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by Gax
Thu Nov 02, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 35973

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

I don't think we'll see any retheme of Mutiny Bay or see SW8 in its own area unfortunately. I think they will just stick it in Mutiny Bay as it is and ignore the fact they are two completely conflicting themes in the vein of Galactica/Forbidden Valley and Rita/Dark Forest to a lesser extent.
by Gax
Sun Jun 15, 2014 8:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Submission Replacement
Replies: 156
Views: 23422

Re: Submission Replacement

Not sure if anybody saw this on the AT facebook yesterday..? A clue for a new ride soon maybe?
Could equally mean nothing!

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by Gax
Sat May 17, 2014 10:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 78714

Re: CBeebies Land 2014 - General Discussion

We have bugs on the treetop cars!

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by Gax
Sun Mar 16, 2014 12:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2014 Park Map
Replies: 80
Views: 18326

Re: 2014 Park Map

I think the new map is definitely an improvement! And we should think ourselves lucky that it is nothing like Thorpe's new monstrosity!

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by Gax
Sat Oct 26, 2013 2:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Sonic Spinball
Replies: 117
Views: 19343

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

Now that we're reaching the back end of the season, and with the news about Cebeebies Land, what do we think is going to happen to Spinball? The sponsorship deal with Sega runs out at the end of this year and people have spoken about the ride being moved in the past, but surely we would have seen pl...
by Gax
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2013
Replies: 222
Views: 32648

Re: Ride Downtime 2013

Runaway Minetrain was down all day today, and the train was stopped on the track in two halves near the tunnel. First half of the train: http://img838.imageshack.us/img838/3721/54v6.jpg Second half (sorry about the immense blur): http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8537/dpel.jpg Not sure what has happe...
by Gax
Wed Jul 24, 2013 7:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509096

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Went today for my first visit of 2013. After watching construction of the Smiler almost daily from the end of last year until it's opening, I was pretty upset heading to the park thinking that it would almost certainly be closed, on top of the expectation of huge queues with it being the first day o...
by Gax
Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:48 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Post Your Desktop
Replies: 344
Views: 37547

Re: Post Your Desktop

My beautiful work desktop!
(99% of the time I spend on TTF seems to be at work ;) )

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by Gax
Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Enterprise - is time up?
Replies: 36
Views: 6279

Enterprise - is time up?

TowersStreet are reporting that Enterprise has been suffering some downtime over the past week or so. The ride has been in the park for nearly 30 years now and despite apparent refurbishment this closed season is it starting to show its age and reach its last legs? If Enterprise were to go would you...
by Gax
Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509096

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

A question for anyone who has ridden.. Is there any reference to the backstory of the ride in the queueline? TV screens playing videos about the ministry of joy or anything like that? Seems a shame if not because most will not really know what it is all about.
by Gax
Wed Jun 12, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509096

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Guys, take a step back, nobody is hiding anything from 'The Chinese'... I think the idea is that Alton Towers wanted to keep the 14 inversions of The Smiler a secret from the public, in a similar manner to how Oblivions vertical drop was kept a secret of sorts. This is quite apparent through press r...
by Gax
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Old Rehydrator
Replies: 25
Views: 6834

Re: Old Rehydrator

Photos of the old Rehydrator:

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by Gax
Tue Jun 11, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which ride at alton towers was the first one to get a shop?
Replies: 11
Views: 2638

Re: Which ride at alton towers was the first one to get a shop?

The orignal Nemesis shop in 1994 can be seen in this picture (Just under Thunder Looper's Loop) http://i271.photobucket.com/albums/jj133/codona333/d6bdbd19.jpg And in this picture in the background next to the Nemesis Nosh bus http://old.towerstimes.co.uk/history/oldrides/coasters/looper5.jpg Best p...
by Gax
Wed Jun 05, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509096

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Just wondering...

Why does it matter if it was the train or the track which caused the stall?
by Gax
Fri May 31, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 509096

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Love the entire queue, the proximity to the ride, the projections, the screens, everything! Even the overhead caging! This ride just looks incredible.

Just wondering, is there any kind of pre-show/video shown detailing the backstory?
by Gax
Sun May 26, 2013 5:29 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1729355

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Obnoxious tweets are probably justified in this instance, the way the whole thing has been handled is a complete shambles and their latest stance of "the Twitter team don't know" is another cop-out. It's not the social media team's fault that whatever has happened has happened, but there ...
by Gax
Sat May 25, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1729355

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

What I don't understand is why they didn't realise before now that they would need some kind of cover to protect people in the queue line from falling objects..? Rita has a tonne of netting over it's queue and that doesn't even go upside down.. I think its quite safe to assume that a combination of ...
by Gax
Fri May 24, 2013 1:07 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1729355

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I think its about time Alton Towers were a bit more honest here. Three days of updating the website with news that it will be closed the next day is pretty disrespectful really, I appreciate that they just want to get it open soon as and therefore are playing things by ear, but people have invested ...
by Gax
Thu May 23, 2013 12:05 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1729355

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Oh dear... "Some hopeful customers. They may have a long wait..." From TowersTimes Live i am so pleased im not there till weekend :P God WHAT???? HUH??? Your glad your going on the weekend????? The weekend will be one of the first days the ride opens, it's A BANK HOLIDAY weekend and its H...
by Gax
Thu May 23, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1729355

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Guys I think it's more than H&S with gersualter back on site with there arriving. Back on park I think it could be a little more....and I think it has something to do with that the support those bolts were not just bent but slice out of alignment I'm still amazed that they bodged it that much a...
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