Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by Jb85, 9th Jul 2017.
If that's the case, I'll have to give it a go! Had the chance to do it but never did.
If they decide to open it, I certainly wouldn't complain. I'd be incredibly surprised though, it hasn't operated in close to 6 years and wasn't particularly well recieved by the public when it was open. If they were going to open it, I definitely think it needs some changes to improve the pacing of the attraction.
This is all incredibly hypothetical of course, realistically it'll be turned into a Madame Tussauds or something
I was a huge Sub Terra defender, and remain to this day. It was crap on opening day, but the V.3(?) that opened a few months later was incredibly fun.
They need Sub Terra opened now more than ever, just get rid of the unpleasant hosts and jobs a goodun.
Personally I didn't think it was possible to fit the entire Knightmare structure into the NST shed.
Glad to be proven wrong on this occasion!
It would also need a new safety certificate as it hasn't operated for 6 years, and apparently some of its parts were used as spares for several Dungeons drop towers?
The logical thing would be for automatic doors to be installed before the preshow , and have audio telling guests when to advance to the next scene.
I think that’s purely speculation as this was a custom model for Towers , I could be wrong though
The sad truth is the building is most likely being used for storage and thats all that was going on.
I would sincerely love to be proven wrong and would welcome its return though. Its obscene that a park desperately crying out for rides have one just sat doing nothing. Plus I always had a soft spot for it.
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I don’t get why things like speakers and queue time boards would be switched on after years though ...
Is it not the case that the amendments to the restraints after an incident on an identical mean it is uncomfortable at best, unridable for anyone of a normal large build or over at worst? I thought that's what actually did for it in the end?
Yeah those are massive clues that something is happening. We'll have to wait and see.
It’s laughable that the park is so desperate for filler attractions that they’ve had to draft in the local fun fair whilst they have the only real ‘horror’ dark ride in the country sat dormant.
Sort the ride out, improve the effects, I’d probably have a longer period of darkness before the drop to build up the tension.
It really isn’t a bad ride and it grinds my gears that it is sat there unused whilst that spinning abomination is in the place of Ripsaw.
I mean this is an incredibly unpopular opinion but post 2012 Sub-Terra and Ripsaw were my favourite rides in FV, so I'd love for this to return in some capacity.
Thats what I heard online from people who visited in that short window it reopened for.
So the ride would need further adaptions and then some sort of redesign of the whole attraction to need way less staff. I can see how it just wasn't worth it for what the ride was. It's a Derren Brown 1.0
I always felt DGBT made many of the same mistakes as NST, only on a much bigger and more expensive scale - at least NST could have been allowed to fade into a support ride in the area and not be an awkwardly rubbish headline attraction.
You could probably run it with fewer staff if you replace the baggage room with a locker system and don't have as many people shouting at you but they'd still have to sort out the restraint issue which was causing mayhem by the end. They'd obviously got spooked about the communal lap bars so made some poorly implemented modifications. The main result was massively increased loading times as they were forced to iteratively kick out largest person on each row until they could get it to lock - they simply couldn't fit average adults in any more. The last time I rode it no fewer than 3 people on my row had to leave, none of whom were particularly large. That was around the time Smiler happened and it was quickly decided the ride was more trouble than it was worth.
Gee thanks, @John .
Those pictures don't really say it's definitely coming back to me but I still live in hope that it returns in some form again. I don't think it will ever return as it was though. Way too expensive to run.
If the towers are indeed intact and operational and they have a solution to the issue with the lap bar......then all it would need is a nice pre show video filming. So much cheaper to run and probably more effective too as I don't know many people that like the shouty actors.
Got to be worth pursuing surely?
Whilst they're hiring in fun fair flats to plug massive holes in their ride lineup, it would be lunacy not to look at reopening NST. Throw a few quid at it to fix the issues, tart it up a bit and remove the actors. Whilst they've got the Rapids and Duel operating in such embarrassing states, I can't see how this would hurt. Sadly it's a case of empty corrugated shed or another dark ride that's already there waiting to be reopened.
Anyway, it'll be Scarefest preparations or storage or something. We've been here before with the whole testing speakers and queue board thing and it never amounts to anything.
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Do u think it’s to do with the many complaints the park had with queues for Thirteen, Smiler and Wickerman been regularly over 2 hours each even with the 3 current flat rides in the park and only supposed to be 30% full the park.
Whilst its not my thing (I hate live scare actors), would be good to see it reopen in some capacity for an extra ride.
And I think a Madame Tussaud’s somewhere at Alton would be a good thing. Warwick Castle often loaned waxworks for Christmas events and stuff (I got my photo with both Queen Victoria & Elizabeth II). Having a seasonal waxwork display in the Towers would be nice.
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