Title: Close Season Updates 07-08
Hurri - December 13, 2007 04:27 PM (GMT)
Some random photos from the 07-08 close season, including the arcade enxtension construction, Pharaoh's Fury, Scorpion, Barnstormer, Green Scream and Sky Drop.
23/11 - Arcade extension construction - to house the bowling alley
23/11 - Arcade extension construction
29/11 - Arcade extension construction
5/12 - Arcade extension construction
7/12 - Arcade extension construction
26/11 - Pharaoh's Fury stripdown
29/11 - Stripped Fury car fronts
7/12 - The fronts are back on, and the steel has been painted pink. WHY?!
Hurri - December 13, 2007 04:28 PM (GMT)
29/11 - Scorpion's red arm is having a check over
29/11 - Red Scorpion cars
29/11 - Dismantled red arm
29/11 - Barnstormer cars
5/12 - Green Scream cars on the ground
5/12 - The front of Green Scream still on the track
10/12 - Green Scream front car
10/12 - Cars in the tunnel
13/12 - Sky Drop's had a bit repainted
Hurri - January 7, 2008 10:17 PM (GMT)
Quick one, Bowling alley and Kiddies Korner...
07/01 - A look at the current structure
07/01 - From another angle
07/01 - Kiddies Korner dismantled on the ground
07/01 - Pieces of Kiddies Korner
Hurri - January 13, 2008 02:23 PM (GMT)
08/01 - Sk8Borda in an unusual position.
08/01 - Mini Mega has had some cars taken off.
08/01 - Bits of the Mini Mega on the ground.
08/01 - Mini Mega car shell.
08/01 - Archelon seats.
08/01 - Green Scream cars in the tunnel.
08/01 - Vortex stripdown.
08/01 - Vortex cars.
09/01 - Ramba has its wheels replaced.
Hurri - February 6, 2008 06:21 PM (GMT)
31/01 - Bowling alley
31/01 - Hook a Duck is moving...
31/01 - It's going here by the Crooked House.
06/02 - The Football has moved.
06/02 - It's here, right in the middle of the path.
06/02 - Maybe it's just me, but I think this is an awful location...
sam! - February 7, 2008 05:07 PM (GMT)
that is a stupid place to put it.
Hurri - February 14, 2008 08:14 PM (GMT)
14/02 - The Bowling Alley opened this week. Check out the wonderfully themed interior. Ahem.
14/02 - £2 a game. Wonder how popular this'll turn out.
14/02 - The old Clappsville station figure is now residing here on the Choo, as the beginning of the Devil's Creek area starts to form.
Hurri - February 22, 2008 05:02 PM (GMT)
Hook a Duck is up in its new position with brand new signage, and it looks fantastic...
It will be opening tomorrow.
J18 - February 23, 2008 12:25 PM (GMT)
I think its going to be weird aeeing hook-a-duck there :blink:
Hurri - March 3, 2008 07:07 PM (GMT)
26/02 - Bowling Alley building has been themed a bit.
03/03 - Tidal Wave queueline has been painted.
03/03 - So currently there's no graffitti...
03/03 - But I fear this queueline will suffer the X:\NWO curse.
03/03 - So enjoy its loveliness while it lasts.
Hurri - March 7, 2008 04:43 PM (GMT)
The bowling alley has got its fascia sign up...
J18 - March 9, 2008 11:19 AM (GMT)
Hurri - March 12, 2008 09:24 PM (GMT)
Food Bar has a nice new front:
The new sideshow structure on east is getting the games put in...
Now... I know it's been said the park steals from Disney but they don't really. Only their themes:
Hurri - March 19, 2008 05:03 PM (GMT)
New sideshow building...
18/03 - Looking closer to being done. Could do with some signs though...
18/03 - Here we are then.
18/03 - Hopefully the rest of the building will be themed up...
GeorgeBC - March 19, 2008 05:11 PM (GMT)
What an awful looking building.
|Hopefully the rest of the building will be themed up...|
Hope is an understatement, more like pray for a miracle... :lol:
Look at some of Thorpe Parks attempts at theming these kind of sideshows and let's be honest, Thorpe is hardly famous for their good theming but at least they've made a great attempt in the examples below (That is hard for me to say, especially as I have a huge dislike for Thorpe Park).http://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u129/dc...86/DSC00147.jpghttp://i167.photobucket.com/albums/u129/dc...86/DSC00146.jpg
It seems that not even the most basic levels of theming are even being attempted at the moment at AI, such a shame, it can make things look far more appealing and adds in making the park look far more impressive as well as helping the removal of the image that AI is an over exaggerated fun fair.
We can only pray that the thing will get some timber to make it look a bit more appealing, as for theming, I highly doubt it, it's the parks biggest weakness.
Hurri - March 19, 2008 10:42 PM (GMT)
It's going to be called Sideshow Sam's Big Barn Bonanza. I think it should therefore be themed as a barn, put timber around the cladding and paint it red, then put some white timber on to theme it in a sort of |\ /| shape.. Something along the lines of how Giant Swing at SDC is themed: Clicky
Hurri - April 17, 2008 04:45 PM (GMT)
Kiddies Korner on the east side is being removed to be replaced with the refreshed steel structure from the west side.
Hurri - April 18, 2008 05:40 PM (GMT)
Kiddies Korner update, morning of 18/04
Hurri - April 21, 2008 04:16 PM (GMT)
Kiddies Korner is fully built now, very bright.
Pic from 21/04