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by Mikey
Tue Jul 13, 2010 12:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 'Are you having a good day so far?' - an AT CS essay
Replies: 16
Views: 2673

'Are you having a good day so far?' - an AT CS essay

Being that a lot of us visit Alton Towers regularly, I think I’m safe in assuming that at some point all of us have bought something from a retail outlet inside the park. In assuming this, it is also safe to assume you have been asked the following question: ‘Are you enjoying your day so far?’ Most ...
by Mikey
Sun May 10, 2009 12:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Does Air Invert?
Replies: 16
Views: 2650

Re: Does Air Invert?

I thought the technical term for an inversion was when your head is lower than you legs? In which case, Air inverts you like 10 times. I don't think the term inversion can be really used with flyers... hmm
by Mikey
Sat May 09, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 167634

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Theming does help an average ride become a brilliant ride. Just look at something like Big Thunder Mountain. All average coasters, but because of the theme they're fantastic experiences. That's why, hopefully, even if we have a pretty mediocre coaster in SW6 (I'm not saying it will be) then the them...
by Mikey
Thu May 07, 2009 9:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Construction
Replies: 658
Views: 124063

Re: SW6 Construction

Yes. Roland Mack Walter Bolliger Claude Mabillard Robert Spieldiener And I'm pretty sure I can see the celestial form of Anton Schwarzkopf in there as well! Seems like things are getting ready to kick off on site. It's funny, cos previous SW's had all started construction by now. But then again, it...
by Mikey
Wed May 06, 2009 6:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 167634

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Before I post this I'd just like to state I am apart of the crowd that think SW6 won't be a B&M. That's not to say I wouldn't like it to be though. But the point I want to make to those who seem passionately against the fact that B&M won't and will never will make bi-rail track is... are you...
by Mikey
Mon May 04, 2009 9:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 167634

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

Well this is bloomin marvellous news. I was convinced that AT would spring another B&M on us. We have not seen a major investment in this park since Rita QoS 5 years ago. So quite why peeps find it hard to believe that AT could not afford another Major rollercoaster and a minor one to go in the...
by Mikey
Mon May 04, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 167634

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

There are certain advantages of opening 2 new coasters next year, but I still don't think it'll happen. DMP are supposed to be opening a new coaster next year. Imagine the marketing AT would do with 2 coasters, and what sort of person would rather go to a park which has opened one new coaster, when ...
by Mikey
Mon May 04, 2009 9:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 167634

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

When was the last time an established theme park opened two major coasters in one year, has it even happened? This is surely too good to be true, the only part that seems even vaguely likely is the rita re-paint. Magic Mountain once planned to build three major rollercoasters in one year. [url=http...
by Mikey
Sun May 03, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 167634

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

The ride enters the building at quite a height, and the building itself is very small in perspective, so in my opinion there are two options for what will happen: 1. A simple backwards tilt, either by the track physically tilting (like Gravity Max) or a switch track (like Everest) 2. A drop tower se...
by Mikey
Sun May 03, 2009 10:06 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: SAW: The Ride
Replies: 2497
Views: 182781

Re: Thorpe Park 2009: Saw - The Ride

I was at the park last week and overheard one of the ride op's in the queue talking to a bunch of young lads, according to him the trap inside, where the actors will be, was donated for free by lionsgate and is an actual prop from one of the films. When the kids got excited he opened the door to the...
by Mikey
Sun May 03, 2009 9:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion
Replies: 1071
Views: 154417

Re: SW6 Viral Marketing/Promotional Discussion

If memory serves me correctly, Alton did relatively little marketing during the 1999 season to promote hex, other than announce the code name 'Project Les' and that it was a dark ride. I believe the first time it was announced was at an ECC trip to AT in January 2000, then a few bits of concept art ...
by Mikey
Sun May 03, 2009 9:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Fish in "Mating Overdrive"
Replies: 17
Views: 2738

Re: Alton Towers Fish in "Mating Overdrive"

I remember a certain member of the alton towers team on opening day telling us they like to go in to sharkbait reef after park close, so maybe they've been taking mucky videos in there to get the fish all frisky :lol:
by Mikey
Sat May 02, 2009 1:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

It has been brought to my attention that speculation has arisen through my channel about a new rollercoaster they have started constructing at Alton Towers. Please note that this channel is in no way affiliated with Alton Towers, nor is it a way of promoting their new rollercoaster. This was also p...
by Mikey
Thu Apr 30, 2009 12:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

It seems like what is a harmless couple of videos in youtube has spiralled ridiculously out of control. Where these accusations are flying from I don't know, but let's just ignore all this. The Dr Rockwell videos have never claimed to be SW6 teasers in the first place. It's amazing what a few key wo...
by Mikey
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

Im not arguing rightbackgranty, I was criticising what you said. No need to get upset. Its true though, Alton are brilliant at what they do advertising wise. This email to Shaun is pathetic, one minute Dr Rockwell is a graduate of history and sciences, and the next he's been working on a hole for t...
by Mikey
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

Shawn, what email address did you recieve that from? Don't be lead on, it won't be real. [email protected].co.uk :) I really don't have a clue what to belive with any of this now its starting to get abit rediculous. :([/quote] The one on wikipedia is different to that, so it looks as though Dr Roc...
by Mikey
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

Shawn, what email address did you recieve that from?

Don't be lead on, it won't be real.
by Mikey
Wed Apr 29, 2009 10:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

There's a difference between Fanboy's getting excited and the general public. What percentage of the UK public do you think knows the corkscrews even gone? Quite a large number I think you'll find. There was quite an extensive midlands campaign, and friends in London that arent "fanboys" ...
by Mikey
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

You edited! Now I have to edit!:

Well if these are hoaxes, then they're not the story AT want to associate with the ride, so it may encourage them to kick start something of their own? I don't know...

These videos haven't even suggested they're anything to do with SW6 anyway!
by Mikey
Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 150712

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

"Kaycee" wrote:
All it's doing is making it less likely that Alton Towers will do their own viral marketing campaign. Such a shame, in my opinion! :(

Why do you think it makes it less likely? If I was AT, I'd see that if a fanboy can create all this fuss, then they could create 10 times the fuss!