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  1. I love looking at that early Vampire Station picture. It really was quite an intimidating experience, especially when I was an ickle boy! Hehe. It was a great one though, packed with fantasy and theatre.
  2. Was browsing the job vacancies, as you do, being an unemployed student in need of money, and came across the new, much improved company careers page.I particularly loved the introduction of the "design, create and display" section. Hopefully they'll be able to advertise Studios jobs much easier. Merlin Careers Page.
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    Pssstt, I'd keep an eye on that Luna Lovegood if I were you...
  4. Oh Merlin.... come on my lovelies, surprise me. Do something different! You are capable of so much.
  5. Thus proving that what is deemed World Class is totally the opinion of the individual.Saying all of this, I think we give the States too much credit sometimes; bigger isn't always better and some of their coasters, for me, fizzle out towards the end, not naming any names HULK. :)One thing the UK does do better than the US is themed music and audio for our attractions.
  6. The trouble is, the definition of World Class comes down to opinion. All these polls do give a vague definition but they're very much driven by the huge theme park communities who go on theme park trips around the world. TPR for example, when they come to England, Nemesis ranks higher in most of the polls than when they visit other countries.In my eyes, Oblivion is World Class, for example, and I'm sure in a lot of people's eyes, Air is too. Nemesis is still my favourite coaster of all time... sadly I don't think the UK will see that amount of planning and for a project on that scale again. Th
  7. As already mentioned, it is not uncommon in this business to start planning things before approval is granted. It definately happens with smaller projects, where planning applications will be sent in during the construction process if they can almost guarantee that it will be granted. A lot of research is done on this process and they would never start anything unless they were almost certain it would get the go ahead.Don't forget, this is a very vague bit of viral advertising that doesn't really hint at much apart from a general mood/ theme. In the mainstream, not a lot of people know that th
  8. Well from various interviews and comments from John and Morwenna (Thirteen event for example), SW7 will see a return to the thrill seeker market and will most likely be a World's First of some kind or at least be unique in some way. I personally think it's a bit too soon to consider SW8, seeing as they're still planning their next secret weapon.I wouldn't completely rule out parts of the valley being used for some elements of a coaster/ ride in the future, it would literally take a design miracle along with an incredibly extensive planning application process- just like all of Alton's other Se
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    Just listening to the Doctor Who Series 5 Soundtrack. Absolutely stunning, gorgeous stuff. Murray has done it again. Some of his best work here.
  10. About to go to college to re-paint props and do actors' makeup for Peter Pan! :D

  11. Sorry this is so late, but thanks to everyone for such an awesome day on Sunday. Many many good times including Big Brother Diary Room, Planet Hollywood, and of course, our group pictures.I'm looking forward to the new season for more meets like this!Here's a taster of the pics from Sunday for those that didn't attend. http://www.facebook.com/video/video.php?v=480327472892&oid=162597657107193
  12. Welcome Nicky... hope you enjoy yourself on the forums. Sorry if you felt unwelcome in any way before, some people can't help themselves it seems.
  13. Come on Michaela! You can do it! I'm in a very similar situation to you and I'm having to walk over an hour to the station . I'm going to have to bust out my boots... Lol!
  14. You'll be there Ellie, that's enough epicness for me.
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