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by Sam198
Mon Nov 05, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760278

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

i think i can safely say that the vast majority of people on here (including myself) would hate to see much of a deviation from x-sector's original theme... it's already one of the most interesting/immersive themed areas at the park, and has bags of potential on top of that :) on reflection i probab...
by Sam198
Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Is the Monorail dying?
Replies: 48
Views: 10024

Re: Is the Monorail dying?

Haha. It's moving track like the second one. It has to be because monorail tracks are really long square-sections. I'm finding this very hard to describe!! Its like a long cuboid. The longest one you've ever seen. Or a big square rod. :D ooh i forgot the third variation (which ironically is exactly...
by Sam198
Mon Nov 05, 2012 12:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Is the Monorail dying?
Replies: 48
Views: 10024

Re: Is the Monorail dying?

That's what I was trying to explain, but you did a better job at it than me :P
by Sam198
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 58951

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

aha i forgot about that area :P thanks for reminding me :) i actually take back what i just posted now... the only thing there at the moment is some lockers, and what you said about the potential to extend back into the trees is very true (although it could be considered to be on the very edge of th...
by Sam198
Sun Nov 04, 2012 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 58951

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

oh yeah, dark forest :P i would have to agree with a few other people, the most likely location for a new DF flat would be the old ug swinger site at the end of rita's launch track... this topic started with someone saying they had seen measurements being taken in that area, and to be honest it's th...
by Sam198
Sun Nov 04, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 58951

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

apparently it was more of a maintenance issue, here's a link to the report: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2156536/Girl-critical-condition-plunging-30ft-Chessington-World-Of-Adventures.html i think this might be a bit of an exaggeration, i can't imagine a big family park like chessington w...
by Sam198
Sun Nov 04, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future of the Dark Forest
Replies: 341
Views: 58951

Re: Future of the Dark Forest

I doubt we will see a bridge after what happened at Chessington this year. i don't think just one accident would stop merlin from building a bridge :P they have been used since the dawn of humaity, it would be like felling every tree at the park because a branch might fall on someone, or closing al...
by Sam198
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Is the Monorail dying?
Replies: 48
Views: 10024

Re: Is the Monorail dying?

Been 8 times in the last month, and it seems to be very unreliable. When i was queueing for Nemesis sub terra yesterday there was train just sat there for 20-30 minutes and in the end reversed back towards the Tower Street station. That's how trains are taken out of service ;) N:ST is only a short ...
by Sam198
Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Is the Monorail dying?
Replies: 48
Views: 10024

Re: Is the Monorail dying?

what's this about a new park enterance? :shock: i can't seem to be able to find a topic about it :?
by Sam198
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: Blue Peter

hypohamish wrote:
What's that song from 10:37 to 11:30 or so? Mad appreciate if someone could tell me :P


all i hear is random drumming :? i have no idea, sorry
by Sam198
Sat Nov 03, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Random ideas
Replies: 51
Views: 6735

Re: Random ideas

This is basically for random ideas; Slamurai! If you tilt samurais main axel then put it on the end of slammer you would get Slamurai! (Fail Name!) What do you think! i know it's a bit late (about a month late to be exact) but by the looks of it like the guys at zierer also had that idea some time ...
by Sam198
Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:31 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760278

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I can't believe that the potential theme/back story seems to be getting me more exited than the ride itself at the moment. :P 1984 is one of my favourite books of all time, so naturally i have become drawn to what towers have revealed so far. If they can pull it off then it could rival, or even prov...
by Sam198
Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: Blue Peter

They were filming on Wednesday. Was quite funny to watch filing on oblivion...the mist was working overtime on Wednesday and the camera kept missing the vital shot. Poor presenter kept being sent round and round. Not sure if she was a fan and all that for about 3 seconds of oblivion footage in the ...
by Sam198
Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: Blue Peter

They have done a few alton towers features... Here is the air one you speak of: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQD9bw3c41w and a nemesis one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6J8sglHd44 oblivion 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgkuzpzi5xQ oblivion 2 (audio is really out of sync in this one): http:/...
by Sam198
Fri Nov 02, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760278

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Doesn't the book "1984" have a thing called the Ministry of Joy? no, it's the ministry of love, the ministry of truth, the ministry of peace and the ministry of plenty; they deal with compliance, propaganda, war, and rations/stocks/trade etc respectively but i am in no doubt that SW7's th...
by Sam198
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: Blue Peter

Throughout the bit at the end (when they were talking to the kids) i didn't see a single train on rita's break run... does this mean they closed off dark forest completely for filming purposes, or that rita was down for some other reason? (more likely :P)
by Sam198
Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Blue Peter
Replies: 15
Views: 3254

Re: Blue Peter

Saw this yesterday and was going to post but forgot about it. does anyone know if this was actually broadcast live or (as is often the case in television) filmed at an earlier date and shown as if live? surely someone on here would have seen them on park? or at least been aware of their presence... ...
by Sam198
Wed Oct 31, 2012 5:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!
Replies: 58
Views: 8721

Re: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!

It says cctv in is operation, instead of cctv is in operation!


Correct :)
by Sam198
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!
Replies: 58
Views: 8721

Re: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!

Yeah it took me a while at first, once you spot it you just can't miss it :D
by Sam198
Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!
Replies: 58
Views: 8721

Re: 100 things to look out for at Alton towers!!

Keep looking :P (HINT: look at the words themselves and not their meaning)