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Hex appreciation time!

 

From my glorious trip through this fantastic attraction 2 days ago, I believe some subtle tweaks have taken place during the closed season.

 

The interior queue is no longer as bright as it was just after the refurb, it's now much darker and holy crap does it give me the chills.

 

The audio in the cinema portion is no longer distorted and sounds fantastic.

 

Audio in the octagon is the loudest I've ever heard it and the volume of the lightning strikes made me jump, beautiful stuff.

 

Hex is just so damn good and it never fails to put a smile on my face.

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Just a quick question... Recently I came to Towers for the 4th time and had my 3rd ride on hex. I understand how the ride works, the storyline doesn’t scare me and I just find the whole experience hilarious (not sure why - I’m strange). The thing I don’t understand however is that every time I’ve been on it, I’ve cried. Granted, the first time was probably frightening as I was only 11 but I’m now older and it doesn’t scare me in the slightest. I’m just confused as to how it sets off tears... Does anyone have any answers? 

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Going on quite a few madhouses recently and then back on Hex yesterday reminded me how amazing this ride is.  It's the best of its type by a country mile; the atmosphere, story and soundtrack really make it.

 

They seem to have solved the audio issues in the vault, it sounded amazing and at the perfect volume.  All other effects seemed to be working minus the mist.

 

People's reactions on the ride yesterday was a magical moment, everyone seemed so amazed; it really is themed entertainment at its best.  It's perfect in that it has such a broad appeal and proves that fantastic and unique ideas are what lasts.

 

Absolutely the best dark ride in the UK currently and the last remaining part of "the magic" at Alton.  Incredible.

 

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49 minutes ago, Coaster said:

Going on quite a few madhouses recently and then back on Hex yesterday reminded me how amazing this ride is.  It's the best of its type by a country mile; the atmosphere, story and soundtrack really make it.

 

They seem to have solved the audio issues in the vault, it sounded amazing and at the perfect volume.  All other effects seemed to be working minus the mist.

 

People's reactions on the ride yesterday was a magical moment, everyone seemed so amazed; it really is themed entertainment at its best.  It's perfect in that it has such a broad appeal and proves that fantastic and unique ideas are what lasts.

 

Absolutely the best dark ride in the UK currently and the last remaining part of "the magic" at Alton.  Incredible.

 

 

Agreed, it is a lightening in a bottle ride and is just utterly theatrical and fantastic from start to finish.

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Yeah I think if Valhalla is still in the mess it was last year then Hex easily is the best dark ride in the UK.

I think Alton struck gold with Hex, using the parks history and location to build tension for a Vekoma Madhouse just works so well.

The ride to this day still makes me shiver due to its eerie atmosphere (especially in the pre-shows)

 

Alton is by far my favorite Merlin Park at the moment, I feel like Alton is very clearly the crown jewel in Merlin's UK lineup.

But to be fair when its competition is.. Its not saying much (bar the dungeons, stuff them)

 

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Always make sure I ride Hex... Love it. Even though I think I understand how it works, it still confuses me and disorientates me so much when I ride. Cracking dark ride, and love the flow of the pre shows too. 

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