UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by abigsmurf
Sat May 19, 2018 8:55 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 898
Views: 40210

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

All of those things are great, really good sign that they're making sure every aspect of the park is up to standard.  Was really disappointed at the range and quality of food being served at the quick serve locations when I went last. Give people unique foods to eat and they'll pay more and be happi...
by abigsmurf
Sat May 12, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 898
Views: 40210

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

It's pretty interesting but it seems like it's just skimming the surface, I feel that's a 90min-2hour documentary to be had on this rather than two twenty minute segments. I have vague memories as a kid of a constant stream of negative stories when it was gearing up for release (some critical of Dis...
by abigsmurf
Thu May 10, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Studios Hollywood
Replies: 11
Views: 1380

Re: Universal Studios Hollywood

Smart way of updating an aging ride. Here's hoping they don't simply replace animatronics with projection screens...
by abigsmurf
Thu May 10, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 369
Views: 66768

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

3500 rooms. That's a lot of rooms.  Admittedly the hotels have Thames Clipper access so they'll serve as useful hotels for staying in London but it's very optimistic still. Really hoping this isn't just a scheme so they can get the infrastructure built and then turn around and say they can't build t...
by abigsmurf
Sun May 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walibi Holland
Replies: 107
Views: 11515

Re: Walibi Holland

Looking at pictures of the karts, they look like the typical 'fun spot' style karts that are heavily speed limited and are surrounded with steel bumpers. Usually it's hard to do anything other than shake yourself up. Wonder if she managed to flip the kart. Many a year ago I had an English teacher wh...
by abigsmurf
Sun May 06, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Cedar Point
Replies: 542
Views: 38260

Re: Cedar Point

You would have thought after the Smiler incident all the parks would triple checked their procedures for maintenance modes and over-rides. I'm also surprised that there aren't very loud audio warnings when a train is sent out with overrides active now.
by abigsmurf
Sat May 05, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project Zer0 - Specu1ation
Replies: 73
Views: 1888

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

If they are putting an actual code in Then it's C followed by a letter that's P or higher, so most likely R or U (with a slim chance of Y).

That's on the assumption they're counting from 0
by abigsmurf
Wed May 02, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 69
Views: 9591

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Slinky Dog looks to be a fairly solid family coaster. The train's long and heavy so I'd imagine you don't feel the main drops too much unless you're right at the back but it'll good for small kids and those not great with coasters to get to go on a launched one. Interested in trying out these whip l...
by abigsmurf
Tue May 01, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Ride
Replies: 100
Views: 20848

Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Ride

A powered inverted coaster would be a great addition to the park, a genuine all ages e-ticket ride that's unique in the UK.  Would they spend that much money on it though? The Arthur ride cost €25m which is more than Wicker Man cost, whilst it would probably be cheaper because of it being more estab...
by abigsmurf
Tue May 01, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Ride
Replies: 100
Views: 20848

Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Ride

With Gangsta Granny rumoured, I wonder how likely it is that whatever replaces this will still be the same ride system.  There must be a lot of ride equipment that's approaching 30 years old and has been sitting unused for a few years. It'll cost a lot of money to get it running again and maintenanc...
by abigsmurf
Tue May 01, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 369
Views: 66768

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

I'm not sure there will ever be a better location for a theme park than this. The only reason I can see for this having so little progress is that the people in charge have lost all appetite for the project and are waiting for someone to buy the land off of them. Ideal chance for Universal to get a ...
by abigsmurf
Mon Apr 30, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Shanghai Disneyland
Replies: 34
Views: 6461

Re: Shanghai Disneyland

Considering how amazing so most of Shanghai Disneyland is, it's kinda strange they decided to clone one of the most questionable additions to Paris. Maybe they felt they needed some new rides in quick.
by abigsmurf
Sun Apr 22, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 109
Views: 8333

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Fingers crossed they can fix the two main problems I have with the Ratatouille ride in Paris; being able to see the floor and length of the ride. Epcot's my favorite park so I'm liking that it's getting some rides which will spread the queues out more, rather than them being concentrated heavily on ...
by abigsmurf
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 2326

Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Looks like from leaving lift hill to brakes is about 45 seconds, Assuming extremely efficient train loading, you're looking at 575 people an hour. this ride is going to have some very long, slow moving queues.  Could be the Achilles heel of this ride. How many E-ticket rides are able to get away wit...
by abigsmurf
Sat Apr 21, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 996
Views: 60156

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Looking at the new tall supports, it does lend itself to what the rumors have been suggesting. Initial indoor section, twisty ground hugging outdoor segment into another building, come out of that building backwards into another section then into another building, launched out of that building into ...
by abigsmurf
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 996
Views: 60156

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Hopefully it'll teach Universal that they need to do more than just stick you in front of a screen and rock you about a bit. 

I'm not holding out much hope for the T2 3D replacement.
by abigsmurf
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 996
Views: 60156

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Not sure it'll be more than a family ride even as a powered launch. The outdoor segments seem too compact for it to get to extreme speeds and the lack of height so far in the supports aren't lending themselves towards much airtime. That said, you'd have to wonder why you'd theme a coaster around a f...
by abigsmurf
Tue Apr 03, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 996
Views: 60156

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Bit of a shame, the powered inverted coaster would have been something unique in the Americas whereas this is going to open what, a year after Disney open their powered launch family coaster?  Here's hoping the dark ride elements are top notch and the fact it'll have a high speed twisty section mean...
by abigsmurf
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 187
Views: 32434

Re: SW9

Wouldn't really make much sense to replace a spinning coaster with another more expensive spinning coaster.

That said, I'd love an FX coaster of the style of Gringotts or (if rumours are correct) the Guardians of the Galaxy ride which have spinning elements.
by abigsmurf
Tue Mar 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 187
Views: 32434

Re: SW9

Alton Towers has a big problem with its lack of obvious family rides with the removal of the log flume and the Rapids going part time. Projection tech is making dark rides much easier to maintain and can produce extremely good results used properly. Replacing Charlie and the Chocolate factory with a...
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