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by Tom G
Tue Oct 09, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 744148

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

World's first 360 degree drop. It will start from the station and immediately complete a downward loop before exiting at a level lower than the station.

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by Tom G
Tue Oct 09, 2012 9:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: What do you think this Nemesis theming element is?
Replies: 23
Views: 4240

Re: What do you think this Nemesis themeing element is?

It comes across as an alien weapon to me.

I still remember the first time I saw it in the mid 90s. It's aged now, but it's still awesome.
by Tom G
Tue Oct 02, 2012 9:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Do you think Oblivion is a rip off?
Replies: 32
Views: 4311

Re: Do you think Oblivion is a rip off?

Nah, the drop is the scariest/best in the UK.
by Tom G
Tue Oct 02, 2012 2:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Photography at Alton Towers
Replies: 7
Views: 1633

Re: Photography at Alton Towers

Pay particular attention to the Gardens and what you can of the Towers ruins, they are great.
by Tom G
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Forbidden Valley
Replies: 47
Views: 8170

Re: Forbidden Valley

There was no military theme ever planned, John Wardley has said so.
by Tom G
Wed Sep 26, 2012 9:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: All Day Dining [Withdrawn]
Replies: 95
Views: 19463

Re: Dine all day

There is no 20% off on this.
by Tom G
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis Water Colouring Gone!
Replies: 76
Views: 13728

Re: Nemesis Water Colouring Gone!

No, it's still clear!
by Tom G
Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2012
Replies: 712
Views: 104119

Re: Quick Questions 2012

They have actually closed the park this year due to extreme wind, but I don't think anything along those lines is forecast. You should have a great day!
by Tom G
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Favourite Dungeon in the UK and why?
Replies: 28
Views: 6679

Re: What are the best dungeons?

For atmosphere, Warwick Castle. The carridors, staircases and everything feel very authentic, dark and claustrophobic. Some scenes are executed cheaply though (notably the final one!).

The the scenes, excitement, quality and variety - London by far.
by Tom G
Thu Sep 20, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 230182

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

It's a fantastic experience now. I rode on Sunday and was delighted, especially with the ride chamber changes. Well done Alton Towers (but you still shouldn't have buggered up in the first place).
by Tom G
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:14 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Nemesis Inferno
Replies: 444
Views: 49105

Re: Nemesis Inferno: Effects you would like to add to the ride.

Actual fire effects and smoke smells inside the indoor part (which is awesome for a rollercoaster already I have to say).
by Tom G
Mon Aug 06, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail Accident
Replies: 28
Views: 6495

Re: Monorail Accident

The train has suddenly stopped, be it from a crash, jam or emergency stop. People are reporting many things on Facebook and Twitter including concussion, whiplash, broken noses and injuries requiring stitches.

Many people were admitted to hospital.
by Tom G
Mon Aug 06, 2012 10:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita and ERT
Replies: 7
Views: 1708

Re: Rita and ERT

Cheers for this, well spotted.
by Tom G
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Early Ride Time Leaving?
Replies: 11
Views: 2000

Re: Early Ride Time Leaving?

The website states that free ERT with online tickets is a "special offer" and for a "limited period only" so it suggests to me that it is non its way out in its current form. I suspect it will be used as bolt on extra (for a price obviously) or used to make the hotels and/or annu...
by Tom G
Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:16 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 352
Views: 51223

Re: Swarm Fire Effect now operational?

It's great to see them still adding effects/theming. If only they had done the same with Thirteen!
by Tom G
Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis Water Colouring Gone!
Replies: 76
Views: 13728

Re: Nemesis Water Colouring Gone!

The park have said it's temporary.
by Tom G
Fri Jul 20, 2012 9:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Food Poisoning at Alton Towers 19th July 2012
Replies: 15
Views: 3740

Re: Food Poisoning at Alton Towers 19th July 2012

Seems a little early to be certain it was the pasty that was responsible. Illness equal to or similar to food poisoning can be caused by any number of things.

I hope he gets well soon and that you find out what happened. :)
by Tom G
Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:44 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Alton Towers Queue Times
Replies: 25
Views: 10443

Re: Alton Towers Queue Times

Great stuff with this app to all involved. Just wondered where the info is sourced from and how?!
by Tom G
Thu Jul 19, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Checking queue lengths when not in the park
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Checking queue lengths when not in the park

Cool Rob, does the 60+ appear on the main page just for cosmetic/sizing reasons then?
by Tom G
Thu Jul 19, 2012 2:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Checking queue lengths when not in the park
Replies: 12
Views: 2276

Re: Checking queue lengths when not in the park

This is quite interesting. The times on the homepage state 60+ minutes only, this is probably to keep the park happy. How doyou get/us ethis location faker app on the iPhone?