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by hell lepard
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:52 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: How would you go about building a new park in Wales
Replies: 15
Views: 2235

Re: how would you go about bulding a new park in wales

The only place it would be viable to build a new park in Wales would be just outside Cardiff. Then you have the visitors of three big urban areas, Cardiff, Bristol and Swansea and more chance of passing trade from English tourists than Oakwood does. Remember that Oakwood used to build every 4 years...
by hell lepard
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:39 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: How would you go about building a new park in Wales
Replies: 15
Views: 2235

How would you go about building a new park in Wales

This is just hypothetical, but if I had the rights to build anywhere in Wales where would be best and how would I start? Would I start with coasters or with a zoo or keep it funfair until the name had a reputation. To start I was thinking of an ex mining area somthing with no trees and a lot of eart...
by hell lepard
Tue Jun 22, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Parks in Southern England
Replies: 14
Views: 1892

Re: Parks in Southern England

where would you put a new park
by hell lepard
Tue Jun 22, 2010 4:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: New Rollercoaster concepts
Replies: 47
Views: 6954

Re: new rollercoaster concepts

Not really keen on that idea, I avoid tidal wave normally because frankly, it's far too wet. A powered drop wouldn't go well on a water ride and it's gimmicky. I'd rather just have a simple, gimmick free rollercoaster which is brilliant for what it is without having to rely on something like that. ...
by hell lepard
Fri Jun 11, 2010 7:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2011 Onwards: Alton Towers' Future
Replies: 302
Views: 42389

Re: 2011 Onwards: Alton Towers' Future

Nice idea but flawed slightly. For example launching through water. This will require far more force to achieve only a mediocre launch. It would be far easier to build a launch out of the water and have a roller coaster start and end with a drop into a 'log flume' section. Overall it is a good idea...
by hell lepard
Wed Jun 09, 2010 7:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: New Rollercoaster concepts
Replies: 47
Views: 6954

New Rollercoaster concepts

I really don't want this topic to be about what Alton Towers will build, I want this topic to be abou,t given the restrictions of Alton Towers, what could they create as their attractions of the future. I'll start with a concept of a powered accelerator Flume. I know it sound intense but the idea st...
by hell lepard
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2011 Onwards: Alton Towers' Future
Replies: 302
Views: 42389

Re: 2011 Onwards: Alton Towers' Future

i have come up with a new concept for a new coaster i call it the launches flume it basically power launches you through the water using a giant flume boat they seat 25 people and drain water on hills. i suggest it launches using a booster drop the drop would be shorter and this wouls mean a convent...
by hell lepard
Sat Jun 05, 2010 6:47 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 878
Views: 91578

Re: Official Oakwood Thread!

I went to Oakwood today and was disapointed with what was going on i see gaps all over the park for rides. The soccer thing wasnt open and the pirate ship could do with a friend like a topspin variant. I also see the water slides and snake river falls being changed for low staff running low maintana...
by hell lepard
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 105704

does anyone know if there is a hole on the green

does anyone know if there is a hole in the middle of the green for the win a car challenge
by hell lepard
Sun Apr 25, 2010 5:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?
Replies: 86
Views: 10908

Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

i think a coaster could be built using a corner of forbidden valley as a start point and a chain to bring it back to the station it would give a steep drop and a good run of the valley.
by hell lepard
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Breakdowns
Replies: 17
Views: 2945

Re: Ride Breakdowns

also happened to me twice it stopped at the bit where you leave the tunnel on the lift hill there were only two cars running but two stations opperating i also noticed that they had four trains thursday when the park was less busy but friday only 2 when the park was full and a 2 hour wait for air
by hell lepard
Mon Apr 19, 2010 6:37 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: The U.K's Most Unique RollerCoaster...
Replies: 41
Views: 6502

Re: The U.K's Most Unique RollerCoaster...

"TittersTowers" wrote:
I voted Oblivion. No other ride is so intimidating when you look at it, although Alton need to give it a lick of paint. It's also the only ride that scares me even when I've been on it before :)

hydro looks the same but has a huge splash
by hell lepard
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: sw7
Replies: 1
Views: 1113

sw7

just wondering with the talk of new locations for the next big ride and the fact that alton towers are striving to be the number one is the next coaster going to be intense. personally the best way to go is destroying the world record slogan and create a ultimate the best rides combined look at it a...
by hell lepard
Tue Apr 13, 2010 7:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?
Replies: 86
Views: 10908

Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

you cant beat the way the car smashes back onto the track then you know its going fast speed in oakwood has a very good airtime hill but you can feel that the car is glued to the track megaphobia leaves the track and drop hard again
by hell lepard
Sun Apr 11, 2010 9:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?
Replies: 86
Views: 10908

Re: Any future for the Wooden Coaster?

if you look at steel they tie the car to the track but with wooden cars it rides on top and that is the best megaphobia leaves the track all the time in the back and it doesnt matter how intense the ride is because the front gets the acceleration and the bach gets the air time so wooden coasters all...
by hell lepard
Sun Apr 11, 2010 8:27 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 878
Views: 91578

Re: Official Oakwood Thread!

they are not big investments in a park that has to compete with other theme parks they just need to hide their rides better like megaphobia you can see the first drop but its disguised a bit hydro is in your face fear and speed you can see exactly what the ride is going to put you through their next...
by hell lepard
Wed Mar 17, 2010 4:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 310112

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

after watching the video 3 times i can say there is something missing there. they wouldn't have given everything away. i think the drop is random and the drop was set to look weak until launch day when the test settings are finally turned to ride settings you can tell me with that kind of calibratio...
by hell lepard
Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:37 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 878
Views: 91578

Re: Official Oakwood Thread!

has anyone seen the facebook pictures of bounce being tidied up?
by hell lepard
Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2010
Replies: 1461
Views: 105704

Re: Quick Questions 2010

just wondering where you go to park if your staying in splash landings hotel and do you have to pay for everyday you stay there
by hell lepard
Fri Jan 08, 2010 7:06 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 878
Views: 91578

Re: Official Oakwood Thread!

"Dara" wrote:
Hydro upgrade?! I didn't know anything about that! Is the plan to change it so it can have no height restriction? Or is this to do with chest restrictions?

its been known that people with broad sholders cannot use the ride