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by phillipvass
Thu Jun 01, 2006 5:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The end of X-Sector
Replies: 196
Views: 48365

Good ideas there nickdaegg, however you would kinda lose the effect of dropping over the edge, down a vertical drop and into a hole in the ground if it was all done in the dark (even with the lights you suggested :wink:). Somebody else suggested a Pandora's Box and after taking another look, this wo...
by phillipvass
Sat May 27, 2006 12:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The end of X-Sector
Replies: 196
Views: 48365

"Bubbles De'vere""][quote=""Clackers" wrote:
Maybe a Pandora's Box, if Tussauds can afford it?[*quote]

Err, What is this Pandoras Box ride? Any pictures?
[/quote]

It's a new vekoma ride

http://www.vekoma.com/rides_specialties ... /new-b.jpg

www.vekoma.com
by phillipvass
Sat May 20, 2006 6:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Oblivion construction TV footage
Replies: 30
Views: 11668

I've just watched that video, and remember that guy in the orange! :D They should make another one of those programmes, it'd be interesting to see how much the park has changed behind the scenes :)
by phillipvass
Fri May 19, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Vertigo
Replies: 80
Views: 18416

I'm hoping it doesn't get planning permission, it's not going to look good right infront of the towers :|
by phillipvass
Thu May 18, 2006 4:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The end of X-Sector
Replies: 196
Views: 48365

X-Sector's theme isn't the problem, it's the obveous neglect that it's had over the years that's the problem. Hopefully we'll see a new flat ride next year and with it, the complete rennovation of the area. I'd also like to see a new soundtrack like the one i've made, but I doubt this'll happen due ...
by phillipvass
Sat May 13, 2006 1:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should The Corkscrew Go?
Replies: 149
Views: 29015

Had Rita not been installed I would have kept the Corkscrew, but now I think it's time to move forward. Ug Land should have a complete re-theme and a really well themed flat ride where the Corkcrew currently is. 'Ol' Corky' was the most important ride ever to be built at Alton, it was an icon for th...
by phillipvass
Sat Apr 15, 2006 2:16 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Oakwood
Replies: 882
Views: 109998

I was at Oakwood on Thursday and the place was buzzing! Speed is fantastic, even though the track isn't as impressive as B&M, this thing packs one hell of a punch. The 'more than vertical' aspect of the drop doesn't make that much of a difference, but the airtime hill straight after that is one of t...
by phillipvass
Thu Apr 06, 2006 8:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Idea for Ug land
Replies: 45
Views: 11041

I think the only way forward for Alton Towers is to get rid of the Corkscrew. Ug Land looks shocking as it is and the queue line for Rita made my blood boil the last time I went. I can see why people love ol' Corky but it's no longer an enjoyable ride for me, and I got over the whole 'sentimental' t...
by phillipvass
Sun Apr 02, 2006 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Accessability of rides
Replies: 11
Views: 3641

"titler121" wrote:
Priority passes can be brought from Customer Services on the left hand side of towers street


Are you referring shortcut tickets or are these a different type of pass? If so, how much are they? :)
by phillipvass
Thu Mar 30, 2006 9:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Your Top Ten Rides!
Replies: 85
Views: 21134

1. Nemesis
2. Oblivion
3. Air
4. Rita
5. Thunder Looper
6. Hex
7. Energizer
8. Ripsaw
9. Corkscrew
10. The Black Hole
by phillipvass
Sun Mar 19, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Some new (old) pictures of Alton Towers
Replies: 35
Views: 12845

Wow! Some very nice pictures there, i'm liking the ones Katanga Canyon, thank's very much for those! :D
by phillipvass
Thu Feb 16, 2006 1:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Own a seat on Rita for £300
Replies: 54
Views: 13211

A complete waste of money, Andy Hine obviously has more money than sense to spend that amount on something as frivolous as this, but it's his money I guess, and this promotion is good for those who have the time, and the money to be able to use an annual pass. :)
by phillipvass
Tue Jan 24, 2006 9:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of the Blackhole Tent
Replies: 799
Views: 145011

Image

The perfect ride to replace the Black Hole in my opinion :)
by phillipvass
Sun Jan 15, 2006 4:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: air - leaving forbidden valley?
Replies: 41
Views: 13056

Interesting fact:

'Project Dolphin was the codename for Nintendo's efforts to design a 128-bit system to replace its aging Nintendo 64 system. The ultimate result of Project Dolphin was the creation of the Nintendo GameCube.'


:)
by phillipvass
Mon Jan 09, 2006 7:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What Will Come In 2007?
Replies: 100
Views: 29381

I've got a feeling we will see a replacement for the Black Hole next year, something similar to an Intamin Pasquier Ride.

http://www.ridetrade.com/img/BILDER/r_S ... _gross.jpg

We may also see a referb of Cred street, but that'll be about it I should think. :)
by phillipvass
Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sky Ride
Replies: 67
Views: 19373

http://www.mccullagh.org/db9/d30-25/aspen-cable-car.jpg

Some like these ones in Aspen, Colorado would be good, if you were to replace the red with a dark purple and put the Alton logo on the side it would look even better. :)
by phillipvass
Wed Dec 21, 2005 9:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Sky Ride
Replies: 67
Views: 19373

Can I just ask what happened to that Cadbury monorail rumour that was floating around last year? Is that actually going to happen?! :|
by phillipvass
Tue Dec 20, 2005 9:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Magical or Spooky
Replies: 16
Views: 5959

It all depends what type of day it is :) When it's warm and sunny the place always looks magical, however if it's misty and dull, the park seems to to look a bit drab and eerie :)
by phillipvass
Tue Dec 20, 2005 1:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ever been on a ride when it broke down?
Replies: 96
Views: 28435

We stuck halfway up the Air lift hill for about 20mins :)

Oblivion lift hill for 10mins when it was first built
by phillipvass
Sat Dec 17, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Sky Ride?
Replies: 47
Views: 12320

"Adz-TTF" wrote:
Also impossible because of the rita station foghorns. If someone put there hand out and got hurt it wouldn't be good.


Hadn't thought of that :) People may also throw things out of the car at people