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by lewis97
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Toverland
Replies: 73
Views: 5931

Re: Toverland

It would seem that Fenix's lift hill has today been topped off, as shown in this video . Photos posted on Toverland's minisite also show that other sections of the exterior layout have also begun to go vertical now too. https://2018.toverland.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/180418_1920x1280_Fenix_05-...
by lewis97
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 994
Views: 57624

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

What do we actually know of this ride? Cause I have no idea about anything :lol Were there any plans released? has the experience been deemed a family attraction or a thrill attraction? I'd recommend having a read of Universal's original blog post that announced that Dragon Challenge would be repla...
by lewis97
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 5951
Views: 242817

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

The brand’s website gives some idea of what to expect. It does look reasonably appealing, although the reviews are mixed.
by lewis97
Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 64
Views: 8846

Re: Project 2020

I have read suggestions that the trees being cut down in between The Swarm and Stealth was to clear space for whatever the 2020 investment turns out to be, so that would potentially give them a wider site to work with. Couldn't really complain about a new B&M in the UK, but I still hold out hope...
by lewis97
Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1440
Views: 175565

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

It would seem that on-ride photos have now returned to Galactica, with the camera apparently located on the last bend.
by lewis97
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752801

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

AltonOperator wrote:
Also does anyone know if Wickerman merch is planned for the online shop?

I believe some is set to be added to the online store. I think they were saying it would be available in a few weeks to people on social media.
by lewis97
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 422

Re: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

With it having been a few years since I was last at Chessington, yesterday's event was a really enjoyable way to experience the park again.  Thanks to Chessington's organisation on the event side of things, as well as generally good operations, the day felt relatively easy-going and a great start to...
by lewis97
Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 187
Views: 31310

Re: SW9

Wicker Man’s planning application made a point of highlighting that the development would not encroach into the woodland that The Flume went through among its positive aspects, so it would be somewhat contradictory for them to propose something that would go in there for SW9. I do also think that th...
by lewis97
Thu Apr 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752801

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Some stats about the special effects systems provided by Back Stage Technologies : BST provide six giant propane burners which required five dedicated propane tanks storing 10,000kg of propane. In addition, 12 metres of simulated flame was installed in the loading area together with fragrances of bu...
by lewis97
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:56 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752801

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Justin wrote:
Right, I have a problem! :lol

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That problem being that they don't sell a Wicker Man duvet cover? ;) 
by lewis97
Tue Apr 03, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 994
Views: 57624

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Stranger Things has been announced as the first maze IP for this year's Halloween Horror Nights. FROM HAWKINS TO UNIVERSAL STUDIOS – STRANGER THINGS IS COMING TO HALLOWEEN HORROR NIGHTS Get your waffles ready. Netflix’s supernatural adventure thriller is turning Universal Orlando’s Halloween Horror ...
by lewis97
Mon Apr 02, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93641

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Ah, the Adventurer Fastrack (costing £12, not £10) was available in previous seasons although it appears to have been removed for 2018. Just a heads up that the TowersTimes page on the Fastrack tickets will need updating to show the change. :) Thanks Robert, we are looking to update this soon :) Al...
by lewis97
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 9346

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

SouthParks are in attendance at tonight's VIP launch of The Walking Dead: The Ride, so keep an eye on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram for the latest updates! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZeVWvGX4AM-BOP.jpg:large https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DZeVXgMXcAA68CU.jpg:large
by lewis97
Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 988
Views: 132739

Re: Towers Loving Care

The start of season round-up article , published on TowersTimes News this evening, contains lots of photos covering some of the TLC work that has taken place as part of the programme's latest cycle. Nemesis I'm aware Justin has already posted a few of these shots in the Nemesis - General Discussion ...
by lewis97
Tue Mar 27, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752801

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It would seem that the Rollercoaster Restaurant is now home to a miniature model of Wicker Man, which was apparently created as part of Merlin's internal approval process as per this tweet.

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by lewis97
Tue Mar 27, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246305

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

The Resort have updated the opening times on their website to change ride close from 5pm to 6pm on both Saturday and Sunday for the coming Easter weekend.
by lewis97
Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2207
Views: 185166

Re: Scarefest

As detailed on TowersTimes News, the Resort has received nominations in two SCAR Awards categories - 'Best Set, Costume and Make-Up' (The Welcoming), and 'Best Street Team and Live Entertainment'.
by lewis97
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752801

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The policy with any of the attractions is that, provided a guest enters the queue-line prior to the advertised ride close time (i.e. 6pm yesterday, after it was extended), they will have the opportunity to ride, as long as there aren’t any major technical issues. Often when a major new attraction op...
by lewis97
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2277
Views: 246305

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Some photos of the new entertainment in Forbidden Valley, Wasteland Stomp, have been posted on TowersTimes Facebook . https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/29511558_10156280330813185_1746832566146473592_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=8560ff0f165f602c970e37ccd74d3f22&oe=5B702947 https://scontent-...
by lewis97
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts
Replies: 498
Views: 102703

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Offers, Vouchers and Discounts

where do i enter the sun code for 40% off? Cant find it anywhere On this page on the Alton Towers Holidays website. Hi (newbie and MAP holder) I've noticed that the package deal on AT website for the sun 40% off deal indicates "Sun Offer - Merlin Pass Holder", is this offer only available...