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by siralgenon
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I have just got back from the Resort and I am delighted to say I have finally experienced Sub-Terra with all of it's effects working! I think the attraction is now a great addition to the Resort's line-up and although I knew what was coming, the leg ticklers and back pokers scared the sh!t out of me...
by siralgenon
Sun Apr 08, 2012 12:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Depends what you say would class it as a 'proper' attraction really... What could be changed to further improve it? Without really affecting the throughput and within the space available using a system that cannot physically drop twice... Answers on a postcard please! (But you can only have ridden ...
by siralgenon
Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Deadjack5 wrote:
So by the sounds of replies, sub terra queues have been about 30 minutes long?

Sorry about being off topic abit


Yeah, the queue was 30 mins for most of the day, but kept being advertised as 45.

And looks like it only messed up for me - great.
by siralgenon
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers 2012 in Review
Replies: 149
Views: 27281

Re: Alton Towers 2012 in Review

A quick update from today: -New watercannons have been added to the walkway adjacent to the Congo River Rapids giving passers by a chance to soak riders (for a £1 charge of course  ;) ) http://i41.tinypic.com/w70bck.jpg -Woodcutters Bar & Grill and the Fresh Fish and Chip restaurants have h...
by siralgenon
Sat Apr 07, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I quick review of Sub-Terra from today (7/4/12) After hearing about all the news of the ride being improved on over the last week as was very excited to try it out again today, to see what had changed. Although there are some very good changes im afraid to say the ride is still not working correctly...
by siralgenon
Fri Apr 06, 2012 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers 2012 in Review
Replies: 149
Views: 27281

Re: Alton Towers 2012 in Review

Benzin wrote:
Themed ice cream van playing HOTMK as it's jingle?

Best addition of 2012 <3


It was there last year  ;)
by siralgenon
Fri Apr 06, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Anyway back to Sub-Terra, has the "remain in your seats" announcement gone now? i couldn't hear it in that pov and i really enjoyed that announcement. Yes that announcement plus a few others have gone... I do like the extra alarm sound in the core which starts while your exiting... :) I'm...
by siralgenon
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Right I'm in the queue for oblivion so ill share the details. In the main show the egg is glowing, the room goes pitch black and the egg is replaced with the broken one. You are shouted to remain in your seats the old shabang. You then drop and are in the nest and the back prodders and leg ticklers...
by siralgenon
Thu Apr 05, 2012 4:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

darkside wrote:
Quick question, are they yet to enclose the preloading area?


I take it with it being Merlin, they decided four walls would be too expensive, so three would be adequate  ;)
by siralgenon
Thu Apr 05, 2012 3:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I'm currently in the queue and will let you know when i get out Edit: just been on and its so much better. The screens are in the batching area and explain the current mission and about nemesis getting secured. The ride is much longer and its actually very good. Great improvement So, what has chang...
by siralgenon
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed park
Replies: 85
Views: 15368

Re: Closed park

Is it just me, or does that tree hardly have any roots. Didn't look safe before anyway! I think the roots are still in the ground, it looks more like it has snapped just below ground level. Does anyone know if that tree hit anything, or is it far enough away from Ben and Jerrys and the Flume photo ...
by siralgenon
Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed park
Replies: 85
Views: 15368

Re: Closed park

It sounds like the Resort dealt with the problem the best way they could, and that it was done very quickly and efficiently! Great to here!  :D 
by siralgenon
Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

It's not screens in the batching area they need, there needs to be some in the cave!
by siralgenon
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I know the Phalanx Operatives are supposed to shout orders, which is fine. But it takes it a bit too far when they're shouting out insults and making kids cry (Which I saw twice)
by siralgenon
Tue Apr 03, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers 2012 in Review
Replies: 149
Views: 27281

Re: Alton Towers 2012 in Review

Was just watching Spongebob Squarepants on Nickelodeon and a different resort advert came on, This was promoting short breaks at the resort and was heavily based on the Waterpark and Hotels and also the Theme Park. The advert is a mix of last years resort add as well as new footage including the Wat...
by siralgenon
Tue Apr 03, 2012 11:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

Everyone iv'e been to the park with have said what a great addition Ice Age has been to the resort, SUB-TERRA, not as good. I think it's right that Merlin should promote the attraction which is getting the post praise instead of the one that's being slated. Because all it would do is promote that Al...
by siralgenon
Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ice Age - The 4-D Experience Discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 19749

Re: Ice Age - The 4-D Experience Discussion

The only problem I can see with this attraction is with the high standard of ice age theming inside and out I can see this film lasting for years. A standard 4D cinema would have done with changing movies every 2 years. This works well with the 4D cinema at Drayton Manor. I presume either next year...
by siralgenon
Sun Apr 01, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

That video looks 100% better than opening day! The whole attractions looks and sounds amazing, the effects seem to really add to the experience!  :D Can't wait to go back on and try it next week now!  :D
by siralgenon
Sun Apr 01, 2012 5:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers 2012 in Review
Replies: 149
Views: 27281

Re: Alton Towers 2012 in Review

Also just looking at the Ice Age advert again, has anyone else noticed the 'air swirl' clouds in the sky?  ;)
by siralgenon
Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 259074

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

So has any type of monster been added to the pit, or is it just hatching eggs? Haven't been on it since opening day?  :)