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Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Wed Nov 05, 2008 3:47 pm

Couldn't really see where to put this, so I've started a new topic. Apologies if I'm being an eeejit.

When I was on park a few weeks ago I noticed that a number of sturdy wooden poles had been put in place along the path from MB to KC. I figured they were for Scarefest lighting but they looked nice and permanent. Surely enough they were hung with the standard work lights.

I think Towers should take this to its logical conclusion and install permanent lighting using these posts. There are a number of time during the year when having illumination along the paths would be useful - not just for Scarefest/fireworks. It would look great with MB style lanterns as you leave the area moving to tiki-style lanterns as you get further into KC - a little like the hotel carpet where it changes from SL to ATH.

I also think that all area re-themes should take into account permanent lighting for both the pathways and rides. How good did Nemmy look at Scarefest?
 
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Wed Nov 05, 2008 6:14 pm

The problem is, even the newest area, Mutiny Bay, had some fabulous lanterns installed... Yet come the dark openings, and some H&S rubbish causes AT (presumably) to still floodlit the new feature ride! This is a real pity as some of the beauty of that ride was going to be when it was looking all pretty in the dark.

It never happened.

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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Wed Nov 05, 2008 7:30 pm

There seems to be some more Permanent lighting round the park as you can see them light posts round the park. You can see them down haunted hollow, And I have to say they look fab! Also about them posts I was also wondering if they would be there a long time as they seem to look Permanent!
 
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 4:57 pm

I think AT are installing lighting as they go along, revamping areas. It's certainly something which needs considering if they're wanting to open longer, as a "resort" should.
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Thu Nov 06, 2008 5:22 pm

I wouldn't say its all H&S rubbish that the flood lights are down too, it's clear they don't have to have them, like the Haunted Hollow, no flood lights that i can remember apart from the first bit in Gloomy Wood.

It's most probably more down to them being 'over' safe - which i guess isn't all that bad.
 
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Thu Nov 06, 2008 7:14 pm

"Thomas" wrote:
I wouldn't say its all H&S rubbish that the flood lights are down too, it's clear they don't have to have them, like the Haunted Hollow, no flood lights that i can remember apart from the first bit in Gloomy Wood.

It's most probably more down to them being 'over' safe - which i guess isn't all that bad.



Its most likely in an event of an evacuation.

As you can imagine, if they were to evacuate any ride at night, they will require a large amount of light. Especially on a ride such as Battle Galleons.

Very well installing themed lights, but full time flood lights wouldn't have gone a miss.
 
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:45 pm

"ShadowTD" wrote:
Couldn't really see where to put this, so I've started a new topic. Apologies if I'm being an eeejit.

When I was on park a few weeks ago I noticed that a number of sturdy wooden poles had been put in place along the path from MB to KC. I figured they were for Scarefest lighting but they looked nice and permanent. Surely enough they were hung with the standard work lights.

I think Towers should take this to its logical conclusion and install permanent lighting using these posts. There are a number of time during the year when having illumination along the paths would be useful - not just for Scarefest/fireworks. It would look great with MB style lanterns as you leave the area moving to tiki-style lanterns as you get further into KC - a little like the hotel carpet where it changes from SL to ATH.

I also think that all area re-themes should take into account permanent lighting for both the pathways and rides. How good did Nemmy look at Scarefest?


Well off topic here but where is this carpet that changes from SL to ATH iv not seen this anyone got a pic. Back on topic yea i think Alton Towers need to put more permant lighting all over the park
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Thu Nov 06, 2008 8:50 pm

As you walk from Cariba Creek Skywalk into Alton Towers Hotel.

Check it out.
 
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:03 pm

When I went to the waterpark the other week I took that walk so I can out the front of the ATH, that carpet is ace - I love it!
 
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Fri Nov 07, 2008 9:05 pm

I love the carpet, I always feel sorry for the poor little crab which has gotten lost, or is he just a Brave little crab, looking for adventure?

I feel the red carpet on the wooden landing ruins it a bit, but H&S tends to ruin a lot of stuff these days.

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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Fri Nov 07, 2008 10:53 pm

"IanBassi" wrote:
I feel the red carpet on the wooden landing ruins it a bit, but H&S tends to ruin a lot of stuff these days.

Ian

I've seen other guests drop glasses on the walkway before the carpet was put down and it smashed, between the slats on the walkway there's a swimming pool right underneath. Obviously glass+swimming pool+people doesnt go down too well lol.
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:04 pm

Simple tho, just have a no glass beyond this point sign!
 
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:16 pm

"Big Dave" wrote:
Simple tho, just have a no glass beyond this point sign!


And as we know, everyone sticks to the signs. Deffinately no one ever goes against the signs. Nope. No one.

Ever.
 
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:21 pm

Hmm, I did not realise that it was a gap in the wood. The red carpet does not cover the entire thing though, so not 100% effective.
 
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Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:22 pm

yeah but least towers could keep the wooden floor and remove the blame from themselves
 
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Re: Park lighting - Mutiny Bay to Katanga Canyon

Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:38 pm

I doubt it's about blame - more about not wanting the pool going bloody. The hysteria it could cause would be immense.

I thought it was more to do with the high heels thing anyway, as they have that sign on the door advising you to not wear them in there.
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