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by Jack
Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It's always hard to tell, it just depends on the day I guess. I'd think lunch time would die down a bit and then near the end of the day when people begin to leave the park :)
by Jack
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 584
Views: 89843

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

I didn't realise it was possible to lift your legs off the floor on Colossus to be honest :lol
by Jack
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2226
Views: 196267

Re: Scarefest

I feel like the whole maze lineup needs to change to freshen it up a bit. Last year I had a run of Mine Tours that I considered trying to get a refund for because of how awful it was, Sub Species was great when it was at it's best last year but at the same time, it needs a big update for it to be ex...
by Jack
Sun Jun 10, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: SP Southern Screamer 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 315

Re: SP Southern Screamer 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

I think I speak for everyone when I say the Swarm ERT is the best one yet, just absolutely fantastic and the mad sprints around each side were hilarious (to watch ;) ). Behind the Scenes of Living Nightmare was very interesting and surprisingly good fun, I could absolutely tell the staff giving the ...
by Jack
Wed May 30, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Spring Spectacular - 7th April 2018 - Photos
Replies: 4
Views: 351

Re: SP Spring Spectacular - 7th April 2018 - Photos

Thanks for the amazing day guys (and thanks for the incredible photos hursty)

One of the funniest events so far I think :lol
by Jack
Tue May 29, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I will be honest here, I like the idea. It'd be even better if they were still staffing baggage on The Smiler and 13 however the concept is quite nice. If it works in reality is yet to be seen however.
by Jack
Tue May 22, 2018 11:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?
Replies: 23
Views: 6953

Re: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?

I'm pretty sure there has been a few requests for filming on board the rides that were granted permission. There is a fairly recent POV of Nemesis for example, which the channel states that they had permission from the park beforehand to film. It's a fairly reputable name so I wouldn't have any rea...
by Jack
Tue May 22, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?
Replies: 23
Views: 6953

Re: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?

No Merlin attraction (or any major theme park in the UK) has ever allowed any sort of camera equipment on rides to my knowledge. Although this may seem harsh, you have to remember that not everything is checked by the park. You know that your GoPro chest mount won't break, but the park do not. In th...
by Jack
Sun May 20, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 12114

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Seeing the ride today, the second train is mostly together in the maintenance bay, the visible car is missing a restraint. Depending on the actual condition it was in the other day this may be a good sign that it's soon to return. If it was not in fact in pieces as reported, this could be the start ...
by Jack
Wed May 16, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Everyone always has to assume the worst of Merlin, don't they? :lol They aren't just going to turn off the selling point of their brand new ride that has been incredibly successful and has expensive effects set up just because it's not busy enough guys, I know Merlin aren't seen in the best of light...
by Jack
Tue May 15, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I doubt they'd spend the amount they have on the fire effects (to even install them the way they have) and then turn them off without good reason. I expect there is an issue with the fire that is caused indirectly which has made it difficult to make it work without causing the ride to break down in ...
by Jack
Wed May 09, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The best way for the park to increase admissions revenue as well as average spend per head is to use these sorts of adverts and promotions. They know that nobody will pay the full price on the gate, and they also know a lot of people won't take advantage of the booking in advance discount. I think i...
by Jack
Fri May 04, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Very nice to hear Pete Cliff still being heavily involved in Alton Towers, he can't seem to escape :lol
by Jack
Sun Apr 22, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Wicker Man didn't actually go down at all today. Only to add the 2nd and 3rd trains when they were ready for operation. The staff on the ride today were sending out trains faster than any team I've seen at a Merlin park for years, so much so they got trains fast enough while operating three for the ...
by Jack
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4845
Views: 610491

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

I would advise anybody who has the video not share it. Not only will it spoil DBGT for many, Merlin may well take action against yourself and the person who filmed the video :)
by Jack
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1458
Views: 184325

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

On Ride Photos for Galactica have indeed returned, and it's far better than the strange ones in the queue line. I feel this is even better positioned than Air's old spot, some very good reactions on the final turn :)
by Jack
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion
Replies: 25
Views: 882

Re: FIA Formula One World Championship - General Discussion

I'm honestly very hopeful for Alonso this year, he's been stuck in a bad car for so long and it seems he's finally getting back to where he wants to be. I don't expect amazing results for him (however one or two podiums isn't out of the question), but it's nice seeing the normal mid-low tier teams l...
by Jack
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6554
Views: 793942

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

For it to need trims it'd need to be overshooting the brake run, and luckily it isn't doing that ;)
by Jack
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 63
Views: 8026

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

To comment on Jack's opinion that this is the best woodie in the UK, I would have to disagree. Personally for me Megafobia is a much better woodie, if you were to qualify it on roller coaster experience alone. Obviously as a themed attraction Wicker Man is vastly superior. I will say it was tough s...
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