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So, it looks like TotC MAY be getting a refurb.....

It is desperately needed...



-- Edited by Martyn on Saturday 31st of October 2015 08:34:24 PM

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agreed.

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Upgrade? Downgrade more like. My favourite ride!

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^ Its the worst dark ride in the history of the world.

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^ since when did PWH buy Sub-Terra ;)

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what evidence is there of a refurb, or am I just being thick? I'm pretty hungover so excuse me.

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^ A lot of the 'cave' theming has been removed from around the tunnel.

Though it doesn't mean a refurb is on the way, they may just want to COMPLETELY RUIN the look of it, like they did with the Rattlesnake tunnel. :|

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i cant see them doing much to this, maybe part of the roofing was sold on to make cash !!



-- Edited by coolskin on Monday 2nd of April 2012 12:43:51 PM

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Woody Wannabe

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My favourite part is always the fire extinguisher near the end. It leaves me permanently scarred to this very day.

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I'll never forget how much that dragon used to make me cry back in the Aladdins Cave days!

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God yes Martyn it did...it use to be so good and I remember waiting in the q for hours....seriously it had some q's......

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voiceoverguy wrote:

Upgrade? Downgrade more like. My favourite ride!


 Is it really your fave ride voiceoverguy... or are you joking? I was so disappointed when I first rode it after the retheme from Aladdin's Cave and the ride has got worse as the years have taken their toll.

The "3D" element of it was non-existant as far as I could tell, so they were right to get rid of that... but I always think that the soundtrack is too quiet to grab people's attention. I also feel that the storyline about this "local legend" is a very obscure one.

They needed to do something good to replace the previous incarnation, and to my mind they totally failed to deliver.



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I remember that animatronic dragon. I vaguely remember throwing maltesers into it's mouth one year! That was a long time ago now. I must agree that Tales of the Coast is very poor. I think that a ride like that has the potential to be great - maybe a visual spectacle of under the sea theme?

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Maybe the Laser game should have gone in here ????

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That would have been great fun - to have a laser shooting game through the ride - but I can't help but think the ride is too short for it.

Having said that, TotC and the Fairytale Fantasy are the only places where a laser dark ride would work.

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I was just thinking along the lines of "dual" at alton towers

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^ That would work for Fairytale Fantasy, but not TotC.

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How is fairytale these days ? bit rough ?

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its rough riding, slow as in really really slow.

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The speed of the ride is the least of its worries....

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Im not bothered on the speed, I was meaning what are the displays like ? left to ruin or moving ok ?

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They've been left to ruin for many, many years now.

Anyway, this is the TotC thread...

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Shame...have not been in there for yonks. and yes it is

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Yeah, it's pretty much the same as it was 20 years ago! Back to Tales of the Coast...

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I don't recall anything moving other than the boat. Last season there was the "in need of Wd40" sailor type person who lifted a lantern up and down but his lantern wasn't lit and arm not moving this year!

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^ Yeah, thats a laughable 'animatronic' - if it can be called that. It only has one movement, yet the contraption that moves it looks like something out of a Saw movie!

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Woody Wannabe

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I'm sure in the past most stuff used to move in there though? Hazy memory but I'm almost certain the dog / beast thing at the end used to move and make a noise, and the witch used to do stuff too. Even the doors used to move back in the day!

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As I remember it, the dogs head used to move, it growled and the eyes lit up red.

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New lamps for old....new lamps for old....new lamps for old!

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Matt wrote:

As I remember it, the dogs head used to move, it growled and the eyes lit up red.


When I went in 2011 it only had one eye and on Saturday it had none!

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