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by Queen of Speed
Wed May 30, 2007 11:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 'Major' Attractions for 2008?
Replies: 1289
Views: 216173

Is this just Forum Enduced Rumour or is this news from a reliable source? I hope it is true as it makes perfect sense to replace the BH. Black Hole 2.0 anyone think? Well Rides Supervisors have been informed by upper management that it is the plan for 2008. Obviously it could still not happen due t...
by Queen of Speed
Wed May 30, 2007 5:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 'Major' Attractions for 2008?
Replies: 1289
Views: 216173

^ Good news that a Eurofighter is being installed in the Black Hole tent for next year then! :)
by Queen of Speed
Thu May 17, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: SAW: The Ride
Replies: 2497
Views: 158240

and as for anyone commenting about air being boring Mad this really annoys me, what is the purpose of rides? ... for enjoyment; for fun, there is no such thing as a boring ride because rides are meant to be fun, whether its oblivion or charlie, they're all fun, even if they're not as much fun as ot...
by Queen of Speed
Tue May 01, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6444
Views: 502157

Exactly - they haven't changed the music yet.
by Queen of Speed
Tue May 01, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6444
Views: 502157

By the way, Detonator has now gone back to the old sound track.
It hasn't changed yet.
by Queen of Speed
Thu Apr 19, 2007 1:04 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Has to be worst day EVER for me
Replies: 16
Views: 4073

If you spot it then point it out to a member of staff if possible and they will have no choice but to have the culprits ejected from the park. BTW, cannabis is class C not class A.
by Queen of Speed
Wed Apr 18, 2007 8:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 66738

by Queen of Speed
Tue Apr 17, 2007 7:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 66738

OK I found out for definite what the situation is with the Air music. Turns out Tussauds broke the conditional contract of use for the original track, as a result the composer registered the track with PRS meaning the park must now pay royalties, so they have decided not to use it in favour of anoth...
by Queen of Speed
Wed Apr 11, 2007 12:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 66738

Most of the audio at Thorpe was done compelely in house by park staff. One member of the rides team in particular has played a large part in creating the recent audio and he is also the voice of Slammer. Now the head of audio at TP from 2006 has moved to the Studios as the Audio Production Manager a...
by Queen of Speed
Sun Apr 08, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park Music Changes - 2007
Replies: 454
Views: 66738

Air had its soundtrack copyright run out last year. Looks like the rest did this year. That is 100% NOT true. Alton Towers/Tussauds own all the rights to all the music which they have commissioned themselves, this includes the original Air theme and the Nemesis music. They do not have to pay any fe...
by Queen of Speed
Wed Apr 04, 2007 7:13 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Bad Experiences
Replies: 17
Views: 5656

A bloke hit a female staff member!! What is this world coming to, that is a disgrace! Saw the same thing happen at Thorpe park last year, infact it was a female security guard, after she and her partner came to remove some abusive queue jumpers. She had to go to hospital as well. Luckily her partne...
by Queen of Speed
Mon Apr 02, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Slogan & Early Opening!
Replies: 51
Views: 9523

Alton Towers: "The Fun Starts Here"
Thorpe Park: "Let's Have Some Fun"
Chessington: "The Fun Starts When You Get Here"

Anyone noticing a pattern? :lol:
by Queen of Speed
Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Stuff 07
Replies: 71
Views: 12664

Just shows how pitiful their marketing department is nowadays, when they can't even remember their own stuff!

I wouldn't be surprised if it was produced unofficially by the shops unit manager or someone. At least they make the effort. :)
by Queen of Speed
Sun Mar 25, 2007 8:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Street Music - Is Back! (we hope)
Replies: 190
Views: 32492

Still skeptical, it is a complete waste of money to original music for a temporary firework show. The other stuff is probably from a royalty free source.
by Queen of Speed
Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Street Music - Is Back! (we hope)
Replies: 190
Views: 32492

Where did you hear that? I highly doubt they would go to the expense of commissioning original audio for a 3-day firework show! Plus someone already said the Towers Street music is RF Stock.

Although you could be right i guess. any idea on this company's name?
by Queen of Speed
Thu Mar 22, 2007 2:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Street Music - Is Back! (we hope)
Replies: 190
Views: 32492

By the way the new Towers Street music is actually royalty free and has no copyright. That means the track can be found on the intenet somewhere - get looking people. :P From the little recording someone posted I would say the music is 'alright', certianly better than last year's but by no means gr...
by Queen of Speed
Fri Mar 16, 2007 4:10 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin Attractions Media Topic
Replies: 94
Views: 11999

No it wasnt, that is a completely different tune just with the same name.
by Queen of Speed
Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin Attractions Media Topic
Replies: 94
Views: 11999

No problem, I am the fountain of all thorpe music knowledge. :P
by Queen of Speed
Thu Mar 15, 2007 8:14 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin Attractions Media Topic
Replies: 94
Views: 11999

It was DIES IRAE by VERDI.
by Queen of Speed
Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Flying Fish
Replies: 115
Views: 10358

I was with the photographer at the time. It was after a shambolic X: evacuation where we were directed out of a fire exit which led into that closed off area, so we took the opportunity to get some pics. With no staff in sight, eventually everyone had to climb through the colossus queue to get back ...