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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:10 am

It looks like Enterprise has now opened for this season!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Jul 15, 2019 10:39 am

Dan says hi wrote:
It looks like Enterprise has now opened for this season!


It sure has. :)

As reported by TowersTimes News, having been closed for maintenance since the beginning of the season, Enterprise has reopened today for the first time in 2019. The queue line and surrounding area have received a repaint in recent weeks, and the signage around the ride has been updated to incorporate a Ministry of Joy theme.

Are you glad to see this classic flat ride open once again?
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Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:50 pm

I’m pleased that the ride is now open, and that it has a MOJ theme! The only problem with it is that they could have painted it yellow and black, which is the Smiler’s colour scheme.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:01 pm

Dan says hi wrote:
It looks like Enterprise has now opened for this season!

Typical it opened the day after I went!
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:22 am

DerpyQuark wrote:
I’m pleased that the ride is now open, and that it has a MOJ theme! The only problem with it is that they could have painted it yellow and black, which is the Smiler’s colour scheme.

I like the fact it has it's own colour scheme.  It means the ride has it's own identity but also fits into the bigger MOJ theme.  I wonder if Oblivion will have similar changes?
 
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Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:51 pm

I think it will. But knowing Merlin, it probably won’t happen.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:28 pm

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Dan says hi wrote:
It looks like Enterprise has now opened for this season!

Typical it opened the day after I went!


Same here!
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Jul 17, 2019 7:27 pm

Does anyone have any new pictures of the new Enterprise – signage, queue etc. 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:27 pm

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Does anyone have any new pictures of the new Enterprise – signage, queue etc. 

Leek signs shared some photos on facebook a couple of days ago
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Sun Jul 21, 2019 6:28 pm

These are the pictures mentioned :)

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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Fri Jul 26, 2019 3:55 pm

Well...I'm not disappointed by that one bit.
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:09 pm

As posted by TowersTimes News, Coca-Cola European Partners have announced a partnership with Alton Towers Resort to trial autonomous robotic drinks delivery at the Resort.

Traveling at speeds of upto 3mph, the robot is equipped with a series of sensors allowing it to navigate the park and avoid collisions. If the trial is successful, the use of the delivery vehicles could be expanded to the Resort's hotels to provide robotic room service.

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Could be interesting seeing these robots navigating the Resort!
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Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:37 pm

Enterprise is looking much better! Yellow and black would've been cool, but it's still an improvement :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Sat Aug 24, 2019 4:41 pm

Swarm Chris wrote:
As posted by TowersTimes News, Coca-Cola European Partners have announced a partnership with Alton Towers Resort to trial autonomous robotic drinks delivery at the Resort.

Traveling at speeds of upto 3mph, the robot is equipped with a series of sensors allowing it to navigate the park and avoid collisions. If the trial is successful, the use of the delivery vehicles could be expanded to the Resort's hotels to provide robotic room service.

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Could be interesting seeing these robots navigating the Resort!

The thing on the front of it looks like it has just been taped on!
 
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Sat Aug 24, 2019 9:00 pm

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The thing on the front of it looks like it has just been taped on!

It certainly does look like they used some additional methods of securing the scanner to the front of the robot!

In the press photos released by Coca-Cola European Partners, the scanner isn't attached. So I suspect the robot is still a prototype, and that the scanner was attached for a demonstration to Resort staff after the press photos were taken, with Coca-Cola not being fully confident in the main attachment mechanism. :)
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Aug 28, 2019 2:37 pm

Am I the only one imagining some kind of Black Mirror scenario where the Coke-bots gain sentience and take control of the park?  :lol
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:44 pm

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Am I the only one imagining some kind of Black Mirror scenario where the Coke-bots gain sentience and take control of the park?  :lol

They remind me of the Pizza delivery machines that keep running people over rather than the dogs from Metalhead.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Aug 28, 2019 9:44 pm

Apparently, Hex now features actors. These are bumbling restoration workers. They are apparently in the octagon room.
 
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Aug 28, 2019 10:41 pm

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Apparently, Hex now features actors. These are bumbling restoration workers. They are apparently in the octagon room.


We noticed them on our last few trips this season. I prefer it.
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Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:01 pm

There's been a host in the scene from the start of the season- they tend to shine a big torch towards guests at the end of the scene before directing them through the "secret passage" :)
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