UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by PhNx Survivor
Tue Oct 16, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 320
Views: 36427

Re: The Swarm

If the noise you describe is a smashing/grinding noise, then that will most likely be the gearing, as gears are designed in a way that when under maximum to increasing tension the gear will sheer, resulting in the gears teeth seperating from the gear itself and causing a very loud uncomfortable nois...
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Oct 15, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 969
Views: 50418

Re: PortAventura World

The calendar is still not going past December :( Anyone know the roundabout opening date after the new year? Can’t wait to get a trip booked up! You will most likely find that the parks will close for a good 2/3 months, however they are closed quite a few days this year in December, and then Januar...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Oct 09, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3218
Views: 120367

Re: Drayton Manor

Jesus.. yeah I can see why they need to remove it then.. whenever I’ve been the rides only run on 1 train, for the past few months I believe.. is such a shame.

Hopefully whatever problems DM are having can be resolved in the future, would hate to see this park lose it’s way
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3218
Views: 120367

Re: Drayton Manor

Is it?? It’s one of the best attractions there.. if it is being replaced, then a major coaster is needed to replace it
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Sep 24, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3058
Views: 140349

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Recommendations please - planning a trip to Blackpool, I’ve never been before and need a recommendation for a hotel (something that won’t break the bank preferably) There are a good few B&B’s around the area of Blackpool more towards the Big Blue Hotel, they can be reasonably cheap dependant on...
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Your Top Ten Coasters
Replies: 116
Views: 19105

Re: Your Top Ten Coasters

Guess I outta sort my list out.. sorry in advance! 1. Icon (BPB) 2. The Smiler (AT) 3. Wicker Man (AT) 4. Sheikra (Busch Gardans Orlando) 5. The Mummy (Universal Orlando) 6. Stealth (Thorpe Park) 7. Stampida (PortAventura) 8. Nemesis (Alton Towers) 9. Manta (SeaWorld Orlando) 10. RIP Ride Rocket (Un...
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Sep 19, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3058
Views: 140349

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I was gonna say.. when I’ve been there 3 times this year Icon always had a big queue, and was constantly full. I would of assumed Icon is one of the most successful rides at BPB considering its had mostly positive feedback, wouldn’t say it beats the big one or Valhalla possibly but it’s definitely u...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3058
Views: 140349

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I would assume that the show setup will be there.. however I do also think these markings will be for a new attraction(s) next year.

Think they realise it was a big lose for the Wild Mouse as it was one of the only 3 in the world left. A new flat would be very welcome in my opinion
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Sep 12, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 161
Views: 23609

Re: Project 2020

This is just pure speculation but hear me out.. Do to the time frame Thorpe now has, I do not think that we’ll see the coaster on Loggers Leap area, as deconstruction should of started by now, if they intended to build there. I do believe it will be Old Town area, specifically I believe that the sta...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 307511

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

There has to be a point with Alton Towers where the accommodation reaches its max for hotels and cabins..

I’m hoping that once a good level of accommodation is done, then the park will start to be invested into more.. I.e.. new areas, rides, improvements etc.
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6666
Views: 863659

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Holy hell that looks so cool! Will definitely have to go back for Scarefest!

I’m eagerly awaiting to see Wicker Man with all the red lighting and actors walking around, should be a brilliant year!
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last Game You Played and Your Rating
Replies: 26
Views: 3616

Re: Last Game You Played and Your Rating

Halo: The Master Chief Collection After more than 3 years of continuos bad matchmaking servers, bad FPS, long load times, and glitches/bugs to name a few. It has been long overdue for an update to revive, possibly the biggest flop in gaming history. The Update With the game now being recently relea...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Sep 11, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Alton Towers RCT2
Replies: 347
Views: 47247

Re: Alton Towers RCT2

PLEASE DO!!
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:31 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3058
Views: 140349

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

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 E2UFh7ev0mU This is incrediblely impressive and would be amazing! However.. I do think Grand National should receive the GCI treatment, and Big Dipper to receive the RMC tre...
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3029
Views: 376404

Re: The American Adventure

spark wrote:
Its gone way past that stage, lovely area for a park also, shame someone like Gulivers didnt buy it


Sure I heard somewhere the owner of Gullivers did once own it, but sold to other businesses..

Don’t quote me on that as I could very well be wrong :lol
by PhNx Survivor
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 307511

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Personally.. this is why I hope the London Resort Project happens. This will be a big rival to Merlin, as currently I don’t believe Merlin parks have any rivals in the UK.. Blackpool is closing in but not the same level. If the LR project were to happen.. I strongly believe we will see a major diffe...
by PhNx Survivor
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 397
Views: 78578

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

I do. Yes it has taken a long time to plan out, but let’s just think.. this isn’t just a theme park, it’s a resort.. the park, hotels, shops, parking, transportation, etc. This all has to be planned out, because come opening day and it all flops.. then what’s the point in that massive investment? I’...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Aug 28, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 230
Views: 43846

Re: SW9

Having visited the park the other day for the first time in a while, it's quite clear the park is missing another water ride and a few dark rides. Hex is still brilliant and Duel is fun, but it feels like there is something missing in the line up. The first thing that comes to mind for me is Valhal...
by PhNx Survivor
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 230
Views: 43846

Re: SW9

If Project 2020 for Thorpe is to either be an RMC or B&M.. then I agree that Merlin, with the success of Icon, need to invest in a multi-launch coaster on Rita’s site, obviously being a Mack coaster.

Could you imagine a ride similar to Taron?
by PhNx Survivor
Mon Aug 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3029
Views: 376404

Re: The American Adventure

They’ve been going ahead for the past few years.. but still nothing has happened. Even their website hasn’t been updated as they state that construction should start at 2 different year dates..

I think something is finally happening, but not for the good of theme park enthusiasts unfortunately.
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