The Alton Towers Dungeon

Matt N

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Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
TowersStreet are referring to this exhibition on the 19th September, posted by Towers Times on their Facebook page:

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I'm aware that they are referring to that consultation (sorry if I didn't make that clear), but they also seem to be doing a bit of a "wink wink nudge nudge" about the future of the Alton Towers Dungeon... which I thought was interesting given that the Dungeons site isn't where the new attraction is going (supposedly).
 

QTXAdsy

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Black Hole
If Dungeons are going, nothing of value was lost.

All serious though, if it was built alongside the hotels as park of the resort experience rather than on the park then it might have worked better.

Given its am indoor attraction on the cards, I hope a return of Black Hole in a vastly updated form is here as would be Port Discovery replacing TWODW would be here!

Also, if this is being planned alongside Duel's refurb, wonder if Merlin/Towers have put forward a dark ride team for the park with Duel's refurbishment being a test bed for this team to start from in which once they have the experience from learning from it then they can tackle a bigger challenge which is the Dungeons building?
 

Craig

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I'm aware that they are referring to that consultation (sorry if I didn't make that clear), but they also seem to be doing a bit of a "wink wink nudge nudge" about the future of the Alton Towers Dungeon... which I thought was interesting given that the Dungeons site isn't where the new attraction is going (supposedly).
Or...*removes your tin foil hat for you* 😉, it's a neighbouring attraction which has been hideously poorly visited since its inception and it's a handy talking point for social media. I mean let's be honest, many of us are surprised the thing has last 3 years in the first place 😂.
 

Rick

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Crux
Intriguing that they still refer to it as the 'Mouse site', over 30 years since it was vacated!
It is odd but I think it's purely to demonstrate that it's a site that has hosted a ride previously which dismissed any immediate concern that they're felling a load of trees or encroaching into the gardens.

Furthermore, "this site used to house a coaster, now we want to put a far less noisy tin shed here".
 

QTXAdsy

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Black Hole
Actually, remember the Jazz Land plan that had a giant shed on the site next to TT at the time when the area was Cred Street? (Can't remember if they were fake or not).

If real then it seems that Towers are once again revisiting old plans from over a decade ago for something to happen here. Who knows what other old plans they'll be looking into such as the rumours of JW wanting to add scenes to Duel/HH that never made it to the original version.
 

WillPS

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Actually, remember the Jazz Land plan that had a giant shed on the site next to TT at the time when the area was Cred Street? (Can't remember if they were fake or not).

If real then it seems that Towers are once again revisiting old plans from over a decade ago for something to happen here. Who knows what other old plans they'll be looking into such as the rumours of JW wanting to add scenes to Duel/HH that never made it to the original version.
The one which involved adding a drop to Toyland Tours and had the same reference numbers copy/pasted from a previous application (I think Air's)? The same details also appeared on the 'brookstick coaster' plan.

All fake.
 

Matt N

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Mako (SeaWorld Orlando)
Actually, remember the Jazz Land plan that had a giant shed on the site next to TT at the time when the area was Cred Street? (Can't remember if they were fake or not).

If real then it seems that Towers are once again revisiting old plans from over a decade ago for something to happen here. Who knows what other old plans they'll be looking into such as the rumours of JW wanting to add scenes to Duel/HH that never made it to the original version.
I'm not sure that Jazzland was a real plan; correct me if I'm wrong, somebody, but I could have sworn that it was said that Jazzland was a very elaborate fake.

To be honest, I think "using Coaster Corner" is almost up there with the cross valley coaster in terms of how many times enthusiasts have suggested it over the years... so I must admit that I find it pretty surreal that the area is finally being reused!
 

Craig

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Could we keep discussion specifically to The Dungeons only in this topic? If you'd like to discuss the potential new indoor attraction, and past plans related to the wider area, please use the Public Consultation topic in future, as discussion is being duplicated. I won't move the posts above as discussion won't flow in the other topic, but if we could move back to Dungeons only in here. Thanks :)
 
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