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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:59 am

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Rooey wrote:Maybe the gimmick is a room where you have a virtual ride on the old log flume, I don't know

Literally no chance of this, there is a pre show, but it'll be all to do with the theme


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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:06 pm

thrillseeker4552 wrote:My thoughts exactly! I feel like the UK overhypes every single one of their rides.

They absolutely do. Especially the Alton Towers fanboys. I feel like they are constantly at war with the Efteling fanboys to see who can be the most obnoxious, over-hyping, and annoying theme park enthusiasts in Europe. But they both better look out! Apparently the Phantasialand fanboys are also on the rise after that last Taron outbreak! :lol: :lmao: :lol:
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:09 pm

1aflack wrote:It's just a decent family ride with I would imagine a 1.2 meter height restriction replacing another family ride that was very old and tired and nobody rode. Merlin have been incredibly guilty before of over-hyping stuff but they haven't released much yet apart from a name and logo and a few videos.

This is just coaster enthusiasts building a fun family coaster up into something it's not. I'm sure my 5 year old daughter is going to love it and that's what Merlin want through the gates, families that spend the money.


I completely agree with you, I think the issue is that the way we were told/heard about the ride was that it was a big Alton Towers Secret Weapon and the idea of a 'woodie' had been hyped for pretty much 15 years!

If this is what the park needs to bring in more families and make more money, then great! I'm sure it will be quite popular with families and children and a solid family ride, but don't tell me how this is the best most amazing coaster of all time. Looking a lot like InvadR at BGW.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:15 pm

SharkTums wrote:I think the issue is that the way we were told/heard about the ride was that it was a big Alton Towers Secret Weapon and the idea of a 'woodie' had been hyped for pretty much 15 years!

If this is what the park needs to bring in more families and make more money, then great! I'm sure it will be quite popular with families and children and a solid family ride, but don't tell me how this is the best most amazing coaster of all time.

Let's not forget this is the same park that marketed an extended Roller Skater with a drop track as the world's most scariest psychological ride so intense that younger and older people would not be allowed to ride. And the fanboys blindly bought into that hype!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-alton-towers-thrill-ride-436455
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Yeah, we all know how that turned out! :lol:

If Alton Towers could just be more *honest* with their rides, I'd have more respect for them. Thirteen was actually a really great "family ride" like their take on Big Thunder Mountain, but they pretty much said that younger and older guests basically might die if they ride it, it's so scary. Which was just a complete lie. I really hope they don't do the same thing with this family ride, but we shall see...
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby 1aflack » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:22 pm

We will see what the marketing stuff says I guess but I think what the park (and Merlin) do is general is build a family attraction with a low height restriction, something like Thirteen and then stick a more adult theme on it. This way it appeals to a broader audience and they can market it to wider audience. I guess adults are slightly disapointed in it but kids love it.

Thirteen still gets pretty decent queues now after all the hype died down so it must be a fairly decent attraction.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Moley » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:26 pm

robbalvey wrote:Let's not forget this is the same park that marketed an extended Roller Skater with a drop track as the world's most scariest psychological ride so intense that younger and older people would not be allowed to ride. And the fanboys blindly bought into that hype!

http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/new-alton-towers-thrill-ride-436455
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Yeah, we all know how that turned out! :lol:

The highest attendance figures since 1994?

That is a heck of a lot of 'fanboys'.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:28 pm

Alton Towers reminds me a bit of movie director William Castle--the King of the Gimmicks. He was a master of hype.

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He was very good at making not particularly scary movies sound like the most horrifying thrill fests ever.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:37 pm

Moley wrote:The highest attendance figures since 1994?

That is a heck of a lot of 'fanboys'.

I'm not sure what you are trying to say here, but it sounds like you're being insulting, and I'd quit while you're ahead because I have zero patience for Alton Towers fanboys.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Moley » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:41 pm

robbalvey wrote:
Moley wrote:The highest attendance figures since 1994?

That is a heck of a lot of 'fanboys'.

I'm not sure what you are trying to say here, but it sounds like you're trying to be insulting, and I'd quit while you're ahead.

The year TH13TEEN opened is the highest attended in the park's modern history. The only other years to come even close are the year a ride that claims its station is a multi-millennia old alien that has needed to be pinned down by the track opened and another where the queueline videos claim ride cars have gone missing.

Clearly it (dishonesty/hype) works with the general public. They have the attendance figures to prove it.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SharkTums » Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:47 pm

Moley wrote:Clearly it (dishonesty/hype) works with the general public. They have the attendance figures to prove it.


Attendance doesn't always transfer to $$$$. If all of those people showed up and then were pissed and didn't come back for several more years leading to a decline or didn't spend money on merchandise because they were pissed...

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