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by Coaster_Dude
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ultimate Fireworks 2011
Replies: 196
Views: 28138

Re: Ultimate Fireworks 2011

I went yesterday never having been to a Towers display and with little by way of expectations and I was absolutely blown away. A fantastic show I thought and an amazing evening. They lose points however for using the Glee version of Don't Stop Believing although the key change in that version worked...
by Coaster_Dude
Tue Oct 18, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 361144

Re: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath... Part 2

I noticed when I went yesterday that they had stuck some 'warning' signs on the blank bit of fence, where the gate is, and stuck some yellow and black mine tape all over it. They had also put a bit of the tape on the tent thing nearby, although it was so windy at one point the sides were blowing up ...
by Coaster_Dude
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 191172

Re: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion

I went to AT today for my first ever Scarefest. I've been reading the forums and was a little disappointed that everyone seemed to agree that this is one of the worst years for lighting, etc. I don't have anything to compare it to but I thought it was alright, I'll agree that it didn't feel like any...
by Coaster_Dude
Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion
Replies: 1678
Views: 191172

Re: Scarefest 2011: General Discussion

Have I read correctly in this thread, that there's no ERT during scarefest?
by Coaster_Dude
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 194298

Re: 2012: New Attractions

I've just got back from a day at Blackpool, and my first experience of one of the Extremis rides. From reading peoples comments on here, I was expecting a bit more of a punch from the drop, I thought it was pretty underwhelming to be honest. If indeed AT does get something similar for 2012 as would ...
by Coaster_Dude
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2011: Discussion
Replies: 1012
Views: 116053

Re: 2011: Discussion

Out of curiosity, does anyone know at what point this season Air got a load of 'mind your head' signs, etc.? I have to hold my hand up and say I managed to smack my head on the bare metal locking rings on the crafts (the bits that are now painted yellow). I didn't say anything at the time (although ...
by Coaster_Dude
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:32 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Report 30/9/11
Replies: 1
Views: 620

Re: Report 30/9/11

I headed up to the park for the day today too. Was surprised at the amount of people although overhearing some teachers talking in a queue there were some big school trips in it seemed. Oddity of the day was seeing someone in the rapids queue who had managed to get their knee stuck in between two be...
by Coaster_Dude
Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 194298

Re: 2012: New Attractions

The fence has only gone up today, so I think it's reasonable to give them a bit of time to neaten it up! It's likely to be up until the end of the season so I suspect it will be given a lick of paint or whatever and the metal railings removed to open up the pathway a bit more.
by Coaster_Dude
Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis Reaches number 12 in the Golden Ticket Awards 2011
Replies: 19
Views: 2114

Re: Nemesis Reaches number 11 in the Golden Ticket Awards 20

Actually the article says Nemesis is at number 12, still an impressive position though!

Edit: D4n ninja'd me, but I'm posting anyway!
by Coaster_Dude
Sat Sep 24, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 194298

Re: 2012: New Attractions

Judging from some of the design plans from The Swarm, any designs for approval wouldn't have any actual example text, it would just have EXAMPLE where the text would go. Means there's no risk of anyone taking the example text for the final text and having it printed up.
by Coaster_Dude
Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Nemesis - What Lies Beneath - Part 1
Replies: 1808
Views: 194298

Re: 2012: New Attractions

Hi all, been following this thread for a while and as far as i'm aware no one seems to have touched on this; I was just wondering why there is 2 seperate pre-batch areas, 2 seperate entry lifts and 2 seperate exit lifts, my first thought was that maybe the ride chamber could be split in two, with e...
by Coaster_Dude
Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New 2012 Attraction Coming.....
Replies: 3
Views: 1018

Re: New 2012 Attraction Coming.....

Discussion is already underway in the Alton Towers Future section of the forum.

viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29328
by Coaster_Dude
Sun Aug 14, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: MAP Friends & Family Offer
Replies: 3
Views: 875

Re: MAP Friends & Family Offer

I've not had this e-mail through, is the link anything special and tied uniquely to you or is it just a general link for anyone? If it's the latter would you mind posting it up? I'd very much like to take advantage of that offer with my MAP but I've not had the e-mail through!
by Coaster_Dude
Sun Aug 14, 2011 12:07 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Siam Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Siam Park

There's plenty of shade to sit under, walking to slides I found burned my feet off, I recommend some of those 'aqua-shoe' type things, they're allowed on the slides and they make everything so much more comfortable!
by Coaster_Dude
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Siam Park
Replies: 8
Views: 1312

Re: Siam Park

HOW could you not mention the wave pool? It's my favourite part of the park! I find it odd that they've changed the layout of the lazy river from last year. Neither layouts work particularly well but personally I thought last years layout worked better.
by Coaster_Dude
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers: All Time Greats Exit Poll!
Replies: 76
Views: 6696

Re: Alton Towers: All Time Greats Exit Poll!

At the risk of being bound and burned at the stake, I voted for Rita in the real poll. I realise it's an unpopular choice, but I think she's an airtime machine and I still never get used to the launch. Personally, I find Nemesis a bit too intense for it to be my favourite, I've not been able to ride...
by Coaster_Dude
Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The longest queue...
Replies: 58
Views: 7798

Re: The longest queue...

Back in high school we'd go on trips to Alton Towers around June time when every single other school ran a trip to Alton towers as well. I remember it being hellishly busy, we queued for about 2 and a half hours for Air on it's opening season, I remember that being one of the longest and again Rita ...
by Coaster_Dude
Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SkyRide Closure - Now Reopen
Replies: 141
Views: 19151

Re: SkyRide Closure

a stitch in time saves a dime and all that jazz. Saves nine. Have they replaced the whole cable or just part of the cable? I would have thought it would be easier and safer to replace the whole thing than add joins into it? That's speaking from assumption and not actual cable car knowledge though!
by Coaster_Dude
Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2011
Replies: 773
Views: 71790

Re: Quick Questions 2011

Howdy all! I've recently got a premium annual pass and I've got a couple of questions before I make my first trip to AT. First off, ERT, I've not found anything actually saying what rides are open for ERT, someone must know I'm sure? Secondly, how does getting out of the car park for free work? Woul...
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