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by Mr_Gibson
Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*
Replies: 252
Views: 65571

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

My favourite thing about the fence is the box containing the Towers has a ‘this side up’ label pointing in the wrong direction...
by Mr_Gibson
Wed Jul 24, 2019 11:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 588674

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

It’s such a shame the media drags up the same stuff over and over again. The BBC article reads like it was written automatically by a bot rather than a human and if you don’t read it carefully then the incident could look quite scary. From the App it looks like The Smiler has had the longest queues ...
by Mr_Gibson
Tue Jul 23, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6777
Views: 1220002

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

It was closed today until about 11.15 ish. I was very lucky and just happened to be in the plaza as they opened it so got to ride with a 5 min wait and it’s now over an hour wait.
by Mr_Gibson
Mon Jun 03, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6777
Views: 1220002

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Sounds about right... :-/
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 29, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 82378

Re: SW9

The Dark Forest area of the park isn’t small yet the way it’s currently laid out makes it feel pokey and cramped. There is potential to do a lot with it if they can be creative.
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6777
Views: 1220002

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

It’s nice to see the flames are on today, I’ve been 3 times this year and this is the first time I’ve seen them on.
by Mr_Gibson
Thu May 02, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 2803

Re: Heritage

My favourite part of the gardens has to be the pagoda fountain. I haven’t seen it on for a while but I’ve always been impressed with the huge plume of water and how enclosed and special the area feels.
by Mr_Gibson
Thu May 02, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 82378

Re: SW9

I can’t say I’ve been a fan of the Rita area since UG Land went. The Dark Forest theme feels a little ‘tacked on’ when you can still see the Ug Land theming throughly the paint. Definitely a candidate for a retheme, I agree.
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 01, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 9715

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

I would love to see the park utilising the Towers more, I always loved what they did with Hex, so any restoration work is good with me!
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 01, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 936
Views: 202201

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion

I think that Cloud Cuckoo Land has some great potential to make a new themed area. I normally only go there when on a school trip (the education centre is located there) but it has been looking a bit sad and empty for the last two years.
by Mr_Gibson
Wed May 01, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 318
Views: 82378

Re: SW9

Is there enough space in cloud cuckoo land for a coaster? I could see some thrilling flats but I’m not sure what the size of the area is like.
by Mr_Gibson
Thu Apr 25, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3172
Views: 588674

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Yeah, it lacks a certain attention to detail.
by Mr_Gibson
Thu Apr 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 53
Views: 15838

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

I do think CCL needs some serious attention, it used to be such a busy place but now almost all the buildings are not used and there is very little to bring people there. It’s the area of the park that I think has the most potential for a complete redevelopment without much headache from the planner...
by Mr_Gibson
Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2908
Views: 483618

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I was using google street view to look around Alton Towers the other week. The pictures are quite old so you can see ripsaw in full swing and the crowds queuing, watching and using the food outlets. That area is a shadow of its former self.
by Mr_Gibson
Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 285581

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

The idea behind the theme of Air was great, and I loved it, but it was a quite 90’s look so I think it did need updating. I just wished they had spent the VR money on theming instead, the underground car park theme isn’t to everyone’s taste...
by Mr_Gibson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 285581

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Rode it today and the queue moved pretty quick!
by Mr_Gibson
Wed Apr 10, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 609
Views: 129647

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Today I heard my favourite thing I’ve ever overheard at Alton Towers. A mum was talking to her kid and said “I wish you would hurry up and grow faster so that I can take you on Nemesis!”
by Mr_Gibson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Alton Towers 23/03/2019
Replies: 1
Views: 1307

Re: Alton Towers 23/03/2019

Great news! :-)
by Mr_Gibson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Alton Towers rides for the larger person
Replies: 20
Views: 22429

Re: Alton Towers rides for the larger person

Good luck man! I know the struggle well...
by Mr_Gibson
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Alton Towers 9th/10th April!
Replies: 7
Views: 1416

Re: Alton Towers 9th/10th April!

I’ll be there on the 10th doing a solo trip. Well, it’s technically a reconnaissance trip as I’m planning a visit with my school to look at the physics of rollercoasters! My many job is to work out which rides my ‘pleasenlty plump’ body will fit in...