First time back since the 90s

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  1. veneerofcute

    veneerofcute TowersStreet Member

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    I'm weirdly happy that the giant duck is still there. That duck always made me so happy. There aren't that many rides with such weird theming. I can see why the flume as a whole went but there's something happy about there being a giant duck hidden so close to a horror rollercoaster.
     
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  2. NuttySquirrel

    NuttySquirrel TowersStreet Member

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    Agreed - so random but brilliant! I miss the silly ride music as well with all the quacking! They could auction off the duck statue, I'd probably put in a bid :D
     
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  3. JAperson

    JAperson TowersStreet Member

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    Garden feature?
     
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  4. Jb85

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    As if they’ve just left it there to rot. I thought the whole point was to restore the wooded area?

    Very spooky thought..... would make a good scare fest walk through

    I wonder how many other ‘parts of rides’ are just left there - must be parts of Charley and the chocolate factory for instance. Could be an interesting thread....
     
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  5. veneerofcute

    veneerofcute TowersStreet Member

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    i have a vague memory of someone saying parts of doom and sons being still there. just a little bit of the building or something. that was a few years ago and it could easily not be the case.

    Also pretty sure that there's a sonic statue in the gardens that used to be outside the spin ball whizzer from back when it was sonic spin ball. I tried to spot it last time I went but I couldn't figure out where it's supposed to be.

    Honestly, I'd love that as a scarefest walkthrough. Especially if they used it as a jump scare complete with the same quacking. Might not be possible. I always forget because the duck looks rather generic but the duck is a branded duck. they rethemed the flume at the same time as a sponsorship with a soap company started.
     
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  6. Davezilla

    Davezilla TowersStreet Member

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    Very cool.

    In regards to old ride parts still existing; if you know where to look, there's a part of Corkscrew by the park entrance.
     
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  7. AT86

    AT86 TowersStreet Member

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    When Toyland Tours was turned into Charlie the loading theming, which was themed to a boat and was part of the queue line and loading station was just walled up, as far as I know it is still there now and wasn’t touched when the Dungeons was added.

    Here is what the boat/queue looked like when it was Toyland Tours.

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    And here are some behind the scenes pictures when it was Charlie and had been walled off.

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    Pictures are from Towers Street.
     
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  8. s_g_k

    s_g_k TowersStreet Member

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    Apparently part of The Alton Mouse metal fencing still exists in coaster corner. I’d love to do a behind the scenes tour but I don’t think they’ve run them for several years now.
     
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  9. NuttySquirrel

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    Really? Where?
     
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  10. Matt878787

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    Can anyone confirm what happened to one of the pathway rocks that had ‘Ugland’ carved into it? (Not the main sign)

    For reference it’s photo 35 in the Ugland Gallery on Towers Street. (Not sure how to link the photo to this post)

    Assuming they’d have chipped away at it with the arrival of Dark Forest but I’d like to find it (if it’s still there, purely for the nostalgia)
     
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  11. s_g_k

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  12. NuttySquirrel

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    Oh my god, I want that so much but my husband would kill me! Also we have absolutely nowhere to keep it!
     
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  13. BarryZola

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    I remember them trying to flog that a couple of years ago.
     
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  14. Skyscraper

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    Not sure if you're being sarcastic or not (or whether you've been since it was installed), but it's really easy to spot. :p;)
     
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