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Galactica - General Discussion

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:33 pm
by TH14TEEN
Thought I'd get the topic started!

Re: Air 2016 retheme

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:36 pm
by NemesisRider
It's not a retheme for starters, I believe it is just a planning application for "minor improvements to the station area and theming".

It's obviously to do with the FoodLoop going in. Especially with Air getting bigger queues since The Smiler shut, I believe it's future is looking quite bright.

Re: Air 2016 retheme

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:40 pm
by JaykeAT
Stolen from TT Facebook, some info would be good:


"Alton Towers have submitted a planning application for improvements to Air, including enhancing the ride station, installation of a photo opportunity kiosk, and the addition of new themed features."

Very interesting, looks like they are really trying to 'do up' this area with this and the new restaurant. Possibly ready for SW8?

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:40 pm
by lewis97
The planning application does not indicate that it is a retheme, and as such I have changed the topic title to better reflect it.

Here's the application for those who are interested. There's nothing much to see yet, although documents will probably be added over the next few days, once it is validated.

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 3:47 pm
by Alex
It would be nice to see the ride looking how it was originally planned to although I doubt that would happen.

Is this going to restart the Air tunnel debate?

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:05 pm
by Jack
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We're getting the Cadbury Hero sponsorship after all this time, alex! ;)

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:05 pm
by TH14TEEN
Well, I do apologise.

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:19 pm
by Air15
Hopefully Air will get a new lick of paint

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 4:23 pm
by JaykeAT
Alex wrote:
It would be nice to see the ride looking how it was originally planned to although I doubt that would happen.

Is this going to restart the Air tunnel debate?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZS36cW8G7I

Listen from the 38th second. :lol

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 10:47 pm
by Adam.W
Jack wrote:
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We're getting the Cadbury Hero sponsorship after all this time, alex! ;)


Please don't tell me the miniature heros sponsorship is going ahead, I'd hate it if that were the case. Imperial Leather got away with flume due to the nature of it, but this?

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Thu Jul 23, 2015 11:45 pm
by GMan
The Cadbury's Heroes thing went ahead ages ago, as seen at the end of this advert.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYPH_zIjZ_w

It would be interesting to see whether the original theming plans do go ahead though. Looking at some of the original concept art, the area does have a lot of potential to be improved. I can see them go back to these and add some really nice interactions with the ride and surrounding areas.

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Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 1:45 pm
by Dom
I really hope they do go for the orginal plans as i think it would look amazing. Plus, isn't the theme of Air supposed to be an oasis/safe haven from Nemesis? I have always felt that Air is very underthemed, and i'm glad its finally getting some attention.

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 4:56 pm
by cookiee_munster
really really hope it gets the water features that were originally planned. that will really plus it.

i hope the tunnel gets some kind of theming. but i wont hold my breath.

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 5:19 pm
by GMan
I'd love to see the tunnel get something similar to Nemesis Inferno. It's super simple, but on days like when I went on Summer Nights when the lights and mist were really working, it can add so much to the experience.

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Fri Jul 24, 2015 7:37 pm
by Adam.W
Just found this, finally a bit of air tunnel theming :lol

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Source: Towers Almanac

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:25 pm
by Ryan.B
It could be a slight re theme, or just improvements. All air merchandise is 3 for 2 so is this because of these enhancements. It's in every shop selling air merchandise, not just the air shop.

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Tue Jul 28, 2015 5:50 pm
by Adam.W
Ryan.B wrote:
It could be a slight re theme, or just improvements. All air merchandise is 3 for 2 so is this because of these enhancements. It's in every shop selling air merchandise, not just the air shop.

Realistically, it will probably be related a new logo/theme, so they may be getting a whole new range of air merch, therefore they need to clear the stock. If not, then it's probably just to clear the stock to make room for new merch anyway :)

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:41 am
by Benb
Checking the plans it says there's going to be a pre-show area in the 'proposed plans' doc. That's pretty nifty and suggests a backstory-esque development, or at-least a light show (a-la the smiler's internal queue) might be in the works?

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 11:54 am
by Tom170499
They might re theme Air to have been taken over by the Nemesis monster (similar to what they did to Rita with the Dark Forest) and somehow link it to SW8

Re: Planning Application for Enhancements to Air

Posted: Wed Jul 29, 2015 8:13 pm
by john broom
Think they need to look at putting a new entertainments venue in to do live shows like all the European theme parks do they need to at least one show in each theme area of the park bring back fountain square show could go where trick or treat doors go, they need to concentrate on entertainment more than rides for a bit [emoji3]


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