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by cookiee_munster
Thu Jun 23, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion
Replies: 47
Views: 23106

Re: The Future of Oblivion

Chris wrote: Wed Jun 22, 2022 3:10 pm Both - the sound could be heard from well outside the park.
damn... could they not just turn the sound down and gag all potential screamers? :p :lol:
by cookiee_munster
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 36
Views: 12803

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

For anyone interested in seeing the restored windows (who haven't been able to see them at the park) here's a news article/video on the restoration :)

https://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/news/st ... ed-6021243
by cookiee_munster
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion
Replies: 47
Views: 23106

Re: The Future of Oblivion

The speakers that had "Don't Look Down" played just at the drop, we're they removed because they were considered too loud? Or was it the fact that they were seemed to incite screaming just before the drop? Or both?
by cookiee_munster
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 129
Views: 28936

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

Where coaster corner used to be (just behind the David Walliams land now) is a fairly sizable plot of land, if cleared entirely it could house a pretty substantial large mini land. I think the park's decision not to build anything there since the wild mouse was removed was due to noise complaints, b...
by cookiee_munster
Thu Jun 16, 2022 2:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 181
Views: 55732

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

As reported over on instagram one of the eagle eyed attraction source team has spotted some clearing around Duels extended queue as well as a Magic HQ setup just around the back of the ride. What could this possibly mean? :)
by cookiee_munster
Fri Feb 04, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 166
Views: 50332

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

This is great news! it's not leaving the park! ever! :D
by cookiee_munster
Thu Aug 12, 2021 6:35 pm
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: What reminds you of theme park magic that isn't a theme park?
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Re: What reminds you of theme park magic that isn't a theme park?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-uSCaAT_7I This song will always remind me of a childhood holiday at Blackpool Pleasure Beach when they had this and other 90s dance tunes playing loudly on their radio station during the evening, going on the rides past sunset, then walking back to the Bed and Brea...
by cookiee_munster
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: What reminds you of theme park magic that isn't a theme park?
Replies: 12
Views: 7365

Re: What reminds you of theme park magic that isn't a theme park?

As a kid it was always being in a car and going into heavily wooded areas of road. That always reminded me of the ride up to Alton Towers and the build up of excitement. The fact that it's relatively well hidden away within the countryside is such a unique and special thing.
by cookiee_munster
Fri Aug 06, 2021 6:34 pm
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: When Is Immersive TOO Immersive?
Replies: 9
Views: 3849

Re: When Is Immersive TOO Immersive?

The John Wardley era of attractions really did make you feel like you're in another place. THIS. :) Although, I have to say I watched a documentary about the process involved coming up with the story and the theme for the wickerman, and I was actually impressed with how thorough it was! I can't rem...
by cookiee_munster
Tue May 18, 2021 3:37 pm
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: When Is Immersive TOO Immersive?
Replies: 9
Views: 3849

Re: When Is Immersive TOO Immersive?

I think it just comes down to the approach and how user-friendly it is. I know that a lot of the more role-play elements that were planned for Galaxies Edge has now pretty much been phased out as well as restaurant menu items properly labelled with that they contain rather than just an obscure name ...
by cookiee_munster
Tue May 18, 2021 2:48 pm
Forum: Industry Chat & Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Disney General Discussion
Replies: 13
Views: 4730

Re: Disney General Discussion

Disney have announced a 10 episode documentary series covering their theme parks and attractions. As far as I'm aware, outside of marketing material and Walt Disney talking about Disneyland on his show, I don't think they've done full length documentaries in the past so this could be really interes...
by cookiee_munster
Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New for 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 8313

Re: The Retro Squad - 2021

I think its great that the park have invested in a few flat rides that really are needed right now. What i really hope is that they don't become a permanent addition, But if they were to, that the park would theme them properly to fit within the specific areas.
by cookiee_munster
Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort General Discussion
Replies: 3078
Views: 611379

Re: Alton Towers Resort General Discussion

So what do we make of the new Mardi Gras event at Alton Towers? This May join us in getting the summer vibes going with the brand-new Alton Towers Mardi Gras! This Carnival inspired takeover will dazzle you with an explosion of colours, sounds, high energy entertainment and so much more! Not forget...
by cookiee_munster
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams
Replies: 260
Views: 90449

Re: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*

Coaster Chall wrote: Mon Mar 22, 2021 3:14 pm I wonder what could happen to the Nickelodeon building though?
That whole area is a goldmine of space. There's the unused coaster corner area that could make for another indoor dark ride attraction. plus there's the theatre, and the old nick building too! :)
by cookiee_munster
Thu Mar 18, 2021 11:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams
Replies: 260
Views: 90449

Re: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*

I really REALLY hope they carry on with this franchise right through that area of the park. It wouldn't have been my first choice, but i think there's enough stories and enough ideas for the whole of that area to recieve some kind of Walliams treatment :) i'm still a bit confused as to where this r...
by cookiee_munster
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams
Replies: 260
Views: 90449

Re: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*

I really REALLY hope they carry on with this franchise right through that area of the park. It wouldn't have been my first choice, but i think there's enough stories and enough ideas for the whole of that area to recieve some kind of Walliams treatment :) i'm still a bit confused as to where this ri...
by cookiee_munster
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 129
Views: 28936

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

https://mattsdesignsblog.files.wordpress.com/2021/03/shrinking-room-walls-closed-in.jpg I thought this might be fun - a room where the walls close in you. The partitions are on wheels and pushed in and out by hydrolic pistons. I think it would be best if they moved so slow you could barely tell and...
by cookiee_munster
Tue Mar 16, 2021 12:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New for 2021
Replies: 19
Views: 8313

Re: New for 2021 - Fairground Flat Rides

i'm apprehensive. it's great the fact that the park are addressing the lack of flats now, but the whole temporary thing makes me feel a little nervous that things wont really get replaced with a proper estabolished well themed flat ride, which is what the park is really screaming out for.
by cookiee_munster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams
Replies: 260
Views: 90449

Re: The World of David Walliams - *Delayed until 2021*

I watched some of the David Walliams tv/film adaptations over the Christmas period and I have to say I enjoyed them. A fond favourite was The Boy in the Dress. Gangsta Granny was also very good, and actually hit me right in the feels towards the end. Really hoping the ride pulls off the story really...
by cookiee_munster
Wed Jan 20, 2021 12:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Oblivion
Replies: 47
Views: 23106

Re: The Future of Oblivion

Absolutely agree! I wanna see either the guy from the queue videos return or some new people come in as part of a new extended storyline based on the Don't Look Down Group that helps the main guy manipulate the public and capture them for the Oblivion experience. i've not been to the park in such a...