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by TheOutpatient
Thu Apr 25, 2013 12:43 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741046

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I really think it looks like a probe on mars, complete with solar panels and with the red earth (or red "Mars" should I say) thats around. Without realising it I kind of lifted it but I don't think anyones gonna have a go me about that. I like how it's reminding me of Mars because it litra...
by TheOutpatient
Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:26 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1741046

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Well this just looks amazing...And very cool. I hope it passes the more hardcore peoples standards for cool. 8) I must say, I'm very glad to see a solar panel :D
by TheOutpatient
Sun Mar 31, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride designer John Wardley to retire
Replies: 52
Views: 7032

Re: Ride designer John Wardley to retire

Maseyg123 wrote:
TheOutpatient wrote:
Ah, awesome news. I hoped he would.


I hope you mean awesome news about the autobiography, and not him retiring? Aha :)


LOL, thats funny. Yes, the book :D
by TheOutpatient
Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride designer John Wardley to retire
Replies: 52
Views: 7032

Re: Ride designer John Wardley to retire

Ah, awesome news. I hoped he would.
by TheOutpatient
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride designer John Wardley to retire
Replies: 52
Views: 7032

Re: Ride designer John Wardley to retire

Its worth remembering that not only has he worked in the parks in their golden years but he actually seems to be the one of the main people who got the big 3 Merlin parks up and going. Thats a lot of phone calls, a lot of meetings and a lot letters/faxes. He went from stage manager and a special eff...
by TheOutpatient
Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Happy Easteeeer
Replies: 3
Views: 464

Happy Easteeeer

:) Happy Easter good people of Towers Times! :)  ...uh...Thats all.
I felt like the forum must have an easter thread or something is not right.
by TheOutpatient
Sun Mar 17, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Virtual Queue
Replies: 32
Views: 4562

Re: Virtual Queue

I kind of like the idea - people could do it from their phones. text the list of rides you wanna go on and a computer figures times out for each ride (times that at the least would allow you time to cross from the last ride to the next ride in a differnt area of the park) and it texts you back with ...
by TheOutpatient
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Hex's popularity?
Replies: 34
Views: 4226

Re: Hex's popularity?

fantastic ride - I also more about theming and FX that a lot of people....And the fact you are walking through an actual castle, through some real history, just appears like everything fell into place with this ride.
by TheOutpatient
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Water Rides (Lack Of)
Replies: 60
Views: 8102

Re: Water Rides (Lack Of)

a great example of an Aquatrax would be Atlantis Adventure in Lotte World: http://mountainmadman.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/atlantis-adventure-06.jpg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FoJDvGrmnog This was built way back in 2003, so I can only imagine what kinds of things Alton Towers could do with a...
by TheOutpatient
Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: An Alton Towers TV Channel
Replies: 15
Views: 2185

Re: An Alton Towers TV Channel

well you could put anything on there that is about John wardley or the towers, or even only partially about these things but I dont know, if after being in the Towers all day and in the Towers hotel whether you would really want to hear anymore about the Alton Towers lol. Maybe Merlin TV would be be...