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by Adz
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP General Feedback
Replies: 45
Views: 8606

Re: TTSP General Feedback

I understand why some of the Shoutbox improvements Robert listed above are limited to the CA's and Team Members, but what about editing our Shoutbox posts? I've noticed a lot of people having to post multiple messages just to correct mistakes in their previous posts, so the editing feature would de...
by Adz
Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 5168

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

There is absolutely no plans for anything else in the maintenance shed at this stage, and it wouldn't be feasible to have actors in there during Scarefest either. I think most are in for disappointment if you think anything else is going to appear.  Once the issues are resolved with the ride operati...
by Adz
Tue Apr 10, 2018 6:17 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP General Feedback
Replies: 45
Views: 8606

Re: TTSP General Feedback

Hello! Apologies for the delay in responding, as you can imagine it's been rather frenetic with our event planning recently! Thanks for the suggestions, I'll address what I can here; Shoutbox improvements. • The ability for regular TTSP Members to use bold and italic text. • The ability for regular...
by Adz
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 420

Re: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

Liam.W wrote:
Cobham Services - The new TT social location?  :-k :lol

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by Adz
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752233

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I wouldn’t see them dropping down to a two train operation having much effect throughput wise. On all 7 occasions of me riding, there was always a train waiting behind the one in the station, so even if they did drop to a two train operation, there would always be a train in the station. Also, anyo...
by Adz
Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 43
Views: 5168

Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

It is time for the Wicker Man to rise!  A fair warning to everyone venturing beyond this point, this topic will contain serious spoilers about Wicker Man. If you've yet to experience the attraction and want to keep things a secret then we suggest immediately leaving this page. With Wicker Man now s...
by Adz
Tue Mar 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Travelling to Alton Towers on 19th March 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 350

Re: Travelling to Alton Towers on 19th March 2018

Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but as of this moment in time there is no confirmed buses between Uttoxeter and Alton Towers for the 2018 season. I would suggest checking over the weekend or getting in contact with First Buses to see if they intend on running a service.  https://www.firstgroup.c...
by Adz
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2984
Views: 391656

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Correct - Not sure where you got "KFC Project" from as it has nothing to do with The Smiler.  

The only tenuous link I can think of is the rebranding of the chicken outlet in X Sector from KFC to Fried Chicken Co in 2012, a year before The Smiler opened. 
by Adz
Thu Feb 22, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197023

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

There's lots of pathways in and around the ride as it's built over the top of one of the main access roads through the park. I wouldn't expect any of the pathways which run under the ride to be open at anytime other than Scarefest/Fireworks, where they are used for crowd control purposes.  One pathw...
by Adz
Mon Jan 29, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 197023

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Wooden coasters have a lot more variables than their steel counterparts. Also wheel type can make a lot of difference, Wodan at Europa Park changed its wheel type to make the ride significantly faster. It’s not uncommon to test a few different types to get the right speed. The time of day/temperatur...
by Adz
Fri Jan 26, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246162

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

To clarify on the opening time. It's simply a technical issue with caching on the official website. Everything is as announced and reported by TowersTimes yesterday. 
by Adz
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Logger's Leap
Replies: 16
Views: 2276

Re: Logger's Leap

It would close early, it's that simple. 

The actual setup for Platform 15 wouldn't affect it either, contrary to comment i'ver seen elsewhere, Loggers Leap operated perfectly fine with a train running along that route. 
by Adz
Thu Jan 25, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246162

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

A huge step in the right direction. 

I'm hoping their new flexible approach to closing times is actually put into practise. They tried it a few years back and it was rarely used. 
by Adz
Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Logger's Leap
Replies: 16
Views: 2276

Re: Logger's Leap

The park are still very keen to reopen the attraction. I know it seems unlikely to most but I wouldn’t be surprised if it reopens for next season as their low capex before 2020.
by Adz
Tue Jan 23, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Air Concept Art. Never Seen Before.
Replies: 8
Views: 721

Re: Air Concept Art. Never Seen Before.

Amazing stuff...

Imagine if the area had actually looked like that, those head choppers on the ride track would have been awesome. 
by Adz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752233

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The ride is going to run three trains, so with blocking I would expect;

One train on the circuit
One train loading
One train either in the preshow if it stops the train or waiting in the maintenance bypass/turn before the station. 
by Adz
Mon Jan 15, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Community Awards 2017
Replies: 16
Views: 1602

Re: TTSP Community Awards 2017

Just a heads up that today is your last chance to vote! The voting system will be taken offline at 10pm tonight. 

Results will be announced in the near future. :)
by Adz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:33 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 768
Views: 54538

Re: Heide Park

A pleasant surprise!

Hopefully they take better care of it this time.
by Adz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 768
Views: 54538

Re: Heide Park

Lots of the flat rides from the park have appeared on private showmans advertising groups on Facebook. So it looks as though Merlin is having one of its flat ride culls in the near future. Oh and we’re due to find out what’s happening to Colossos within the next week, so that’ll be fun seeing them e...
by Adz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752233

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

They would be stupid not to sell posters of the artwork, at minimum I think we’ll see the prints like they’ve done with the other attractions in recent years. Obviously concept art is heavily embellished, but I think we have a good shot at the fire from the top of the structure being very impresssiv...
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