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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby TPDave » Tue Sep 13, 2011 12:25 pm

^ It's not really big enough for that, but I would LOVE to see something on a smaller scale! Such a great ride.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Dobba » Tue Oct 04, 2011 6:06 pm

Taken from the Scarefest map that appeared on the website this morning...

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby AstroDan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:39 pm

From TowersTimes news, today:

Following the release of the Scarefest 2011 Map earlier today, and the revealtion that the 2012 attraction would be based around 'Nemesis: What lies beneath", Alton Towers have now launched a mini site at www.altontowers.com/2012.

The site begins with a video in code, showing that a team of scientists have discovered some catacombs with the codename 'Nemesis Omega One'. Shortly after, communication with the scientists was lost. This is followed by a video clip and the following text:

What was once a secret

Hidden for decades

Is a secret no more

Do you dare to enter?

Nemesis. What lies beneath. Unleashed 2012.


The video features loud noises and images of the Nemesis eye together with various toxic/excavation symbols, which would link to the theme of Forbidden Valley.

There is also the original Nemesis launch video, which shows the original discovery of the alien monster.


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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:24 pm

I was thinking earlier about how to make a what, 15-foot drop tower ore exciting. With the theme, I wonder if we'll see guests board on the higher level, only to have the floor separate unexpectedly and the car drops into the "lair". I think you could get a LOT of unknowing guests with that sort of trick!
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby SoCalCoasters » Wed Oct 05, 2011 7:20 pm

If I recall correctly, Reaper, Drop Ride Of Doom at the London Dungeon has a similar system...can anyone who has been on that drop tower confirm/deny that system?
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby jonnyfingers » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:33 am

SoCalCoasters wrote:If I recall correctly, Reaper, Drop Ride Of Doom at the London Dungeon has a similar system...can anyone who has been on that drop tower confirm/deny that system?


London Dungeon's drop tower is themed around being a criminal about to be executed on the gallows. You board on the ground floor and are then raised up. There are animatronci judges that give you your sentence and then you drop.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby jonnyfingers » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:39 am

I had a mad idea that it could be a 4D movie and a drop tower put together. Nemesis is an alien monster right? So maybe the 4D movie could put you deep in its lair with a mixture of a 3D movie and practical effects (moving tentacles, the usual jumps caused by air and water) but during the movie you could be raised up about 15 feet slowly without noticing. At the climax of the movie you could suddenly be dropped unexpectadly. Might not be possible but would make the most of a small ride area.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Rollercoaster5000 » Thu Oct 06, 2011 3:54 am

SoCalCoasters wrote:If I recall correctly, Reaper, Drop Ride Of Doom at the London Dungeon has a similar system...can anyone who has been on that drop tower confirm/deny that system?


You mean Extremis ;)
At the moment no drop ride has been confirmed by Alton Towers. It's all rumours at the moment.... hope it is anyway! Another drop ride at the park would be a bad move!

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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby StealthFan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:36 am

This time last week I was at Alton Towers and they had started work on the new rides site. Here is a massive 3 pictures of the work they did that day to prepare the site.
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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

Postby Dobba » Thu Oct 06, 2011 6:41 am

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