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by JaykeAT
Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881128

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

My issue, as it often is with delayed ride openings, is that they keep on mentioning that this ride has been in the works for 3 years. So after 3 years, how can it be acceptable for them to be opening late? It's not personally affecting me, but I do feel for people who would've taken time off work a...
by JaykeAT
Fri Mar 25, 2016 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

I can't see it being Flume related to be honest. They need something that will make them a quick return and a Flume ride won't bring people flooding (excuse the pun :roll: ) into the park.
That being said, I honestly haven't got a clue what this could be
by JaykeAT
Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 498515

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I think management should invite the tv news media to the park a few days before the start of season to explain everything that's been put into place to make the Smiler and other rides even safer. Could work but imagine if they run it and it breaks down or stops on the lift hill. It could end up ha...
by JaykeAT
Tue Nov 24, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 498515

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

The mirror have just posted an article which suggests that the planned ride closures and the smiler incident are linked. http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/alton-towers-set-close-six-6893427#ICID=sharebar_twitter" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Can't help but feel as if they are jus...
by JaykeAT
Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

With the flume not opening in 2016 and the possibility of it being removed I have a feeling SW8 will be on the flume site Possibly, but there was provisional planning permission (I thin that's what it's called) sent in earlier this year pointing towards a FV coaster. It would seem a bit odd for the...
by JaykeAT
Fri Nov 06, 2015 9:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

Surely if that were the case the ride plans would be put in after? Not to mention the fact that the plans as a whole were submitted at the approximate time the resort normally submit plans for new developments (TH13TEEN and such)... I'm quite lost in what you are trying to say :-s Pretty much I'm t...
by JaykeAT
Fri Nov 06, 2015 5:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

There is a bit of a difference in changing theming to changing a coaster. If it's already been paid for it won't be changing! Sorry, my post was a bit ambiguous there. I meant the fact theaming planning went in after ride planning could suggest the entire idea of The Smiler was a last minute thing ...
by JaykeAT
Thu Nov 05, 2015 10:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

Not necessarily. A lot of people suggest that The Smiler was not the original idea for SW7, hence the theaming items, such as The Marmaliser, planning permission being submitted after ride plans. If this is to be believed it would suggest that it's possible to change plans at the last minute.
by JaykeAT
Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

I cannot see a reason why it would be pushed back, even with the Smiler. Well apart from the fact its not in the capx budget and the small matter of 50mil plus hole in profits, and the related bad PR from smiler, and not forgetting their is a hight probability that merlin will be in court in 2017 f...
by JaykeAT
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:06 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 609
Views: 131219

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

The amount of people asking why Nemesis is now called Neme21s made me laugh this year. Not because of them not knowing but its just funny hearing people say Neme21s :lol
by JaykeAT
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Scarefest
Replies: 82
Views: 22554

Re: The Future Of Scarefest

I thought the scare zones were very good to be honest. They did exactly what they were there to do, provide something different. For the people who didn't particularly want to do the scare mazes themselves, they provided a good sense of atmosphere. Every time I went either of them, people were runni...
by JaykeAT
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

It's important to remember how quickly the press can switch a story. The headline wouldn't be "Alton Towers plan to open record new ride." It would more than likely be "Alton Towers plan to open new ride just months after Smiler crash." I'm not saying it's right, or that I agree ...
by JaykeAT
Mon Nov 02, 2015 9:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1234974

Re: SW8

As much as I'd like it to, I just can't see them opening a new ride so soon after The Smiler. Planning would need to be submitted by January at the latest and surely that would only present the park with more bad press so close to opening?
by JaykeAT
Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 218
Views: 52243

Re: A travelling Enterprise being built

Giant Catherine wheel maybe?
by JaykeAT
Fri Oct 23, 2015 4:08 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881128

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Derren Brown just tweeted this

Hate to tease, but I've been working for 3 years on something new & different, not TV or stage; a world first. Bit excited. More very soon.


It would make sense to me for this to be WC16 related. Thoughts?
by JaykeAT
Fri Oct 09, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 498515

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Might be noteworthy. Alton Towers have just released their map for Scarefest and whilst The Smiler is on the map, it doesn't feature in the "X-Sector Attractions" area. Could this suggest we are unlikely to see it open until at least November?
by JaykeAT
Mon Oct 05, 2015 8:29 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881128

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

You have to log in betwen 7 and 8:30 PM I believe. Or whatever two times are show on the clock on the video :)
by JaykeAT
Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 28712

Re: Rides you want to see leave the park.

I think oblivion should go. It never seems to have any queues and I can't say I find it very thrilling. Oblivion wouldn't be "financially viable" to remove, as the hole created for it would cost a lot to fill. I'd also say that the lack of queues is more to do with an amazing throughput t...
by JaykeAT
Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:05 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 881128

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

I think it said in the Planning that this isn't a coaster, don't hold me to it though :)
by JaykeAT
Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 498515

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

even if the ride had a retheme people will still say "dats the one dat crashed and sum one lost eh leg" Well you certainly pain a good picture ;) In terms of the re-theme, AT are stuck between a rock and a hard place. If they change it, the press can say they are covering up. If they don'...
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