Scarefest 2016

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  1. DaveWWFC

    DaveWWFC TowersStreet Member

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    I thought the Molly Crowe finale was absolutely terrific but after seeing it once would lose that surprise/fear factor. If they do retain that maze some alterations need to be made.
     
  2. Burbs

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    Purely out of interest, I have sent an email to English Heritage, asking how long the ruins need to be fully (or at least partially) open to the public. I'll get back to you once I receive a reply. :p
     
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    Alton13nemesis TowersStreet Member

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    I've been told Crowe is not returning by many enthusiasts. No idea on the validity.
     
  4. MattyH

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    Out of the three I'd like TOTT not to make a return, but I suspect Molly Crowe will be the one to go.
     
  5. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    As much as I liked molly crowe, I don't think there's much further the concept can go. There's only so many ways you can make a blindfolded maze rerideable. Sub species can be evolved in a number of ways, and still offer the same extreme concept.
     
  6. Alton13nemesis

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    I don't think molly Crowe was that good the first time around, let alone again.
     
  7. bluesonichd

    bluesonichd TowersStreet Member

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    Hmmmm scaffold
     
  8. kydog1299

    kydog1299 TowersStreet Member

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    Very similar set up to last year when that was the scaffold bridge linking The Towers and the shipping containers for Sub Species. I guess it is too early to say but it does look more likely that Sub Species will remain, and with ToTT already confirmed I think we're looking at either a 4th new maze or Molly Crowe leaving the line-up this year, the latter seems to be more plausible.
     
  9. bluesonichd

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    Hmmmm by 4pm today the scaffold has been taken down. Maybe they changed their minds about the maze this year
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  10. e4kenndr

    e4kenndr TowersStreet Member

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    I can't see them being allowed to start building until everything's confirmed surely?

    If theyre seriously putting it all back up though now it wasn't even worth taking it all down if it's Sub Species again!

    Surely it would have been cheaper to leave the containers there and theme them instead for the few months... even cover them with foliage would have cheaper and easier than all the effort and man hours pulling it down just so it's not there for 4 or 5 months at the start of the season?
     
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  11. Leah

    Leah TowersStreet Member

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    Wouldn't they need planning permission though if it was a permanent structure? Given how close it is to the towers, there may be a chance It wouldn't be allowed. Please correct me if I'm wrong with this though.
     
  12. djtruefitt

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    I think if the containers were perm they would need permission, that's what thrope have done with Containment, which was there last Frightnights, was removed and has now returned permanently.

    I don't think they would get permission either as its so close to the towers and would block the views of the towers.
     
  13. Burbs

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    I have just received an email reply from English Heritage regarding public access to the Alton Towers ruins...

    "Dear Mr Burbage,
    We are not aware of any public access requirements for Alton Towers ruin.
    Kind regards"

    Which is a shame. :/
     
  14. Jonathan

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    Strange - I was under the impression that there was a public access requirement for the Towers.
     
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  15. bluesonichd

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    Oh good lord, lets hope Towers don't read that, they will never open the Towers again!
     
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    Again, absolutely no idea on the validity, but I will feed back from rumours. I have heard from more than one group/persons that we will have four mazes this year. Terror of the towers, a toned down sub species (without containers), a maze with the tagline "beauty is only skin deep" (teaser from scarecon), and a fourth maze.
     
  17. Rob

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    A toned down Sub-Species would be extremely disappointing. I wouldn't be surprised to see them scrap the alternate endings and just have the one route out but surely they won't scrap the containers totally?

    :)
     
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    I doubt they'd tone down sub species. It gained such a reputation last year as one of the uk's scariest mazes that I don't think towers will tone it down, even if the alternate endings are scrapped (which is likely, as I doubt they'll pay for extra actors for little reward).
     
  19. Imagination

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    Alien finale gone, containers will be back and rest of maze should be as intense as before - unless of course the new creative manager wants to add little touches of beauty to the plans.
     
  20. Alton13nemesis

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    Apparently they had loads of complaints about sub species being too scary, with many people not completing the maze once inside. The containers are deemed an eyesore by all accounts and English Heritage may block them from erecting them once more.
     

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