UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by abigsmurf
Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:43 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 53904

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

The London Resort is just that bit too generic to be viable as a final name to me.

"we're going to The London Resort"
"oh? Which one?"
by abigsmurf
Fri Oct 13, 2017 8:48 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 101
Views: 4151

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Given that Disney have basically cancelled Gigantic, I'd guess the plans for a Spanish pavilion have also been put on hold.
by abigsmurf
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:57 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 853
Views: 25102

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

When They closed Star Tours to upgrade it to Star Tours 2 it made a lot of sense. The ride was in pretty extreme disrepair by Disney Standards and all the upgrades made it a fresh new ride (despite them being built on simulator tech that must be approaching 30 years old) . But yeah, a park which has...
by abigsmurf
Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 101
Views: 4151

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Description suggests it's as much a dark ride as a rollercoaster and if it was something especially intense, you'd expect them to show it off more if it was an intense coaster so I'd be surprised if it was any more intense than something like Expedition Everest or Thirteen. 100ft is very tall for a ...
by abigsmurf
Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 853
Views: 25102

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Was a bit predictable that it would happen.

Going to mean that the two parks look like it's going to have at least a gap of 6 years before a genuinely brand new ride though. Maybe the 'Marvel Land' rumours will come to pass and there'll be another ride added, as well as the new show and ToT rebrand.
by abigsmurf
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:47 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 53904

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

A theme park where you can hop on a boat and sail down the Thames to central London is the reason why I think this park is a no brainer. It's an insanely good location with travel links that would make this an excellent base for anyone going on holiday to the UK. Hop off the plane, get a train from ...
by abigsmurf
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 853
Views: 25102

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Depends on how busy it is when you go to how long it takes (and if your with a child who wants to do the character meet and greets) I suppose. Off peak, doing extra magic hours I'd be surprised if you hadn't seen everything by the end of day 2. Looking at satelite pics of the park, it looks like the...
by abigsmurf
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 853
Views: 25102

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Given the insane hotel capacity of DLP, they could do with making an effort to fill the parks with enough to make it somewhere to go to for a full holiday rather than a weekend. They also need to buy out the area outside the park from the French Government. Weaving between dodgy street traders (that...
by abigsmurf
Sun Sep 10, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 949
Views: 41920

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Unless they expand the theater size to at least double the capacity I can't see it being Pitch perfect. A show every 25 minutes would destroy the performer's vocal cords and 700 seats is too small for something every 90 minutes.
by abigsmurf
Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:38 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 949
Views: 41920

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Sad to see it go because of the memories but its aged too much now (when I went last year the 3D hadn't been set up properly and got double image the whole time).  It's kinda hard to know what 'high energy' franchise they could go with. How to Train your Dragon? Would be a bit dissapointing that bei...
by abigsmurf
Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:27 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Orlando & Tampa Trip Help
Replies: 64
Views: 7131

Re: Orlando & Tampa Trip Help

Depending on where you bought your Disney tickets, register for My Disney Experience and link your tickets.  The free park photos are great (be sure to download them as soon as you get home, they're not permanent) . Book your fast pass for Frozen, 7 dwarves, Avatar now if you can (they may already b...
by abigsmurf
Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 101
Views: 4151

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Sadly, they're moving even further away from the old concept. Innoventions is going, the post ride spaceship earth is going, the dancing fountains are being relocated to the lagoon and they're planting lots of trees instead (guessing the new pathways are designed to spread people around the park a b...
by abigsmurf
Thu Jul 20, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 328
Views: 53904

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Decades ago Universal were allegedly planning a themepark a few minutes down the road that was torpedoed by concerns over the marshland wildlife so it's not unthinkable they'd consider branding a UK park. I can't see them just doing a hands off licencing only approach. Licensing Universal Properties...
by abigsmurf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 101
Views: 4151

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Hope they can fix the length and immersion issues from the DLP ride, won't take much to turn it from a good ride to a great ride. Strange there's no info on the Guardians ride. Lots of places saying that the existing building is going to mostly be the queue and pre-show with an extension added. If t...
by abigsmurf
Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:17 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 58
Views: 6621

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway confirmed as the replacement for the Great Movie Ride. Going to be styled around the current Mickey Mouse shorts and will use some neat (probably projector based) technology to make the world around you look like a cartoon, but in a real 3D world.
by abigsmurf
Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:09 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Replies: 145
Views: 11354

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom

It's a franchise that people have lost interest in, opened years before the sequels are going to come out in. Was always a bit of a strange choice. The flights of Pandora sounds like an amazing ride to me but "Like soarin but better" is a tough sell for the general public and the River Jou...
by abigsmurf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 949
Views: 41920

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Screamscape reporting that the dueling dragons could be replaced by a powered inverted coaster along the lines of Arthur and the Minimoys and the How to Train Your Dragon ride.  Seems a good idea. The Gringotts Bank coaster showed how popular a big budget family coaster can be. Does leave the park p...
by abigsmurf
Tue Jul 11, 2017 8:13 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Replies: 121
Views: 3806

Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Looks to be an amazing coaster based on the PoV vids I've seen. 

The speedway was great when you were a small kid but lost all charm the second you learn to drive and it took up huge amounts of space, was coasting off of nostalgia
by abigsmurf
Sat Jul 01, 2017 7:24 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 949
Views: 41920

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Everything about the Mario Kart ride sounds mindblowing so I'm trying to think of a way it can be implemented that's realistic. Cars like the Ratatouille vehicles that are trackless and free roaming yet have Spiderman/Transformers levels of motion for spinning, jolting when hit and simulating high s...
by abigsmurf
Thu Jun 29, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 101
Views: 4151

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Exciting stuff for Epcot, already my favorite Disney park and getting some more rides is always good. Seems like a massive amount of work to focus on one park mind, 3 new rides, and half a dozen or so complete rethemes (some of which sound like they could get reworks on the level of Frozen) for a pa...
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