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by TheDuke
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 97083

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

Thing is I don’t imagine many people will complain about the fact that AT is roller coaster based over flat rides.. if a good number of people were to complain about it then maybe we could see the return of N:ST with other attractions.. but whilst Merlin hold AT in their grasp, the future is dark.....
by TheDuke
Tue Mar 06, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1267658

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I hope Towers give relevant social media members of the press good access as they seem to be embracing social media as marketing of traditional methods. It would also be nice to see the opinions of enthusiasts as part of the initial press wave.
by TheDuke
Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1267658

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Speaking of marketing there's been nothing over here in Ireland for the Wicker Man outside of social media (which is biased as I follow both Towers and TT) but for The Smiler there was TV ads and posters/images on buses and papers etc this close to opening. It's very strange and maybe the goal of th...
by TheDuke
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Project 42 (Nemesis Sub-Terra)
Replies: 354
Views: 97083

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

I think we have to accept the fact that Merlin have no plans to re-open Nemesis: Sub-Terra, at all. It’s a shame, as it’s an attraction that I actually enjoyed, but it almost never had a queue and was ridiculously labour intensive, and this is without considering the ride system issues they were ex...
by TheDuke
Sat Feb 24, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217283

Re: Towers Loving Care

Just a little sneak peak at how smart Duel is looking after the Gardeners came back from the dead and had a tidy up! They revealed the windows and eaves of the old house as well as unearthing a few more graves!! Yikes!!#threeweekstogo https://t.co/Ar8bZTz9MZ https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DW0zvVmW4AIS...
by TheDuke
Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 102
Views: 27462

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

Yeah I'd agree with the first statement thats its very well paced which is probably why it feels so good to ride, I feel thirteen is really overlooked outside of AT when I think anyway it a really top notch experience of its sound track queue line theming(especially on a rainy day or dark day) and o...
by TheDuke
Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1267658

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Just saw the new pictures on twitter, really looks amazing can't wait to see what it looks like running and of course the trains
by TheDuke
Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217283

Re: Towers Loving Care

Been expecting this since the last update last year and can't wait to see how it works out and what the sound track sounds like. Hope the soundtrack is more like the general gloomy wood theme to the duel one.
by TheDuke
Thu Feb 08, 2018 7:40 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2912
Views: 507126

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

This really surprised me when I saw it promoted. I really like it though I'd never do it due to not being able to go to towers often. Its a nice touch that will add alot of personality to where they're added and reminds me of the entrances in planet coaster
by TheDuke
Wed Jan 31, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217283

Re: Towers Loving Care

The lastest update from Towers Loving Care on the completion of the nemesis refurbishment. The Nemesis monster refurbishment is complete. It has taken over 2,500 hours of expert scenic painters time and was such a huge project that it scaled over 3 closed seasons. We hope you agree that it was well ...
by TheDuke
Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217283

Re: Towers Loving Care

Don't look down! Lots of painting around Oblivion this last week, including the queue line returning to the original silver colour, station bays and ride control booth. Oblivion turns 20 yrs old on March 14th this year, will you be taking the plunge? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DUj_EI-XUAEfMg9?form...
by TheDuke
Fri Jan 26, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2912
Views: 507126

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Don't get me wrong this is an improvement but still its really not much better for a park of its calibre to be operating these hours especially on year as big as this. Advertising in my opinion is grand if not done over the top after all you are paying in.
by TheDuke
Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2912
Views: 507126

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Forgive me if this has already been mentioned. But why invest in a brand new hotel, and build a multi million pound ride, if you can’t afford to keep existing rides operating all day? Don’t get me wrong, we all wanted a new coaster. Cool. But is it worth all of the cuts that have been made else whe...
by TheDuke
Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2912
Views: 507126

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

If you have not already visited Europa park, then I urge you to do so.  It's the best park in Europe IMO, the rides run like clockwork and the theming is amazing.  It will open your eyes to how short-changed we are at ALL the Merlin parks in the UK.   Agreed. And if anyone is concerned about the pr...
by TheDuke
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2912
Views: 507126

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As someone who has to travel between countries to get to the Towers and would stay in the resort for the ERT, whats the point now? The day is so much shorter for someone who can't come back easily, I've 2 days minimum but most of the park is closed until 11. Even if the ERT selection wasn't good in ...
by TheDuke
Tue Jan 09, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 86211

Re: SW9

I really doubt we'll get a valey coaster let alone a wing coaster in it. I would hope we'll get a launch coaster of some sort to replace rita that fits the area better. I think we may something in forbidden valley as prior to the smiler accident they were marking the ground at points and clearing tr...
by TheDuke
Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1019
Views: 217283

Re: Towers Loving Care

The Towers Loving Care Facebook page has posted for the first time, this year, with more updates planned from tomorrow! Happy New Year everyone! Sorry we’ve been so quiet, we’ve been busy doing tons of Towers Loving Care projects all over the Resort! We will start posting about them tomorrow with p...
by TheDuke
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1267658

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I didnt expect the name to be the wickerman but its good. Also really liking the look those trains. Regarding the "worlds first aspect" aspect I doubt they'll use that too much in marketing as they did with the smiler which only used the 14 inversions sometimes in marketing. I think we'll ...
by TheDuke
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2912
Views: 507126

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I personally think we'll be seeing alot of duel and I hope sub terra in the updates based on the SW8 video recently which focusses on the eggs
by TheDuke
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion
Replies: 42
Views: 13944

Re: The Future of Oblivion (20th and Beyond)

To be honest I would think the complete polar opposite. In my eyes, when Merlin or Towers get rid of something, it's because it's past it's sell by date. They wouldn't be able to market it like they did when they created the original Oblivion, unless they did something stupid like "the worlds ...
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