If duel was to change, i actually think Alton have a MASSIVE opportunity here for a really scary experience if the ride was taken out, and it was turned into a walkthrough attraction?
The detailed theming already surpasses a majority of haunted houses, and if it were possible to get live actor back, like in duel live, imagine this at scarefest...
Just posted this idea roughly in another topic, but probably right to fit it here...
If Duel Live didn't return for 2013, the old queue-line would remain basically un-used again.. but i actually think its the perfect place for an outdoor scare maze, using the story to Duel...
New Quick logo made up...
The controversial genetic surgeon has vanished!
Leaving behing the un-finished research into the reanimation of the living dead!
The maze would begin at the old q entrance, weaving through the still in situ queue-line, through into the Haunted House and exiting into the shop
It would involve you re-entering the grounds of the House after so many years of the disappearance... unbeknowing to you the undead still walk the graveyard at night which you soon find out upon entering the maze.
You begin at the old Q entrance,
you are met by the elderly groundskeeper/gravedigger who tells you about the dissapearance, and strange noises going on in the grounds, and then the russtling in the trees, the groundskeeper has vanished..
Your left on your own, and you need to escape.
Making your way through the graveyard you hear louder growns, rustling getting closer and closer, as its misty (fog) you can't quite clearly see, the groundskeeper runs from the trees, shouts THERE HERE!!! YOU MUST ESCAPE!!
you see him caught by a figure in the fog as he falls to the ground..
The figures move in as you keep passing the gravestones,
From here the figure have now come face to face with you and all you see is crowds of the undead making there way towards you at pace as you run for your lives, blooded faces hands as one runs to the front of the group carrying the severed head still dripping in blood of the groundskeeper..
the group makes there way into the Haunted House a tv flicks into a news channel where it shows the news report from the duel Q video, but with the part where they see the zombies approach the Haunted House here the tv goes dead.
The Doors smash open in the house as the zombies break through, you run through the rooms the zombies come from all possible angles and through the sets of the Haunted House, until your end up where Duel finishes and you escape just in time
So there it is, I don't know a name so just be the Duel Live: Scare Maze
To some people this may seem to much but i think it could be the new Field of 1000 screams and work really well,
If the park wanted to run the ride the same through-out the season possibly the track could be covered over to allow the walk-through attraction to take place.
everyone saw how popular duel Live was i think a walkthrough attraction could work if it was executed and run properly and kept refreshed, move actors around/sets...
It would be a costly change and i know people will say look at how Saw Alive went, well i think Alton Towers could make it work and would give the area a refresh.