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by Mike
Wed Nov 09, 2011 9:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Permanent Lighting
Replies: 36
Views: 3922

Re: Permanent Lighting

I don't think it's down to laziness, it just isn't really necessary. It's a shame as the park could be lit so beautifully if permanent lighting was used and they could do away with those god awful generators too. They could use themed lights such as lanterns in Mutiny Bay, gothic street lamps in Gl...
by Mike
Wed Nov 09, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Permanent Lighting
Replies: 36
Views: 3922

Permanent Lighting

Just wanted to throw this idea out to the forum, as a few of us have been discussing in TT Chat about it. In general, by far the busiest days are late June - September (school parties then the summer break) and weekends - outside of this, I think Towers are justified only opening 10-5 as the park is...
by Mike
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ultimate Fireworks 2011
Replies: 196
Views: 28102

Re: Ultimate Fireworks 2011

"e4kenndr" wrote:
If anybody could create a spotify playlist of music used like last year it'd be great also :-)


Your wish is my command, master :P

(Not really - made it a couple of days ago xD)

http://open.spotify.com/user/mike1901/p ... rtFAo7ihBF - not in order, but complete. :)
by Mike
Tue Nov 08, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The "I feel happy" Topic
Replies: 667
Views: 60691

Re: The "I feel happy" Topic

Great to hear, Gazag! Does that mean the Jag wont be staying though? :-P
by Mike
Sat Nov 05, 2011 7:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ultimate Fireworks 2011
Replies: 196
Views: 28102

Re: Ultimate Fireworks 2011

That looks impressive! Will refrain from watching the video until after Sunday though....having never seen a Towers firework display, I have high expectations now :P
by Mike
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: You Know You're Addicted to Alton Towers (And TTF) When
Replies: 966
Views: 79845

Re: You Know You're Addicted to Alton Towers (And TTF) When

You get really excited when you're going to be attending your fifth TTF Meet this year... :P (Just as excited as my very first, if not more so!) :D
by Mike
Fri Nov 04, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2748
Views: 357376

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

"Tom G" wrote:
I think Early Ride Time at Alton Towers will also be targeted in some way soon.


I doubt it, at least not for 2012 :) Towers management seem to want to avoid any Standard MAP restrictions for anything within their own control.
by Mike
Fri Nov 04, 2011 1:12 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Happy Birthday Topic!
Replies: 1341
Views: 82478

Re: Happy Birthday Topic!

Happy Birthday D4n! :D
by Mike
Thu Nov 03, 2011 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What type of enthusiast are you?
Replies: 33
Views: 3073

Re: What type of enthusiast are you?

A bit of all of them here too (yes even 5 :P ) Until recently, I wouldnt have put myself in 4. - this has been the first season I have been to Towers a fair few times (Mostly with you lovely lot :P ), and have realised just how much I like the place, and how much of a vaired experience it gives thro...
by Mike
Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The "I feel happy" Topic
Replies: 667
Views: 60691

Re: The "I feel happy" Topic

3 DAYS! :D

That is all :P
by Mike
Wed Nov 02, 2011 5:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ultimate Fireworks 2011
Replies: 196
Views: 28102

Re: Ultimate Fireworks 2011

With respect Pete, I'm not sure Merlin have done anything wrong on this occasion. It was made obvious when the two tiers of the ATAP were introduced that the Standard pass may exclude certain days which are exceptionally busy. Fireworks is arguably Towers' most busy event of the year, and as such, I...
by Mike
Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist
Replies: 162
Views: 16240

Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Another one from me too :)

10. Sort out the volume levels on area/ride music. For example, Katanga's needs to be ramped up a bit, especially at the Mutiny Bay end.
by Mike
Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist
Replies: 162
Views: 16240

Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Liking this idea, Hark! 2) Replace/properly fix the Trommel motor in Duel - it really spoils the ride when (IMO) the most effective bit of it isnt working (which seems to be about half the time this season). Also, please can we have Duel always using the extended queue - theres a nice bit of theming...
by Mike
Mon Oct 31, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Go!Go!Go! show set for Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre in 2011
Replies: 142
Views: 17279

Re: Go!Go!Go! show set for Cloud Cuckoo Land Theatre in 2011

It looks like the show may not be returning next year.... :(

From the Go!Go!Go! Facebook page:

Go!Go!Go! Too!'s last shows today, we're there for our last week from tomorrow x
by Mike
Mon Oct 31, 2011 12:16 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Happy Birthday Topic!
Replies: 1341
Views: 82478

Re: Happy Birthday Topic!

I wouldnt call James & Dagan inactive ;)

Happy birthday guys :D
by Mike
Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:14 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The 'I Feel Down' Topic
Replies: 1020
Views: 84206

Re: The 'I Feel Down' Topic

**hugs Sam**

You'll pull through it - it's easy for me to say I know, but with the right help and support, it will all work out :)
by Mike
Fri Oct 28, 2011 7:43 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The "I feel happy" Topic
Replies: 667
Views: 60691

Re: The "I feel happy" Topic

For some reason, I'm feeling really happy tonight :D

Might be something to do with payday, but its more likely that it's because I get to see an absolutely AMAZING set of people next weekend and it feels like it's getting close! :D
by Mike
Wed Oct 26, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The 'I Feel Down' Topic
Replies: 1020
Views: 84206

Re: The 'I Feel Down' Topic

The biggest lie people say about depression is that it'll get better. Which you hear so often it's ridiculous. It's a complete load of crap. Actually in reality, things tend to get progressively worse and worse each and every year, and has been doing my entire life. No-one ever says that. Maybe for...
by Mike
Fri Oct 21, 2011 11:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: You Know You're Addicted to Alton Towers (And TTF) When
Replies: 966
Views: 79845

Re: You Know You're Addicted to Alton Towers (And TTF) When

When you consider 'how long to the next TTF meet' as a valid measure of time. :P
by Mike
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Are You TOTALLY Obsessed with the Alton Towers Resort?
Replies: 2
Views: 880

Re: Are You TOTALLY Obsessed with the Alton Towers Resort?

Welcome :)

A topic virtually identical to this exists here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=27379