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Mon Jul 06, 2015 3:48 pm

I'd like to see more than one ride go. However most of all has to be:

1. The flume.

Ideally replaced by something like http://rcdb.com/3291.htm
 
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Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:51 pm

That would be very cool.
 
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Wed Jul 22, 2015 7:07 pm

I'd be keen to see Ice Age replaced with a 4D motion ride. The concepts are fairly similar and it keeps the ride indoors, so limits need for extensive planning permission.
Here's a video of the one in Centre for Life in Newcastle:

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This then allows the theme of the ride to be changed, either seasonally or more frequently to correspond with events within the park (Scarefest, Fireworks etc…)
 
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Thu Jul 23, 2015 1:18 pm

Benjsh85 wrote:
I'd like to see more than one ride go. However most of all has to be:

1. The flume.

Ideally replaced by something like http://rcdb.com/3291.htm


I really like that idea, it would also fit in with mutiny bay :)
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 10:43 am

I think that the flume and rapids both need big overhauls as both seem dated now.

Flume would be be great if you had to escape a pirate attack that way you could have water cannons and blasts going off during the ride.

Rapids just need themed again still got the Africa theme for the que but nothing on the ride
 
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 12:43 pm

It was only yesterday when I realised just how bad the Flume is, it needs painting all over, it does not fit in with Mutiny Bay, and most of all its boring. The majority of the ride is just weaving between trees with nothing to look at. Even if they just played some music around the ride it would liven it up!
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Wed Aug 05, 2015 1:32 pm

It would be nice if the Flume was either refurbished again or perhaps replaced with another similar ride but it could do a bit more when it gets to the wooded area :)
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 7:54 pm

I'd like to see Charlie and the Chocolate factory leave. I've been on it twice. Once when it first opened and this year and I really didn't enjoy it both times. I'd like to see something like Toyland Tours make a come back (I know it wont happen :().
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 10:16 pm

Kleo wrote:
I'd like to see Charlie and the Chocolate factory leave. I've been on it twice. Once when it first opened and this year and I really didn't enjoy it both times. I'd like to see something like Toyland Tours make a come back (I know it wont happen :().

I wouldn't say leave, I believe that the contract ends within a few years, so it's likely it will get a retheme :)
 
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Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:56 pm

Doesn't the contract run out at the end of this year for Charlie and the chocolate factory? It opened at the start of 2006 meaning it would have been 10 years in march /April next year, and the contract would have been signed before marketing and construction, so wouldn't it end around November/December? I really can't see them renewing it, it's either a small/up to £10 million re theme or it will be renewed until 2019 meaning 2018 would be the final season, 2019 would be construction for the 'major 2020 addition and we could see a new ride system instead of a boat ride in 2020, possibly an unique/UK first dark ride or what Thorpe are building depending on how successful it is. It's either 2015 or 2018 closure I think (2018 would be the perfect time to close cloud cuckoo land I think. 3 year renewals for Charlie and ice age, they will go, knock down ice age and nickelodeon outta control buildings. Relocate/close toadstool close driving school and wobble world. New dark ride and indoor coaster in 2020, keeping gallopers and new flat ride (dark ride on Charlie site, coaster on ice age, wobble world and Nick outta control site.
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Sun Aug 09, 2015 10:05 pm

Ryan.B wrote:
Doesn't the contract run out at the end of this year for Charlie and the chocolate factory? It opened at the start of 2006 meaning it would have been 10 years in march /April next year, and the contract would have been signed before marketing and construction, so wouldn't it end around November/December? I really can't see them renewing it, it's either a small/up to £10 million re theme or it will be renewed until 2019 meaning 2018 would be the final season, 2019 would be construction for the 'major 2020 addition and we could see a new ride system instead of a boat ride in 2020, possibly an unique/UK first dark ride or what Thorpe are building depending on how successful it is. It's either 2015 or 2018 closure I think (2018 would be the perfect time to close cloud cuckoo land I think. 3 year renewals for Charlie and ice age, they will go, knock down ice age and nickelodeon outta control buildings. Relocate/close toadstool close driving school and wobble world. New dark ride and indoor coaster in 2020, keeping gallopers and new flat ride (dark ride on Charlie site, coaster on ice age, wobble world and Nick outta control site.


I really like this idea and think it would be perfect for Alton Towers to implement.
 
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Sat Sep 19, 2015 10:50 am

Would like...

1.) Flume (replaced with mack water ride) and a tradition small log flume
2.) Rita (replaced with a mack mega coaster)
3.) Ripsaw (with a talon style ride)
 
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 7:59 pm

I think oblivion should go. It never seems to have any queues and I can't say I find it very thrilling.
 
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Mon Sep 21, 2015 9:52 pm

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I think oblivion should go. It never seems to have any queues and I can't say I find it very thrilling.


Oblivion wouldn't be "financially viable" to remove, as the hole created for it would cost a lot to fill. I'd also say that the lack of queues is more to do with an amazing throughput then lack of popularity.
 
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Thu Oct 15, 2015 6:57 pm

Charlie & The Chocolate Factory I hate, for every reason... Queues are too big, TERRIBLE capacity, bad theming, short boat, screens need a clean, the place needs a clean... I could go on...
 
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Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:10 pm

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I think oblivion should go. It never seems to have any queues and I can't say I find it very thrilling.


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Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:13 pm

Emporium wrote:
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory I hate, for every reason... Queues are too big, TERRIBLE capacity, bad theming, short boat, screens need a clean, the place needs a clean... I could go on...


If it's on a 10 year contract then it's 10 years are up. I doubt they'd renew it to be honest, as they are not giving it any maintenance whatsoever and it's going like Toyland Tours did in its final seasons.

And yes, I agree, the ride is awful!!
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Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:15 pm

^ I was giving reasons for it to go!! :yes:
 
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Sun Oct 18, 2015 3:48 pm

Charlie is mine, I loved Toyland tours and while the flume is a close second I think the flume itself is fine just the themeing on it needs to be redone with Charlie it's this weird mix of a boat ride and other things that don't flow right so the sooner they get rid of Charlie and make something new in it's place the better.
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Mon Nov 16, 2015 5:53 pm

There are no rides I 'want' to leave the park, I love them all (well aside from a few), but I think that The Blade should go. It would create so much space in FV, and it's not a great ride. You can tell it's outdated, and it gets to a point when you're riding it just stops being fun.. I feel like I'm gonna get killed by the people who enjoy riding it on the events :lol
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