UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Owen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Disney to purchase 20th Century Fox
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Disney to purchase 20th Century Fox

It could be that Family Guy could replace The Simpsons at Universal, therefore freeing The Simpsons. Unfortunately Disney now own that too :lol I have to say the theme parks are the least of my worries. I very much doubt Disney will mind having to be paid by Universal to use certain characters and ...
by Owen
Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:35 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Disney to purchase 20th Century Fox
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Disney to purchase 20th Century Fox

I expect Universal will be tied with The Simpsons in some way, similar with Marvel. I also can't see Disney wanting to have Simpsons in their parks as the characters don't fit the current direction they're going in! :) If The Simpsons were to be removed though I expect we will see Nintendo take over...
by Owen
Fri Dec 08, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5229
Views: 566798

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Yes, however I have a strong feeling that we could expect the trains to be at the resort or at the very least on their way, they’re very different projects this time around! Especially with construction fences being pushed back and such! :)
by Owen
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5229
Views: 566798

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I would imagine if the ride is done, the trains should be there either now or in the next week.

The Smiler was really behind at this point, so I wouldn’t look at it as an accurate reflection on when SW8’s trains will be there! :)
by Owen
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2897
Views: 81151

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Here’s a new update from Blackpool! Here we have the supports for the Immelmann loop going in, which is the highest point of ICON. https://s17.postimg.org/9ppv2jbnz/CF67_C37_A-74_AB-477_B-_B8_A4-74_A6_DA2_D9993.jpg https://s17.postimg.org/7l5i1hcm7/2_FF2_F905-25_D7-46_CC-9_F09-_A0_D7_B16_C8734.jpg h...
by Owen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:07 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 298
Views: 27505

Re: X:\ No Way Out

You have to take into account that many people are respectful of X and find it perfect the way it is (with of course quite a few flaws but nothing as bad as a Walking dead retheme).  That may be the case, but is it really that wise to base an opinion on just hearing about it? Based on that logic th...
by Owen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 298
Views: 27505

Re: X:\ No Way Out

Thorpe Park has done perfectly fine catering for the thrill market for years now, X has only been a family coaster for 5 out of its 21 years remember. With Chessington and Legoland being within half an hour of Thorpe there needs to be something unique for all of them, and for Thorpe it’s that it is ...
by Owen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:44 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144969

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The theming element is now uncovered and can be seen by guests at the winter weekend. Here is a photo posted by TowersStreet curtesy of an unnamed guest -

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by Owen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 298
Views: 27505

Re: X:\ No Way Out

Exactly Quzzb_UK. I don’t think we should expect every park to be completely rounded and I think it’s a fair move. Chessington doesn’t cater for the thrill market and isn’t expected to so I see no reason why Thorpe can’t do the same. :) I also don’t think it’s a case of Merlin denying anything Theme...
by Owen
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:42 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 298
Views: 27505

Re: X:\ No Way Out

I did think that it was an odd decision to make this a thrill ride again however after thinking about it I can see why. Thorpe Park really doesn’t have much of an audience below 1.4M and so really this does make sense, not to mention X was never a family coaster to begin with. I personally don’t lik...
by Owen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 9:30 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5229
Views: 566798

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

I imagine we will get a few, although December should see some other marketing taking place too so I can see the attention focused on more important marketing!
by Owen
Sat Dec 02, 2017 11:53 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 298
Views: 27505

Re: X:\ No Way Out

I’m personally really excited about it!

No matter what it is or isn’t themed too I am expecting a decent amount of theming with this which to me, puts it leagues above the metal laser box we have now!

2018 is going to be an awesome year for UK parks!
by Owen
Tue Nov 28, 2017 6:30 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2897
Views: 81151

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Remember the train is gold, so it’s likely to give a good contrast!
by Owen
Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:56 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2897
Views: 81151

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Here’s an update from Blackpool Pleasure Beach on Facebook!

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by Owen
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:25 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15931

Re: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion

I believe the audio in that teaser is from The Welcoming. :)
by Owen
Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144969

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I would be surprised if this was to do with an advert personally.
by Owen
Fri Nov 17, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 144969

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 12:20 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 646
Views: 36755

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 8:38 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15931

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 8:20 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 106
Views: 15931

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 ...