Justin wrote:I actually like the new audio. It is hard to explain, but it is very retro. I do like the announcements which say that you have been selected for Oblivion, so it fits in with the Government secret testing facility theme.
Kashmira Gander - Indpenedent wrote:What the future may hold for rollercoasters, according to the people who design them
Planning the thrills and spills of rollercoaster rides can be a heady business, as Kashmira Gander finds out
Palms clammy with fear, nails digging into the harness, you come to a grinding halt and inhale sharply before the carriage creeps slowly upwards. A pause. Then a sharp drop and your stomach is suspended in the air. Teeth gritted, you hurtle quickly forwards, sharply left, then upside down. Your senses a blur, you let out roar of fear that comes from the pit of your gut. But you only have yourself to blame: after all, like hundreds of millions of others each year, you paid to get into this theme park.
Somewhat bafflingly, amusement parks with hair-raising rides to pull in crowds are a huge industry. To deliver the thrills and ultimate-escape-from-reality that guests seek, behind the scenes there are huge teams of highly inventive, and arguably a little sadistic, structural, mechanical, industrial and electrical engineers, as well as designers and marketing experts. And now one of them is about to be promoted. Merlin Entertainments, the company behind some of the UK’s most popular attractions, is currently hiring a “creative magic maker” to think up new rides and attractions at resorts including Britain’s Alton Towers and Thorpe Park, and Gardaland in Italy. The perfect candidate, says Merlin, needs a big imagination to dream up groundbreaking new rides.
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NEONTOWERS wrote:Just an Idea but...
Could Alton Towers make escape rooms?
Maybe they could add a house escape room based off the smile.always videos where you have ventured into the house of (I forgot what the name was of the boy and girl :/) But you have been trapped and you have 1 hour before a deadly green gas gets sprayed into the rooms. And sometimes the TV will glitch and show hints. Also you have to look in books and maybe even behind posters
That's Just an Idea
(Hope I have out this on the right page)