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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby livai » Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:54 pm

bha, the coaster is trivial (all the curves and that's it)
the scenography is small and nothing and the row surrounds us.
if this is good for you, not for me
why then mammoth in Gardaland what is it?
and a coaster that costs little and is noticeable
leviathan & fury 325 = waste of money

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Baffles » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:43 pm

livai wrote:bha, the coaster is trivial (all the curves and that's it)
the scenography is small and nothing and the row surrounds us.
if this is good for you, not for me
why then mammoth in Gardaland what is it?
and a coaster that costs little and is noticeable


No idea what you are going on about, but then most would disagree with your signature, too.

Merlin have themed some coasters very well - Saw, Swarm and Inferno at Thorpe Park are good examples of that. Nemesis, is still subjectively one of the best themed inverts out there. But all some way behind the likes of Taron, Shambhala, and Disney and Universal coasters obviously.

What is refreshing about it is that the theme is generally not 'run down' or 'dilapidated', like a lot of Merlin rides, which can sometimes we used as an excuse not to maintain them. The pre show and station on this ride are stunning, with some of the best theming and effects used since Hex.

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby livai » Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:59 pm

if you say so . I see a low-budget theme (as usual with merlin)
the nemesis is not made by Merlin, the saw is good. but like all things done with the famous IP, they MUST be good
the swarm is not a theme, hell is not a theme.
because if they were ..... then phantasmagoric, europe park, efteling: they are stupid to spend a lot of money
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:13 pm

livai wrote:bha, the coaster is trivial (all the curves and that's it)
the scenography is small and nothing and the row surrounds us.
if this is good for you, not for me
why then mammoth in Gardaland what is it?
and a coaster that costs little and is noticeable


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I seriously can't even wrap my mind around this post. . . I can't figure out for the life of me what you are trying to say...
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Dombot » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:13 am

Okay, I'm gonna try to break this post apart one by one.
livai wrote:if you say so . I see a low-budget theme (as usual with merlin)

I mean, if it looks good and the public enjoys it (and I REALLY enjoy it), then I'd say it's a win-win. Visually appealing and not too much of a dip in the financial department.
the nemesis is not made by Merlin, the saw is good. but like all things done with the famous IP, they MUST be good

I can see what you mean here, actually, but the theming elements that Merlin HAS made in the past based on original concepts (ie Smiler) look great.
the swarm is not a theme, hell is not a theme.

..what?
because if they were ..... then phantasmagoric, europe park, efteling: they are stupid to spend a lot of money

What??
Wicker Man = Wodan Timbur Coaster

Isn't Wodan considered one of the best GCIs? So this is good? This entire post is so confusing. I just don't get it.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Bane » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:00 pm

The Wicker Man Off-Ride;



On-Ride;



It's an awesome wooden coaster, it's exactly what the UK needs to try and get the general public interested in wooden coasters again. I am going to make a bold prediction here, Thorpe Park GCI woodie in 2020, Blackpool Pleasure Beach GCI woodie in 2021.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:13 pm

Dombot wrote:
Wicker Man = Wodan Timbur Coaster

Isn't Wodan considered one of the best GCIs? So this is good? This entire post is so confusing. I just don't get it.


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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:48 pm

Bane wrote:On-Ride;


I've never seen anyone look so bored on a roller coaster.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Nrthwnd » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:49 pm

^ Obviously, "the wrong people" are riding it, Bill. :smile:
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:51 pm

:lol: The dude's trying to have a detailed conversation with the other guy (who has his arms up and is actually having fun) mid-ride like they're at a quiet restaurant. WTF?

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