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by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Jan 02, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 249659

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: 1559
Views: 249659

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
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Thigns to do out side the resort in January
Replies: 5
Views: 1536

Re: Thigns to do out side the resort in January

Farely and the surrounding area mainly consists of lots of accommodation and B&B's due to the rural village nature of the place. This makes Alton Towers the only real desirable location in terms of days out and activities unfortunately. I realise you are maybe interested in other things rather t...
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 49337

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

I am well aware that these removals and refurbishments will benefit the resort in the long term and provide a better experience for guests in later years and I look forward to this. Despite this, the whole situation feels like the end of an era for the park. Wether we like it or not, the resorts saf...
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Dec 28, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 767231

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

The ride is beginning to look a lot more professional with its cladding up.
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Dec 21, 2015 12:15 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 767231

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

If VR is a possibility could it only be activated in certain parts of the ride? I was thinking about the whole reality VS imagination theme and VR could be used to achieve this. The riders would be wearing goggles that at certain points of the ride were completely see through while real life scenery...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Nov 22, 2015 10:27 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 767231

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

I am very excited about Thorpe Park's new 2016 attraction. I already love the basic theme and if we end up seeing an immersive tunnel or advanced simulator ride I believe it will be a high quality attraction. My only worry is that it will be undoubtedly difficult to capture the essence of confusion,...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Nov 08, 2015 2:42 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Christmas Adverts 2015- General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4736

Re: The John Lewis Christmas Advert 2015

I think this is just as successful as the other John Lewis Christmas Adverts. Sometimes Christmas is too commercialised so it is nice that a big company has taken the time to interest people in their products while also conveying a valuable moral message. The advert itself is beautifully produced an...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Nov 01, 2015 4:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1199
Views: 179548

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi folks, Havent been to Towers for a while and was going this year but could not make it. We are going next year overnight, could anyone tell me when its really quiet so you can get on without waiting and what is the best days to go when there is hardly anyone there?? Thanks I would suggest a week...
by Altontowersbarlow
Fri Oct 30, 2015 7:09 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Thorpe Park 28/10/25 (incl.FRIGHT NIGHTS)
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Thorpe Park 28/10/25 (incl.FRIGHT NIGHTS)

This was a great review and I'm glad you enjoyed your visit.
by Altontowersbarlow
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 217
Views: 42828

Re: A travelling Enterprise being built

http://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/Alton-Towers-Theme-park-promises-biggest/story-28077792-detail/story.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; This article has said that; "the show will last 20 minutes and include a laser showpiece". It is therefore likely that the wheel will be ...
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:36 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 767231

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Sorry for the vast number of posts. To unlock the next clue on Minds wanted. Press UP,UP,DOWN,DOWN,LEFT,LEFT,RIGHT,RIGHT.
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:14 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 767231

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

The mirror have posted an article about the ride as have many other newspapers. It states that the journey is "13 minutes" long and includes some comments from Derren about the ride http://www.mirror.co.uk/3am/celebrity-news/derren-brown-creates-psychological-theme-6705618" onclick="window...
by Altontowersbarlow
Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:03 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 767231

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

The timer reached its end and is now reversing and counting back up again. Another one of Thorpe Parks mind games I guess. At least we now know that Derren Brown is involved. The new video is also a replica of the original video but reversed and the timer also reversed and therefore it is clear ther...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Towers Street
Replies: 23
Views: 9220

Re: Future of Towers Street

I'm pretty confident towers street isn't going anywhere any time soon. Could easily see a underground Gardaland type entrance for a second one near air for resort guests. I agree. The Towers are too iconic and should be the focus point upon entry of the park and therefore I doubt Towers Street will...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sun Oct 25, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 249659

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Currently at Towers now and I've had an idea about the possible retheme to air. I know this idea has been floated around for a long time but what about a Dr Who theme for air. "Watchthisspace" "The Future is here" could be great to drive in footfall with minimal changes to the c...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Oct 24, 2015 10:19 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1278
Views: 160275

Re: Fright Nights

I really think THE BIG TOP is incredibly inconsistent and I hope next year it's much improved and finished in time. I agree with you on this point. The Big Top's issue is the inconsistency. My run through was average yet some other pov's show that it has great potential. I have no doubt it's a good...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:10 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1278
Views: 160275

Re: Fright Nights

It seems as though The Big Top has had many new characters introduced to the maze and also utilises some new effects. This pov ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Io6IDcUOCHg" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; )shows some of the new additions. My run through on the maze did not include; th...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Oct 24, 2015 4:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 249659

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

I think the audio of the Dark Apocalypse scare-zone at Alton Towers is very interesting. In the video by Theme Park Worldwide, you can hear voice overs saying "residential areas in Happy Valley are off limits". I realise that Air has always related to the theme of an untouched valley that ...
by Altontowersbarlow
Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:23 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 767231

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Apologies if this has already been mentioned, however there is now a countdown on top of the Minds wanted mini site.

https://mindswanted.co.uk/