N3m3s1s wrote:Very nice. We need a topic for alternate backstories (I would, but can't think where to put it).
Does it have one or not? No one seems to know for sure. I've seen all the construction, all the marketing, and even been on it a few times but I still dont "get it" lol. Wraiths?
Rowe wrote:Debunked Myth:
I've heard that Air was supposed to have a backstory which tied in with Nemesis and the contrasting Forbidden Valley. I believe it was along the lines of the MoD/the army decided to bring in their 'secret weapon', which was some sort of gun (or well, weapon among those lines) in order to capture and stop Nemesis in the area.
Of course that is what I had heard/can remember so the details are a bit iffy, and also of course, that backstory was never given to Air. Now... if only I could ask John Wardley about that 'backstory'...
Thorpe Towers 13 wrote:Not so much re haunted house but duel, the backstory I remember in the pre show was that the professor had gone missing and that zombies had appeared in the surrounding area. Possibly a relation to the Frankenstein story of re-animating the dead? Thats all I could remember from that though :S anyone else shed any light on it?
Terra wrote:I completely disagree with Wardleys statement. I'll give you an example - Tower Of Terror. The story is detrimental to the ride, and without it would just be another drop-ride-in-a-building. Everyone is completely engrossed in the story and building in TOT - Sure, it would probably make sense without the video and stuff, and you could make your own story up about it, but others (like me) prefer to be told what the rides point is.
IDK if AT thinks it can't make a story because they don't have sufficient funds or whatever, or if they just can't be bothered with the effort. Either way, it really annoys me. All TH13TEEN needs is a decent story and it would be a great ride. For example - why are the wraiths there? What are they protecting? It just doesn't make sense.
The only ride I say that doesn't have a story and is effective (at AT resort) is Nemesis. But that's because the theming is completely immersive, which is more than what I can say for other rides in the park.
stealthsmiler wrote:rita is supposed to be the escape from the dark forest, if i am correct?