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by phillipvass
Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Roper update
Replies: 259
Views: 55795

Re: Roper update

I live quite close to the towers and have friends who live in the village of Alton. The villagers main issue with the park has always been the traffic issues caused by the influx of people every day of the week (which has been planned but as of yet not been green lighted), the corkscrews lift was ve...
by phillipvass
Thu Aug 09, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 813670

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I find Nemesis great because it's a brilliant ride with good themeing. If SW7 is to pull it off and beat the all mighty Nemesis, it needs to have good, original themeing, a smooth and enjoyable ride and (if there is one), a non-gimmicky, exciting worlds first. I'm sure SW7 will be a great ride but ...
by phillipvass
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:32 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Longden Park
Replies: 1
Views: 770

Longden Park

A project i've been working on for a while now, just thought i'd share it!... http://i39.tinypic.com/34pb8nb.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/2465sag.jpg http://i39.tinypic.com/mvgqh0.jpg http://i44.tinypic.com/11wag6b.jpg http://i41.tinypic.com/214v52d.jpg http://i40.tinypic.com/5upgs3.jpg http://i39.tin...
by phillipvass
Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Secret Weapons - the end
Replies: 62
Views: 8655

Re: Secret Weapons - the end

I think most people only consider the B&M's to be true SW's... Thirteen is nowhere near the others in terms of ride experience and landscaping (Yes, even Air). Until we get another B&M the last SW was Air in my opinion, and i'm very skeptical about a cramped up Eurofighter rescuing the SW's ...
by phillipvass
Sun Mar 25, 2012 12:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253442

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

So you're saying this is Hex, which is good in most people's books? The difference being that Hex has a fantastic storyline, has not alienated under 12's, is set in beautiful surroundings which has real atmosphere, has a fantastic soundtrack and ride itself lasts for nearly 3mins... I really wanted...
by phillipvass
Sun Mar 25, 2012 8:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253442

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Even with all the effects working (If there are some to be added?) I really don't think this ride can be rescued... There's no point in building the ride up to a massive climax only for it to be a 4 foot drop, you would have thought Alton Towers would have learnt from Thirteen. The only positive is ...
by phillipvass
Mon Mar 19, 2012 7:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra...
Replies: 420
Views: 56619

Re: SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra...

That is by far the best advert since Air...

Brilliant, well done Alton Towers!  :D
by phillipvass
Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 Map & Marketing
Replies: 155
Views: 29747

Re: 2012 Map & Marketing - Hopes & Expectations

I would like to see a return to the use of ride logos on park maps, not too sure why they stopped doing that in the first place?! As for general marketing, i'd love it if they started using the magical bubbles like they did pre-2005. I'm currently doing a study on business marketing/ brand identity ...
by phillipvass
Fri Dec 22, 2006 5:07 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Terra Mitica
Replies: 130
Views: 11446

Doesn't Hulk, the ride have a launch?
by phillipvass
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Do You Buy Shortcut Tickets?
Replies: 9
Views: 3109

I always buy them as we only get to visit the park a few times a year and seeing as we usually use discount vouchers to get in anyway it doesn't work out too bad. :)
by phillipvass
Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your concept for the woody.
Replies: 11
Views: 4750

Alton need to completely re-develop the whole Cred Street area to fit in with the new area, for instance: - The whole of cred street should be re-themed to a sinister old 18th Century village similar to Sleepy Hollow. Whilst the new area is transformed in this way: - A Shoot the Chute ride is build ...
by phillipvass
Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Replies: 797
Views: 169632

Its great news either way, John Wardley working with Alton Towers again! Well I do say, spiffing news


Amen brother
by phillipvass
Mon Oct 23, 2006 2:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 'Major' Attractions for 2008?
Replies: 1289
Views: 224198

it would be much better to have themed pre-recored speeches


At any other park, yes. Good idea, but at alton.....

(think's pre-recorded speech in the Nemesis station)

.......not such a good idea :roll:

Phil
by phillipvass
Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed Rides
Replies: 124
Views: 28473

Is it just me or has Rita been worse this season in terms of downtime than in it's opening season? :? I'm seriously looking forward to seeing how maverick gets on next year :)
by phillipvass
Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 'Major' Attractions for 2008?
Replies: 1289
Views: 224198

This is really fantastic news for Alton, I don't know whether I want to see the plans before the ride itself as i've got a feeling it won't live up to my expectations :) By the way, I should be going either on Saturday or Monday, so if any of you want piccys taken of potential woody/shoot spots feel...
by phillipvass
Sun Oct 08, 2006 6:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3029
Views: 459666

Quite true, sorry :wink:
by phillipvass
Sun Oct 08, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Top Ten Alton Towers Rides...
Replies: 21
Views: 27537

My Top 10: 10. The Flume (Very important development contributed to the success of Alton in the 80's) 9. The Haunted House (Helped Alton move into the family market) 8. The Runaway Minetrain (A classic family attraction) 7. Hex (A truely unique ride which only Alton could pull off successfully) 6. A...
by phillipvass
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:53 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3029
Views: 459666

Will the rides remain open until late on the Sunday aswell?
by phillipvass
Sun Oct 08, 2006 4:50 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3029
Views: 459666

So can I just get this cleared up, there will be only one night of fireworks on Saturday 28th of October :? So what is happening on the Friday and Sunday of the Electric towers event then?
by phillipvass
Sat Oct 07, 2006 11:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed Rides
Replies: 124
Views: 28473

Just to confirm - the monorail runs everyday again now! The idea of closing it in the week got scrapped after a couple of days!!! As far as i'm aware the only ride with a long term closure at the moment is the Runaway mine train. That's brilliant news bigblade! Looks like our weeks of moaning and c...
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