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by Phild94
Fri Feb 02, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297463

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Surely they could finally bring Galactica into Nemesis’ theming by having some relationship to the Nemmy Alien homeworld
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217488

Re: Towers Loving Care

I can’t believe this is what Nemesis used to look like!

I remember it looking like this as a kid but thought it was a rather over active imagination!
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297463

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I think it would be close to it, if this did go ahead I think this must be Alton towers first de-theme

It would be nice to see this out through, it would probably be another worlds first to brag about :’)
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 120
Views: 17251

Re: Dark ride ideas

I would absolutely love a ride very similar to Rock ‘n’ Roller coaster at DLP.

A super intense launched indoor coaster, in the dark, lights, music the works!

There’s nothing really similar in the UK and they could go with a tag line something like “Worlds First Double Launched Indoor Rollercoaster”
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86414

Re: SW9

How does the tree height limit work? Some of the suggestions I see seem implausible with the tree limit but I might be mistaken. As a rule of thumb no ride at AT is allowed to be visible above the tree line from outside of the park. A few coasters get away with being marginally over (Rita) due to b...
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 33459

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

So they do a birthday celebration so to speak, for each coaster, for the year you can best fit into the logo? I can't imagine what year they'd do for Thirteen... I wouldn’t be surprised if they did something on Friday 13th October 2023 as this could be dubbed “Thi13teen Day” obviously a Friday the ...
by Phild94
Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:21 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297463

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I’m pretty sure it would be easy enough to do but having the two stations separated so one was “Galactica” and the other being “Air” the only issue would be ensuring that the VR trains always go to the VR port

This was guests could decide wether they want to ride with VR or without
by Phild94
Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?
Replies: 338
Views: 100120

Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

“What ever happened to...” The black hole? Did the original ride get moved to a ride in Germany did I hear at some point? Close, but no cigar! It was relocated to Furuvik in Sweden under the name Rocket. Thank you... next time I’ll make sure I read the “complete guide to past AT rides and where the...
by Phild94
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?
Replies: 338
Views: 100120

Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened to...?

“What ever happened to...”

The black hole?

Did the original ride get moved to a ride in Germany did I hear at some point?
by Phild94
Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 295022

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Hopefully this pushes AT to release some form of testing footage that they’ve recorded in order to show the true pace of the ride
by Phild94
Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 295022

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Yikes... That testing video was an unexpected let down. The pacing was always one of my concerns about the attraction (especially seeing the flat turn halfway through the ride) but I was hoping it’d be a bit faster than that! That said, I’m hoping there’s a few factors that might change - temperatu...
by Phild94
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 295022

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Am I right in assuming that this doesn’t currently have trim brakes as well?

I certainly hope it doesn’t!

EDIT: It looks like the video has since been removed
by Phild94
Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 295022

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

It also stopped slightly before leaving the lift hill so that may have contributed to the overall low speed. I imagine the perceived speed on board the ride will be higher so I’m not worrying at this point. However, I am looking forward more to Icon at this stage.  This is a really good point and o...
by Phild94
Sun Jan 28, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 295022

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

It seems the fence separating the Rapids exit and the newly opened path between MB and GW has been removed, opening up access to the area. Do you think this will stay as it is? I hope it does as it will improve guest flow if there are three access points to KC.  http://i63.tinypic.com/2qlg6tf.jpg I...
by Phild94
Fri Jan 26, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217488

Re: Towers Loving Care

I expect they will be replaced with similar machines found at a cinema lobby. I imagine there will be a new kiosk of some description as 241 vouchers will still need to be exchanged. Does anyone actually go without 241 tickets these days! Unless they’ve bought online you’d have to be mad to pay ful...
by Phild94
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Big Six Challenge
Replies: 77
Views: 20378

Re: Big Six Challenge

They’ll probably rename it something ridiculous like “The Serious Seven”

Or they’ll omit Rita from the line up and call it “Stwong”
by Phild94
Wed Jan 24, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2912
Views: 508037

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

[Insert Alton Towers Rant Here] I won’t quote your whole post Justin but couldn’t agree with you any more on every single point. Nearly every F&B outlet took a nosedive after removing the affiliated brand. I have no issue in eating at unknown places (as my Just Eat account would show), however t...
by Phild94
Mon Jan 22, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1269028

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This has just been posted by AT saying there’s a hidden message in the Beornen runes...

Image

EDIT: On closer inspection is only seems to read “Feed the Flames"
by Phild94
Sun Jan 21, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1269028

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Bert2theSpark wrote:
I actually don't want to see a POV, It will spoil any suprise the coaster might have.


I totally agree but would appreciate some off-ride footage to confirm testing is happening
by Phild94
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1269028

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I totally agree with you Aiden... however

I would love to see some testing footage soon, I think it would be good to put out there ASAP so the GP knows that this thing will be safe