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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:17 pm

I am pretty sure that since 2008, a new generation of magic has started to come to life... :mrgreen:
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:03 pm

yeah, scrap charlie and the plasterboard factory and it would be much better. It could be replaced with an updated toyland tours, or something completely new. I feel in a way alton is lacking is in depth in the areas for younger guests.

It is definitely more magical than 2003-2008, and appears to be growing.

Whatever happened to: The big apple and musical ruths piano!
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Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:29 pm

Apparently the Big Apple is now in Great Yarmouth:
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I hope we see the return of Musical Ruth this year - brilliant stuff :)
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 12:56 pm

Ah yes - Musical Ruth was great!

Maybe there could also be a Musical wraith :D
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:13 pm

haha

a musical wraith 13peice band, to play the benny hill tune and "in the mood" by glenn miller!

Whatever happened to, FREE FAST-TRACK :(
Those were the days.

As for the royalty free music. The one i want to hear most is the, as quoted by someone on here "casino keyboard" type music from RITA.

Also i don't know wether anyone else has heard this but there was once "toilet noises" playing in the lads toilets, and once heard some noises at closing time from duel which i could only describe as two ghouls "doing the monster mash" :wink:
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 3:22 pm

Bring back the magic I say.
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Thu Feb 25, 2010 6:49 pm

I have updated the first post with a list of questions and answers so far discovered in this topic. :D

Please do continue...
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:04 pm

The Nemesis truck wasn't removed in 2002. It was only moved the year Fish and Chips opened, which I believe was 2008.
 
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Fri Feb 26, 2010 9:41 pm

whatever happened to the bone shaker? aka the energizer - its much better version of itself!
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:03 pm

"rollercoaster_crazy" wrote:
whatever happened to the bone shaker? aka the energizer - its much better version of itself!


Didn't it have a major gearbox failure, and Alton deamed it not worth spending the money on, so either scrapped or sold it?
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:07 pm

"rollercoaster_crazy" wrote:
whatever happened to the bone shaker? aka the energizer - its much better version of itself!


It got sold back to Mondial along with the Dynamo to be refurbished and sold on.
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Fri Feb 26, 2010 10:34 pm

"Squiggles""][quote=""rollercoaster_crazy" wrote:
whatever happened to the bone shaker? aka the energizer - its much better version of itself!


It got sold back to Mondial along with the Dynamo to be refurbished and sold on.[/quote]

Both a bad/sad move - two very quality flat rides!
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Sat Feb 27, 2010 2:48 am

"ShadowTD" wrote:
The Nemesis truck wasn't removed in 2002. It was only moved the year Fish and Chips opened, which I believe was 2008.


I honestly dont remember seeing the truck for a lot of years, are you sure this is true? Can we get a 2nd witness to confirm?
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Sat Feb 27, 2010 9:27 am

I can't give you an exact date for removal, though it was reported as going when Fresh Fish and Chips was built.

However I can definately say it wasn't removed in 2002, as TT has the following picture of it with Nemesis Nosh and Air (which was taken either 2003 or 2004 I think)

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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Sat Feb 27, 2010 1:41 pm

"Squiggles" wrote:
I can't give you an exact date for removal, though it was reported as going when Fresh Fish and Chips was built.

However I can definately say it wasn't removed in 2002, as TT has the following picture of it with Nemesis Nosh and Air (which was taken either 2003 or 2004 I think)

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It amazes me how much the park was destroyed with generic rubbish during that Russell Barnes era. I mean just a simple thing like a truck, which doesn't get in the way or need construction in any way. But no, it had to be removed didn't it!

That photo just shows how much better things like Nemesis Nosh were, even though they couldnt keep it as a bus.
 
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Sat Feb 27, 2010 3:22 pm

"PeteB" wrote:
generic rubbish during that Russell Barnes era.


Accurate description for everything he did. He'd do well at BPB
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:29 am

"rollercoaster_crazy" wrote:
whatever happened to the bone shaker? aka the energizer - its much better version of itself!

I loved that ride, was one of the first I ever went on at Alton Towers seeing as I was too short to go on any of the bigger rides at the time!
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:19 pm

I love this topic, its bringing back a lot of memories! :D

Whatever happened to all the superb Toyland Tours theming, and why didn't they use some of it for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?
 
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:22 pm

"rhys""][quote=""rollercoaster_crazy" wrote:
whatever happened to the bone shaker? aka the energizer - its much better version of itself!

I loved that ride, was one of the first I ever went on at Alton Towers seeing as I was too short to go on any of the bigger rides at the time![/quote]


I love boneshaker aswell.

I saw a picture on here of the boneshaker in storage, behind what was then toyland tours - but i highly doubt its still there now
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Re: Alton Towers: What Ever Happened To?

Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:33 pm

"-Aerodynamic-" wrote:
Whatever happened to all the superb Toyland Tours theming, and why didn't they use some of it for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory?


According to this post some of it is still lurking behind the facade of CATCF, and some in the area between where you leave the boats and where you board them. Don't know about the bulk of it though.

EDIT: Just found another old post by Squiggles where he says that much of the TT theming ended up stored behind the Farmyard in the old barns, before it was shipped off to somewhere.
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