UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Chris1
Fri Apr 03, 2009 10:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Height restrictions for big rides
Replies: 51
Views: 10814

Re: Height restrictions for big rides

To be honest, I wouldn't expect the ride ops to be that pedantic and I very much doubt they'd expect her to take her shoes off... If she is 1.4m or there abouts (With or without shoes) you should be ok I would've thought. I've been with my little cousin who's about the same height as your daughter a...
by Chris1
Fri Apr 03, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Slogans
Replies: 22
Views: 6606

Re: Alton Towers Slogans

In a way, I think the park may be better off not having a slogan at all... I'm not a fan of the way most of the recent slogans have been force fed from day one; squeezed in everywhere when possible. Extraordinary, fantabulous and to some extent, even magical, are all words that cheapen the brand and...
by Chris1
Fri Apr 03, 2009 8:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Looking even more forward....
Replies: 21
Views: 3883

Re: Looking even more forward....

^ So you'd be happy to leave the Black Hole tent empty for another 7+ years?.... :? I am of a very strong opinion that the tent needs sorting as soon as possible; X-Sector has suffered significantly from it's departure 4 years ago and it's slowly become somewhat of an embarrasment to the park itself...
by Chris1
Sat Mar 28, 2009 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 138198

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

The word 'fantabulous' just makes me cringe now...

It's so unnecessary..

:x
by Chris1
Tue Mar 24, 2009 8:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2011 Onwards: Alton Towers' Future
Replies: 302
Views: 43525

Re: 2011 Onwards: Expansion Of The Theme Park And Resort

A Black Hole replacement and X-Sector clean up must be on the cards for 2011 surely....

For that tent to be empty for more than 6 years would be ridiculous IMO...
by Chris1
Sat Mar 21, 2009 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows
Replies: 803
Views: 106896

Re: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows

Apart from the theatre (Which somehow they've managed to make look worse than it was before :? ) i'm pleasently suprised... As others have said, the music is quite good, the new ug swinger looks excellent and the way they've tried to merge CATCF into CCL is quite neat. Would of preferred a more thor...
by Chris1
Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Marketing 2009
Replies: 201
Views: 21394

Re: Marketing 2009

If they dropped the kids voice and the 'escape to' writing at the end, that would be a pretty decent advert...

With these though, it just seems a bit tacky....
by Chris1
Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 138198

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

Hopefully there will be a fair few thrills involved, but it seems the emphasis on this one will be more the 'immersive' experience. The thing is, from what we know there will be no additional theming outside the station area itself; hardly immersive if you ask me... What I gather from these plans i...
by Chris1
Wed Mar 18, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three
Replies: 1311
Views: 138198

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon Six Part Three

"Jay18""][quote=""Kaz" wrote:
Can I just ask, from what we know will the ride have inversions? I don't think I could deal with another non inverting coaster :cry:


From what i gathered from the planning application video - it'll have 0 inversions[/quote]

...and it will be slower than the corkscrew was :|
by Chris1
Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: if only sw6 was like this !!!
Replies: 18
Views: 5255

Re: if only sw6 was like this !!!

Someone's got too much time on their hands.... :P

Nice though....
by Chris1
Mon Mar 09, 2009 11:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 176336

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Unbelievable out of this world,totally new ride concept.Thee words of Mr Barnes himself. Well he wasn't exactly gonna say 'it's gonna be crap' was he :P ..... I'm sure this will be a decent ride, but nothing on the same sort of level as Oblivion or Nemesis; and the chances of this being a B&M (...
by Chris1
Sun Mar 08, 2009 2:09 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Grand Pier Weston Super Mare
Replies: 91
Views: 7643

Re: Weston Super Mare Pier Fire

From what I hear, the locals are very fussy when it comes to the aesthetic design of any proposed seafront projects.... The Tropicana, just down the promenade, has had numerous designs for its redevelopment (Proposed large cinema and entertainment complex being the most popular....) over the past 5-...
by Chris1
Mon Mar 02, 2009 6:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes
Replies: 1188
Views: 158960

Re: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes

Here's a couple of hi res monorail master drawings for you to enjoy...

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by Chris1
Sun Mar 01, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Favourite Merlin Ride
Replies: 118
Views: 7998

Re: Your Top 10 Rides at Merlin Parks

1. Nemesis
2. Hex
3. Oblivion
4. Rameses Revenge
5. Air
6. Vampire
7. Ripsaw
8. Nemesis Inferno
9. Dragons Fury
10. Tomb Blaster
by Chris1
Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 176336

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

The locals are unhappy because the council have not made their own investigations regarding noise and habitat, and simply taken Alton's investigations on face value. To be honest, that's a valid enough reason to object to this planning application IMO... It's probably best for both parties if the c...
by Chris1
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 176336

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

Another factor to remember is that the pound is very weak against most currencies at the moment.....
by Chris1
Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 176336

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

On the upside, they could rename Ug Land to 'Plan B Land'...
by Chris1
Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:00 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: SAW: The Ride
Replies: 2497
Views: 158723

Re: Thorpe Park 2009: Saw - The Ride

Not overly impressed with this so far to be honest... Especially when there's a Euro-Fighter of SW proportion being built at a relatively small park in Germany..... http://www.kataplektor.de/cms/upload/galerie/baustelle/2008-11-28_IMG_6774.jpg http://www.kataplektor.de/cms/upload/galerie/baustelle/2...
by Chris1
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2009: Explorers Buffet Restaurant @ Katanga Canyon
Replies: 203
Views: 29349

Re: 2009: Explorers Buffet Restaurant @ Katanga Canyon

I'll be gutted if this ends up anywhere near as bland and boring as the Cred St. Burger King....

:(
by Chris1
Tue Feb 03, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows
Replies: 803
Views: 106896

Re: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows

I personally couldn't care less what colour the new gondolas are...

The most important thing is that the old ones have been replaced instead of simply being refurbished (ala; the crap flower one that was floating about last year)....
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