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by tcw1993
Fri Jul 22, 2016 9:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Scarefest
Replies: 82
Views: 17927

Re: The Future Of Scarefest

Anyway I hope, if the themes quite dark, they do something SW8 related. It would give us enthusiasts something to talk about over the closed season! ;) Also a good opportunity to establish it, hint.. Hint ;) That's a good idea, but considering there's more non enthusiasts than there are enthusiasts...
by tcw1993
Wed Jul 13, 2016 9:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Memorabilia - Old Maps, Collectibles etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 31107

Re: Alton Towers Memorabilia - Old Maps, Collectibles etc.

I have a thirteen priority pass


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by tcw1993
Fri Jul 01, 2016 1:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040803

Re: SW8

theparklifekid wrote:
Its been a little silent for SW8, have any changes been made on the flume site?


If all is accepted construction is due to start in September I believe. This will be the start of any major activity
by tcw1993
Thu Jun 23, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Memorabilia - Old Maps, Collectibles etc.
Replies: 96
Views: 31107

Re: Alton Towers Memorabilia - Old Maps, Collectibles etc.

Anyone have access to the sanctuary posters? The "smile a day keeps the doctor away" etc?


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by tcw1993
Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040803

Re: SW8

And besides, you guys have been asking for a woodie since the beginning of time and now you've got one its not good enough? I think subconsciously people have recent woodies in the back of there minds and comparing this brief glimpse of what it is like is a little underwhelming to some. The majorit...
by tcw1993
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016
Replies: 254
Views: 48792

Re: Ride Closures/Removals in 2016

Looking at posts to AT on Facebook, it's nothing but complaint after complaint after complaint. I'm kind of hoping that the public outrage might push them to reopen the rides sooner. While I don't want them to rush the TLC, there's only so much that can be done and it surely can't take all season. ...
by tcw1993
Sun Jun 12, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040803

Re: SW8

I have to admit, I'm not exactly thrilled about the new coaster. I expected with it being a Secret Weapon, it would stick to the theme of "World's First", "World's Most", "UK's First", etc. But looking at it, it just doesn't look like it will which disappoints me. I wa...
by tcw1993
Thu Jun 02, 2016 10:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040803

Re: SW8

I still think something must be hidden for Merlin to even consider installing a wooden coaster. Either that or GCI have given them a really good deal cash wise. I'd like to think that Merlin wouldn't install a cheap, standard coaster as a Secret Weapon. There'll be something hidden. Yeah I agree th...
by tcw1993
Mon May 30, 2016 9:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 279
Views: 62170

Re: SW9

I'm all up for discussion, but early doesn't cover it! Absolutely nothing to go off! Sorry to bring negativity to the discussion.


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by tcw1993
Mon May 30, 2016 9:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040803

Re: SW8

GThing64 wrote:
If anything was to bring Wardley out of retirement I would expect it to be this. After all, bringing a woodie to Alton has been a plan of his for a long time.


John has said that he still does bits for Merlin and always will. Just not having as much involvement as he used too :)
by tcw1993
Thu May 26, 2016 9:31 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Theme Park Podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Re: Theme Park Podcast

Yeah but have a twist on it


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by tcw1993
Wed May 25, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Theme Park Podcast
Replies: 2
Views: 698

Theme Park Podcast

Hi guys so I had an idea that I've been thinking of for a few weeks, a theme park talk show/ podcast. I thought I'd be good as its something different and I can't find anything like it outside of YouTube. Anyone know of anything similar, or would want to take part in the project? Thanks Tom Sent fro...
by tcw1993
Tue May 24, 2016 12:00 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 759867

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

Can anybody proxy me a levitating train?


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by tcw1993
Sat Apr 30, 2016 6:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1040803

Re: SW8

I work in the building trade and the first lot of plans that get submitted to planning are usually waaaaaay off the final product. As long as the height and footprint are there, they can do pretty much what they want in that space, obviously I am aware that ATR have noise complaints against them but...
by tcw1993
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 438541

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I have a question. Which I apologise if it's been asked or answered, surely you should NOT be able to override the blocks on the ride unless you're maintenance? Why are the ride ops being shown how to override systems?


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by tcw1993
Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Coaster corner?
Replies: 49
Views: 18840

Re: Coaster corner?

Alton Buzz wrote:
"joshc807" wrote:
Does anyone have any plans of where coaster corner was?

Basically it was behind the main bulk of Cloud Cuckoo Land click here. Also, this is the location where the Secret Weapon delivery was filmed.


Secret weapon delivery?? Tell me more plssss
by tcw1993
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Greatest Scare Attraction of all Time?!
Replies: 27
Views: 9409

Re: Greatest Scare Attraction of all Time?!

For me it was either sub species last year (2015) it had me sprinting, and I mean SPRINTING, out the exit after getting chased on my own with a chainsaw. Or the sanctuary, I did it at the scarefests and the pre-smiler phase. I didn't really notice that much difference, but the atmosphere in the que ...
by tcw1993
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Scariest moments at Alton Towers
Replies: 161
Views: 45476

Re: Scariest moments at Alton Towers

longy0151 wrote:
Another newish scariest moment at Alton Towers.
I was riding Duel when the ride broke down, and we were in the tunnel. The tunnel kept on spinning and made me extremely disorientated, leaving me sick by the end of the ride.
Not one of my best rides on Duel.


I've been in that situation too :(
by tcw1993
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 37752

Re: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories

Haunted House The Duel backstory is told within the ride, however it has been suggested before that the original Haunted House did also have a backstory, but no info on the HauntedOne website. I'm not sure there is one for this asuch, there used to be a speech by "The Ghost Host" that was...
by tcw1993
Sun Apr 24, 2016 7:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories
Replies: 93
Views: 37752

Re: Alton Towers: The Lost Back Stories

I think The Smiler back story is brilliant. The build up before the ride opening was brilliantly managed. It still flows through today in some respects, offering a reminder to guests. Story conveyed by the ride is actually very poor and almost none existent. The general public actually have no idea...