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Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 12:52 pm
by robbalvey
Moley wrote:Clearly it (dishonesty/hype) works with the general public. They have the attendance figures to prove it.

:roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:

Clearly you don't understand that attendance figures is not synonymous with "guest satisfaction."

Please go take "Theme Parks 101" and then come back when you are more educated to speak on the subject.

Thank you.

Edit:
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...

I sort of love it when Elissa and I are in two different rooms basically typing the same thing at the same time! :lover: :lover: :lover:

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:34 pm
by livai
in fact, according to the pdf on the Merlin website, it is worth noting that the British parks have had a good fall this summer. but Merlin does not understand and continues to invest (especially thorpe park that always goes bad). aand I managed to ruin gardaland who was the only one to make money
great work of merlin

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 1:38 pm
by coasterbill
What?

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 2:09 pm
by robbalvey
coasterbill wrote:What?

Even Tom Cruise is confused...
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Actually, I'm sure that happens with him a lot...

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:06 pm
by livai
calm, no problem
keep on saying that alton and thorpe are great parks

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:18 pm
by Rollercoaster Rider
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!


This is the same company that built Swarm and then said the water Dummies returned with missing limbs

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 6:43 pm
by acromango
Rooey wrote:The loft hill does seem an unusual incline at the bottom .


My thinking is that the unusual two-angle incline for the lift hill is only there so they manage to get the track at a certain distance from the station without gaining too much height and breaking the "tree height restriction".

I don't think it serves any other purpose, and while the idea of a launched hill was kind of cool, the complete lack of banking on the first turnaround rules it out...

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 7:13 pm
by Nrthwnd
Hmmm.

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:06 pm
by CP Maverick
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.

But "The Tingler" might actually scare you to death!

(For the record, I enjoy that sort of thing.)

Re: Alton Towers Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Oct 18, 2017 11:12 pm
by Nrthwnd
^ Actually, it's still being done, but with more tech to it now...

D-BOX ~ Discover a hyper-realistic, immersive entertainment experience that moves the body and sparks the imagination through motion. Don't wait!


"The Tingler" a la' 21st Centruy Tech.