UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by TheOutpatient
Sun Oct 19, 2014 2:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Scarefest visit on the 18th!
Replies: 10
Views: 1943

Re: Scarefest visit on the 18th!

How was it all together? Was it good or was the magic struggling?
by TheOutpatient
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 528324

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Thanks :)
by TheOutpatient
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 528324

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Any news on this yet?

Has it reopened?

I really hope it wasn't anything as serious as the track breaking.
by TheOutpatient
Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Your unofficial sound track to the rides of AT
Replies: 15
Views: 4145

Re: Your unofficial sound track to the rides of AT

and the perfect time to repost this....enjoy http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lbdw0_TOULE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; and this... yay for scarefest http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_AuNFkQ01M" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; Ok! That was pretty cool. You are a good voi...
by TheOutpatient
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of the Monorail
Replies: 55
Views: 15165

Re: Future of the Monorail

I'm pretty pleased with the monorail alltogether. I think the music is awesome: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uAyDAmkeOyY it really suits the movement of the train...It kind of sounds like a train moving. :-k
by TheOutpatient
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:13 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Aliens and UFOs
Replies: 8
Views: 1615

Aliens and UFOs

So the ghost thread got me thinking; Has anyone ever seen a UFO? I did once...Well at the time it was unidentified- I saw this orange spot that moved slowly through the night sky. It was of course, a Chinese lantern. To me there is never smoke without fire, so with all the similar abduction cases wh...
by TheOutpatient
Sat Oct 18, 2014 2:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Ghosts- real, or not real?
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: Ghosts- real, or not real?

This whole idea of energy is interesting. Ghosts seem to haunt places where there has been traumatic experiences and that energy from their trauma seems to cause a corrupted/broken area of the universe where the 2 dimensions are usually separate. I agree with you that its wrong to just assume a spir...
by TheOutpatient
Thu Oct 16, 2014 11:12 pm
Forum: External Links
Topic: My book of dark ride ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 5892

Re: My book of dark ride ideas

Awesome, thanks very much :D
by TheOutpatient
Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:41 pm
Forum: External Links
Topic: My book of dark ride ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 5892

Re: My book of dark ride ideas

My blog is kind of a preview of the book http://mattsdesignsblog.wordpress.com/ The book contains much of the blog and more.
by TheOutpatient
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 572
Views: 83877

Re: CBeebies Land 2014 - General Discussion

I walked straight passed the area when I went the other weak. All I can say is; Ditching the perfectly good fibre glass squirrels (from the Squirrel Nutty ride) in favour of brightly coloured blobs, doesn't get me excited at all :no:
Please tell me the rest of it is amazing.
by TheOutpatient
Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is Alton Towers losing its Magic?
Replies: 33
Views: 6818

Re: Is Alton Towers losing its Magic?

Sometimes I feel magical just coming here - That really makes me wonder how its made.
by TheOutpatient
Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is Alton Towers losing its Magic?
Replies: 33
Views: 6818

Re: Is Alton Towers losing its Magic?

I've had a lot of time to think about this and I think for the most part, the magic exists partly in your head, partly in the visual stimuli of the park (things like design and places being clean and tidy) and partly in the human interactions you have with, such as the staff. I'm sorry if this offen...
by TheOutpatient
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 34196

Re: Congo River Rapids

TTheory wrote:
The red boats where swapped so it could achieve a higher through-put.



Thanks.
by TheOutpatient
Tue Oct 14, 2014 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Congo River Rapids - General Discussion
Replies: 164
Views: 34196

Re: Congo River Rapids

I have to say, I did prefer the red boats, I wonder why they changed them.

For those who were talking about restraints a few pages back - You couldn't have restraints on this ride for health & safety reasons, like if the boat did capsize.
by TheOutpatient
Mon Oct 13, 2014 11:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Worst. Ride. Ever.
Replies: 170
Views: 15029

Re: Worst. Ride. Ever.

[email protected] of these storys.

My worst "ride" was on some bumper cars at a local fair. I got slammed so hard, multiple times. I think I probably got whip lash from it. This kid really hit me hard. Couldn't understand the appeal personally. No thankyou. :dizzy:
by TheOutpatient
Mon Oct 13, 2014 10:26 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Ghosts- real, or not real?
Replies: 13
Views: 2442

Re: Ghosts- real, or not real?

lol Lucozade. Theres no smoke without fire, so either ghosts are real or there is something people are mistaking for ghosts. I spent my early life on Blue Bell Hill, in Maidstone which is famously haunted by the ghost of a bride to be (or so people say). I never saw her but lots of people have repor...
by TheOutpatient
Mon Oct 13, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Is the Dark Forest meant to look bad?
Replies: 15
Views: 3995

Re: Is the Dark Forest meant to look bad?

I think the music and colour palette makes the gloom of the area very real. The main colours are green and grey which are not the happiest colours in the world but the colours and the whole branding of the area relates well to and continues the story of Hex quite well. I've said it before but I thin...
by TheOutpatient
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1079961

Re: SW8

Most people think the flume site which is interesting, because while the flume has a biggish foot print, it snakes its way through the trees and part of it is over a lake so you wonder how they would go about these obstacles.
by TheOutpatient
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:38 pm
Forum: External Links
Topic: My book of dark ride ideas
Replies: 10
Views: 5892

Re: My book of dark ride ideas

No I use Google Sketchup and then LightUp to add lights to it :)
by TheOutpatient
Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Park tips and tricks
Replies: 13
Views: 3030

Re: Park tips and tricks

I always say this so sorry if its repetitive for some people but hang completely lose on Oblivion's drop, it feels great. Just like you were a rag-doll, let your arms and legs dangle infront of you. It doesn't feel like free fall unless you do it this way.
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