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by gloomywood
Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Possible New Ride At Gloomy Wood?
Replies: 43
Views: 12171

If they get rid of that they could move the theming to haunted hollow. An excellent suggestion. I certainly remain optimistic that the park will eventually make some effort to make updates to gloomy wood. I can see that there are mixed opinions on Duel, I personally think it's OK but there's room f...
by gloomywood
Mon Apr 16, 2007 9:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 2030!
Replies: 26
Views: 8198

Welcome to Alton Towers 2030! The Park's looking a little different, but as new and as exciting as ever! Nemesis has been completely revamped, brand new pyrotechnic effects erupting from the top of the great beast, with an all new underground queuing area which has disturbing sounds echoing through ...
by gloomywood
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 64063

Still noticed you ignored my tweny-first century comment


I certainly did! I can be very dumb for a student of my standard sometimes! You are certainly correct, twenty-first century! lol!
by gloomywood
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 64063

My apologies, (btw check university requirements. Chem: A Biology : A for medicine :D ) So, anyway. Here's a 'constructive' response. Nemesis' original music was far too minor. It didn't use techniques like 'motor rhythms' and a decent build up of dynamic contrast. However, it seemed to be popular w...
by gloomywood
Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 64063

Excuse me? Don't have a clue! OMG! An 11 A* student, A-Level Physics, Chem, Bio and an interview for medicine at manchester, newcastle and sheffield! I certainly do have a clue! I've also been Grade 8 on Piano and Saxophone for 3 years, so I think i'd know good music. It's very important to update m...
by gloomywood
Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 64063

Alton towers should move on, and think of something imaginitive and appealing to a multiple audience.

The music's great, and no matter how many petitions this site sets up, it'll be pointless. Let the professionals do their job. How many people on this forum have ever run a theme park?
by gloomywood
Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 64063

Personally, I think that the new music is great. For one, the nemesis music was terrible. It was just annoying and it was tacky. At least the new music is moving on into the twentieth century, there would be no point in keeping the same music especially for an attraction such as nemesis which is get...
by gloomywood
Mon May 01, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Altons needs somthing special! or it's downhill from here!
Replies: 46
Views: 9048

I completely aggree that the towers are plummeting, and fast! I remember going there when I was little and thinking WOW! and when I went four years ago I thought WOW! but upon recent visits I thought, ermmm, not so good anymore. The towers need to formulate something big, unique and something which ...
by gloomywood
Mon May 01, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Space Mountain !
Replies: 59
Views: 18229

Exactly! Alton Towers attempts to mimic disney in every way! Take the Haunted House's Head in the fire (Madame Leota), The ghosts in the mist effect (The organ in HM) Disney will always do better because it is for EVERYONE. Alton Towers is for thrills with minimal Family orientated experiences. This...
by gloomywood
Mon May 01, 2006 9:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Space Mountain !
Replies: 59
Views: 18229

Hex is no way as good as the Illusions of Disney's haunted mansion. The AT Design team just haven't got the edge. I actually thought that Haunted Mansion was terrible compared to Hex. It didn't live up to the hype and it completely failed to scare me. Hex ticked both of these boxes :yikes: Disney's...
by gloomywood
Mon May 01, 2006 4:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Space Mountain !
Replies: 59
Views: 18229

Hex is easily up to Disney standards as is Nemesis so I see now reason why the replacement of BH couldn't be. Hex is no way as good as the Illusions of Disney's haunted mansion. The AT Design team just haven't got the edge. The Coasters which they produce, aka John Wardley, makes the best rollercoa...
by gloomywood
Sat Apr 29, 2006 11:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Space Mountain !
Replies: 59
Views: 18229

Duel is a darn good ride, Why because it has good effects and is interactive. Alton Towers is a wonderful park, but it could never match the outstanding quality of Disney. They are the king of the theme park industry, trying to immitate a space ride like space mountain would be an awful mistake. The...
by gloomywood
Sat Apr 29, 2006 7:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Space Mountain !
Replies: 59
Views: 18229

Alton Towers shouldn't even attempt to match disney standards, no way!. Black Hole's gone and it's forgotten by a lot of people I've spoken to. It was a terror of a ride, unsafe and poor quality. They shouldn't even try to imitate a pure genius, superb quality ride like space mountain.
by gloomywood
Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ever been on a ride when it broke down?
Replies: 96
Views: 26512

My most recent ride shut downs have been on: Air - We were stuck in the station when one of the seats at the back wouldn't retract up so the mechanism got stuck :(, we were there for about 15 minutes and Duel The ride stopped for 20 Minutes! It told us to stay in our seats, but eventually the ride c...
by gloomywood
Mon Apr 17, 2006 11:55 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 168
Views: 13782

Those are some of the greatest ride simulations I have ever seen. These disney sims really do make you feel responsible for controlling the ride. Does anyone know where we could find anymore? Granted, they may not be as good but I like looking at them. The first link's sims are not very good at all,...
by gloomywood
Sat Apr 15, 2006 1:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What could replace Hex?
Replies: 86
Views: 28891

Here's a ride idea:- What about they keep the main ride 'Hex' rotating room area, jazz it up a bit with some more decent lighting and effects. The instead of just ending the ride; the end could be like walking through a replica of the forest with some actors in and the whispers of the curse and cree...