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by Wes
Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 123916

Re: 2011: Discussion

:P Some people here are so negative. The park held 2 concerts at the park last year, both of which were a success. It's clear that it's something they wanted to continue - afterall, they held many events like this in the 80's and 90's. As for the choice of bands - they did have Sum 41 play under Nem...
by Wes
Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 123916

Re: 2011: Discussion

If this is the case, I hope that the events and entertainments of 2011 are thrown into the spotlight, they're things that the resort can work on during the season.

Personally I would like to see a 3rd show brought into the park (Katanga/The Farm) with a summer event to join Scarefest & Fireworks?
by Wes
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 123916

Re: 2011: New Attractions Discussion

I don't see how we would know of any attractions being added or not? I know many people know people who work at the resort and have their 'sources', however it's perfectly plausable that an attraction has, is or will be installed before the park opens in a couple of months? Or even a mid season attr...
by Wes
Tue Jan 25, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Steak House coming to ATH!
Replies: 105
Views: 14934

Re: New Steak House coming to ATH!

To be fair, it's not being advertised anywhere or even been offically confirmed, so I don't think we can expect it to be opened any time.

It does sound very nice though, I wander what sort of tasty treats they will have on offer.
by Wes
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1440
Views: 119818

Re: Merlin interview

It must be said though that the constant negativity towards Alton Towers, and the Merlin hate bandwagon steaming its away around these forums is becoming tiresome and seriously off-putting. :x :clap: As a TTF veteran & someone who rarely posts but still watches the forums. I agree. People have ...
by Wes
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Marketing/PR Stunts Topic
Replies: 417
Views: 52173

Re: Alton Towers Marketing/PR Stunts Topic

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by Wes
Fri Dec 10, 2010 12:24 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Student Fees Demonstration
Replies: 226
Views: 18941

Re: Student Fees Demonstration

Mindless thugs.

Chuck them behind bars. I don't mind paying out of my taxes to keep them off the streets. If they had an education they'd be dangerous.
by Wes
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Probably the best photo of Nemesis ever taken
Replies: 16
Views: 3457

Re: Probably the best photo of Nemesis ever taken

Marky.com had a couple of really quite mind blowing images of Nemesis. I can't find them now, but they were so good, they stick out in my head 2 years on!
by Wes
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.
Replies: 66
Views: 7418

Re: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.

£5 is brilliant value for money!

I went ice skating at Somerset House at the start at the year which set me back a tasty £15.
by Wes
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.
Replies: 66
Views: 7418

Re: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.

Brilliant!

They've needed this for years. I expect it will be very magical. Cheap as well.

:clap:
by Wes
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Factory Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 4993

Re: Chocolate Factory Shop

Completely off topic, but I believe that Cadburys lost their contract at the start of this season.
by Wes
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Factory Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 4993

Re: Chocolate Factory Shop

I think the big issue here is that the ride is lisenced through the Dahl estate - If I remember correctly, the family were very touch and go about the ride happening and a LOT of the rides budget went towards the Dahl family for lisences to use illustrations, designs and the story. Because of this, ...
by Wes
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Factory Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 4993

Re: Chocolate Factory Shop

There was actually a shop planned for the end of the ride after the lifts.


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by Wes
Thu Nov 11, 2010 11:37 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Laptop Advice
Replies: 26
Views: 3699

Re: Laptop Advice

Okay - I've decided to go for a Mac! I have had a long thought (3ish months) about it and have realised it would be the better choice for my needs. I'm going to put the boat out, but am torn between the new Macbook Air and the Macbook Pro - So now I need your advice as to which one of these to go fo...
by Wes
Thu Nov 11, 2010 7:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Student Fees Demonstration
Replies: 226
Views: 18941

Re: Student Fees Demonstration

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:clap:

(NSFW BTW)
by Wes
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010
Replies: 401
Views: 55477

Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

I just hope that the themed lighting will remain on the rides for this event.
by Wes
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Katanga Canyon 2011
Replies: 32
Views: 5564

Re: Katanga Canyon 2011

This reminds me of a rumor I heard at the start of the season about a stage being built in the area. Do we think it could be this?
by Wes
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Shrek & General attraction discussion for 2011?
Replies: 552
Views: 80129

Re: Shrek attraction for 2011?

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Bored & Imagined this.

Also, I thought Squirrel Nutty could be renamed 'Donkeys Adventure' or something.
by Wes
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Shrek & General attraction discussion for 2011?
Replies: 552
Views: 80129

Re: Shrek attraction for 2011?

I heard rumors a while back that there was going to be a Shrek themed land... ...Isn't there an area between Old MacDonalds Farm and Adventure Land that's been neglected over the years that houses the Ice Tent and has already has a theme to match that can easily be adapted? :wink: If the 4D attracti...
by Wes
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New 2010 Aerial Photos added to Alton Towers Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 5164

Re: New 2010 Aerial Photos added to Alton Towers Facebook

They're a pretty rubbish set of photos to be honest! Haha.

Not one of them really focuses on anything and if it does, it's missing half a ride or something.



And only the left of the park?!