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Also another controversial one: Galactica was a great reimagining of Air. I know the VR wasn't for everyone, but I think they should have stuck to their guns and at least kept the headsets on a few rows. The only thing I didn't like was that tunnel they added to the queue line that's been keyed and scratched all over.Galactica is massively under appreciated. A much smoother more relaxed version of it's sister ride Nemesis that you can really take in and just enjoy. The 2 coasters in FB compliment each other really well.
Totally agreed. Spinball is a great ride (albeit when it's actually working) and I would really miss it if it ever left. The games in the queueline really ought to be fixed though.Spinball Whizzer is probably the best ride in the park for pure fun. It's a great ride to have at the park and I hope it stays for at least the medium term.
The games in the queueline really ought to be fixed though.
that's a good one.I’ve got another one, although this one isn’t necessarily exclusive to Alton Towers; I think that Merlin does stronger individual ride theming than Tussauds did.
Oh and Galactica fits Forbidden Valley way better than Air did. Yeah it's a bit of a stretch, but space travel and aliens is a better match than aliens and whatever Air was. Nemesis and Air together made less sense than Thirteen and Rita
While that does make sense (especially taking into account the Cadbury Heroes sponsorship) I do think that link is a bit more far fetched than Galactica and Nemesis now.I believe the original idea behind the coaster duo was Air was supposed to be the antithesis of Nemesis with it being a calm and relaxing coaster, I could be making this up but I think it was supposed to be like a "hero" coaster, versus Nemesis which was a "villain" coaster.
Interestingly, I’d actually say that I feel as though Merlin’s attractions generally theme the whole ride a bit more as opposed to one specific area of it.that's a good one.
I understand where you're coming from, Merlin can be good with creating big individual set pieces (Wicker, Krake and whatnot).
Overall though Tussauds were streets ahead with attention to detail across rides/coasters and throughout their parks.
The kitchen? Has that been removed or am I blind and never noticed itA lot of Nemesis theming seems to get overlooked. The heavily themed drill, the crashed mushroom tours bus, the blood waterfalls, the random post apocalyptic kitchen underneath the front of the station. Over the years things have been removed but it’s 27 years old. Back when it was new it was themed brilliantly and that’s without taking into account the pit.
I’m not sure what that is either, I’ll admit!The kitchen? Has that been removed or am I blind and never noticed it