UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by oliviamae
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:36 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: SEA LIFE Trafford Centre
Replies: 28
Views: 15476

Re: SEALIFE Centre for Barton Square, Trafford Centre

Not sure if anyone is interested, but I emailed Merlin about this a few weeks ago and was told the recruitment drive would start via Merlin's careers page in Spring 2013
by oliviamae
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What direction should the music of Alton Towers go in
Replies: 11
Views: 2187

Re: What direction should the music of Alton Towers go in

I don't like the idea of bands doing music for rides. I thought [email protected] doing The Swarm was so tacky. I'd rather have something memorable that fits the ride perfectly, like the Nemesis theme. I really would love more pieces like that, the current Towers Street music, etc. I want something magical that ...
by oliviamae
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Random ideas
Replies: 51
Views: 7629

Re: Random ideas

I imagine the main problem would be health and safety :roll:, but I would love to see it happen. I remember when I was about 10 or so and I had a strange fascination with IKEA because you could slide into the kids section!
by oliviamae
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Developments afoot down on the Farm
Replies: 12
Views: 2842

Re: Developments afoot down on the Farm

I agree, I like the farmyard theming. Another IP wouldn't work as well as it would be too generational, and wouldn't be quite so timeless
by oliviamae
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 98640

Re: 2013 Scarefest

I think the whole zombies thing is a bit overdone. I would really like to see it replaced with something similar, but just with something other than zombies. Those scarecrow mutants as described from an Altonville Motel report (can't remember who, sorry!) could be an option?
by oliviamae
Wed Nov 07, 2012 2:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2014 Lodge Resort Development (SCRAPPED)
Replies: 72
Views: 16571

Re: 2014 - 150 Lodge Resort Development

They had very similar looking pod things at the Caravan and Camping international show at the NEC. When we asked the exhibitor what their market was, they said they were selling to resorts. If we do see such spaces, I'll be very pleased as they as comfortable, dry, and still adventurous and exciting...
by oliviamae
Wed Nov 07, 2012 10:05 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1988919

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

What does it say under Gerstlauer?
by oliviamae
Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 fireworks
Replies: 77
Views: 11274

Re: 2012 fireworks

To be fair, if you were disappointed with Alton's fireworks, you're not going to be satisfied with any display. I honestly think that, at times, people expect a little too much from AT.
by oliviamae
Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Treasure Hunt
Replies: 3
Views: 1277

Re: Alton Towers Treasure Hunt

This is an ace idea!
by oliviamae
Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alternate/New backstorys for rides at Alton Towers
Replies: 15
Views: 3851

Re: Alternate/New backstorys for rides at Alton Towers

I had an idea for a reimagined Hex, sort of Alice in Wonderland-esque. It wouldn't be 'frightening', rather something sweet for younger children. The story would suggest that two young children were playing on Towers Street (similar to the Sub Terra advert), and decided to go and investigate the Tow...
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Magic Back?
Replies: 16
Views: 2983

Re: Is the Magic Back?

I tend to go about once a month (maybe more) during season and I really don't think the magic ever left, though of course it's subjective. Towers Street is always a little bit like Christmas morning for me.
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - without height restrictions
Replies: 7
Views: 1714

Re: Alton Towers - without height restrictions

I'm really short and when I was younger it was so disappointing to miss out on rides that friends my age could go on because I wasn't tall enough, but it's definitely worth the trade off.
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Litterbugs
Replies: 23
Views: 3486

Re: Litterbugs

Slightly different in a McDonalds though, as there are staff paid to clean the tables. You would'nt pay for a meal in a restaurant then take the plates and cutlery back to the kitchen once you'd finished. There's a big difference between buying a meal at a fast food restaurant without cleaning up a...
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is Rita worth it?
Replies: 30
Views: 4545

Re: Is Rita worth it?

I really like Rita. It's not the best coaster, but I enjoy it. Fair enough, I think I may like it more with a little storyline, but it is a lot of fun. It's a good way to start the day as it really gets your adrenaline pumping and it can make for some hilarious photos. The very best I've had was wit...
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Burger King set to leave. Original Burger Co as replacement?
Replies: 39
Views: 7330

Re: Burger King set to leave. Original Burger Co as replacement?

If they really want to make money, charge for extra bacon. I would do almost anything for bacon.
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 258306

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

JoyfulSin wrote:
I'm not sure if it's part of the act or not, but there were a lot of flirtatious remarks being thrown about by the actors.


I think it is, I've seen it happen a few times
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 1004
Views: 148429

Re: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)

I think it's been said a few times that the fireball effect is to do with a breaking television set (I haven't been so I can't be sure)
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: what is you best AT duck moments (cutest/funnyest thing you have seen them do)
Replies: 14
Views: 2341

Re: what is you best AT duck moments (cutest/funnyest thing you have seen them do)

I thought this was going to be about the huge duck in the Flume, and the first time you encounter it. I remember being absolutely terrified and screaming like nothing on earth haha!
by oliviamae
Sat Oct 20, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 826889

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I wonder how they will incorporate the two rides. I think that come March, X Sector really will be as amazing as it can be. I think that, as The Sanctuary is a sort of old, closed down, abandoned facility, SW7 will be somewhat similar. Maybe some hazard tape, like you said, separating the ride from ...
by oliviamae
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:57 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 826889

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

this is very exciting!!
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