Random Memories

Discussion in 'Talbot Street' started by Alsty, 4th Jul 2018.

  1. Stuntman707

    Stuntman707 TowersStreet Member

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    Did anyone see Webmaster? I saw it advertised a lot at the time but never knew what it was about exactly.
     
  2. Stuntman707

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    Here are some maps starting with the absolute peak of Alton Towers glory days in my opinion, 2005. This was the year Rita opened along side the Corkscrew with TRRR playing classic rock music and a wonderful, magical atmosphere. We had McDonald’s, the Squirrel Nutty, Ripsaw, The Flume, Air & Toyland Tours! This was also the year Fastrack was still free!

    Next is the map for 2006 with CatCF and finally 2009 with Sharkbait Reef and Cloud Cuckoo Land.


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  3. DerpyQuark

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    I have that 2009 map! (I brought it off EBay.)
     
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    Jesus the iso maps from around 2006 were horrible
     
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  5. AT86

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    Does anybody else miss the more unique and themed eateries from the good old days? Much better than the bland pretty much unthemed (or a few vinyls on the wall) F&B outlets that exist today.

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  6. TakeYourMedicine

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    Another missing part of the park that I think people would be really surprised by today and hail it as "a great new step up for UK parks" if these same eateries from 20-30 years ago opened today.

    The blandness and uniformity of current food places is quite deliberate and based on 'Merlin brand' rather than the theme park. The food has always been junky but at least the eateries were really creative, especially inside the Cred Street diner. It's a theme park remember!
     
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    Found this book in the loft recently, thought it was long gone. It is dated 1988 and features 3 short stories on Henry Hound and his adventures. It introduces characters such as Henrietta, the Count and a skellington named Algenon (inspiration for the later introduced Sir Algenon maybe?) and features the Skyride and Log Flume. Anyway thought it was worth a share.

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