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by ROYJESS
Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: LEGO Roller Coaster
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: LEGO Roller Coaster

Looks cool until I saw the price  :O

Coaster dynamix brought out a Lego compatible kit. 

https://www.coasterdynamix.com/
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2993
Views: 108753

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Blackpool is not as clean as Yarmouth, but I still love it, the pleasure beach is good, some great woodies and novel rides.  Valhalla is not what it used to be, but still a great ride. 
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2993
Views: 108753

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

You should enjoy it up there.  It's a bit like Great Yarmouth but a whole lot bigger and better  :)

Plenty to do up there including the 

Pleasure Beach
3 x Piers 
Tussauds wax works
Sealife
Blackpool Tower
Blackpool Zoo
Illuminations (Sept to Nov)


You won't want to come home again  :)
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 23, 2018 10:01 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2993
Views: 108753

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I must agree. Icon is the only reason I'm making my first ever trip to Blackpool.  You never been to Blackpool?  I love it up there, we normally visit at the end of the Season when the illuminations are on.   Also Justin, am I correct in reading somewhere on the forum that you are from my neck of t...
by ROYJESS
Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2296
Views: 248801

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I've been a regular visitor to Alton for the past 30 years.  I've only visited the park once this season during the opening week.  Ride availability before noon was terrible and guest were left wondering around trying to find rides that were actually open with out having to spend the morning queuing...
by ROYJESS
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 366
Views: 29385

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Can I please have "Milansbar"  
by ROYJESS
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4432

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I like the horizontal drop inside the crypt, especially with arms raised in the air, you leave the seat (providing your lap bar is not down too tight)
by ROYJESS
Wed Apr 11, 2018 5:23 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 80
Views: 11094

Re: Last ride you have been on

Bert2theSpark wrote:
I dunno if you've heard of this ride but the last ride I went on was a wooden roller coaster called 'Wicker Man' at some park called 'Alton Towers'.


Same here, Wicker Man was my last ride.
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2296
Views: 248801

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I never had any problems with Sponsorship, when I first visited Alton back in 1987, they relied on sponsorship as so did many other parks and pleasure beach's
by ROYJESS
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2554
Views: 854367

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Mark
by ROYJESS
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 40
Views: 4432

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I love Thirteen, it may not be the best coaster in the park, but I love the theming and the crypt drop. Even though the ride is around 8 years old, you still get people riding it the are completely unaware what happens in the crypt.  
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 25, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 5824

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wicker Man is a fantastic addition to the park! Whilst the coaster itself is not as good as Grand National or Megafobia,  I fully agree, I was one of a few that wasn't actually impressed with the coaster itself, but the themeing is great.  I wasn't impressed with the special effect either.  The pre...
by ROYJESS
Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6402
Views: 756955

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The effect was broken on Thursday as well... Needless to say when you’re hit in the face with water at 30+ mph it’s not very comfortable! So were there more to the effects as you go through the Wicker Man?  I rode it several times on Thursday and I wasn't impress with the special effects.  The fire...
by ROYJESS
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 906
Views: 94678

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Those staggard opening times should never had been imposed in the first place.  It only takes a ride to go down which they do and it then exacerbate the fact that there is not much on offer as well as a knock on effect around the park
by ROYJESS
Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2554
Views: 854367

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Jay
by ROYJESS
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:55 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 49
Views: 5824

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I rode the ride several times today.  The first ride of the morning I felt the ride was slow.  But riding the ride again later on in the day in the same seats, it did seem a lot faster and better.  I loved the themeing and the ride music.  The pre-show was good too. I can only really echo what every...
by ROYJESS
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 906
Views: 94678

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Was on park today, despite being quiet, the cuts can clearly be felt, I dread visiting the park when it's busy.  Today we had Wicker man and Oblivion for a whole hour and a half. The morning thrills offering was dire Spinball and Rapids were closed all day. Our morning availability after 11 was The ...
by ROYJESS
Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2296
Views: 248801

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Just looked on ride times and Congo River Rapids isn't there.  They did say it would be running all this year didn't they? They did, but from what I have heard, they forgot to tell the maintenance men this so they haven't finished the winter checks so won't be open until the end of May. Looking at ...
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6402
Views: 756955

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Justin wrote:
There is some very good merchandise of an extremly high quality. It is certainly on another level.

I've spent rather a lot this weekend, including a Wicker Man jacket not pictured!

Image

Looks better quality than that offered in the Wickerman photobox 
by ROYJESS
Sun Mar 18, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6402
Views: 756955

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I spotted a difference, that one has a the Alton Towers logo at the top right and the photobox one has the Wickerman logo  :lol
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