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by Liam
Wed Jul 22, 2009 2:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Skyride Station Fire
Replies: 483
Views: 68135

Re: Fire at Alton Towers (Live Updates)

"kryn""][quote=""Liam" wrote:
Shame it's not at the Merrie England end



Where is Merrie England?[/quote]

The area that's currently lost at a fancy dress party in a pirate costume.
by Liam
Wed Jul 22, 2009 1:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Skyride Station Fire
Replies: 483
Views: 68135

Re: Fire at Alton Towers (Live Updates)

Good no-one was hurt.

Shame it's not at the Merrie England end so all those horrid coloured gondolas would be melted down. :wink:

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by Liam
Wed Jul 22, 2009 12:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Skyride Station Fire
Replies: 483
Views: 68135

Re: Fire at Alton Towers?

Please let all the rides and just everything in the park be ok, we don't want a repeat of the Skyride fire. Let's hope that no people are hurt and that the historic ruins and listed buildings aren't touched most of all! Ugland or Cred Street can be burnt to the ground and it would be a good thing. ...
by Liam
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:53 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: 5 years from now...
Replies: 10
Views: 1497

5 years from now...

What will you be doing in 2014? What do you hope to achieve between now and then? How do you think you'll change as a person? I'll be 24 in 5 years time. By that time I could still be doing my 7th year of my Architecture course, but in a way I hope that some other opportunity will present itself bef...
by Liam
Tue Jul 21, 2009 11:51 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: 5 years ago...
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

5 years ago...

What were you doing in 2004? How have you changed since then? I was 15 in 2004, and had just began to build up a great interest in theme parks, and started to actively post here. It would be the start of several years of, sometimes intense, relationship with this forum and with Alton Towers. I remem...
by Liam
Mon May 04, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 139796

Re: Ug Land 2010

Looking back at it now, naming it Rita was a mistake. It worked well in the short term, but like so many recent additions it fails in the long term. It is at odds with the rest of the Alton Towers portfolio that was made up during the 'Magic Years'. Nemesis, Oblivion, Air, Hex... etc work because th...
by Liam
Mon May 04, 2009 10:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 166852

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

"Mankey" wrote:
A Switchback Liam!

Seriously? :lol: :P :-#
Perhaps they do need a second coaster to make up.
by Liam
Mon May 04, 2009 10:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 Ride Discussion
Replies: 1266
Views: 166852

Re: SW6 Ride Discussion

SW6 being a B&M doesn't excuse its complete ****ness.

I've been away for a while, what has this "world's first" element turned out to be?
by Liam
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride and Shows
Replies: 112
Views: 19071

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride and Shows

The new Skyride gondolas in action: http://i220.photobucket.com/albums/dd222/JamesB92/1238242986.jpg I feel that proves my point from months ago. The new cars are very good except they've been totally ruined by whoever was stupid enough to choose those colours! The combination looks ghastly! A simp...
by Liam
Mon Mar 30, 2009 2:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life
Replies: 129
Views: 19806

Re: Sharkbait Reef by Sea Life

Looks very good and professional but a little small.
by Liam
Tue Mar 10, 2009 7:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New park entrance?
Replies: 40
Views: 5167

Re: New park entrance?

The only entrance worth copying up there is Efteling's. It is just as gorgeous inside and the use of thatch in a different way would be such a British thing to do. Not sure it would work in relation to the view and Towers though. Could use it in an area though. Ideal for behind the Towers perhaps fo...
by Liam
Sun Mar 01, 2009 6:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2009 Ticket Price Rises & The Credit Crunch
Replies: 23
Views: 3129

Re: 2009 Ticket Price Rises & The Credit Crunch

It's a death wish. Every rise is well, well above even the high levels of inflation we've seen in the past year. Is this now the most expensive park in Europe? I don't buy into the reverse psycology thing at all - it is far more effective to give a quality product at a lower price, and not an in-you...
by Liam
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:20 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: 100 metre Robin Hood statue planned for Nottingham
Replies: 7
Views: 1713

Re: 100 metre Robin Hood statue planned for Nottingham

Good idea, and one that's been around for centuries. We've always built follies in the countryside and monuments in our cities. I see no reason why it should stop. It's part of celebrating humanity.

Just like the Angel of the North and the White Horse of the South.
by Liam
Sat Feb 14, 2009 1:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2009 Little Improvements
Replies: 40
Views: 5150

Re: 2009 Little Improvements

Much better use of pipes; perhaps because they don't look like pipes anymore! :D
by Liam
Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows
Replies: 803
Views: 113667

Re: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows

However - you say the colours are "putrid"; well I beg to differ. The colours are not neon, nor are they particularly in your face. You aren't going to bewalking along the Haunted Hollow and suddenly shout "HELP ME! I AM BLINDED BY THE BRIGHT LIGHTS OF THE VOMIT COLOURED SKYRIDE"...
by Liam
Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows
Replies: 803
Views: 113667

Re: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows

http://dan.towersalmanac.com/sky_ride_gondolas_2009_02.jpg :shock: Excuse me whilst I throw up in a bucket!! ...they're hideous. The old ones were subtle and effective, these are garish and horrendous in colour. Spot on! How could anyone have chosen this selection of colours? Do they have no-one in...
by Liam
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two
Replies: 1556
Views: 190211

Re: 2010: Secret Weapon 6 Part Two

They could bring it up. I doubt they ever would though, as it is one of the biggest theme parks in Europe. They're clearly not prepared to invest in the surrounding infrastructure. If they have serious long term plans for this place then the road is a no-brainer and any applications like this will ...
by Liam
Sun Feb 01, 2009 12:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows
Replies: 803
Views: 113667

Re: 2009: Cloud Cuckoo Land, Skyride Refurbishment & Shows

Why the hell have they gone for a mixture of bright colours?! No sense in that whatsoever. Madness.
by Liam
Wed Jan 28, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Hill Fort
Replies: 10
Views: 2531

Re: Hill Fort

Well part of the ramparts still exist. It would be nice to allude to it at least if Coaster Corner is ever opened up again.
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