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by adsyrah
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:27 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760714

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

If they revise the building plans it isn't the end of the world is it? Not at all - as they stated in the planning doc, the coaster and theming is within the General Development Order (I think I'm right in thinking the main theming object is fine as it's viewed as a temporary structure, whereas the...
by adsyrah
Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:12 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760714

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I know it's very far-fetched, but could you imagine how awesome some kind of augmented reality ride would be?!
by adsyrah
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Boz wrote:
edit: sorry asdyrah that was directed at .adam


Waaaaaah! My name's Adam too.

:P
by adsyrah
Tue Feb 14, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

they didn't until they just advertised it on a national newspapers website, and WE know about it, scince when are we not the GP, it was once my job to consider things like this when advertising products, i appreciate it might seem extreme but there is always someone out there that will try it. if y...
by adsyrah
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760714

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

It reminds me of the robot in The Incredibles:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZ85ODYqO9U
by adsyrah
Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

AT are damned if they do and damned if they don't! Shipping container = people moan about it. Smaller stand = people moan that there isn't a bigger shop. A smaller stand sounds better to me - there's still stuff for sale if people want it, but after the initial interest wanes the space isn't wasted.
by adsyrah
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760714

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I'm a bit late to this party, so forgive me for repeating some things! Wow... just wow! This looks like it's going to have amazing theming elements! The 'spider' looks stunning, though the bit that got me most excited was the tunnel with inwards-facing spikes. Talk about intimidating! As for the sta...
by adsyrah
Fri Feb 10, 2012 5:17 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760714

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Fascinating post by furie on CoasterForce: Doesn't really bother me who builds it, as I can see it being good whichever way it goes. Some people do think it will matter though. Personally, I think it's an exciting development, but likely to be poor in terms of ride quality (it may not be, but I pre...
by adsyrah
Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

And the level of pedantry on this thread just hit new levels!

I personally would rather they didn't have a baby monster appear - much better see the egg cracking and the lights go out.

What the mind paints as a threat is far more terrifying than animatronics.
by adsyrah
Tue Feb 07, 2012 9:14 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 760714

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

The theming wouldn't intend to be added until closed season, so I think they see little point in trequestkmg it now. I would have thought that as the theming will be visible outside the park it'll be crucial to the committee decision - a dark green building, I would assume, is preferable to a brigh...
by adsyrah
Fri Feb 03, 2012 2:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

There are also promo images that have been accurate in representing an unopened ride: http://img217.imageshack.us/img217/9610/theswarm1.jpg By adsyrah at 2012-02-03 http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/7320/snf20theme41008792a.jpg By adsyrah at 2012-02-03 I'm not overanalysing the Sub-Terra image, jus...
by adsyrah
Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

As I said, the back of the seats stick out like a sore thumb. I think that if they weren't part of the ride they would have been erased.

Guess we'll have to see what we have in 7 weeks!
by adsyrah
Fri Feb 03, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

I'm not convinced of your argument... The promo image is clearly photoshopped, so if the hinges in the background weren't part of the ride they would have just erased them from the image completely. There's no oversights when it comes to these promo images (especially this close to the ride opening)...
by adsyrah
Fri Feb 03, 2012 9:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

I mentioned it before and I'm going to bring it up again. The back of the seats really look like there's a hinge there - I think the ride seats will move backwards and forwards as well as up and down. I guess this could be for loading riders or it could make up part of the ride experience... http://...
by adsyrah
Mon Jan 30, 2012 2:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

CJH wrote:
I may be being stupid here but:

I honestly can not see it being top-loaded, if the seats are facing inwards to the centre, how the hell can it be top-loading?


In one of two ways:

- Retractable floors (like floorless coasters).
- Floor attached to ride cars that drop with riders.
by adsyrah
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Islander wrote:
Edge of the pit, i.e. ground level, surely?


Well, yes.

But my point was that it's a ledge - I'd assumed the walls of the building would go straight up to the ceiling.
by adsyrah
Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Hmmm, not that exciting a picture, really.

Though - what's the concrete ledge in the top-right corner of the picture? A walkway?
by adsyrah
Wed Jan 25, 2012 3:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

It was Nathan who mentioned the egg.

He's been right about all of the ride so far, so I trust him on this one :)
by adsyrah
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

^ exactly my thoughts, but said in a far more eloquent way ^
by adsyrah
Wed Jan 25, 2012 2:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 356345

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

^That was suggested quite a while back, and is a good idea, but the issue with it would be this: if top-loading, how would you include safety rails to stop riders falling into the pit, without them basically blocking the view of whatever it is you're looking at? I was thinking the *whole* of the to...