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A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:31 pm

To all,

I'm looking to do some research and generally improve my knowledge on the opinions and thoughts of enthusiasts like myself, about Alton Towers.

I'm trying to take small steps into the understanding of Alton Towers fanatics and what they like and enjoy most about certain areas.

If you could answer my questions and express your thoughts, it really would be much obliged.

Thank you.

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What's your favorite themed area? -

What's your favorite coaster? -

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? -

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? -

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? -

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? -

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? -

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? -

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? -
 
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:38 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Forbidden Valley

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Hex

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Towers Street

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Air Car Park

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - New flat

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No, the tree-height restriction is part of what makes AT such a special place

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Probably not unique, but do away with all the insanely high prices, with the current economic climate surely Merlin must realise that dropping prices will increase visitor numbers
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:58 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Forbidden Valley

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Duel

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Towers Street

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Ripsaw and Blade Site possibly a larger size ride like Kobra at Chessington

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Ug Swinger Site/ Picnic area

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Laser quest / Quaser

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No, thats what creates the magical atmosphere ie if this wasn't in place we would of never got Nemesis.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Build a 3rd hotel on land to left of ATH and theme the whole thing on Alton Towers past and present rides and attractions and build a DownTown Disney Style attraction on Air Carpark and maybe incorparate a musem telling the history of the park into it :)
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:59 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - X-Sector

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Hex

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Gloomy Wood

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Black Hole tent

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Eurofighter

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - Part of me would like to say yes to this, just so we can finally get a huge epic ride. But its got to be a NO.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Launch a full refurbishment and restoration project for the entire park including improving the quality of the theme park infrastructure in line with European counterparts.
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:04 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Dark Forest

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Ripsaw

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - TH13TEEN theme

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - X-SECTOR

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - A new up-to date black hole

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - hight isnt everything if the hight restrictions got removed the park would need to expand to allow the hight... wont drag on

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If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - that is top secret.................
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Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:06 pm

What's your favorite themed area? -X-Sector

What's your favorite coaster? -Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? -Duel:The Haunted House Strikes Back!

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? -In The Hall Of The Mountain King

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? -Air car park

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? -Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? -4D Flat Ride

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? -No, because it shocks me when I'm on the rides that they are higher than they look.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? -I would make Secret Weapon 7 a 4D stand-up wingrider, with many inversions and a abandoned theme, meaning the older it gets, the better it looks.
 
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:06 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Farmyard

What's your favorite coaster? - Air

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Hex

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Duel's Soundtrack

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - The flume's Site

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Former UG Swinger site

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - ... the Black Hole :P

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - Nope.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Remove Fastrack. (Not unique, but meh).

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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:10 pm

Happy to help :)

What's your favorite themed area? - Old McDonald's Farm

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Favourite or best? Favourite - the rapids. Best - Hex.

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Oblivion soundtrack

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Cross-valley

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Spiderman-esque dark ride

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No, I'd like to see the management replaced so they can build better rides

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Proper shows

By the way @Altonator, are you kidding about putting a laser quest into the Black Hole tent or was that a serious suggestion? :)
 
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Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:12 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Katanga Canyon

What's your favorite coaster? - Oblivion

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Congo River Rapids

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Towers Street

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Round the back of Katanga and into Mutiny Bay or Coaster Corner

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - A ride like ExtraTERRORestrial Alien Encounter

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No, definitely not, if there was no height limit then we wouldn't have Nemesis or Oblivion. The height limit mean that Alton have to think outside the box and is what makes the coaster that extra bit special.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Build a third hotel and try to build the resort image. Have more shows, street theatre and actors.
 
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:20 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Katanga Canyon

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Enterprise

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Monorail queueline jingle

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Gloomy Wood

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - A spinning flat ride

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No. Half the coasters at AT would never have featured such intriguing layouts had it not been for the height restriction. Nemesis is a fine example - the track follows the landscape pretty tightly, yet you still have a strong sense of speed and height.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Build another entrance and exit to help with traffic etc.
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:21 pm

1) Mutiny Bay

2) Varies between Nemesis and Oblivion

3) Hex

4) Either Towers Street or Nemesis

5) Gloomy Wood (Broomstick Coaster site)

6) Dark Forest

7) Dark Ride

8) Possibly

9) More shows, family entertainment etc.
 
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:48 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Forbidden Valley

What's your favorite coaster? - Oblivion

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Duel

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Dark Forest music, Adds good theming and tension

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - X Sector

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Zamperla Moto-Coaster

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - Yes

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Bring back the Parade
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Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:55 pm

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What's your favourite themed area? - Honestly, I don't think there is one. Gloomy Wood is the most immersive but I'd have to say the Towers and Gardens as they give the park it's character.

What's your favourite coaster? - Air, although I'll admit Nemesis is technically the better ride.

What's your favourite ride (non-coaster) ? - Again they all have flaws but I tend to enjoy Congo River Rapids.

What's your favourite piece of music at the park? - In the Hall of the Mountain King

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Cross-valley. Preferably wood but either B&M or Mack would be acceptable. However if they’re just going to do a half arsed job of it then anywhere but the valley.

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dynamos site... Oh wait :) But anywhere they can make one work is fine.

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Something different. Maybe themed around volunteering for a test where, oh... I don't know, maybe the tester turns out to be evil and tries to kill you :wink: Maybe with a name like Portal: Testing Begins. Just an idea.

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No. Part of Alton's great mystery is how you can get all the way to the monorail before even spotting a single ride.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Iron out the flaws. The park already has a selection of great coasters but it's missing more filler rides and the theme can be patchy.
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:59 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Katanga Canyon

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Duel

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Honestly, Monorail Station (Builds Excitement For Day Ahead)

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - If I could, it would be in the forest near the Haunted Hollow

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Instead of a small coaster, I'd like to see a well-executed dark ride.

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No.

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Better Value For Money For The Average Guest
 
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:28 pm

People, I really do appreciate you all going out of your way to reply.

A genuine huge thank you from me to you.

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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:42 pm

"Sam" wrote:
Happy to help :)

What's your favorite themed area? - Old McDonald's Farm

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Favourite or best? Favourite - the rapids. Best - Hex.

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Oblivion soundtrack

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Cross-valley

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Spiderman-esque dark ride

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No, I'd like to see the management replaced so they can build better rides

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Proper shows

By the way @Altonator, are you kidding about putting a laser quest into the Black Hole tent or was that a serious suggestion? :)

Bit of both really if it could be made awesome and huge with loads of floors it would be really good would have to be free though! Could be a temp attraction until the futures decided. That empty tent annoys me at times hehe!
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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:54 pm

What's your favorite themed area?
Gloomy Wood

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ?
Duel

What's your favorite piece of music at the park?
Gloomy Wood/Duel Queueline music

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it?
Cross-Valley

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it?
Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it?
A coaster of some description

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides?
Not really but I'd like it if they would be a bit more daring like they were in the 90s.

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do?
Stop giving so much credence to market research. People love rollercoasters and will enjoy most things that are built if they are high quality. They don't really know what they want specifically.

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Re: A General Census

Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:59 pm

What's your favorite themed area? - Farmyard

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster)? - Tractors

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Toyland Tours

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - CCL

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - X-Sector

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - X-Car with upside down launch.

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - My Th13teen idea. I'll try to find the link.

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Re: A General Census

Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:40 am

What's your favorite themed area? - Katanga Canyon

What's your favorite coaster? - Oblivion/Air

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Hex :D

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Really tough one, Towers Street just wins it :)

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Cross Valley

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - An original dark ride of some description.

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - While I know everyone'll go "No, it makes them more creative" etc., I'm going to go against the grain and say that yes, I would. I trust Alton Towers' judgement enough that they'd never build something which protruded from the treeline in an ugly manner or in a way which ruined local sightlines. I just think removing the legal restriction would give the park slightly more freedom :).

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Spending a year's budget simply "plussing" and adding to attractions thematically.
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Re: A General Census

Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:57 am

What's your favorite themed area? - Farmyard

What's your favorite coaster? - Nemesis

What's your favorite ride (non-coaster) ? - Duel

What's your favorite piece of music at the park? - Oblivion Theme

If you could have a new coaster at the park, where would you like to see it? - Katanga canyon / Gloomy Wood

If you could have a new flat ride at the park, where would you like to see it? - Dark Forest

If you could put anything in the vacant Black Hole tent, what would you put in it? - Junior boomerang

Would you like to see the tree height-restrictions removed so they could build taller rides? - No

and finally

If you had one unique idea to improve Alton Towers in some way, what would you do? - Reinvest into the park by maintaining all the current rides and attractions to keep them at their very best.
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