After looking at Efteling's new 'Aquanura' fountain show
and seeing how spectacular it will be, I wondered if something similar could be done at Alton Towers?
This is some concept art for 'Aquaruna':
In my opinion, even something that's half as good as this would be a great addition!
My idea is that the fountains would be constructed on the lake in front of the Towers as it's a great setting, accessible and everyone walks past it at some point during their day out. Two new paths could be created (possibly replacing existing ones so as not to spoil the lawns) that run along the lake to allow people to get the best views of such an attraction.
Small displays could be done each day at certain times (i.e. morning, lunch and towards the end of the day) and/or the fountains could be incorporated into the fireworks and any other types of events that take place on the lawns.
My own dodgy
Merlin are yet to invest more in the entertainments aspect of the park, so perhaps this might be a better idea, as it's something they can run whenever and they can choose what settings to run the fountains on, and there's no need to pay actors, only someone to over see the display and ensure everything goes smoothly.
Alton Towers used to have the fountain show in the Talbot Street theatre
a few years back, so they've got experience with this sort of thing.
There are so many ways to make Alton Towers even more magical and I feel that this would really help. Especially if the fountains were synchronised to classical versions of some of the music that can be heard around the park. Imagine seeing a display with red lasers to the Nemesis theme in the evening or 'In the Hall of the Mountain King on a sunny day?
Does anyone else think something similar to 'Aquanura' might be good at Alton Towers?