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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:41 pm

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I had a walk to St Christopher's Place the other day and saw this, it looks rather good :) I don't think the photos do it justice.

Very nice to see the marketing spilling out into the 'real world', although the choice of London seems a bit peculiar. Most of the people I've spoke to about Towers in London have never been, as they feel it's too far away compared to the parks near to the capital.


I find that quite suprising actually. Especially as in the 1990's, Thorpe Park especially was barely registering on the serious theme park radar.

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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:47 pm

I find the use of the term "homeless" a bit distasteful, especially in central London. :)
 
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Fri Mar 02, 2012 6:54 pm

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I find the use of the term "homeless" a bit distasteful, especially in central London. :)


I don't really think it's distasteful. It really depends how much you look into these things. The fact there are homeless people in Central London, or more than in some other places, didn't even enter my head.

I often say the word homeless, and it's not meant in a derogatory way at all!

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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:11 pm

Quite a good stunt if you ask me.
Could it be moved to the Towers as part of Sub Terra, maybe a piece of theming?

I also noticed this:

"Unlike anything ever seen in the UK"

So does this mean it's a world's first, or just the level of immersion in the ride?
 
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:12 pm

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I find that quite suprising actually. Especially as in the 1990's, Thorpe Park especially was barely registering on the serious theme park radar.

:)


How rude.

They had X:/No Way Out didn't they?

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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 7:28 pm

Longy wrote:
Quite a good stunt if you ask me.
Could it be moved to the Towers as part of Sub Terra, maybe a piece of theming?

I also noticed this:

"Unlike anything ever seen in the UK"

So does this mean it's a world's first, or just the level of immersion in the ride?


I'd imagine it will be the ride experience as a whole, I mean, there isn't one like it in the UK.

I presume the main ride sequence will be much like Templo Del Fuego at PortAventura - where guests stand around the perimeter of the room and watch a show-like experience with special effects - SUB-TERRA will be a lot like this, just with guests sitting on the drop towers instead.
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:00 pm

Jordan wrote:
Very nice to see the marketing spilling out into the 'real world', although the choice of London seems a bit peculiar.


Its a very clever idea, they get to ride on the coat tails of any press the event gets and, with it taking place in the nation's capital, its more likely to generate nationwide interest from media and British tourists alike.
 
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Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:20 pm

Templo del Fuego?? I genuinely don't believe Terry will be anything like that at all :-/ the former, from memory, has one small interactive (if you're Spanish!) preshow which essentially acts as a safety briefing, with a purely stand up main spectacle where guests are behind railings and are barely involved with the effects.

I have absolute faith that Sub Terra will be a completely immersive experience with the added bonus of a sit down in the form of a ride. I'd be sorely disappointed if it ended up like Fuego!

That egg is some really good marketing, but it sure is ugly :P.


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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:59 pm

I think the egg in London was an extremely clever marketing idea. For one, it is an event that will be covered heavily by the media so that would get it coverage. The bio-hazard suits will spark an interest in any passers by, I mean how often do you see a team of people in a bio-hazard suit, especially somewhere such as London? Also, the "too scary" thing causing the egg having to be moved makes people want to see it even more, including me for that matter :D Well done Alton.
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:12 pm

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I'd be sorely disappointed if it ended up like Fuego!


I'd say yes to Feugo's fire and water effects though! But yep, I think Sub-Terra will put you in the action a bit more rather than just standing behind barriers
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:17 am

When I said I think SUB-TERRA would be like Fuego, I meant I thought Terry would be more like a show than a ride. Not like Fuego as an attraction. As is when you're sat on the drop towers the whole experience will be like a big show scene aka. like Fuego.

Think that's sorted  :P
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:57 am

I think the idea of Sub Terra as a show with a small ride element is exactly the route Alton Towers wish to take with it.

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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:37 pm

Jordan wrote:
...although the choice of London seems a bit peculiar. Most of the people I've spoke to about Towers in London have never been, as they feel it's too far away compared to the parks near to the capital.

That's very odd, 'cause that's certainly not the case at all for many people I've spoken to in Reading, Guildford, Oxford or Slough, where I've lived/spent time working.

Towers is definitely regarding by many as the top UK park, so people are happy to make the trip up there, albeit less frequently than once a year.
 
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Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:58 pm

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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:32 pm

From an article in 'The Sun' today

HEAD TO TOWERS OF TERRA

'Nemesis: SUB-TERRA is the first of it's kind in the UK. It is set to be the most psychologically terrifying ride there is. TV daredevil Jack Osbourne was appointed Director Of Fear during construction. It is set in the secret underground lair of an alien creature. The ride starts with a bottomless lift - but the horrors that await after that have yet to be revealed.'

A little bit more information about the elevators there - but i'm taking the references to 'horror' as a pinch of salt as with TH13TEEN marketing, unspeakable horrors we're meant to be within the crypt. And I wouldn't say being farted on by a stature is that scary  ;)
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:38 pm

First of it's kind in the UK, so this won't be just an extremis. But where else is there a ride made by ABC that's like an extremis but not?
 
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 2:57 pm

I'm imagining 'first of its type in the uk' means its basically a lift with a bit of a show.

It's not a worlds first because tower of terror just does that better!

It'll be good, I'm sure. But how good, well I don't quite know!
 
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:00 pm

I wouldn't read into the 'first of it's kind' business too much; Alton's marketing team would try and market a bench as a world's first if they could. :roll:

I'm interested into how they are creating this 'bottomless lift'. The street painting method won't work (I don't think so, anyway) because it only works correctly from one angle. I hope they aren't trying to play on words here and make it seem like there's no floor, when really they just mean there is no end to the lift shaft. I can imagine now all they mean is that the lift will be bumping and jerking for a long time to imitate going down a long way e.g. bottomless.
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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:17 pm

Bottomless lift? I watched this clip from a TERRIBLE film , but that's immediately what came into my head when I heard it...

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Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:23 pm

^ That would work brilliantly in my opinion. Perhaps not so extravagant, as we want the main thrill to be the drop towers (or do we?). But yes, awesome find.
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