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by Owen
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 991
Views: 133299

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The 1st one was originally supposedly supposed to be the flume station and the second is the large structure that’s in place now, so I’m not sure if it’ll be going there just yet!
by Owen
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:20 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 646
Views: 35273

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Whatever you say, as others have said above other paths seem to be ok so I will remain understandably on the fence.

Is there anywhere that states the damage costs anyway? I would be interested in seeing that :-k
by Owen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 13518

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

But either way the front side of the courtyard will be right there so won't they need to be rebranded anyway? And surely rebranding a couple food outlets and theming a new restaurant from the ground up is easier than retheming a whole section of the park and theming a new path? I personally think it...
by Owen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:20 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 13518

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

It wouldn’t though, if the new restaurant was themed around SW8 that section would be out of MB’s way, and act as a transition area. https://s18.postimg.org/wlyn3jei1/CAF0_CAD4-_A9_F6-4556-_A433-02_F07_A998_E66.jpg Orange - SW8 Blue - MB That’s just an idea too, I could easily see it being the path ...
by Owen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:09 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 13518

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

But the courtyard is directly opposite? One of its entrance/exits literally throws you out directly infront of SW8?

I must be missing something here.
by Owen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:00 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 13518

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

To me personally it wouldn’t work, not only do you need to cross through mutiny bay to get to haunted hollow as above I don’t think it looks close at all. It takes me a good 5 or so minutes to get from the SW8 site to Duel so I don’t see that as a good idea for an area really. In my opinion the curr...
by Owen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 97
Views: 13518

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

You’ve got to remember that the park map is very different to actually being at the park. Having an area where you can’t see it’s only attraction for 80% of it sounds a little odd to me! In reality having the area above would be something like this - https://s18.postimg.org/l6odtsl6h/37615_B9_B-0_AE...
by Owen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:55 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 646
Views: 35273

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Even so, I’d be very shocked if the majority of the 10% was down to bad weather. A good chunk maybe, but not the majority...
by Owen
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 646
Views: 35273

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

I’d be very shocked to see a large amount of that 10% being due to a 2 day closure. In regards to the cuts I’ve got to admit whilst I did love seaworld it was shocking to see how little was actually open! I thought merlin was bad for food outlets but on my visit none of the food locations were open ...
by Owen
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:59 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 991
Views: 133299

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

According to Wardley, although he wasn’t a huge fan of the layout the drop is the only thing he changed as he thought it looked the most dull section out of the ride. Also I’ve never heard anything about this “Wardley drop” name either! Have people dubbed it that solely because that’s the only thing...
by Owen
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 965
Views: 44880

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

The first land purchase was actually 475 acres so the latest one takes it to 575 not 540. I should have pointed out it was an approximation, however the point I was putting across still stands wether or not you add the extra 35 ;) In regards to the hotels I’m very excited! It means my 2019 trip can...
by Owen
Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride pin badges
Replies: 205
Views: 28407

Re: Ride pin badges

Exclusivity! I can guarantee that a fair few members on here would have rushed to buy as many badges as they were allowed after hearing how fast they sold out! To be honest it’s quite nice for a ‘limited edition’ product to actually be limited edition, unlike the super limited edition levitating tra...
by Owen
Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:19 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 991
Views: 133299

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

As much as I’m sure everyone would love that, creative wouldn’t be involved with that :P In terms of the ride having a beginning, middle and end though I would expect something similar to Ghost Train personally, and with there being sections that clearly follow this it’s very likely. Beginning being...
by Owen
Thu Nov 02, 2017 7:37 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 991
Views: 133299

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Considering the creative is the same as Ghost Train, I’d be looking toward that in terms of the way this attraction will play out! :)
by Owen
Thu Nov 02, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - The Future
Replies: 1826
Views: 90590

Re: Thorpe Park - The Future

I feel like the ‘safe zone’ thing was in reference to the parachuters jumping off stealth and landing in ‘the safe zone’. :)

Never mind, I remembered the video wrong
by Owen
Thu Nov 02, 2017 12:53 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 965
Views: 44880

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

It seems that Universal Orlando have just made a purchase of a piece of land, 101 acres to be exact, near the resort for the cost of £21 million. This is apparently bigger than the current size of Univresal Orlando entirely. It’s the same size as Islands of Adventure :) Currently the entire resort ...
by Owen
Mon Oct 30, 2017 2:00 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542965

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Rita88 wrote:
Has anyone figured out what the text says above the "be chosen" button?

Following the fire theme and the name that alton towers have had trademarked with the logo i think i may have cracked the cipher....


If it’s the one I think you mean then yes, it was spoken about a few posts up! :)
by Owen
Sun Oct 29, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542965

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Indeed, “FEED THE FLAMES” seems to be becoming the tagline of the ride in similar vein to how “SMILE.ALWAYS.” and “DERAIL YOUR MIND” did with The Smiler and Ghost Train! Be Chosen? Yes, it is associated with the Welcoming too, but certainly, a tagline being used! Well that too, but I was talking ab...
by Owen
Sun Oct 29, 2017 1:41 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542965

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Indeed, “FEED THE FLAMES” seems to be becoming the tagline of the ride in similar vein to how “SMILE.ALWAYS.” and “DERAIL YOUR MIND” did with The Smiler and Ghost Train!
by Owen
Sat Oct 28, 2017 1:56 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 965
Views: 44880

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Currently it’s looking like a launch coaster may be on the cards, themed to the Ford Anglia or Hagrids bike!

The experience is rumoured to feature Hagrid heavily as well as large AA’s, immersive scenes and outdoor sections!