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by Themeparksandy1981
Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: best old Alton Towers ride?
Replies: 73
Views: 18950

Re: best old Alton Towers ride?

Its not on the list but I did love the astro dancer in its early years. Many fans of the site wouldnt remember this but when it was first opened it had a wheel on the cart and it made you spin a lot faster. Was my fav ride at the park and was sad to see it leave. But from the list I put Thunder Loop...
by Themeparksandy1981
Mon Apr 19, 2010 10:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Breakdowns
Replies: 17
Views: 3039

Re: Ride Breakdowns

I went yesterday 13 didn't open to about midday but as far as I know it was fine for the rest of the day. Rita broke down after queueing half a hour for it. Left the queue 15 mins later and abt 15 mins after that it reopened. I noticed walking by the lake sonic was down 1 of the trains was on 1 of t...
by Themeparksandy1981
Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Birthday: 80's Concert - 23rd May 2010
Replies: 91
Views: 12827

Re: Alton Towers Birthday: 80's Concert - 23rd May 2010

Makes me laugh that they call it a free concert but really you are paying£30.40 if you buy online or full price on the door. As if you want front row of the stage you have to get there just as its opens and as it wont end to 6pm so you wont get much ride time if the rides are planned to stay open to...
by Themeparksandy1981
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Do you miss Corkscrew?
Replies: 46
Views: 6847

Re: Do you miss Corkscrew?

Sorry its a bit off topic but reading brochure goes to show have the park has changed. £4.99 to get in and free parking. I wonder if that was a lot in 1985.

Does anyone know if any other parts of the track or train is still on site?
by Themeparksandy1981
Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Oblivion - The Future Ride...
Replies: 194
Views: 25169

Re: Oblivion - The Future Ride...

I think all the ride needs is a new paint job. They could do it in a closed season as how quick they repainted spinball. As this was the first dive coaster I doubt they will change anything with the ride. I been on Sheikra and think AT drop better than theirs. The only thing they could do is get rid...
by Themeparksandy1981
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Do you miss Corkscrew?
Replies: 46
Views: 6847

Re: Do you miss Corkscrew?

What I really will miss is the fact that I queued nearly a hour for Rita. Corkscrew and the ug swinger queues were mainly walk on so it looked better that I been on 3 rides in just over a hour instead of just 1.
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel
Replies: 46
Views: 7994

Re: Duel

duel,Gloomy wood and haunted hollow fit well in the park. Just think with Duel outside queue it is only really used during scarefest. They should use this site to put a family flat ride is. Duel really just needs to be updated with the effects repairs. New ones added and take out the flashing lighti...
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of The Flume
Replies: 636
Views: 110013

Re: The Future of The Flume

I think a ride like tidal wave would be a rubbish idea for Alton Towers. There got battle gallons for guests who want to get soaked. It be good if they added more indoor sections. Replace the tubs with boats and add moving pirates and a storyline. That indoor section could be made to look like a cav...
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers next thrill ride
Replies: 198
Views: 22471

Re: Alton Towers next thrill ride

I think they really need 2 add another break dancer but themed well or a drop tower ride where the blade is now so they wouldn't have the problems with height.
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Mar 26, 2010 4:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemesis Future
Replies: 51
Views: 7813

Re: Nemesis Future

If corkscrew lasted 28 years I can see Nemesis easily beating that. I cant believe that its 16 years old now and no coaster in the uk has been made thats better than it. Also been in the top 10 best coasters in the world It wont be leaving in the next 14 years at least. All I can see them doing is m...
by Themeparksandy1981
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - Ride discussion
Replies: 2881
Views: 318369

Re: Th13teen - Ride discussion [SPOILERS TOPIC]

I thought the ride looked very good on the central news report. I was a bit shocked that they showed the secret section but I guess they knew many fans would have tried to record it on there mobiles. Just hope on opening weekend it runs good without hopefully no breakdowns and most guests happy with...
by Themeparksandy1981
Thu Mar 18, 2010 2:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion
Replies: 248
Views: 36365

Re: Dark Forest & RITA - General Discussion

I think when Rita was built many people didn't like the theme as it didn't suit the ug land theme. But I reckon back then there was plans to change ug land anyway thats why just the control room was themed to fit into the area. I reckon they will still play music in the queue line as well as there s...
by Themeparksandy1981
Thu Mar 18, 2010 1:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Bars and Pubs
Replies: 6
Views: 1351

Re: Towers Bars and Pubs

I wouldn't drink much during the day as it may mean lead to 1 of you been sick and thrown off the park. I been Alton Towers the day after drinking and I didn't enjoy the day. Coasters,Thrill rides and booze :sick:
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Do you miss Corkscrew?
Replies: 46
Views: 6847

Re: Do you miss Corkscrew?

I did miss it for awhile but seeing 13 been built I totally forgot about corkscrew. I still miss the black hole as it ain't been replaced yet.
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 129537

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

I think they should keep the Rita name and the same trains but made the look aged and with the red and green lights have a couple not working so its looking like its been left for the forest to take over. Not sure with the music as it does help with the long queues but doesn't suit the new area. May...
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 12, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 385268

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion

It may sound abit rubbish and nothing like whats going happen: I think the pre show will show the workers working inside the secret section and they find a old burial site and the Wraiths attack them. This could be shown in the station area or indoor queue line. I think thats the reason why for goin...
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Feb 12, 2010 4:17 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3029
Views: 433966

Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

The runaway train was brought by a traveling funfair. They paid only about £30000 for it and got it mod so it could be used where ever they went.
by Themeparksandy1981
Fri Nov 06, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Planning a Disney Trip (Paris)
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Planning a Disney Trip (Paris)

If you don't mind going on the 8the Jan a coach company called Harry Shaws are offering 2 nights accommodation at the Disney Santa FE hotel with return travel, continental breakfast and 2 day hopper ticket to the parks for just £139.95 each. The website is [url=http://www.harryshaw.co.uk" onclick="w...
by Themeparksandy1981
Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 129537

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

I would love to see RITA's queue line changed as at the moment the new ride just looks stuck behind Rita. I would like to see the whole area opened up even if Rita queue line gets moved down to where the ug swinger was. As for another flat ride in the area they could get rid of the water balloon gam...
by Themeparksandy1981
Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:41 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2
Replies: 641
Views: 86928

Re: SW6 Ride discussion Part 2

Hi im new to this site but been following the site for quite awhile. Was at the park today and the site looks alot bigger than the pictures show. Anyway this what I think will happen. 1) It leave the station and go up the first lift hill then go round the forest area then go up the second lift hill....