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by lewis97
Sat Dec 09, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 143298

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The European Coaster Club have reported that SW8 has begun testing.
by lewis97
Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor - The Future
Replies: 58
Views: 15540

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Future

Legoland have stated that they will be announcing details of their 2018 plans at 10am tomorrow on their Facebook page. The What's New page on their website currently says "2018 marks 60 years of the brick and to celebrate we are building awesome new attractions full of LEGO® bricks" , alon...
by lewis97
Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5212
Views: 561224

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Seems to feature a brief glimpse of the mini wicker man... https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/trpqBimYGrwj3NCP2hUk_6XhcD65d8rbF5KGV2JI6IrN6m2MQOc31Mtp7d_XZrGsPeGsgNwntttjU2b4d9cnnWs6AHsFPwzRMR34tq8UnlGQMPQK01oBclJdDywchxoohZXkJps3H1WQ3EuBmTI5srp0ugfIcGINBus8Uc53FF4lwQ1Rsz0KG3IXfNUpoy3YrPAqxQj1yIMsL2y...
by lewis97
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: X:\ No Way Out
Replies: 298
Views: 27185

Re: X:\ No Way Out

A couple of new plans have been added to the application page, giving a better idea of the proposed site layout. As was already evident, the queueline will extend out into the existing pathway which runs in front of X and under Storm Surge, so it will no longer be possible to use that as a through-r...
by lewis97
Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1345
Views: 28975

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Liam.W wrote:
I have just stumbled across this (new?) website for Merlin Magic Making! It has a rather interesting video about what MMM do!

http://magic.lmcpreview.co.uk/

That website's been around a while I believe :)
by lewis97
Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - 2018
Replies: 20
Views: 1611

Re: Land of the Tiger - 2018

A recently published article provides a little more information about the new area: Chessington World of Adventures Resort is extremely ‘paw-leased’ to announce NEW multi-million pound Land of the Tiger, featuring an innovative enclosure and Europe’s first overhead trails, all set to welcome a famil...
by lewis97
Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1880
Views: 199524

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Robert.W wrote:
The closed dates are probably not completely set in stone anyways

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by lewis97
Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1880
Views: 199524

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes Facebook earlier on, the resort’s website has been updated with the 2018 opening dates (opening times yet to be added). The main points of interest are as follows: Opening day - Saturday 17th March Scarefest - 6th & 7th, 13th & 14th, 19th October - 2nd November Firew...
by lewis97
Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:24 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 143298

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

If it had to be for anything.. my money is on Capt. Barnacles theory, would make sense as the building was only just being started before closed season.. if more than 1 appears then we'll know they could be anywhere on site. Let’s just hope Merlin don’t put them everywhere! Has it been considered i...
by lewis97
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 874
Views: 106314

Re: Towers Loving Care

The restoration of the Pagoda Fountain was completed just before the end of the season, and CTD architects, the company who completed the project, have recently updated their website with details of the works they carried out, as well as some photos from throughout the process and a video of it full...
by lewis97
Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:11 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 143298

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm thinking it could possibly be something for the pre show.  I hadn’t thought of that! That could work well, if there was a screen showing a video and then a light shines onto the statue, with a screen behind it showing flames rising, it might not work, but it could! Not sure if there’s an entry ...
by lewis97
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 1035
Views: 143298

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm wondering where this guy is gonna go? He's pretty big anyway but I have no idea where they could put him. I could see him being part of the ride entrance structure and that we’ll walk under him as we enter the queue line. It could however look a bit odd to have a small version of the wicker man...
by lewis97
Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Legoland: The Great Lego Race VR Coaster (3 Parks)
Replies: 6
Views: 578

Re: Legoland: The Great Lego Race VR Coaster (3 Parks)

It appears the VR content for The Great LEGO Race is being produced by MackMedia rather than Figment Productions, with it available to preview on the Coastiality app (there's also a video on LEGOLAND Florida's Twitter ). I do wonder whether the fact that they're not looking to create a real-world en...
by lewis97
Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:47 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2699
Views: 225218

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Another possible reason behind the move may be to ‘force’ families to all purchase premium passes, as I am aware some would just purchase one premium MAP for the free parking and then everyone else would get a standard MAP. In general though, I think it’s pretty clear that Merlin’s intention is to g...
by lewis97
Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1880
Views: 199524

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Yes, they’re for the Christmas event. Construction of the permanent tipi entertainment area wasn’t scheduled until 2020 in the Enchanted Village expansion planning application.
by lewis97
Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 73880

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

JC13 wrote:
lewis97 wrote:
There are 2-for-1 entry vouchers being given out today, for which the terms and conditions seem to imply that the theme park will open on Saturday 17th March.


Thanks! I’ll make sure to get a hotel booked!

Well I'd recommend waiting for it to be properly confirmed before booking a hotel...
by lewis97
Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 799
Views: 73880

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

There are 2-for-1 entry vouchers being given out today, for which the terms and conditions seem to imply that the theme park will open on Saturday 17th March.
by lewis97
Wed Nov 01, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 20516

Re: Fireworks

With regards to the theme, this article from the Leicester Mercury states that the display "will use music and special effects to capture the enchantment of Alton Towers Resort and the memories the theme park creates for its guests".
by lewis97
Wed Nov 01, 2017 10:17 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5212
Views: 561224

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Although it’s currently listed as sold out, the SW8 wood has been added to the Resort’s online shop, so it may become available to purchase for those who were unable to buy it at the park.
by lewis97
Mon Oct 30, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5212
Views: 561224

Re: SW8 General Discussion

This is the first time I've fully watched a ride construction actively in person for the past two years, since the beggining with the teaser back in Feb 2016 so it feels after strange that the ride might be revealed tomorrow...  :O There will not be a full reveal tomorrow. The marketing is still in...