Dormiens-Dave wrote:smudge. wrote:
Ripsaw wasn't a prototype. Just with added water-jets, it changed the ride experience somewhat.
Except the water jets where first done at Chessie, Towers was a smaller model as well but it still remains Towers best flat ride. It really doesn't have to be that unique if its a filler.
AstroDan wrote:Whilst I wouldn't object to Alton Towers updating their selection of flat rides, I am far more respectful of them for actually trying something unique.
You can get generic flat rides with loose theming at Drayton Manor, Thorpe Park and many other parks in the UK.
Something like N:ST is far more "custom", special and relevant to the park. I applaud them for trying it out. I hope that we see more "experiences" in the future, where they take backstory, themed staff and special effects more seriously!
The indoor theming on N:ST is excellent. At no stage do you see anything inside that appears remotely "at odds" with the experience. This is in contrast to Charlie and Duel - where if you look closely, you can see corrugated walls and blank sections.
N:ST, as much as it has some flaws, is actually one of the most "sewn up" dark ride experiences in the country.
Jollylee11 wrote:2011 we got nothing and the money got spent on improving the park
garyh wrote:I enjoyed it as well when I rode it - ok its not mega but its fun. Dont forget Alton is aiming for the family market, not the thrill seekers, its a family resort. Maybe as thrill seeking enthusiasts we are expecting too much.
Personally, overall, I think its pretty good and getting better.
garyh wrote:Dont forget Alton is aiming for the family market, not the thrill seekers, its a family resort. Maybe as thrill seeking enthusiasts we are expecting too much.
AstroDan wrote:The actual responses have improved since opening, and there are more improvements to come.
It's just a case of continuing to give it time.
Shoot me but I quite enjoyed it when I rode 2 weeks ago... actually screamed slightly when some of the effects kicked off!