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by Wes
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:32 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: Merlin Entertainments General Discussion
Replies: 1892
Views: 141695

Re: Merlin interview

[quote=""haydn!""]It must be said though that the constant negativity towards Alton Towers, and the Merlin hate bandwagon steaming its away around these forums is becoming tiresome and seriously off-putting. :x[/quote] :clap: As a TTF veteran & someone who rarely posts but st...
by Wes
Sun Dec 12, 2010 5:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Marketing/PR Stunts Topic
Replies: 417
Views: 56284

Re: Alton Towers Marketing/PR Stunts Topic

[url=http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-world/2010/12/12/alton-towers-fish-on-brussels-sprouts-diet-115875-22779048/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/weird-worl ... -22779048/[/url] Alton Towers fish on Brussels sprouts diet Aquarium staff at Alto...
by Wes
Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Probably the best photo of Nemesis ever taken
Replies: 16
Views: 3599

Re: Probably the best photo of Nemesis ever taken

Marky.com had a couple of really quite mind blowing images of Nemesis. I can't find them now, but they were so good, they stick out in my head 2 years on!
by Wes
Sat Nov 27, 2010 8:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.
Replies: 66
Views: 8007

Re: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.

£5 is brilliant value for money!

I went ice skating at Somerset House at the start at the year which set me back a tasty £15.
by Wes
Thu Nov 25, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.
Replies: 66
Views: 8007

Re: Ice Skating this Xmas at Alton Towers.

Brilliant!

They've needed this for years. I expect it will be very magical. Cheap as well.

:clap:
by Wes
Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Factory Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 5406

Re: Chocolate Factory Shop

Completely off topic, but I believe that Cadburys lost their contract at the start of this season.
by Wes
Tue Nov 16, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Factory Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 5406

Re: Chocolate Factory Shop

I think the big issue here is that the ride is lisenced through the Dahl estate - If I remember correctly, the family were very touch and go about the ride happening and a LOT of the rides budget went towards the Dahl family for lisences to use illustrations, designs and the story. Because of this, ...
by Wes
Tue Nov 16, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Chocolate Factory Shop
Replies: 45
Views: 5406

Re: Chocolate Factory Shop

There was actually a shop planned for the end of the ride after the lifts.


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by Wes
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010
Replies: 401
Views: 59462

Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

I just hope that the themed lighting will remain on the rides for this event.
by Wes
Mon Oct 25, 2010 1:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Katanga Canyon 2011
Replies: 32
Views: 5841

Re: Katanga Canyon 2011

This reminds me of a rumor I heard at the start of the season about a stage being built in the area. Do we think it could be this?
by Wes
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Shrek & General attraction discussion for 2011?
Replies: 552
Views: 86229

Re: Shrek attraction for 2011?

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Bored & Imagined this.

Also, I thought Squirrel Nutty could be renamed 'Donkeys Adventure' or something.
by Wes
Thu Oct 21, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Shrek & General attraction discussion for 2011?
Replies: 552
Views: 86229

Re: Shrek attraction for 2011?

I heard rumors a while back that there was going to be a Shrek themed land... ...Isn't there an area between Old MacDonalds Farm and Adventure Land that's been neglected over the years that houses the Ice Tent and has already has a theme to match that can easily be adapted? :wink: If the 4D attracti...
by Wes
Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New 2010 Aerial Photos added to Alton Towers Facebook
Replies: 18
Views: 5315

Re: New 2010 Aerial Photos added to Alton Towers Facebook

They're a pretty rubbish set of photos to be honest! Haha.

Not one of them really focuses on anything and if it does, it's missing half a ride or something.



And only the left of the park?!
by Wes
Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Radio 1
Replies: 7
Views: 1351

Re: Radio 1

It was the request show, so they were taking requests from people on the park too. Went about between 4 and 7pm.
by Wes
Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How would you change the Alton Towers 'brand'?
Replies: 33
Views: 5294

Re: How would you change the Alton Towers 'brand'?

Keep the pipes! I would use them to 'pump the magic' around the resort.


Alton Towers is a MAGICAL place. It just is! Regardless if it's 1990's - It sums up the Resort perfectly. Just bring it back.
by Wes
Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Marketing/PR Stunts Topic
Replies: 417
Views: 56284

Re: New PR stunt: people swallowing insects on coasters.

Surely if you are getting fed up with seeing these 'PR Stunts', how about just ignore them? Get off TTF and do something else? Skim past them in the papers? If they are getting to you that much, maybe it's time you did something else? Right? I think they're great. Would love to see more of the knome...
by Wes
Mon May 24, 2010 10:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010
Replies: 17
Views: 3465

Re: Alton Towers Comedy Evening - 10th September 2010

Guys - We want entertainment, this is entertainment.


What were you expecting? Alton Towers isn't the O2 or Wembley Stadium. Let's not slate this, this is clearly Alton Towers wanting to improve their entertainments & events.
by Wes
Wed May 19, 2010 6:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010
Replies: 401
Views: 59462

Re: The Ultimate Fireworks: 5-7 November 2010

M A G IC! :mrgreen:
by Wes
Wed May 19, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Runaway Mine Train: Rubbish Carts on show.
Replies: 9
Views: 2189

Re: Runaway Mine Train: Rubbish Carts on show.

You used to be able to clearly see into the area behind duel, I remeber having a rant about it last year.

Took a walk along the route from the hotels to the entrance a few weeks back and there is a big wooden fence blocking all views!


:clap:
by Wes
Tue Mar 23, 2010 12:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion design, marketing & construction video
Replies: 9
Views: 1915

Re: Oblivion design, marketing & construction video

That's taken from 'The Magic Factory' Documentary that the BBC filmed during the 1997 season. Been around for years.