2019: Alton Towers Dungeons

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  1. GaryH

    GaryH TowersStreet Member

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    Towers Times are reporting on Facebook that a patient has been filed for Alton Towers Dungeons by Merlin Operations limited....

    Could this be an extension to the Sub Terra building perhaps?
     
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  2. ihaveaspergers

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    Possibly. It's either the sub terra building or the towers themselves

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  3. GaryH

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    Doubt they would get planning permission in the towers to install drop ride mechanisms though given it is a listed building
     
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  4. ihaveaspergers

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    I'm not too familiar with the dungeon's, do they all have a drop ride in?

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    I believe so yes
     
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  6. ihaveaspergers

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    Ok so it's surely got to be subterra then.
    Couldn't they get away with not really changing much of it? (Just a few hundred cans of canned air)

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    Nice to see some use of the Sub Terra building if it happens but it won’t fit the area again. So much for themed areas
     
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    I dont think Warwick has a drop tower
     
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    Maybe its just a temporary Scarefest attraction but they are going to register the name anyway?
     
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    My prediction:

    It'll be a really short dungeon, using the Sub Terra buildings you'll go through the plot of doing something illegal, e.g. smuggling. You'll then be taken through a court room scene and finally "hung" in the drop ride section of the ride.

    I don't think it'll be an up-charge, surely they wouldn't make us pay for something that short (though it is Merlin so I'm probably wrong.) Sea Life is one of their outside IP's and isn't an up-charge so maybe there's some hope.
     
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    and this attraction will fit seamlessly into FV :rolleyes:
     
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    So is this going to be the 2019 project rather than the CCL retheme we were hoping for/speculating?
     
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    Could be both. We got Sub-Terra and Ice Age in 2012.

    Or it could be for Scarefest
     
  14. ihaveaspergers

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    Would the dungeon's work as a maze?

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    Most Dungeons have a drop ride, but not all of them. The London Dungeon even has a water ride...
     
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    They could just be trademarking this in case they wish to use it in the future. I hope so anyway as I really do not like the idea!

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    ...because actor led attractions at Merlin parks have an outstanding track record.
     
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    I reckon that this will appear in the Towers, perhaps with the drop track tech repurposed in a building extension outside the perimiter of the building, ala Hex. Well, presuming they can ensure you board at the bottom and head up then down, rather than the reverse method introduced on N:ST?

    Not keen, though, I have to say. I know Merlin are all about cross-brand pollination or whatever, but there's a Dungeon at Warwick, another in Blackpool, York, London... All easily within reach of Alton's central customer base. It's not like a Madame Tussauds existing in New York, then another in Shanghai.
     
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    Could potentially be where Charlie is at the moment, presuming the boat ride is still intact.
     
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    I would have it in the towers and retheme CCL to match the theme but don't make it too dark.
     
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