Alton Towers week on TV

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  1. Mikw

    Mikw TowersStreet Member

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    It sure did, before any guests this year had time to dirty it.lol.

    Throughly enjoyable feature, and the route they took around the park was, laregly, credible - which surprised me given the nature of TV. Even more so was some of the shots must have been reshots as the coasters kept going by as they were driving past them.

    Oh yes, and some awesome drone photography as well.
     
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  2. Steve74

    Steve74 TowersStreet Member

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    One of the best ones has to be the fly-through of the Smiler following the Corsa (4:27 in that video posted a few replies back) and then the Towers one at 4:57.

    I said in a reply to a tweet yesterday that the team at Virtual Towers need to add a racing option into the game!
     
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  3. Skyscraper

    Skyscraper TowersStreet Member

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    Do you know when this is likely to be?
     
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  4. Skyscraper

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    Oh dear

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    We all know it's so the trains can make the second lift hill, not the flipping G force! :mad:
     
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  5. Kraken27

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    The lack of EV charging points is everywhere, if the Government target for all new cars to be electric by 2030 can be met. Look at any supermarket / retail park / motorway service area car park and there will be a nominal handful of EV charging points compared to the overall size of the car park.

    Back to Towers though, I enjoyed the segment on Top Gear. I've done out of season driving at speed round bits of the park when I worked there and some of those pathways are quite narrow. Katanga Canyon to Gloomy Wood is about the worst culprit, so I am not surprised Top Gear got sent along the "Aqualand" bypass to Gloomy Wood.
     
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  6. OilyWater

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    Can make the second lift hill, due to the effect of the weight on the train’s momentum, which is related to G force so what’s the problem?
     
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  7. Pleasure Beach Valhalla

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    Well anyone planning to watch Channel 4 for a while tonight what with Bake Off and A Rollercoaster Year documentary!?
     
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  8. AstroDan

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    Typical ATR!

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  9. Skyscraper

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    I'll be watching Bake Off but catching up on Towers' doc tomorrow as it's on too late. :(
     
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  10. Thameslink Rail

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    Why put it on at 10:15? if it's not suitable for children then they could just broadcast it at 9pm but then why make it unsuitable for children?
     
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  11. Ally

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    Does seem an odd time so sky planner for me!

    Really looking forward to it, think it'll be interesting but for some reason slightly emotional too not sure why.
     
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  12. AT86

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    Perhaps it’s not very good. So they are sticking on at a later time.
     
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  13. Kraken27

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    Can't say I was impressed with the C4 documentary. It only had to be on at the time it was because there were two swear words in it. As an ex-employee, I learned absolutely nothing new.
     
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  14. Matt878787

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    It was ok... I would’ve liked there to be more episodes, concentrating on different parts each week like maintenance, but I get the point of the show was around COVID and getting the park ready so I suppose in that respect it it was informative to a degree.

    I’d happily watch an hour of them just following the gardeners around to be honest! Jealous of their job!
     
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  15. TPJames

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    Wasn’t impressed with that documentary at all. Boring and lacking structure come to mind. Was very random and lacked much of a storyline or a sense of development or progression.
     
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  16. Pleasure Beach Valhalla

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    I'll be starting it today but the question is was I better than Inside Alton Towers?
     
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  17. Skyscraper

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    It couldn't have been aired at 9 because the GBBO finished at 9:15. No reason they couldn't have aired it straight after though. Anyway, surely they could've bleeped out the two swearwords? :confused:
     
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  18. RoyJess

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    I actually enjoyed watching it. The only downside for me, considering that 2020 is the first year that I've not even visited a themepark let alone gone on a single ride, I was well gel watching people enjoying themselves at a theme park :D
     
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  19. BarryZola

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    I thought it was ok. Not the best Towers documentary I've seen, but it was absolutely fine.
     
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  20. Skyscraper

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    According to my catch-up service it's rated 18?!
     
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