UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by abigsmurf
Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3055
Views: 136402

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

nicky.borrill wrote:
Have you seen this???

Now I’m all for nostalgia and history... But when it comes to RMC, think that goes out the window  :lol

The entire track and station are Grade II listed. It would be almost impossible to get permission to do anything other than maintenance or safety improvements.
by abigsmurf
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 395
Views: 77096

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

The cynic inside of me wonders if you could get a bunch of investors to put up 7 figure sums, to stick that in a bank account, every few months spend a few hours filling some official looking documents to appear on government sites and get a few local news headlines, then just sit back and take a wa...
by abigsmurf
Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 79
Views: 12198

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

The queues are going to be insane, consistently above the 3 hours mark if that capacity is accurate, all for a 3 1/2 minute ride that could be spoilt because you had a 7 year old who couldn't speak English as a pilot and the whole flight was spent with you scraping along a wall or flying in a circle...
by abigsmurf
Mon Aug 27, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 79
Views: 12198

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

https://www.slashfilm.com/millennium-falcon-ride/ The millenium Falcon ride is having some pretty major issues with the interactivity and teamwork (or lack of) aspect. I'm not sure they how they didn't see those problems coming a mile away. Men In Black already suffers from these problems albeit onl...
by abigsmurf
Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:50 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 433
Views: 25522

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

That Doctor Archibald looks pretty neat. Clever twist on the old fashioned ghost train ride. Decent length ride too.
by abigsmurf
Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Replies: 137
Views: 11165

Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

50th anniversary... I was at Disney World for the 25th (with the infamous birthday cake castle). 

I'm getting old...
by abigsmurf
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Daytona Beach - Sand Blaster accident
Replies: 5
Views: 695

Re: Daytona Beach - Sand Blaster accident

An accident report has been released: https://www.freshfromflorida.com/News-Events/Press-Releases/2018-Press-Releases/Excessive-Speed-Caused-Sand-Blaster-Roller-Coaster-Accident-in-Daytona-Beach Basically the coaster was allowed to run way too fast, relying on safety wheels that are meant to be used...
by abigsmurf
Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1018
Views: 70388

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Epic universe sounds like a pure marketing slogan to me. It's get dated really quickly as a theme park name (although you could argue it's actually an appropriate use of the term unlike most 'trendy' uses) . If I had to guess they'd use it to refer to all the parks as a collective when buying ticket...
by abigsmurf
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 157
Views: 9048

Re: Walt Disney World General Discussion

Anything that keeps kids entertained and not thinking about their bladder in long queues is good. Hope they try hard to make it social though, as much as non-bored kids in the queue is a good thing, a lot of parents won't want kids glued to a mobile in the queue. 

The Soarin quiz did it well 
by abigsmurf
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:02 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 901
Views: 47540

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

http://disneyandmore.blogspot.com/2018/07/dlp-walt-disney-studios-latest.html An analysis of some apparently credible leaks from Disney Central Plaza. Big things to note: Each land looks initially to only contain a single ride with two big e-tickets (Frozen and Star Wars battle escape) alongside som...
by abigsmurf
Sat Jul 07, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1018
Views: 70388

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

https://twitter.com/bioreconstruct/stat ... 45/photo/1

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Slightly clearer shot of the drop section. Looks like it's about 40% the height of the building. That puts it about in line with Thirteen's doesn't it?
by abigsmurf
Sat Jul 07, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Dreamworld Australia
Replies: 39
Views: 9896

Re: Dreamworld Australia

Jesus Christ, reading through the list of findings is disturbing. Almost every single point is unforgivable just in isolation. Staff genuinely thought they had to phone someone up for an emergency stop (which didn't even work) and you had to use a key instead of a big red button, shocking levels of ...
by abigsmurf
Thu Jul 05, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1018
Views: 70388

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Looks pretty neat, not usually a huge fan of heavy use of water spray screens but, unlike with Fantasmic, they're more to complement the other elements rather than being the sole focus.

It's crying out for some pyrotechnics for the finale though.
by abigsmurf
Sat Jun 30, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 91
Views: 8374

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

Or you could just, you know, not go in the upcharge attractions. He's kinda saying he won't. Gotta say, though, closing an attraction included in the ticket price (one of the parks increasingly small selection of 'ages 6-60' rides at that) to replace it with one that costs an additional amount woul...
by abigsmurf
Sat Jun 30, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 79
Views: 12198

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

It's a bit vague is the Cars show is a live stunt show or a 4D show. Kinda hoping on the former as the Indiana Jones show is showing its age (the setup for the stunt scenes takes way too long).  Really looking forward to the Mickey Ride. Looks they they're not using the old Great Movie Ride vehicles...
by abigsmurf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Bear Grylls Adventure - Birmingham NEC
Replies: 7
Views: 2973

Re: The Bear Grylls Adventure - Birmingham NEC

It's closer to an extreme sports center than the usual "2 hour fast moving tour" that Merlin usually put into their attractions.I quite like it.

They will probably make a killing from corporate outings.
by abigsmurf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What do you think should replace CCL?
Replies: 125
Views: 19309

Re: What do you think should replace CCL?

Don't think they can get away with extending Dark Forest into it, it'd make the park theme overall a bit too oppressive.  The park needs a new 'whole family' area. Something that's not as kiddie as CBeebies but not as intimidating as Dark Forest. I think honestly they've got to look at Avatar land a...
by abigsmurf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort
Replies: 70
Views: 11507

Re: Disneyland Resort

The lighting is beautiful at night but it would also be beautiful without the Incredibles stuff. If they had to do this retheme they should have gone all out with experimental tech to produce more neat effects like Dash's running or just properly converted non-front facing parts into more fully deve...
by abigsmurf
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Antonio
Replies: 67
Views: 9698

Re: SeaWorld San Antonio

Worst fear as a driver, horrible for everyone involved. 
by abigsmurf
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1018
Views: 70388

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Doubling the size of the drop is interesting but it raises a big question : can the mechanics behind the ride manage the higher speeds of a bigger drop? If it reaches 'max' speed halfway down you won't get much sensation after that. They could also make the drop have half the acceleration but that c...
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