UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by MattsDesigns
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Phantom Fantasia / Wicked Witches Haunt (1983 - 2000)
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Re: Wicked Witches Haunt/Phantom Phantasia review/why it didn't work for me

Actually that is very true about Duel! Most of the gags are 1-direction movements so that makes me think what else did Haunted House/Duel have over wicked witches haunt? and Im starting to realise some other things -The figures smile a lot more and their faces are very expressive. Its funny right? -...
by MattsDesigns
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2841
Views: 1042248

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi Leemo
get yourself down there ASAP, you wont regret it! (dont forget about the parking charge though :roll:)
:D
by MattsDesigns
Thu Jan 03, 2013 7:08 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Has anyone ever attempted to write a novel?
Replies: 12
Views: 1311

Re: Has anyone ever attempted to write a novel?

I tried thinking it would be easy, quiet work but when you get to 100 pages and want to proof read it all to keep track of your story and make sure its consistent, you feel different. Also it helps to be good at English - I was amazed by how much I didn't know like, how to keep a good flow of narrat...
by MattsDesigns
Thu Jan 03, 2013 6:58 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Phantom Fantasia / Wicked Witches Haunt (1983 - 2000)
Replies: 10
Views: 2635

Wicked Witches Haunt/Phantom Phantasia review/why it didn't work for me

Wicked Witches Haunt/Phantom Phantasia review/why it didn't work for me http://www.themeparkjunkies.co.uk/img/albums/TP/Phantom/normal_3.jpg To sum it up , this ride had some fantastic themeing but the overall atmosphere was kind of like a museum. Looking at this video  http://www.youtube.com/...
by MattsDesigns
Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Would Oblivion be the same without the underground section?
Replies: 18
Views: 3137

Re: Would Oblivion be the same without the underground section?

I've said before, Oblivion with the hole and Nemesis with the landscape...
-this stuff really makes the ride me
by MattsDesigns
Fri Dec 28, 2012 10:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Dreams: How Obsessed Are You?
Replies: 73
Views: 9670

Re: Alton Towers Dreams: How Obsessed Are You?

I was walking with ABPA (a floating device that a bit like Weebo from flubber) during closed season. I could just walk anywhere as the park was empty of everyone including staff. I was walked about behind the scenes of rides, then i would jump onto the ride and ABPA would interface with the rides a...
by MattsDesigns
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:03 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Say Thanks Button
Replies: 6
Views: 1251

Re: Say Thanks Button

just 1 thing: It seems like people are thanking me for everyones posts. It says "1 member thanks you for this post" and While I would love to accept this undeserved glory, It is simply against my nature. :P
by MattsDesigns
Fri Dec 21, 2012 7:43 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What Rides Freak You Out?
Replies: 65
Views: 10305

Re: What ride's freak you out?

Alien Encounter in Florida....I was 10 dear god i was traumatised At least you had the grapefruits to go on it! I went in 1998, I was about 12 at the time. Saw children coming out of the exit's crying. That was enough for me!!! My mum n dad made sure me n my sister was ok because I think they didn'...
by MattsDesigns
Mon Dec 17, 2012 12:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Worst queue experiences
Replies: 50
Views: 7358

Re: Worst queue experiences

(At thorpe) I was in the que for Zodiac (I'll admit, on my own) and there were 2 youngish boys infront of me. They looked at me a bit and one started to whisper to the other. I knew they were talking about me, I could feel the pull in my heart of this little git stealing my energy from me. He did it...
by MattsDesigns
Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your World First Ideas
Replies: 139
Views: 21697

Re: Your World First Ideas

that's a cool idea, I wonder how doable that is. I guess..maybe, you have to be careful not to yank the gyroball (should curves cause the gyroball to suddenly go to its "resting place") Maybe it can't go too fast before considerable curves!
by MattsDesigns
Sun Dec 16, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: who made duel?
Replies: 16
Views: 3198

Re: who made duel?

The themeing was designed and fabricated by Sparks Creative Services (no longer around) working with John Wardley. Theres a part in the Themes, screams and dreams documentary where John is sat talking about what will go into the Haunted House.
by MattsDesigns
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:33 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Poll: How often do you visit Alton Towers per year?
Replies: 13
Views: 1855

Re: Poll: How often do you visit Alton Towers per year?

went twice last year then not for 3 or 4 years before that and not for like 8 years before that so I just put 1.
I LIVE 4 HOURS AWAY!
by MattsDesigns
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:31 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 80647

Re: Merlin's £200 million acquisition fund

but it could be like Chessington but better
It is pretty nice as it is though I agree but there's no parks in the west cept for Paultons. Wohoo - Paultons.
by MattsDesigns
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Duel
Replies: 50
Views: 7371

Re: The future of Duel

Thankyou for mentioning the A word (Animatronics).
by MattsDesigns
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What ride would you like to see have a major re-theme?
Replies: 24
Views: 3493

Re: What ride would you like to see have a major re-theme?

I want Riverbank Eye spy to be rethemed to a post apocalyptic adventure through a burning wasteland.
by MattsDesigns
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your World First Ideas
Replies: 139
Views: 21697

Re: Your World First Ideas

AJLlama wrote:
Worlds first entirely inverted coaster, you'd sit on, then the seats would revolve until your feet faced the sky and off you'd go, basically think upside down rita, or th1224533teen


Lmao.
by MattsDesigns
Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Mutiny Bay: New Family Coaster Concept
Replies: 32
Views: 6253

Re: Mutiny Bay: New Family Coaster Concept

I've been wondering, whats actually the point of a lift like that? I know its suppose to simulate being caught in a net but it just doesn't seem like it would be all that fun to experience.
by MattsDesigns
Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers museum a possiblity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

Re: Alton Towers museum a possiblity?

A cheep car ride system perhaps. Its funny you should say that! I was just thinking erlier what if (for a pre-ride on a bigger attraction)they had a short but sweet dark ride using cheap/simple cars (like that of a traveling ghost train). I always liked the idea of traveling into the ride and getti...
by MattsDesigns
Thu Dec 13, 2012 7:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers museum a possiblity?
Replies: 9
Views: 2209

Re: Alton Towers museum a possiblity?

Museums can be pretty good especially if its got elaborate automated displays but I wouldn't go for a definiton museum at alton towers. HOWEVER, I definitely think you could play with the museum atmosphere, in an attraction that is has some kind of dark ride or even just a small ride has a dark part...
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