UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Stefan
Sun Jul 23, 2006 10:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed Season Photography
Replies: 356
Views: 74864

Posted: Sun Jul 23, 06:45 pm Post subject: Thats great that thanks, ive always wondered that. im wierd with stuff like that. so im guessin The Flume works on the same concept? Yeah but the water is drained into the lake by the flume station, which is then in closed season also drained into what i w...
by Stefan
Sun Jun 18, 2006 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Photos of SPARK!
Replies: 105
Views: 21918

Theres also a disused queueline at the back of Ugland, behind Soak-A-Saurus. You have to get on that path that starts at the back of Ug Swingers and leads to the little shop and queueline board outside the front of the towers. If you climb through the bushes you will actualy see the wooden queueline...
by Stefan
Sun May 14, 2006 11:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Old Flume or new?
Replies: 22
Views: 8945

Compared to other boat designs i think The Flume is one of the best, its just bright and stands out along with a great fun ride all around ! Notice another design for bathtub boats in the bottom right of this picture. I Prefer our funky red ones :P :P http://www.mack-rides.com/bilder/produkte/log-fl...
by Stefan
Sun May 07, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Dozens stranded after bus mix-up at Towers
Replies: 16
Views: 4237

When i got the 32A back to Hanley the other month there was a really big queue but luckily we all managed to get on. Someone did mention that the day before the driver wouldnt let more people on because the bus was full. Really once an hour is pathetic for a route which could generate so much revenu...
by Stefan
Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:28 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 797
Views: 159177

I went on Tuesday and was really disapointed with the ride compaired to my last visit, half of the effects didnt seem to work right. Along with this the section from where you exit the boat along through to the glass elevators was really disapointing. You couldnt hear the Mike Teavea video at all an...
by Stefan
Wed Apr 19, 2006 7:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Ropers.
Replies: 344
Views: 57156

the ropers own a factory? Yes they own Churchill China in Stoke On Trent. There opinions on Alton Towers are exactly the same as residents who live next to their factory. They have to put up with Alton Towers just for the day, where as the residents who live near to their factory have had to put up...
by Stefan
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tractor Ride
Replies: 6
Views: 2129

Tractor Ride

I dont know if anything like this as been posted before but on my trip to Alton Towers today i noticed that the Tractor ride now has a onride photo ! Along with this your given a certificate saying youve passed your Tractor Driving Test. The new photo booth. http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f239/ ....
by Stefan
Tue Apr 18, 2006 9:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie 'Family Only' Time + Rubbish Day.
Replies: 69
Views: 15558

This is what i was annoyed at, i got to the ride for 9:30 to find Alton Towers have introduced Family Time which is bassicaly for familys. (With One Child Under 12) i was really annoyed, i know its a family ride yes but theres people who have paid money to ride Charlie to find they only get three ho...
by Stefan
Mon Apr 17, 2006 9:20 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 162
Views: 12850

WOW thats all ive got to say, ive been playing on them for hours today :P :P They make the whole ride seem realistic.

Anyone know if there any other good ones out there :?: :?:
by Stefan
Sat Apr 15, 2006 6:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Forget the postcards, why not send me a DVD instead?
Replies: 25
Views: 5245

Yeah there was a feature on about it today on BBC Radio Stoke it must of gone on for about 10 minutes or more on how it will work and the benefits etc. 8) 8)
by Stefan
Thu Apr 13, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Driving School Construction
Replies: 220
Views: 51745

on the bottom row theres a pic and in the bottom corner theres the spinball whizzer banner for while it was under construction will they repaint it and use it as a banner


Ha Ha i thourght the same thing, you can just make out the 04 from "New for 2004" :P :P :P
by Stefan
Wed Apr 12, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: On-Ride Photos E-Mailed
Replies: 20
Views: 5954

I know when you had your recipt down at the bottom you had a code to access it on the internet. www.ridephoto.com The code gave u access to a small little picture then you could order cups and mouse mats etc. You could even pay around a quid to have the picture in digital format. I havnt had a onrid...
by Stefan
Sat Apr 08, 2006 7:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Towers & Chocuvious
Replies: 220
Views: 50845

One of them photos looks like only the right hand side of the main entrance had the Chocolate Towers boards across saying "Welcome To Chocolate Towers" bit of a bodge job if one side had but the other didnt :? :? The crowds looked massive, i take it Alton advertised the time of eruptions then. I tho...
by Stefan
Sat Apr 08, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Towers & Chocuvious
Replies: 220
Views: 50845

That video looks like a pitch invasion :P :P from what i can see the launch looked disapointing there was like loads of smoke and a massive volcanno and the only thing that errupted was a few sweets :oops: :oops:
by Stefan
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Towers & Chocuvious
Replies: 220
Views: 50845

I never knew how they would fire the chocolate in the air, but these pictures i took today show that there will be spouts shooting out the chocolate in diffrent directions. There were men working all around the park today putting up Tents in Fountain Square etc. Along with this they were working on ...
by Stefan
Wed Apr 05, 2006 8:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 797
Views: 159177

I arrived at the park at 12:30 today and went straight to CCF, we queued about 15 to 20 minutes and the queue seemed to go down quite quick. My first impressions were WOW and i loved everything up until the Juicing Room, the fountain is good in there but what is the point in everything else, it got ...
by Stefan
Tue Apr 04, 2006 2:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Bob the Builder
Replies: 20
Views: 7260

The whole thing about themeing is that it works when its actually there, say if you were to walk in a heavily themed area with several rides using the same theme. People will think WOW and it will be noticed more. The only thing all of Cred Street has in common is bright coloured buildings. Some peo...
by Stefan
Sun Apr 02, 2006 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: All Annual pass Info
Replies: 184
Views: 41151

I'll be getting my Pass on the 10th, But i don't have one at the moment, does anyone know whether i could get into the park earlier by purchasing a Normal Day Ticket, then going to the Annual Pass Reception and purchasing an Annual pass? The annual pass office opens at 9 and theres sometimes a queu...
by Stefan
Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 797
Views: 159177

I remember back when it was reported to have “dark scenes that may scare young children”. I'd imagine that’s the case! Cheers Mark, im looking around at the pictures on Towers Nerd but they dont seem to display, ive trided looking at them on my sister laptop and my other computer but all three comp...
by Stefan
Sat Apr 01, 2006 6:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 797
Views: 159177

Wow the bit where the boat looks as if its going really quick looks amazing. The lifts look really good too, as for the themeing for the boat ride it seems to be very intense comparied to Toyland Tours. Things seem a little dark around the place, ie the station but that could be the camera. Roll on ...