saw-x-smile wrote:I have a wish for Alton Towers. I wish they'd get some sort of Void style attraction. The Void is a VR attraction where nearly everything you see in the VR, you can feel it. Seeing the success of Void and VR, I think doing something in this vein and completely removing the VR from Galactica would be brilliant. Galactia's VR was an afterthought, and although it could be potentially saved, I doubt Alton will take the necessary steps to do so, which is incredibly sad. But, the incorporation of VR in the park was not misplaced, I think it could be a real success. If they're looking to have attractions where you pay extra, Void would be perfect. They wouldn't even need Alton Towers specific content (although it would be a lot better), and it would be incredible. The Void already has a location at Disneyland in LA, so it has been proven to merge rather well with theme parks.
Swarm Chris wrote:That article reads like an advert to Merlin, especially given Varney's recent comments on wanting Ratatouille style dark rides in the Legoland parks. Given the IP is far from its prime, it's probably a great fit for Merlin.
Hopefully one of the parks gets this type of dark ride soon. If not a Merlin park, then Paulton's would be a great location and give Merlin a larger wake up call that they need to up their game.
Goudurix wrote:I actually think it's a much more current IP than anything Merlin has used recently, Shaun the Sheep Movie 2 is out next year so it's still popular and has legs.
Stan.H wrote:I'd rather they spent any extra budget on flat rides, the return of Single Rider, more street ents and TLC continued for yet another closed season. However, I do really hope Merlin give Towers more budget to play with next season, regardless of what is installed (even if it's just The Alton Towers Dungeon). I am optimistic for Towers' future though as I do feel the park is starting to get it's great charm back, despite its flaws.
Justin wrote:Alton has its faults, but I am a firm believer it is actually what you make of each visit. People are quick to complain, but when you take a step back, it is a beautiful park with some great attractions.
I think some areas need work to bring them up to standard, but hopefully TLC will continue to showcase improvements/general maintenance.
Alton Towers Resort in 2019 is set to be an exhilarating year with the opening of the terrific Alton Towers Dungeons, the return of the phenomenal Wicker Man and more surprises to come!
To top it off, 2019 will see the opening of our brand new accommodation – Stargazing Pods, as well as the return of fan favourite events Scarefest and Fireworks!