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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:35 pm

"djtruefitt" wrote:

I can see it now
"0-60 in 2.5 Seconds... BRING IT ON!"



0-100 :wink:
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:41 pm

*mph :P

But as they got the height wrong on Oblivion, I imagine it will read something like "0-20 IN 2.5 Seconds"
 
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Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Fri Aug 12, 2011 11:43 pm

"MinteButtons" wrote:
The perfect ride for the Fanta sponsorship would be Spinball, but with that being sponsored by Sega, that won't happen.
I can see Rita getting the sponsorship. Dark Forest fits with the whole "More fun, less serious" and Rita is less themed, and generally less loved by enthusiasts than Oblivion is.
If it does go to Rita however it will be an atmosphere killer.

The only other option I can think of is the Flume, a fun family ride, and is now barren of sponsorship. Heck, a bit of sponsorship could do The Flume good, freshen it up a bit.


Just have the flume filled with fanta
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Sat Aug 13, 2011 11:40 am

Flume, wouldn't mind.

Maybe the Ripsaw rumour which appeared before it happened to Oblivion? I wouldn't mind any of the flat rides getting that kind of sponsorship really.
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Sat Aug 13, 2011 8:13 pm

"Nathan" wrote:
I wouldn't breathe a sigh of relief just yet... Fanta sponsorship is heading to another ride.

Well that's a rathe rominous statement. 8-[

If indeed it does come back, Alton will have to be much more carefull. It seems with Oblivion they just agreed to allow the sponsorship without seeing what Fanta actually wanted to do with it's advertising. Fortunately when the higer-ups actually realised their mistake they had it removed, so if it comes back, it will have to be much more sensitive and less intrusive, and on a ride that will work with the sponsorship.
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Sun Aug 14, 2011 11:24 am

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If it was me, I would sponsor the Sky Ride. Think about it...

- Probably one of the most used rides in the park
- Can be put on the side of the sky ride cars, so it's easily visible
- Can be advertised both inside and out
- Can't ruin the themeing, it doesn't really have any to ruin.
- Used by families and groups of adults, large demographic.

That's just me though. :wink:


Just following on fanta could sponser sky ride and the monorail.
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:08 pm

What has happened is that Fanta have not had very good buyings so they have now stopped being sponsered! :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: The carts are not getting a repaint or the station!

Hope this helps
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:22 am

"operation2020" wrote:
What has happened is that Fanta have not had very good buyings so they have now stopped being sponsered! :!: :!: :!: :!: :!: The carts are not getting a repaint or the station!

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You obviously haven't read the topic, oblivion is not sponsored by fanta anymore due to the petition and the fact it did not suit oblivions theme.

Since when was the station getting repainted?

The cars are being revamped one buy one as mentioned on another topic.

PS. that wasnt meant to sound nasty :mrgreen:

EDIT- id also like to see one of the monorail trains sponsored by fanta, it already has some intresting trains why not a fanta one?
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:32 pm

Fanta should not be allowed to sponsor any ride.

They do not understand how to use theme park marketing. Just take a look at their King of the Park game:

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That’s their image of what a theme park should be like. Maybe you disagree but I think it’s vile. They’ve taken the same opinion as Thorpe Park that all rides are supposed to be Extreme! And pant’s wettingly scary then continued to make it as tacky as possible.

When they got the sponsorship for Oblivion they tried to make it like the ride pictures above. I’m only glad they weren’t willing to spend the money re-panting it. Fanta don’t understand subtlety or effective ride themeing.

I can appreciate that Merlin has to keep to the sponsorship agreement but Fanta's current marketing style does not suit Alton Towers at all. Just saying a ride does not have a theme (such as the Skyride or monorail) does not mean Fanta adverts will work. The park has an image to uphold and sticking tacky adverts on a ride, especially one which goes over the Gardens, will hurt Alton’s reputation.
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:41 pm

As much as I don't want Fanta to sponsor another ride, I think the best option if that was the case would be Congo River Rapids. It's laid back and family-friendly, so I don't think a few splashes of orange wouldn't look too bad. If anything, it would compliment the yellow boats and the general African Congo atmosphere.

Obviously, if they overdo it like they did with Oblivion and slap stickers over every surface, it's going to be just as bad and a step in the wrong direction. But done well, it can only benefit Alton and Coca Cola: Alton get a refurbishment, and Coca Cola get advertising.
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Mon Aug 15, 2011 6:37 pm

Good to see the tunnel walls bare again :)

Taken today:

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Oblivion beckons in T-minus five minutes, be prepared for embarkation!

Eat, sleep, Apocalypse!
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Tue Aug 16, 2011 10:57 am

If they are going to sponsor another ride with Fanta, then I dont really mind which one they sponsor as long as they do it in a way that is subtle and does not intrude with the theme. The idea of any ride being plastered with Fanta posters and adverts doesn't appeal to me, but if I had to choose a ride I would probably choose Rita because:

a) It fits Fantas view of roller coasters as little more than been-there-done-that thrill experiences.

b) Out of all the main rides in the park Rita is the one I least care about :P

I think its unlikely that Fanta will sponsor a family ride since they have stated that they want this campaign to appeal to teenagers, so it will probably be a thrilling ride to recieve sponsorship (if any)
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:22 pm

Just seen this on facebook:

http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos- ... 1423_n.jpg

Shoddy sponsorship, or artistic, nice, sponsorship?
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:26 pm

Shoddy! All sponsorship is and has no place in a theme park no matter how much money it generates.

What will people think when they see something like that? The fact that they are trying to give it an artistic touch annoys the hell out of me.

Ugh.

:no:
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:27 pm

Any idea where that is?

I kind of like it. It's not brilliant but it does make a closer fit to Alton’s style than the terribly bright and tacky posters.
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Wed Oct 05, 2011 8:45 pm

i dont like it, but if its the choice between this or the old sponsorship I know which I would chose.
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:41 am

I don't mind it!

Clearly a compromise had to be reached with Fanta, when all the sponsorship that had just been put up got pulled down again. And if this is the compromise, I'm happy with it! It's kind of random, but it looks quite cool, is clearly quite temporary, and just sits on its own, without detracting from Oblivion.
EXIT THROUGH THE SHIPPING CONTAINER
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:59 am

I quite like it, it seems far more creative than the original theming. :-)
 
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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:01 am

I really like that!

It looks like "classic" 90s Alton concept art! :)

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Re: Oblivion - Now sponsored by Fanta

Thu Oct 06, 2011 1:01 am

"Don't_Look_Down" wrote:
Good to see the tunnel walls bare again :)

Taken today:

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As a point of interest, I believe the reason the walls in these tunnels were never themed was because they used to be used to project "Don't Look Down" onto them.

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