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Hark

2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:33 pm

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Hey Everyone,
I thought it'd be a good idea to create this topic in hope that Alton Towers will take note of us and fix the little things that really count (of course things like the Air Tunnel wouldn't be feasible for this topic, but genuine things that could potentially be fixed with minimal effort/cost). I'll start with this one:

1) The Hex Curtain
Surely it can't cost or be that much of a hard fix to get the Curtain on Hex working automatically again rather than waiting sometimes 2/3 minutes to run down and pull the curtain up. Completely ruins the atmosphere and whilst you're at it, also get the water effect working too when the storm happens in the Octagon!

Any others that people can contribute to?
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:38 pm

Liking this idea, Hark!

2) Replace/properly fix the Trommel motor in Duel - it really spoils the ride when (IMO) the most effective bit of it isnt working (which seems to be about half the time this season). Also, please can we have Duel always using the extended queue - theres a nice bit of theming there which is hardly ever seen!
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:40 pm

3. Paint the wooden section of TH13TEEN's queue line black, to fit in with the theme slightly more, and prevent graffiti.
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:58 pm

4. Get RMT's bell to ring properly, rather than the half-arsed clang it currently gives. I'm not sure whether it's the motor not turning quickly enough or an issue with how the bell is connected to the disk, but I seem to recall this being much better a few years back.
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:01 pm

5. Fix that awful pop on the Nemesis station announcement.
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:09 pm

6) Sort out Forbidden Valley

If you are building a new ride in an area you want it to look good, at the moment the Nemesis monster looks a mess with moss growing out of the spine, the fake track is falling apart and the monster is disgusting.

As well as this Air is covered in mold and doesn't necessarily need painting but it really needs a good clean, as does the station and the something needs to be done with the Air tunnel.

Ripsaw and Blade both need extensive work to make them look up-to-scratch (if they are stopping) as Blade looks out of place and they both appear to be dying.

The pathways and fences could do with a lick of paint and a general clean.

Add more themeing, it should look like a battle ground! Add tanks, APCs and more military equipment covered in Nemesis tentacles, more themeing needs to be added to Air and work on the landscaping needs to be carried out, also the Air shed could do with being covered up.

'Bout it I think ... For now.

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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:11 pm

7) Finish the th13teen station :lol:

Only joking.

7) Repaint the Oblivion track and give the X-Sector a general clean up.
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:12 pm

8) Where to start haha:

-Although this won't happen iv'e always thought where the curtain is on Hex to replace it with some double doors at least that way guests will then know to move on.

-Extraordinary Golf could do with updating - Mutiny Bay / TH13TEEN / Cloud Cuckoo Land holes could re-theme holes such as Ug Land / Tea Cups - Rita could have vines added.

-Rita station needs a re-paint as the blue and yellow Ug Land theming is coming back.

-Twirling Toadstool, base re-paint.

-Nemesis station - re-paint.

-Ripsaw & Blade TLC

-Staircases in the Waterpark disparately need re-painting / fixing

-Wacky Waterworks needs water effects fixing

-General Waterpark maintenance generally - is looking quite shabby and needs some TLC

Id say they are some of the main areas iv'e noticed but there is a lot more to be done!
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:24 pm

9) Another one from me, Repaint Maurauder's Mayhem Floor - It's so bad now that the old Tea Cups paint is showing through!
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:27 pm

Another one from me too :)

10. Sort out the volume levels on area/ride music. For example, Katanga's needs to be ramped up a bit, especially at the Mutiny Bay end.
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:29 pm

Heh, I was gonna plan one of these today!

I have lots of ideas, but one I can remember off the spot is...

11. Extrodinary Golf logos on the balls! :P
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:30 pm

11) another one from me - Hex vault music wants really turning up!
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:36 pm

Damn, I was about to say that! :P

12. Replace the TV's in the Air shop to some other TV.
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:53 pm

There are loads, but I doubt many will get done. You can literally write a list for each ride. Its more of a case of what needs doing more than the others!

In no proper order
1) Riverbank eyespy
It's getting over grown and a lot of the fibreglass animals have moss growing on them. Just needs a good clean up more than anything.

2) Squirrel Nutty
Last time I went it looked shocking! The station building looks really bad with bits broken.

3) Sonic Spinball
Can you please get the queueline games working again properly? The queue moves so slowly at the best of times so having something to do is pretty important.

4) Oblivion
REPAINT!!! Also can you please do something with the TV screens and give the station building a proper good clean up and repaint?

5) Submission
Burn it to the ground :P Nah only joking, but please try and get it running on both arms if possible and make a proper entrance sign for it. Hardly anyone goes on it, but having a decent entrance sign might get more people on it.

6) Enterprise
Its really beginning to sound like its going to fall apart (Im sure its safe really), but surely this doesnt sound good to people who want to go on it. Its squeaks and rattles so much that even enthusiasts like us are scared to go on it!

7) KFC X-sector
Rip out the inside and have a completely new layout. Repaint the outside and DONT plaster it in logos and advertising. Also dont re-employ any of the old KFC staff as they clearly dont understand what customer service means!

8) The ruins
I know the park spend loads doing up the ruins, but so much more needs to be done. I have noticed several things are damaged and we have even noticed a huge crack in the new conservatory roof!

9) Wobble World
Needs a repaint inside. Also needs to be re-designed as the layout in my opinion doesnt work. Its always dark and smells of coffee and toilets!

10) Twirling Toadstool
Needs repainting urgently! The ride platform is in a really bad state. Im sure there are real mushrooms growing on it!

11) Charlie
Sort the broken effects out and sort out the squeaky lift! It really detracts from the ride when the lift is making more noise than the speakers!

12) HEX
Where to start? This ride needs the most attention in my opinion. It is shocking. Once one of the best dark rides in Europe yet alone the UK, its has now fallen into such a state that I dont like riding it. Everything needs a good tidy up. The disabled entrance needs a curtain or something over it to stop it flooding the pre-show area with light everytime its opened. The cinema actually isnt too bad this year. The octogon needs attention with the effects being tweaked and the curtain needing fixing. The vault is the worst bit! Poor audio, clearly a major problem with the gondola as it doesnt park properly and is often out of sync with the drum. Get Vekoma out and get it fixed!

13) Rita
Repaint the platform please as it looks shockingly bad!

14) Th13teen
Paint the fences and sort out the station audio. Having no audio on in the tesla room is poor. Also the take your seats and exit to the right announcements over lap resulting in a blur of audio.

15) Sky Ride
I have no idea what is causing it to have so many problems, but its clear something needs to be done to resolve them. Ok its an old system and I know its also a very complex ride, but its forever either only open half a day or having long periods of downtime.

16) Nemesis
HUGE, MASSIVE, EPIC overall of the entire station building and surrounding theming. Do Alton Towers even bother sorting out the surrounding themeing? The kitchen under the lift looks completely forgotten, trees growing from the station roof, the speakers around the whole area are really past it, half the old themeing has been removed over time. It just needs a good clean up and adding new themeing.

17) Air
Good tidy up! Repaint the track and try and do something with the lift tunnel as all the recent additions really are spoiling the ride, so please add something back that has a positive effect on the ride instead.

18) Ripsaw
Burn it down along side Submission :P. It really is past it and has been for a few years. Also the fact you are hardly get wet at all means its just not as fun anymore. Needs replacing with another modern flat ride.

19) Blade
See above! (minus water bit)

20) Duel
Sort the broken effects out and the dodgy audio.

Thats all I can think of at the moment lol. Sure there is more.
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:05 pm

With the new ride coming next year being based around Nemesis it is going to generate a lot more interest in Nemesis and it is going to become very busy again and with the condition it is in at the moment it is embarrassing to see one of the best coasters in the world in such a state.

That really needs sorting, I don't really see an area or ride on park (with the exception of the Dark Forest and Th13teen) that doesn't need work.

I did notice the other day that the red paint is starting to show through the green sections of Rita, considering this will probably soon be breaking some restriction I wonder if they will paint it soon, hopefully they will paint the whole ride green, it would fit in a lot better then.

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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:07 pm

I believe the Spinball games are all fully working, well they were on Monday when me & Vik queued the whole queue for it.

Another one for me though is Monorail TVs are 1990s Sony crap ones that need a bit of an update!
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:44 pm

Ive got a huge list so will go by area:

FARMYARD:
Sort out the storybook sign, if it doesnt exist just put a farm one up - simples.
Squirrel Nuttys Building - exposed mesh and concrete, hurrah! Please sort asap.
Riverbank sort the animals out, they only need a hose down

ADVENTURELAND
Beastie wall, please theme the wall to sonic or remove the ride - looks silly.

X-SECTOR
Oblivion - FFS paint the thing, it looks bloody hideous
Submission - i dont think you can do anything with it
Enterprise - ^ditto
General - please just give it all a clean up and some love

CLOUD CUCKOO LAND
Twirling Toadstool - needs a whole repaint, its looking so shabby
Theatre - a nice well deserving show and walkabout actors
Charlie - see my topic, its such a mess.

TOWERS
Hex - curtain, octagon effects, vault lights, vault sounds ect etc etc.
Towers Complex - maybe have a few modern information signs about the history around the place and maps.

DARK FOREST
Rita - paint the floor
13 - paint the cattlepen
Area - sort out that blue ivy, it looks silly and removes even more from your poor theming concept.

FORBIDDEN VALLEY
Air - tunnel *yawn*, hide the car park view when near the hotels, give the station some TLC
Nemesis - clean the whole station and theming up, it looks so crap, this year you need to give it more effort.
Ripsaw - old theming levels back please
Blade - its passable, not much can go wrong with it

GLOOMY WOOD
Duel - wasnt too bad on my last visit, keep it up!

KATANGA KANYON
- all actually ok at present

MUTINY BAY
Marauders Mayhem - the floor is a disgrace

Thats about it, for now....
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:59 pm

Marauder's - The floor could really do with a re-paint

Th13teen - Do something about graffiti? It's a family ride, and some of the things on the fences...aren't very family friendly.

X-Sector - A hose down and clean up. Re-enforce the theme? It's not very daunting.

Toadstool - Looking rather tatty, I think a clean and a paint are in order.

Towers - I would love to see some more restoration but that would be too expensive. Some signs actually saying that you can go inside the Towers and maybe with facts on? I had no idea if you were even meant to be in there or not! A huge asset to the park, you need to advertise it!
 
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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:40 am

".Will" wrote:
I did notice the other day that the red paint is starting to show through the green sections of Rita, considering this will probably soon be breaking some restriction I wonder if they will paint it soon, hopefully they will paint the whole ride green, it would fit in a lot better then.

:)


The Rita re-theme was perhaps the most shoddy, cheapest and laziest in history. The station platform is just appalling in every way. It actually looks worse than it did before.


One thing which really needs sorting is Nemesis' supports, they just look awful. They just seem to have slopped yellow or red paint over them in any old fashion and it does not look like rust at all.

What they need to do is paint them all black again and add proper rust effect to the joints. While they're at it they could do all the metal fencing too.

I disagree that the ride is looking better with age....see opening year below:

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The area is not meant to have pretty little trees or bushes either, it is meant to be barren. I say they chop all the greenery back from around the pit too. Also, does anyone know if the Nemesis Nosh bus is still on park in storage?

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Re: 2012 Enthusiast Wishlist

Wed Nov 02, 2011 1:15 am

Nice topic Hark! :)

Efteling's fansite Eftelist have a similar feature for small issues called Eye for Detail which is integrated into the main site and you vote up and down the issues. Maybe TT needs something like that?

I vote for removing all traces of Andy Hine from the Nemesis station audio.
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