Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:52 pm
Moley wrote:Clearly it (dishonesty/hype) works with the general public. They have the attendance figures to prove it.
SharkTums wrote:Attendance doesn't always transfer to $$$$. If all of those people showed up and then were pissed and didn't come back for several more years leading to a decline or didn't spend money on merchandise because they were pissed...
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robbalvey wrote:SharkTums wrote:I think the issue is that the way we were told/heard about the ride was that it was a big Alton Towers Secret Weapon and the idea of a 'woodie' had been hyped for pretty much 15 years!
If this is what the park needs to bring in more families and make more money, then great! I'm sure it will be quite popular with families and children and a solid family ride, but don't tell me how this is the best most amazing coaster of all time.
Let's not forget this is the same park that marketed an extended Roller Skater with a drop track as the world's most scariest psychological ride so intense that younger and older people would not be allowed to ride. And the fanboys blindly bought into that hype!
Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:43 pm
Rooey wrote:The loft hill does seem an unusual incline at the bottom .
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Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm
cfc wrote:Alton Towers reminds me a bit of movie director William Castle--the King of the Gimmicks. He was a master of hype.
He was very good at making not particularly scary movies sound like the most horrifying thrill fests ever.
Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:12 pm
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