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by TheDuke
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1458
Views: 263004

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Chris wrote:
We are in the process of reorganising / rebooting the YouTube channel - still very much work in progress.

We'll be uploading the [email protected] videos in the new year.


Thanks alot you're all doing a great job.

Also that sub terra video makes me miss it much more
by TheDuke
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion
Replies: 38
Views: 9246

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

Thats more likely than any other extension I'd say and I think the park would benefit from an improved dive coaster that uses the tunnel as much as I love oblivion
by TheDuke
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1458
Views: 263004

Re: Alton Towers - Music and Videos

Just saw the big media drop on the YouTube channels some good content there, thanks alot.
Any word of that john wardley talk from the ttsp meetup going up?
by TheDuke
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion
Replies: 38
Views: 9246

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

I've said this in another thread but the issue is that modifying an existing ride is a dangerous game, especially one as old as Oblivion because you could ruin the ride or the cost can change due to unforseen issues. The most likely change that could be made to the track would be an extension at the...
by TheDuke
Sat Dec 30, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 245354

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It’s been a few weeks since I've been on here, some really great developments since I last visited. I’m really enjoying seeing it take shape and definitely agree that testing has begun. Also, that headchopper will be something if it’s at speed.
by TheDuke
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 174
Views: 27742

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Those videos are great marketing, really enjoy them wish I had some google cardboard or something.

It would be great if we see oblivion get an extension to it after the drop like majority of new drop coasters however its very unlikely due to cost and space available.
by TheDuke
Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6759
Views: 1008822

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Really enjoyed that trailer gave a good feel for the final theme I hope and "Beornen" is middle english to be consumed by fire or left to ash.

Edit: can also mean burning a home or item in a sacrifice to god
by TheDuke
Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 240172

Re: Galactica

Liam.W wrote:
Scrap the VR, keep the theme. Nothing else can really be said haha


May aswell keep the VR as they already have the system running but they should atleast theme/repaint the rest of the track and area as the colour difference is the worst thing IMO. I do miss the air theme all being said
by TheDuke
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2794
Views: 379468

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I do hope they don't get rid of the current yellow boats and they just make the modifications to the existing boats. That's purple boat really wouldn't suit Congo River Rapids! They may just be expecting the boats to be used more as its so close to SW8 so they may want more to circulate. I also hop...
by TheDuke
Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 35474

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

With an absolutely dreadful theme, and now with added gumf to further it away from any way tying it in to forbidden valleys theme. I never said that SW8 wont be a bad ride, im sure it'll be great. I just think it'll be similar to what happened with air and the ride just plonked in an area with a pr...
by TheDuke
Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The original Hex pre-show storyline
Replies: 21
Views: 8281

Re: The original Hex pre-show storyline

Aidan Lowe wrote:
Posted today Stoke Sentinel has a look back in this quite lengthy article of the legend of the Chained Oak. It can be read here.


That was a fun read thanks alot. I've never been to the tree I'll definetly have to check it out on my next trip to the towers.
by TheDuke
Fri Oct 27, 2017 8:57 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 172
Views: 33220

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I wonder if they will trim away some of the ivy on the exterior as it's getting a bit out of control and before long the entire house facade will just get swallowed up by it! Yeah I think that says alot about the state of duel too that its in need of a touch up, with SW8 moving in near it next year...
by TheDuke
Sat Oct 14, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6759
Views: 1008822

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I feel like SW8/Wickerman will basically be a mixture of Hex and TH13TEEN. I really hope Towers will come through with this one, with the tagline: “World Class Experience” and I really hope it doesn’t end up being a gimmick, like The Smiler. I definitely see where you're coming from. I think in the...
by TheDuke
Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6759
Views: 1008822

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Never noticed the face on the back before thats cool, definitely some effect will emerge from it
by TheDuke
Thu Oct 05, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer and Adventure Land
Replies: 134
Views: 29131

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

It is likely that Spinball will be removed for a Cbeebies expansion, however, this rumour has been circulating for a few years now. Just this year, it has been rumoured that it will be relocated to Thorpe Park on the Slammer / Old Town site. In reality, it is a popular family ride for Alton which a...
by TheDuke
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer and Adventure Land
Replies: 134
Views: 29131

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

See I think its so popular because of where it is in the park. I personally don't think its a bad ride but its not good. I more dislike how it sticks out as you enter the park. I wouldnt mind then either moving it or getting rid of it completely.
by TheDuke
Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:42 am
Forum: Wicker Man
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 245354

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Fantastic pictures aidan. That banking looks pretty good now throughout the ride
by TheDuke
Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2503
Views: 298140

Re: Scarefest

I really really appreciate new mazes as it atleast shows that new ideas are allowed to be tested in the park even if its marketing its still a fresh maze. I won't be able to make scarefest but I hope you all enjoy it
by TheDuke
Tue Sep 26, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6759
Views: 1008822

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I know that all the evidence points towards Wicker Man, but if I'm honest, the name isn't specific enough... it can be too easily associated with other things and not something unique to AT. This is a a good point, however look at their most famous name; Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, very generic if put ...
by TheDuke
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Drawing Board: Dark Forest Concepts
Replies: 7
Views: 2798

Re: The Drawing Board: Dark Forest Concepts

Honestly I think quarry would be seen as cheap as it wouldn't be a major change from UG land. I also think that the UK doenst have the climate to do wild west theme correctly. I think dragon lair would work but I think the current theme is the most fitting one