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by Chris W
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 63110

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 5: Voting Over.

If the Disney coasters weren't built in Disneyland they would have done much better :P

But was always going to happen with the new system, too many people seem to hate them because they are Disney, and because SM/RNRC's biggest strengths are the overall experience which you cannot judge from POVs.
by Chris W
Thu Feb 09, 2012 5:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Chicken outlet
Replies: 82
Views: 8524

Re: New Chicken outlet

I don't think it's all that more expensive than KFC was.
by Chris W
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New Chicken outlet
Replies: 82
Views: 8524

Re: New Chicken outlet

I'm glad Merlin are adding more of their food outlets to the park, the quality is better than the generic outlets. The food at Alton Towers in the last few years is so much better than how it used to be. (And the range of options is better than pretty much every theme park I've been to) Burger King ...
by Chris W
Thu Feb 09, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements
Replies: 393
Views: 44624

Re: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements

CJH wrote:
Yes not everyone has an annual pass though. So without it is quite steep for essentially a SMALLER meal than KFC.


Might be higher quality food though?
by Chris W
Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements
Replies: 393
Views: 44624

Re: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements

I ate at the Chessington Fried Chicken Company last year during the South meet, it was nice :)

And the prices are fine, when taking into account Annual Pass discount.
by Chris W
Thu Feb 09, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 731347

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

The planning committee doesn't seem to next be meeting until the 15th of March though, so I'm not too sure if we will have a decision next week. (This month's meeting was meant to be today but it was cancelled due to insufficient business)
by Chris W
Wed Feb 08, 2012 9:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 342681

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

It's basically the same as Extremis so it will be a lapbar.
by Chris W
Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:45 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 63110

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: Round 2, Group 5: VOTE NOW!

With just a few points separating 3rd and 6th, I think this is our closest round yet!

So anyone who votes is going to make a big difference to who qualifies.

Get voting guys :D
by Chris W
Wed Feb 08, 2012 4:39 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Shanghai Disneyland
Replies: 34
Views: 8230

Re: "Shanghai Disneyland" mega-thread!

Looking forward to seeing what they do with Pirates and the TRON coaster (that was originally rumoured for WDW as a enclosed Vekoma motobike launch coaster)
by Chris W
Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist
Replies: 162
Views: 15284

Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

I think it's only gone free in the last few weeks.
by Chris W
Thu Feb 02, 2012 8:09 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 63110

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: ROUND 2, GROUP 3: VOTE NOW!

The Ultimate went out in the same way Big Thunder Mountain (which finished 4th last year) did in the last group, the people who disliked the ride outweighed those who supported it.

The voting system gives a much better balance of everyone's overall opinion :)
by Chris W
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements
Replies: 393
Views: 44624

Re: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements

To me, it really does seem like a vast improvement and fits a bit better with the plumbing theme. The colour scheme also fits in with the repainted water tower out front and the new tipping bucket. dsteel should be really happy with all the work he and his team have done, the hotels are looking a lo...
by Chris W
Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements
Replies: 393
Views: 44624

Re: 2011 / 2012 Closed Season - Resort Updates and Improvements

There were some photos posted on the TT Facebook at the weekend: https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/396614_10150641144218185_70172603184_10938910_655005351_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/400372_10150641140088185_70172603184_10938888_551...
by Chris W
Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:00 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 63110

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: ROUND 2, GROUP 3: VOTE NOW!

Katun reminds me of Montu, and I loved Montu. I voted it highly :)
by Chris W
Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 342681

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Tom G wrote:
Does anyone have pictures of the building?


You can barely see it outside the park, it's just a metal shed in the distance.
by Chris W
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 342681

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

'Andy' will be part of Guest Services and probably won't work on the Phalanx Twitter account.

The PhalanxControl account is being run by someone from marketing :)

This is very good marketing, Alton Towers have needed to increase their social networking presence like this for a while now. :D
by Chris W
Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:19 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12
Replies: 1970
Views: 63110

Re: TTF Euro Coaster Poll 2011-12: ROUND 2, GROUP 2: Voting Over

BTM was always going to go out under the new system, too many people (imo unfairly ;) gave it 1/2/3 points, which countered against those of us who gave it 10. Overall though, I think once again the correct coasters have gone through (based on TTF's general consensus) Perhaps next year a slightly di...
by Chris W
Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:43 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes Forum Software Update - 20/11/2011
Replies: 140
Views: 16778

Re: TowersTimes Forum Software Update - 20/11/2011

The forum does seem to search for old topics though, it is just that it seems to be limiting the search so only 30 results are displayed (A bit useless really!)

Hopefully there will be some sort of option in the admin panel to increase the number of results. *Stares at Craig, Kaycee and Joel*
by Chris W
Wed Jan 25, 2012 10:34 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: SW7 Subforum
Replies: 45
Views: 4149

Re: SW7 Subforum

There is already a lot of sticky topics in the AT Future forum, an additional 3/4 SW7 topics would be far too many.

I like the forum, it keeps all the discussion in one place.
by Chris W
Tue Jan 24, 2012 2:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 342681

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Hopefully some more of TT's 1,000 followers will follow the Phalanx account at some point :P