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by madmanwill
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:48 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Forget the postcards, why not send me a DVD instead?
Replies: 25
Views: 5924

and if you read through that site it doesnt compensate for bad weather e.g sunny footage on a raining day What if a customer attends the park on a rainy or overcast day and the stock video was shot on a sunny day? Won’t there be visual continuity problems? Outdoor cameras installed on the rides will...
by madmanwill
Sat Mar 25, 2006 10:33 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Forget the postcards, why not send me a DVD instead?
Replies: 25
Views: 5924

someone posted on ata a website address about a system of this kind and it says that there is only 3-5 minutes of recorded footage of the guest and all of the rest is stock prerecorded footage. http://forums.towersalmanac.com/index.php?showtopic=12759 http://www.yourdayvideo.com/Process.htm This Vid...
by madmanwill
Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita ride Music
Replies: 21
Views: 6788

most memorable song of the lot from the ttrr for me has to be johny cash burning ring of fire on my first day of a two day visit sat on the rocks around ritas supports with rita rushing over me and feeling at peace with the world. :) :) :)
by madmanwill
Tue Sep 27, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers' Worst Decision
Replies: 43
Views: 11881

Priority queing is daft, together with the idea of the single riders line. The fact that people abuse the single riders line by joining it in a big group and going on 1 or 2 at a time means that its a waste. Plus my m8 estimate that the single riders line was 3 hours n we waited 45 mins in the norm...
by madmanwill
Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: test seats-rita and others
Replies: 22
Views: 7215

yeah we went on spinball and for some reason this time i didnt fit :? fact is i fitted last wednesday and i fit on air but i didnt fir on spinball because it didnt click enough times (clicked three times and i was locked in but ride ops know best) and the lady gave me a exit pass for any 1.2m attrac...
by madmanwill
Fri Sep 23, 2005 9:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: test seats-rita and others
Replies: 22
Views: 7215

"Thirst" wrote:
Do you have any photos by chance?


nope...sorry
one difference that i remember is that the back of the head rest is bright green unlike on the other trains
by madmanwill
Fri Sep 23, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: test seats-rita and others
Replies: 22
Views: 7215

test seats-rita and others

surprised it hasnt been mentioned but when i was at alton on the 21st/22nd there was a fair sized hole outside of the rita enterance on the 21st-hole with barriers around on the 22nd-hole with rita test seat sat in it with the left OTSR and the lap bar. i know air has one and i can see why, but rita...
by madmanwill
Thu Sep 15, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion
Replies: 12
Views: 6371

cheers wayne

theres always next wednesday/thursday im bound to get a ride on it

when i come up i will look out for someone with a badge saying wayne!

will
by madmanwill
Thu Sep 15, 2005 3:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion
Replies: 12
Views: 6371

Oblivion

Does anyone know why oblvion was closed all day yesterday??
sorry if this is in the wrong place


will

x
by madmanwill
Thu Sep 15, 2005 2:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Lower food? Merchandise prices?
Replies: 10
Views: 4285

the rpices arnt too bad at alton and the merchandise can be on really good special offer. only expensice thing that i found was bottles of drink and sweets where expensive--though if you bought a quencher for £3.99 you could refill to your hearts content and i think you can use it next visit if you ...
by madmanwill
Tue Aug 23, 2005 4:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: My first memory of Alton Towers
Replies: 25
Views: 6364

my earliest memory of alton towers is buying chips from a stand that overlooked a rollercoaster (thunderlooper i think) i think these were mccain chips
by madmanwill
Tue Aug 02, 2005 7:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Kentucky Derby
Replies: 11
Views: 4568

when i went to blackpool one of the piers had one of these but themed to a egyptian style but they still played this!

http://www.eltongames.com/marketing/jingles/kentucky.mp3

EDIT:WRONG LINK SORRY!
by madmanwill
Tue Jul 12, 2005 1:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 235364

well i have ridden rita :P and i think that rita is amazing it doesnt look as fast as it feels though watch out for the ride ops that seem to take pleasure in shoving the OTSR down even further when they are allready locked and comfortable :x

ww

x
by madmanwill
Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: New Staff Uniforms
Replies: 28
Views: 8926

on the individual area/ride uniform idea maybe there could simply be a different fleece for each of the popular rides and a area fleece for each area. with the logo of the ride on the back and in colours to match the ride with an alton towers logo on the top left front of the fleece so for example. ...
by madmanwill
Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:08 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: TTF meetup - 2nd / 3rd July
Replies: 166
Views: 41202

might be able to make it to one of the days :shock:
by madmanwill
Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:37 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 235364

LONDON - Alton Towers is to rename its newly launched rollercoaster ride Rita: Queen of Speed as Camilla: Queen of Speed to celebrate the marriage of Prince Charles to Camilla Parker Bowles this Saturday as part of its latest ad campaign. In a new 30-second television ad for the ride, a special ver...
by madmanwill
Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Zombie
Replies: 8
Views: 3170

i can remember someone jumping out on my nan when it was just the haunted house it was by the station and it was some kind of curtains on the wall and he was dressed in the same material and jumped out on her and scared her to death :P (not literally)

will
by madmanwill
Tue Apr 05, 2005 4:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 235364

yeah they did, its a shame the smoke effect didnt stay, plus there is a light bulb out already

what isnt the smoke working :?:
by madmanwill
Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic:
Replies: 1009
Views: 235364

for the people wondering whether or not it will be shown: Blue Peter Mon 4 Apr, 5:00 pm - 5:25 pm 25mins CBBC. Simon and Zoe try out the latest rollercoaster around, we announce the winner of our fantastic mural competition and we show you how to make a Dalek out of a garden compost bin! yey!!! dale...
by madmanwill
Mon Mar 21, 2005 4:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Harness Failure?
Replies: 148
Views: 50736

was it fatal?? my memory is really bad today