What developments will happen after 2018?

Discussion in 'Future Discussion' started by Bert2theSpark, 18th Feb 2017.

  1. JB1985

    JB1985 TowersStreet Member

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    I am confident NST will never reopen which is such a shame
     
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    It is but it never really had any re-ride ability to it, once you know the story, it's not exciting much after that.

    Maybe they should dig a huge hole in the ground there and put a proper drop tower in, drop towers are fun (my son hates them) but entering the ride at the top and dropping into the ground would be something unique.
     
  3. Sauron97

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    It's a good idea. Keep the 'sub terra' theme to it, but take away the rest of the experience. I imagine the costs for it would be rather large though, you'd have to remove a lot of land around the site and need a hell of a lot of concrete. It'd have to be one of those Intamin multi drop ones I think.
    As for Ripsaw, funnily enough, abc rides are the creators of the new Tourbillon, which is that extremely unusual multi rotating spin ride that can essentially be seen as a future generation top spin. That would make a good replacement ASSUMING it has a ride programme that isn't too nauseating :p
     
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    Sub-Terra?
     
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    Surely there's only one obvious place The Dungeon will be heading at Alton Towers?!
     
  6. Danny

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    Another actor led experience that will inevitably close after 2 years at best.
     
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  7. MakoMania

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    Unless it's an upcharge
     
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    I thought the best place the the dungeons would be in the Towers itself
     
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    To avoid discussion in two places, can we keep Dungeon releated stuff to the newly created thread.

    Thanks!

    :)
     
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  10. RoyJess

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    I've only just came across the newly created topic, please feel free to move my post above to there
     
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    I would like see an alternative way of getting around the park to the sky ride. Having experienced the skyride being shut we walked for miles between the different areas. I know it won't happen because it costs money to employ staff etc. Or just improve the sky ride reliability
     
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    You have to bear in mind that the Skyride may have been out of action because of the heat - don't know the maximum temperature but if the gondolas are extremely hot inside they will close the ride due to safety of the guests (in the event of a breakdown guests could be held on them for quite a while)

    But I agree, another way of getting around would be good. Land trains or similar is an option I guess.
     
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    I've seen that on You tube I know it does take a while. But would be easier if there was an easier way around the park
     
  14. RoyJess

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    I usually walk, great exercise and believe it or not, it quicker too and you don't have to queue to walk either. Just don't think cutting across the gardens is a short cut, unless you want a good workout ;)

    Haunted hollow is usually the best/quickest route to take
     
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    The Skyride seems to be pretty unreliable these days: but it tends to just be a reset to get it moving again.

    I think that and the monorail both need some investment; but I think it is more likely Merlin would remove them than upgrade them. The Skyride will go, replaced by a £3 per trip land train between the areas.
     
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    Please don't give them any ideas
     
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    We were knackered
     
  18. RoyJess

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    Try pushing a wheelchair around the park all day long up and down those steep hills ;)
     
  19. Snagglemama

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    I'm a carer so I've done my fair share of wheel chair pushing. Will stop moaning then o_O
     
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    I personally don't mind the walk, but i only tend to visit for Scarefest now so i guess i don't have to worry about getting on everything in 6 hours.
     

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