With Alton Towers Loving Care teasing for weeks about Hex’s refurbishment, the first pictures and details have now been revealed! What follows is the full details of how Hex has been updated for the 2017 season.
Alton Towers Resort have replaced the flooring throughout the whole of the queue line, to prevent damage to the floor of the historic ruins. The pre-show and Cinema flooring have also been painted with some hard wearing paint to protect the stone floor.
A specialist deep clean has been undertaken throughout the whole attraction removing years of real dust… before being redressed with set dust! Extra attention has been paid to the Vault where the ceiling, arches and columns are now free of dirt and grime.
New artefacts have been found to display! Filled the bookcase full of books, replaced all of the linen and curtains as well as making some significant repairs to sets and fiberglass damage throughout the whole attraction.
Whilst the old sound system was sufficient, it was 16 years old and as such the opportunity to enhance the audio experience was evident. The speakers throughout have been replaced such as in the Cinema, Octagon and Vault and had expert sound engineers adjust the levels to fine tune every sound.
Also, they have repaired the strobe tubes, installed new wind machines, cleaned fibre optics and repositioned smoke machines. To keep the vault nice and chilled at a temperature you would expect from a room deep in the towers, we have replaced the air conditioning system.
Each of the benches in the Vault have been stripped back and re-varnished, along with the floor walkways all being repainted.
The whole lighting system within the attraction has had a complete overhaul, with replacement bulbs, repairs and new filters throughout. Each light has been refocused and re-positioned to enhance the sets.
The attraction has had new smell pods installed throughout, ensuring all senses are stimulated through the experience.
It was evident that the new TVs we had recently installed in the Octagon were emitting too much back light and therefore the screens have been switched with the queue line screens, this ensures the dark scenes in the Octagon show are just that!