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by AltonOperator
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Park Map
Replies: 63
Views: 13760

Re: The Alton Towers Park Map

The full high res pdf 2019 map has now been uploaded to the Alton towers site
https://www.altontowers.com/media/6257/atr-gate-map-2019.pdf
by AltonOperator
Fri Mar 22, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 491505

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

The full map has now been revealed. As I predicted it's very different from the original 'promotional' map we have seen before. The big ride logos have gone (praise the lord) and we now have labels for shops, toilets, food, etc. Label colour now matches category (food, laughs & frights, Thrills,...
by AltonOperator
Thu Mar 21, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon
Replies: 315
Views: 56919

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

That's school trip season so don't expect it to be empty I'm currently torn between looking at the videos and staying spoiler free on the off chance I actually do it. It certainly isn't something I'm desperate to do. Does anyone know if they've managed to fully cover up the Charlie stuff yet? I dou...
by AltonOperator
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage
Replies: 104
Views: 35428

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage

Impressed with the effort they're putting in for vegan options this year. Just chicken and RCR have both been confirmed to have options which is a good improvement over last year when we had to eat in Eastern Express 3 times
by AltonOperator
Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon
Replies: 315
Views: 56919

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

That's school trip season so don't expect it to be empty
I'm currently torn between looking at the videos and staying spoiler free on the off chance I actually do it. It certainly isn't something I'm desperate to do.
Does anyone know if they've managed to fully cover up the Charlie stuff yet?
by AltonOperator
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 491505

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

It’s really nice - well done with no corners cut. It'd have been nice to see something more Towers themed but it’s lovely to see them really put some effort in regardless.
by AltonOperator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 120
Views: 15917

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

How about a rollercoaster with an invisible track? Is it possible? Obviously the track has to be there, but the track could be made transparent or at least enough to fool someone coming out of a corkscrew or a loop? For all the safety you know is there before getting on the coaster, that split seco...
by AltonOperator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 289546

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I am grateful for the Galactica re theme purely because it rejuvenated the ride. I liked the original concept but it felt a little bland and outdated. The new station is great and I think the ride itself will be successful without VR. What I'd love now is a track repaint because I think a dark blue ...
by AltonOperator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 491505

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I never considered that they would add the restaurants later on. And I thought AT dungeon was supposed to be in the "The Towers" area, not DF.  Less a matter of adding it, rather they just have two versions. One for promotion and in leaflets at service station, etc. and one to give out in...
by AltonOperator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3173
Views: 596728

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

All they need now is to fix the marmaliser effects and it should be like it was 2013/2014 (besides the amazing roar) Emm.. and the original audio, and signage around the area don't forget! Awaiting the season "Halfway Corrected" is brought back. I see no reason not to add that back or add...
by AltonOperator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 491505

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Currently I'm certain this is not the real guidemap, rather a promotional image for the time being. They've done it in the past. The real map will include food options, games and a proper key at the bottom describing each ride and pointing out smoking areas, toilets, etc. and I really hope it does n...
by AltonOperator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 289546

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I would not be surprised if there are still graphics around the park, for example in the monorail station and burger kitchen, that still have headsets on riders. I don't think we've seen any new graphics without headsets yet have we? The official website still mentions VR and uses the original graph...
by AltonOperator
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6779
Views: 1235297

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

A new Wicker Man Winter was uploaded to Alton Towers' YouTube channel. It's even less insightful than the first. Its not really about this winter at all and though there are some fairly interesting visuals, it pretty much is just saying 'we filmed the ad by putting lots of cameras in lots of places'...
by AltonOperator
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 333
Views: 74387

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

The Oblivion pin looks really good.  By the by, how much are pins generally? Pins are usually £4 except closed rides which are usually £4.50 and pins on sale which can be £1.50 to £3 ish. the rollercoaster restaurant pin has been £1.50 for ages I hope all this new merch becomes available on the onl...
by AltonOperator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 333
Views: 74387

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

I don't really do merch but I can definitely see myself buying a personalised notebook. £7 isn't terrible. I think a waterpark and wickerman pin might have to happen to
by AltonOperator
Sun Mar 10, 2019 2:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 333
Views: 74387

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

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Loads of new pin badges this season!
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by AltonOperator
Tue Mar 05, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 289546

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I think making it an upcharge after 3 years of it being free is a bad idea for publicity. Many of the general public would get quite upset at that.
by AltonOperator
Fri Mar 01, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: CBeebies Land
Replies: 574
Views: 99549

Re: CBeebies Land

The dude on the far left is enjoying it way too much.
by AltonOperator
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Forum Quizzes
Replies: 58
Views: 10953

Re: Forum Quizzes

You know I'll be there!
Anyone require a guest host.... (hint hint :lol)
by AltonOperator
Tue Feb 26, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 275
Views: 72944

Re: Project 2020

I'm not entirely sure of the technicalities but if a coaster is listed on a previously approved LTDP, isn't it easier and faster to get planning permission once the time comes to build it? that might suggest planning permission may be later than expected. I also seem to remember them getting some ki...
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