UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by D-Man
Sun May 02, 2010 1:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton kick out dippy Dappy
Replies: 21
Views: 3689

Re: Alton kick out dippy Dappy

I do however disagree with smoking being banned in the hotel rooms, i don't do it but can see how a smoke would top off your day at the park just like having a beautifull cold pint in a freshly bought AT-pint glass :) Smoke can permeate walls and furnishings, though. Makes sense to ban it - keeps t...
by D-Man
Tue Apr 27, 2010 12:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Original abandoned Oblivion plans
Replies: 34
Views: 9727

Re: Original abandoned Oblivion plans

Is oblivion's turn around not a slightly bit higher than the brake run though? The brake run on G5 looks as high as the turn around :?
by D-Man
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion
Replies: 248
Views: 39954

Re: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion

Is it it just me or dose anyone else thing the Skyride gondolas going across Dark Forest look really garish in all their primary colours glory. I had a random idea the other day that the multicoloured metal (looks like plastic though) on the skyride could be fitted with technology so that it change...
by D-Man
Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?
Replies: 86
Views: 12454

Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

Any future for the wooden coaster? I hate to say it but it IS the truth... No. Height, noise and locals loving the park stops us from having one. I know many people would try and find ways around these three problems and people would hate me saying it but un less a silent woodie and a slient chain ...
by D-Man
Mon Apr 19, 2010 8:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How Much Alton Towers Merchandise Do You Have?
Replies: 40
Views: 10925

Re: How Much Alton Towers Merchandise Do You Have?

Did Shawn Sanbrooke not paint his wall to look like the Alton Towers logo. :lol: :lol: IT was very smart IMO. :P
by D-Man
Sat Apr 17, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Could this happen?
Replies: 32
Views: 4286

Re: Could this happen?

"James6" wrote:
It couldn't as they do a little something called a reach envelope picture below, to ensure, things like that can't happen.

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That's what I was talking about earlier :lol:
by D-Man
Sat Apr 17, 2010 10:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Could this happen?
Replies: 32
Views: 4286

Re: Could this happen?

Before the ride even opens they have to put a dummy for measurements to see if it is possible for the riders to hit the legs or hands off objects while they are on the ride. Just like to say from experience... they're not dummies, it's the staff that are sent round in the morning! :lol: But as you ...
by D-Man
Fri Apr 16, 2010 11:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Could this happen?
Replies: 32
Views: 4286

Re: Could this happen?

What a load of crap! :evil: There is definitely no way that this would have happened as there is clearly loads of space between the sides of the track to the rocky edges of Nemesis's pit. Before the ride even opens they have to put a dummy for measurements to see if it is possible for the riders to ...
by D-Man
Fri Apr 16, 2010 9:31 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Film Section?
Replies: 33
Views: 4779

Re: Film Section?

That would be well wicked! Would be such a fun ride! The German fans of the park wouldn't like it though! :cry: :( :lol: :D
by D-Man
Thu Apr 15, 2010 7:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Google Street View at Alton Towers
Replies: 43
Views: 14953

Re: Google Street View at Alton Towers

Oh yeah i forgot about that :roll: Oh well :cry:

Gloomy Dude, its actually quite funny that you are looking about the park to find yourself haha I was walking along my street when the car went passed but sadly I am not on the street view :( :P I'm very disappointed haha 8)
by D-Man
Thu Apr 15, 2010 4:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Power Cut(s)
Replies: 122
Views: 16287

Re: Power Cut: 13/04/2010

It must be really freaky when you are on the skyride hanging over the massive drop into the valley and then all of a sudden the ride just stops haha Anybody been on the skyride when this has happened?

I would be seriously pooing my pants :lol:
by D-Man
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Google Street View at Alton Towers
Replies: 43
Views: 14953

Re: Google Street View at Alton Towers

[url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=stoke&sll=53.019069,-1.899691&sspn=0.036658,0.143852&ie=UTF8&hq=&hnear=Stoke-on-Trent,+United+Kingdom&ll=52.993194,-1.894798&spn=0.017152,0.143852&t=h&z=14&layer=c&cbll=52.993...
by D-Man
Thu Apr 15, 2010 3:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: World Cup
Replies: 6
Views: 1412

Re: World Cup

I din't know that they actually did this :? :shock: I think that this is a brilliant idea, putting screens around the park will allow people to get a quick catch up of the scores. :lol: It would be cool if AT were to do a big World Cup event with a big screen where you could gather to watch the matc...
by D-Man
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Google Street View at Alton Towers
Replies: 43
Views: 14953

Re: Google Street View to feature Alton Towers?

An updated Google Street View has just gone online in the lst few minutes covering most of the UK, not just selected locations. Alton Towers, Farley Lane Entrance [url=http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=stoke&sll=53.019069,-1.899691&sspn=0.036658,0.1...
by D-Man
Wed Apr 14, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Film Section?
Replies: 33
Views: 4779

Re: Film Section?

Not that I am saying oblivion and x-sector needs a re-theme but, oblivion could fit the James Bond theme perfectly. With John Wardley's description of what Oblivion is meant to be, eg. Some sort of mysterious machine behind a barbed wire fence is very like something you would find in a James Bond fi...
by D-Man
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers next thrill ride
Replies: 198
Views: 25785

Re: Alton Towers next thrill ride

Isn't the shaped area behind/next to Dark Forest coaster corner? and the shape in FV is Air so... Will we be seeing something happening to air in the future?
by D-Man
Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What's The Best Flat Ride For Alton In The Future?
Replies: 73
Views: 11596

Re: What's The Best Flat Ride For Alton In The Future?

Yeah the flats at AT are pretty dull IMO. Sometimes they may be good and other times the are boring. Depends on how busy the park is. I feel that AT just need to provide something that hasn't been done before, ie a worlds first! or Europe's first!. This will bring in the guests and will also provide...
by D-Man
Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What's The Best Flat Ride For Alton In The Future?
Replies: 73
Views: 11596

Re: What's The Best Flat Ride For Alton In The Future?

The thing is that the spinning drop tower just looks really plain and boring to me and Ripsaw still gives out a good and very fun experience. I don't think they should replace Ripsaw at all maybe give it a spruce up and add the themeing again and you will have a completely new ride. I love Ripsaw es...
by D-Man
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?
Replies: 86
Views: 12454

Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

If it were to be the next SW, I might have mentioned this earlier, but it would be cool if it will be the world's first floorless woodie :lol:. That would be well cool if it were ever to be tried, especially if it were to come to AT. I just hope that if the next SW were to be a woodie, it would hav...
by D-Man
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 355849

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

Is priority fast trackers then?

Because usually fast trackers, from my experiences go to the front :lol:

Therefore AT are saying that the best seats are on the back of Th13teen, which I would agree with due to those pesky trims on the lift. :lol: :lol:

This is rather unusual IMO. :lol:
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