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by stealthsmiler
Sat Feb 22, 2014 8:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 247
Views: 69949

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

A few years ago, I was on Air after the park had closed. There were only 4 of us on the last train and it stopped for a second on the way up then for about 5 minutes above the Nemesis track. The staff at Nemesis just laughed at us!  :lol: There was another time that Duel  broke down. I was...
by stealthsmiler
Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 17151

Re: February Half Term 2014

So overall I thought the event was fantastic but with Nemesis only operating 1 train it made me quite mad! (Thanks H&S)! :x Overall rating : 9/10 (I would of given it 10/10 had Nemesis operated with 2 trains). I completely agree, I was wondering where Nemmys other train was. I went with the who...
by stealthsmiler
Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 17151

Re: February Half Term 2014

- The new restraints on Nemesis look top notch. Its nice to see that she is getting a bit of attention in her 20th year. I thought they looked good, the ride was a lot smoother than last time I went on it as well. Did anyone notice that the white bits on the train that go over the track, at the fro...
by stealthsmiler
Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1271306

Re: SW8

I know this doesnt explain the whole secret weapon thing but the area was re themed and the contract with IL only had about a year or two left. That would explain " the ducks days are limited" .  And also it does say they dont know how long it will take to arrive. So if a better secre...
by stealthsmiler
Fri Feb 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2014 Park Map
Replies: 80
Views: 21269

Re: 2014 Park Map

I think all the rides should have different coloured backgrounds for different height restrictions with a key in the corner
by stealthsmiler
Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 17151

Re: February Half Term 2014

And the twirling toadstool has been taken down. That's a joke, right? Please tell me that's a joke ... It's taken apart every year for maintenance so nothing to worry about.  Oh good. I was shocked.  I must have said " what no they can't take it down"  for about 5 mins. I'm...
by stealthsmiler
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Your World First Ideas
Replies: 139
Views: 26133

Re: Your World First Ideas

Worlds first coaster without restraints Blackpool Pleasure Beach had a coaster which didn't have restraints until old Big Dipper trains were used on it in 2006                                        ...
by stealthsmiler
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Winter maintenance
Replies: 30
Views: 7430

Re: Winter maintenance

Not a fan of Ripsaw paint work, I think it kinda detracts from the Rusted machine built from a post apocalyptic warzone I'd have to agree so many other areas on park that need painting (The Smiler track)  and that is one that doesn't and has argghhh alton are doing it wrong! This could just be...
by stealthsmiler
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 17151

Re: February Half Term 2014

On my way back from Alton Towers now. I noticed that Ripsaws railing was brown so I'm guessing the red was under coat. Smiler covered in scaffolding and part of the track was very shiny. Nemesis restraints looked new and the red on the station has definitely been painted. There was only one train ru...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Which Thorpe Park ride will leave first ?
Replies: 119
Views: 23845

Re: What ride would you like Thorpe Park to remove next?

I always thought TP was aimed at young adults, hence "nations thrill capital". I remember reading in the Tidal Wave that Samurai came from CWOA on a trade because they wanted CWOA to be aimed at families at TP for young adults. That's why I voted Depth Charge, boring, old and waste of spac...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 20, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 17151

Re: February Half Term 2014

but from 15 must mean there is adult tickets available at 15 otherwise its false advertisement. I know its just a few quid but obviously need to know.
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Winter maintenance
Replies: 30
Views: 7430

Re: Winter maintenance

Ive always thought that with the exception of Air, FV doesnt need re painting as its supposed to have that look. And why try to recreate whats already there, even though im sure they will do a good job on Ripsaw and it will look good, I think how it was would fit in better. On a positive note, the f...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2014
Replies: 94
Views: 17151

Re: February Half Term 2014

Hi, We are going AT tomorrow, when I looked on the website, it said from £15 per adult, iv'e just looked today and it says two different prices This one says from £15 per adult http://www.altontowers.com/special-offers/ and this one says from £18 http://www.altontowers.com/events/half-term/ Both fro...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:39 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 155748

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Thanks, I also thought that May would be good due to it being very early in the season. I'll have to wait to see my timetable and when a get a day off and go then, hopefully late May/early June. I remember my mum, auntie and cousins going a few years ago and rang me saying they had literally got on ...
by stealthsmiler
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:21 am
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 155748

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Mid/end of may??? It will be during the week. I really want to go when its fully open but the weeks arent busy from school trips. It also has to fit in around college and exams so will have to be end of may. As im going with a friend who hasn't been before i would really like to know whens the least...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemmy's 20th Birthday
Replies: 104
Views: 19863

Re: Nemmy's 20th Birthday

I understand what everyones saying about the old style, but Last few times i went on her i thought ahh corkscrew!!! quite headbangy. I think styled right, these new ones would look good as you look like your trapped more due to the soft padding bit (and its more comfy). Then again they could get new...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Submission Replacement
Replies: 156
Views: 28862

Re: Submission Replacement

Also Enterprise should get a hypnosis spiral put on as it would surely be cheap and it would sorta become part of The Smiler's theming also. I would look epic. I know it's a really bad example but to give the jist of what it should look like, https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dhTcj6r7Zxk/UwTn7ogHn...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What will happen to the Squirrel Nutty Golf Hole?
Replies: 16
Views: 3966

Re: What will happen to the Squirrel Nutty Golf Hole?

I like the idea of it being themed around old rides also. It does need fixing up, restoring to something spectacular and have new theming (Old themes but new objects) put in. Then rather than doing a hole for the latest ride, it could be for the one thats just left (significant rides, like when the ...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Submission Replacement
Replies: 156
Views: 28862

Re: Submission Replacement

Also Enterprise should get a hypnosis spiral put on as it would surely be cheap and it would sorta become part of The Smiler's theming also. I would look epic. I know it's a really bad example but to give the jist of what it should look like, https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-dhTcj6r7Zxk/UwTn7ogHni...
by stealthsmiler
Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Submission Replacement
Replies: 156
Views: 28862

Re: Submission Replacement

everything about what you wrote is brilliant, apart from, KEEP THE ORANGE! :P this was actually (if I remember rightly) a debate in the smiler speculation as to what would the area be re-themed to (although, that never happened, apart from the Alton Towers sign on X-Sector being changed to Ministry...