seem to have realised is that the odd effect here and there amounts to a collection of effects, failed to work or removed, which spoil the ride experience.[/quote] I agree totally...