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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Thu Oct 28, 2010 4:19 pm

The Flume closes due to poor lighting levels, as there are no floodlights around the circuit. The Flume has been open in the past at night when temporary lighting has been put in place, but the last few years this has not been the case.

The Rapids are still open at night, or at least they are for Scarefest.
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:23 pm

A TV Advert aired on ITV1 tonight (in a ad-break of Paul o'grady). This isn't the greatest quality video but it gives you an idea of what the adverts like.

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I love it! Especially the silhouettes of the rides and In The Hall of the Mountain King!
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Fri Oct 29, 2010 9:29 pm

Just saw it in the second ad break. It was awesome! :hgrin:
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:38 pm

Now there's something I wasn't expecting! I love the advert, it's very simple, but really effective and extremely well timed! It also shows how well ITHOTMK would fit in with the actual display, I really do hope they use it.

Also, it's really fantastic to hear the original version of ITHOTMK used in an advert again!

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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:54 pm

Cool good to see than are promoting it. They do need to advertise it. Look at Thorpe Blast the park was dead tho you cant beat the setting for the fireworks at Alton.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Sat Oct 30, 2010 9:48 pm

The advert was on tonight during X Factor, and I've uploaded a slightly better quality version of it which can be found here. Sorry it takes a bit of time to get to the advert!

I'd imagine Alton Towers might upload the advert to their Facebook page or the official website sometime soon, which would be much better quality. We shall see!

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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 2:52 pm

They should have used the Fireworks version at the end of the Logo to be honest. :lol:

It will be very interesting to see how popular the Ultimate Fireworks will be to be honest, as Alton Towers have mentioned that the are not dismissing ruling them out for the future.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:36 pm

Preperations have already begun for the fireworks. The Towers side of the lake is fenced off, and lighting rigs have already been put up at the bottom of Towers Street. A few pics from my phone below. Sorry for the quality - didn't take the SLR today!

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Lights on far side of the lake

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All these boxes were full of cabling!

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Lights shown earlier on at the end of the day.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:44 pm

:shock:

I'm now officially loooking forward to this event! Thoose light rigs look impressive. Any sign of some sort of screen yet?
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:02 pm

Didn't see a screen today, but they seemed to be making sharp progress so maybe people visiting Tues - Thur can fill in the blanks!
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:48 pm

I think the focus of this event is literally all on the fireworks. The whole Electric Towers style Tesla Coils, Screens etc. I doubt will make any sort of appearance.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:18 pm

Nice pics, cant wait till Saturday! Those rigs at the bottom of Towers Street look like they wil be for speakers to hang from?
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:22 pm

"Stern John" wrote:
Nice pics, cant wait till Saturday! Those rigs look like they wil be for speakers to hang from?


i agree, deffo speaker rigs, but i have never seen them before when the fireworks were on. anyone else got anymore pics from the park today. am there from thursday till saturday
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:29 pm

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Can sort of make out 2 similar rigs in this pic from Electric Towers in 2006.
Seems to be alot more of them this time around, I'm excited!
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:38 pm

The rigs in the picture above are for speakers, the once at the topc of this topic look to be for lights. As for a screen, there has been one for most of the Firework Displays.
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:50 pm

I'd like to see the lasers on top of the towers make a return and maybe the fountains!
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The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Tue Nov 02, 2010 8:26 am

I went to the big fireworks do back in 2005 I think. They had 2 huge lighting towers on the front side of the lake along with lasers and speakers, and a fountain on the lake that sprayed a flat screen which was projected on to. It looked amazing, and I hope they can equal or top that display! I'll be there early doors saturday and Sunday til close :)
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Tue Nov 02, 2010 11:56 am

It good that Alton are starting the fireworks early rather than late! More chances to ride in the dark and im guessing most people will leave after them! This will also help congestion at the end of the night considering the pink concert went a bit pear shaped!
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:32 pm

Hehehehe! I can't wait now! :mrgreen:

I wonder if we will see the return of Dr Pop Rocket? :lol:
 
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Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:39 pm

"ciaran" wrote:
It good that Alton are starting the fireworks early rather than late! More chances to ride in the dark and im guessing most people will leave after them! This will also help congestion at the end of the night considering the pink concert went a bit pear shaped!


I was thinking about this actually, Fireworks are anturally seen as eventing an event. I'mm therefore hoping that seeing as most people will be right next to the park exit that they simply leave after the fireworks making the rides less busy and getting back to the hotel at the end of the night a bit easier! :D

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