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by Chris
Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail overhaul complete
Replies: 29
Views: 3781

Re: Monorail overhaul complete

The Towers Street station is currently getting a completely new paint scheme inside.
by Chris
Mon Sep 15, 2008 5:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes
Replies: 1188
Views: 148655

Ok apparently the 10th and final train is going live on September 22nd. And will carry the theme of the new area for next season.

Not entirely..
by Chris
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Missing X-Sector Sign?
Replies: 58
Views: 7579

Why would they need to do that when they could just go out the service gate behind Submission?
by Chris
Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: SAW: The Ride
Replies: 2497
Views: 131363

by Chris
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes
Replies: 1188
Views: 148655

It actually looks like your smartie avatar above, just Jelly Beans, and the AT logo on the front / rear. Again it is fun looking and quirky, but hardly inspiring compared to some of the others.
by Chris
Mon Sep 01, 2008 12:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes
Replies: 1188
Views: 148655

When it was sitting on the storage track yesterday :)
by Chris
Mon Sep 01, 2008 11:22 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes
Replies: 1188
Views: 148655

The jelly bean train is now sitting on one of the storage tracks.
by Chris
Fri Aug 08, 2008 12:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes
Replies: 1188
Views: 148655

"Sir John Talbot" wrote:
Hence the confusion.

Unless they plan to add vinyl to the new gondalas and are first trying them out on the old ones.

Or...

:?

I'm guessing that's what they are doing, as I have heard they will not be plain.
by Chris
Thu Aug 07, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Monorail: 2008/9 Train Re-Themes
Replies: 1188
Views: 148655

Not sure what is going on with that gondola, but don't worry.. the ride is getting new gondolas next year - the first one has arrived and is currently in the Tech Services building.
by Chris
Wed Jul 23, 2008 11:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Q Line TV's: Mariah in Katanga, Kaisers in the Valley...
Replies: 36
Views: 4366

It's not AT's fault as such. The company has just been in who operates them and has turned them all up after they had been turned down to a suitable level in each area. Need to get to grips with the contractors and stop them from doing this.
by Chris
Fri Jul 18, 2008 11:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion stuck
Replies: 31
Views: 4535

The shuttle could never actually stop on the drop chain as it is impossible to hold one there. If you notice it never actually comes to a stand still before dropping.
by Chris
Tue Jul 15, 2008 11:27 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita Maintenance
Replies: 28
Views: 3834

Rita reopened at 10.00am this morning, quite an incredible feat!
by Chris
Mon Jul 07, 2008 11:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Was anyone else disappointed with Rita Queen Of Speed ?
Replies: 198
Views: 37989

The ride has to be stopped if someone pulls out a camera - if it wasn't then it could come loose and break your nose on the launch. Constant announcements are broadcast over the PA however people still don't listen. It does take longer to reset an E-stop compared to the other coasters, but it's your...
by Chris
Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New for 2008: Mutiny Bay
Replies: 2235
Views: 254998

The ship has only just been put in the lake over the last few days. All the previous signage has been removed and disposed of as far as I know.
by Chris
Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Subways at Towers?
Replies: 78
Views: 10727

Subways do work in theme parks. Dorney Park built a new Subway which has two counters which split off from one queue in the middle. Seemed to work well when I visited.
by Chris
Mon Oct 22, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New for 2008: Mutiny Bay
Replies: 2235
Views: 254998

A sign has just gone up at the park advertising "Battle Galleons".
by Chris
Fri Jul 27, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Young Worker
Replies: 15
Views: 2669

His name is Andy and he is 16 years old. He frequently gets asked his age so tries to humour it. Hopefully that will be the end of the banter!
by Chris
Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: XRT Ride Change - Oblivion, Spinball & Beastie now...
Replies: 63
Views: 11326

XRT will commence in Ugland from September 4th.
by Chris
Sat Mar 24, 2007 6:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis Closed Until Thursday
Replies: 103
Views: 15617

For gods sake, some people come out with such BS. The red water will be back on next week when the red dye arrives again.
by Chris
Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis Closed Until Thursday
Replies: 103
Views: 15617

Nemesis reopened today,