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by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Feb 29, 2016 8:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217480

Re: Towers Loving Care

Todays update from @AltonTLC https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CcZvsG1WEAAmbHC.jpg Wow. Little things like this are going to make the park look so much more professional, and I could not be more convinced that Alton Towers is opening this year as a more aesthetically pleasing park than it ever has been b...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Feb 21, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217480

Re: Towers Loving Care

There is a lot more going on than I initially expected with the launch of Towers Loving Care. There can be no doubt that although there is still a lot to do in coming years, the park is going to look the best it has for quite some time this season.
by Altontowersbarlow
Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Tidal Wave
Replies: 44
Views: 20774

Re: Tidal Wave

I agree, such an improvement that will give the ride visual impact again.
by Altontowersbarlow
Thu Feb 18, 2016 7:27 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3082
Views: 270857

Re: Project 2017- Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The latest Theme Park Worldwide Vlog shows that yellow markings have been placed in and around the cleared area around the old Tom Sawyer bridge. The main markings are following a straight line across the pit, could this suggest a launch section? If you want to see the markings for yourself they are...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Feb 14, 2016 8:24 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 902068

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

I like how theatrical the lighting in the building appears to be. Very atmospheric. I doubt that is the final lighting, I would expect very carefully controlled illumination, with use of colours and gobos (patterns). The final photo has too much of the modern ceiling lit- something that breaks the ...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Feb 13, 2016 4:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 510616

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I am looking forward to the re-opening of The Smiler and I am sure that it will regain its dominance and impressive atmosphere quickly as the season begins. Despite this, I am very concerned that Alton Towers did not decide to repaint or freshen up the ride before it's re-opening. There is no denyin...
by Altontowersbarlow
Fri Feb 12, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 902068

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

Thorpe have today posted a few photos on Instagram and Twitter . https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12747561_446263435568194_1136532172_n.jpg https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram.com/t51.2885-15/e35/12628094_1788231551404989_589148052_n.jpg https://scontent-lhr3-1.cdninstagram...
by Altontowersbarlow
Thu Jan 28, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 90983

Security Breach at Disneyland Paris

There has been a security threat at Disneyland Paris today. It appears one of the Resorts hotels was affected. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-35431086" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; . The firearms were not used and it appears as though the situation was dealt with effectively...
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Jan 25, 2016 5:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Keeping Alton Towers Resort Safe & Secure
Replies: 32
Views: 9943

Re: Keeping Alton Towers Resort Safe & Secure

I don't think it's necessary. Getting into Blackpool Pleasure Beach takes ages and is very annoying. I'd hate to see this at Alton Towers as well. At the end of the day people carry too much metal on them. Keys. Glasses. Phones. Jewellery. Belts etc. The time it takes for each person to take it all...
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 902068

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

I think that this whole concept is really interesting. From what has been revealed so far it seems as though the experience will have several different parts that will keep riders guessing/ surprised and I believe that the train vehicle itself will be capable of amazing things. I think there is some...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 902068

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

I don't get what people are disappointed about at the moment? "Upon entering the 2,300sq m (25,000sq ft) warehouse encompassing the ride, guests will encounter a large disused Victorian warehouse, which in its centre will have a 20 metre (65 foot) -long, seven tonne Victorian train carriage sus...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Jan 17, 2016 8:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217480

Re: Towers Loving Care

That's really good to see, Forbidden valley is going to look beautiful when the park re-opens this year. If they can keep re-painting, refurbishing and adding new rides over the three years planned, Alton Towers could really feel magical again!
by Altontowersbarlow
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:36 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 902068

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

I don't know if anybody is interested but Derren Brown: Pushed to the edge is on Channel 4 tonight at 9:00. The programme has nothing to do with the new ride but if anyone is unfamiliar with Derren's work, it might give you some clues on what sort of atmosphere the ride could accommodate.
by Altontowersbarlow
Tue Jan 12, 2016 6:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297457

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

As good as it is that Alton is giving Air a new lease of life, I don't believe this was the best way to do it. My money's on that within the year, people just ride without the headset. quote] Why would anybody choose not to wear the headset after a few years? The VR headsets are free and literally ...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297457

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

I know it is a tad on the overthinking side but we know they NEVER make it this easy to guess what the ride/enhancement/whatever is . on the ad it says "in space you can't scream because there is no AIR" so i think we have got to look at this from a different angle other than "we are...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Jan 10, 2016 11:47 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 902068

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

If this ride really is an experience I will be ecstatic. One thing that Merlin Parks really lack is attractions that fully immerse you in the theme of the attraction and that keep you entertained before you even embark on the "ride" itself. I am hoping for an incredibly themed queue line w...
by Altontowersbarlow
Fri Jan 08, 2016 4:28 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: NemesisRider's NL 2 creations!
Replies: 140
Views: 39018

Re: NemesisRider's NL 2 creations!

Checking IP... Done Checking Account Registration... Done PASSWORD- *********** ACCOUNT STARTUP SEQUENCE INTIALISED I'm not sure how long my access into this account will last, but you need to know something. You've all been lied to. They're watching you. I'll show you the truth. The corporation ar...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297457

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Andy Mc wrote:
Think your reading too much into the guy screaming if I'm honest, although it'd be nice I don't think the video hints at anything of the kind :)

I agree that the teaser is probably hinting at nothing other than a new experience, however I just used it as a medium to talk about a possible launch.
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297457

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Alton Towers just uploaded said promotional piece they sent to the media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSaJN4uPoVc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Download 1080p MP4 file here . I think we have come to a logical conclusion that Air will be using VR next year.The teaser including t...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 297457

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Alton Towers just uploaded said promotional piece they sent to the media: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSaJN4uPoVc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Download 1080p MP4 file here . I think we have come to a logical conclusion that Air will be using VR next year.The teaser including t...
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