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by AshleeK
Sat Sep 10, 2011 12:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What ride should leave the park next?
Replies: 22
Views: 2960

Re: What ride should leave the park next?

I think everyone will go for Charlie, to be honest. It's the only ride there with no redeeming features whatsoever.
by AshleeK
Fri Sep 09, 2011 12:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Staff Behaviour & Public Transport Gripes
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Staff Behaviour & Public Transport Gripes

As a well-known brand, Alton Towers would definitely take feedback on the way their staff act outside of work whilst wearing uniform. I can't think of a single job where inappropriate behaviour whilst wearing a uniform is tolerated, because it can be seen as associating bad behaviour with the compan...
by AshleeK
Thu Sep 08, 2011 9:27 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: World Blood Donor Day: discrimination?
Replies: 24
Views: 2698

Re: Re: World Blood Donor Day: discrimination?

The more I think if this change today, the more I feel it actually does nothing, but says ' we will accept gay blood, but only as long as your aren't actually having sex...' That's the way I see it too. I don't even see it as a step forward, more like a sidestep. It's still as discriminatory as it'...
by AshleeK
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of The Flume
Replies: 636
Views: 118530

Re: The Flume --- Future

Good riddance to the ducks, I never like them anyways! I don't think the Flume will be taken down this year though, it would make more sense to just give it a pirate-themed makeover.
by AshleeK
Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 210259

Re: 2012: New Attractions

Also why would someone go to the huge effort of faking this so well? A plan showing that the ride will have lifts and stairs? Wow-ee. If you were gonna fake something, you'd at least make it plans for the main ride. I can't see someone faking something this mundane, unless it's a deeply sad individ...
by AshleeK
Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 206719

Re: Scarefest 2011

The number of attractions has diminished gradually. I can't believe there is now nothing going on with Duel, no Haunted Hollow live , no Trick or Treat doors, no Fright Lights, no Pumpkin Patch and also let's not forget that the Cred Street show was changed for Halloween back in 2007, too. Although...
by AshleeK
Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The "I feel happy" Topic
Replies: 667
Views: 65178

Re: The "I feel happy" Topic

Got a job interview on thursday, at the complaints department for M&S Money.

Will be on £9.24 per hour if I get it, so no pressure at all...
by AshleeK
Tue Sep 06, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 3 Wishes...
Replies: 33
Views: 5135

Re: 3 Wishes...

1 - Build a flat ride in Gloomy Wood, the area seriously needs another attraction besides Duel.

2 - Replace Charlie and the Chocolate Factory with a new boat ride, one that doesn't suck.

3 - Do something good with the Black Hole tent. It's been derelict for far too long.
by AshleeK
Mon Sep 05, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?
Replies: 54
Views: 5093

Re: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?

The failure of the BEP concert shows that pop acts don't work. Bring in a proper band and they'll sell tickets. I'm not surprised that the Black Eyed Peas were a failure, to be honest. They are terrible live. Especially William, or "Will.I.Am" if you're cool. He even managed to make himse...
by AshleeK
Mon Sep 05, 2011 1:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?
Replies: 54
Views: 5093

Re: Who would you like to see perform at Alton Towers?

I'd like to see Lady Gaga at Alton. No doubt it would be one massive LGBT party :P
by AshleeK
Mon Sep 05, 2011 10:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Has anyone been stuck on CatCF?
Replies: 18
Views: 3161

Re: Has anyone been stuck on CatCF?

I haven't, although this fat German kid once got stuck in one of the pipes. Not sure if they ever got him out.
by AshleeK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:50 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: 9/11 The Tenth Anniversary....
Replies: 79
Views: 5845

Re: 9/11 The Tenth Anniversary....

As for what should be done with Ground Zero, the best idea I've heard for the use of the land came from an episode of Penn and Teller: Bullshit!, where they were discussing 9/11 and the way Ground Zero has been handled since, with all the wasted money on stupid concept buildings that still haven't ...
by AshleeK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of The Flume
Replies: 636
Views: 118530

Re: The Flume --- Future

The Flume may be old, and definitely feels dated, but it's also rather popular, and it would be weird for the park to not have a log flume, as they are a theme park stable across the world. I think in the near future they will just retheme it to pirates, as opposed to getting rid of it just yet. I'd...
by AshleeK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:52 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: 9/11 The Tenth Anniversary....
Replies: 79
Views: 5845

Re: 9/11 The Tenth Anniversary....

As for 9/11 itself? It was awful, yes. The people should be remembered, yes. I would argue that it should be a quiet, personal affair though, rather the media circus it will turn into. "Ground Zero" (honestly, who came up with that name?!) is a strange place to be. For all of the death it...
by AshleeK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 210259

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I think they will start removing it around October, so then when Scarefest rolls around they can put up a sign saying "Coming 2012" or something along those lines. If a big attraction is opening the following year, it's around the end of September and the start of October that they start a...
by AshleeK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 4:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 210259

Re: 2012: New Attractions

As I've said, I think this will be far more impressive than what many people are currently expecting. They're going to have to chuck quite a bit of money at it to capture anyone's attention. Especially considering they must have saved money this year by not opening a new attraction, no doubt they w...
by AshleeK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What Ride Queue Has The Best Theming?
Replies: 36
Views: 3819

Re: What Ride Queue Has The Best Theming?

Most queues in the Towers don't really have any theming to speak of, unless wooden cattle pens is a kind of theme. But three queues stand out in particular for the way they are designed. Firstly, Oblivion's queue stands out for the way it can build suspense using nothing more than some well-placed v...
by AshleeK
Sun Sep 04, 2011 2:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 210259

Re: 2012: New Attractions

One thing I just thought I'd pop in is that guests do now have access to the Nemesis story on park, as it is printed on the walls of Fresh Fish And Chips. To be fair, that is different to having the story in the queue, where everyone can see it. As interesting as it is, I normally don't notice it, ...
by AshleeK
Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 210259

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I don't think that the ride will be based around Nemesis, and truth be told I think the ride would be better if it wasn't related to another ride. Otherwise it'll make it seem like it's more of a supplement attraction as opposed to something that can stand on it's own legs.
by AshleeK
Sat Sep 03, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 3 for 2 mugs
Replies: 12
Views: 2107

Re: 3 for 2 mugs

Yeah, I'm pretty sure you still get discount with the AP. That reminds me, next time I go I need to get some of those large mugs (especially the Th13teen).
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