UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Jack
Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Phantasialand Photo Trip Report
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Phantasialand Photo Trip Report

So, I finally left the UK this week to visit Phantasialand. This is my review of the park, the rides, and possibly more. Note that Chiapas Die Wasserbahn was closed for the entirety of my stay (and will be closed for a while if the rumours of it breaking a chain are true). Berlin The first thing you...
by Jack
Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:37 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Elo Coaster Ranking Project
Replies: 7
Views: 230

Re: Elo Coaster Ranking Project

1: Taron - Phantasialand 2: Black Mamba - Phantasialand 3: Olympia Looping - Barth - Travelling 4: The Smiler - Alton Towers 5: Nemesis - Alton Towers 6: Nemesis Inferno - Thorpe Park 7: The Swarm - Thorpe Park 8: Stealth - Thorpe Park 9: Saw The Ride - Thorpe Park 10: Winjas Fear - Phantasialand 1...
by Jack
Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:55 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 604
Views: 28784

Re: Phantasialand

Hey guys, Was at the park over the last few days and it's weird to say that it seems easier to photograph the prototype the prototype at the Vekoma plant than to actually photograph the ride itself. It's like a military operation to keep that ride hidden. What you can see of it, however, is massive....
by Jack
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 604
Views: 28784

Re: Phantasialand

So, we now know exactly what the seating will look like on F.L.Y as this was spotted on the test track for the next generation Vekoma Flyers http://vekoma.webklik.nl/user_files/2015_04/582619/photos/5312497e120e09d9ff80c1aa902fa84a.jpg Photo courtesy of this site, the full album featuring the rest o...
by Jack
Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1845
Views: 184979

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

CV, I'm having a hard time seeing it from your point of view here. Hex has been made infinitely better and I didn't notice any loss of atmosphere, and the lightened vault was a plus as you could see everything as well as having new strobes for it too, adding more effect. I honestly haven't experienc...
by Jack
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1845
Views: 184979

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

CV, I'm pointing out that you seem to have some sort of vendetta against Merlin despite them doing a lot of things correctly as of recent. Everyone been begging for a wooden coaster? Bam, they got a wooden coaster. Everyone been begging for a quality dark ride? Bam, they chucked around £40 Million a...
by Jack
Fri Aug 11, 2017 8:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1845
Views: 184979

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Do you want some chips with that salt, CV?

I think the VR experience looks pretty good to be honest, I do enjoy VR when it's done right as it seems to have been here :)
by Jack
Wed Aug 09, 2017 7:01 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 563
Views: 19679

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

The TLC program is a pretty good start in terms of Merlin's maintenance. They spent £1 Million on getting a single authentic stone for Warwick Castle, Thorpe Park are doing everything in their power to sort out DBGT but cannot justify the cost for Loggers Leap and such. Chessington are revamping Dra...
by Jack
Wed Aug 09, 2017 6:50 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 563
Views: 19679

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Where has the saltiness for Merlin even stemmed from? They have done brilliantly in my opinion. Around £40 Mil spent on an innovative dark ride, refurbishments at a family theme park, new attractions and hotels constantly opening with better than average theming. The thing people forget is that it i...
by Jack
Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 787
Views: 95735

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Very exciting to see the initial lift structure up, can't wait to see the rest of it finished as well as the rest of the ride as I firmly believe it will be near completion by the Fireworks event :)
by Jack
Mon Jun 26, 2017 6:33 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2707
Views: 38802

Re: Europa Park

Can we please stop with the unnecessary VR now please? :lol
by Jack
Tue Jun 20, 2017 2:25 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 604
Views: 28784

Re: Phantasialand

So Phantasialand just did this, and it's a bit out of the blue. dGlvYeCJoJk After Black Mamba, Talocan, Wave Flight, Mouse au Chocolat, Chiapas, Raik and Taron await you in the future with F.L.Y. A roller coaster novelty. The first Flying Launch Coaster and longest Flying Coaster in the world will b...
by Jack
Tue Jun 20, 2017 11:19 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Kings Island
Replies: 182
Views: 21188

Re: Kings Island

That soundtrack is very Derren Browns Ghost Train, although I like the way it sounds I do wish they'd made something a lot more unique for Mystic Timbers, as it's definitely a ride that deserves it
by Jack
Tue May 30, 2017 10:21 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Album's You've Heard and Your Review
Replies: 27
Views: 2898

Re: Album's You've Heard and Your Review

Tom wrote:
Of course I have the deluxe edition which comes with a whopping 10 additional songs, albeit the same songs but remixed for dogs, well worth a listen.


I completely forgot about this...and I think it's the best thing since sliced bread :lol
by Jack
Sat May 27, 2017 12:48 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Album's You've Heard and Your Review
Replies: 27
Views: 2898

Re: Album's You've Heard and Your Review

ALESTORM - NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA (Oh wow!) http://loudwire.com/files/2017/03/Alestorm-No-Grave-But-the-Sea.jpg Now before you all scream "JACK, YOU ARE SO GODDAMN BIASED IT'S YOUR PROFILE PICTURE! YOUR REVIEW WILL BE POINTLESS AND I WILL LOOK ELSEWHERE" I must first say, yes I ...
by Jack
Wed May 24, 2017 6:32 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 949
Views: 40139

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Jesus, it really is the water park to end all water parks
by Jack
Fri May 19, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica
Replies: 1383
Views: 146226

Re: Galactica

I was on park today and Galactica was still operating with no VR, did see an employee of Figment on site though with one side of the station blacked out so you could not see what was happening on the other side. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk I wonder if that means they might be attaching the h...
by Jack
Mon May 15, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Cedar Point
Replies: 498
Views: 25068

Re: Cedar Point

At this rate it'll be 2120 before we get a Polercoaster :lol
by Jack
Sun May 14, 2017 8:36 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Nemesis Inferno
Replies: 443
Views: 25268

Re: Nemesis Inferno

Inferno sits comfortably at my #3/4 coaster atm, behind Nemesis and the Smiler, but in the summer, when the wheels are hot, I do often have a hard think about it being number one as it is just so damn intense :lol
by Jack
Mon May 08, 2017 5:32 am
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: TTSP@15 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 28
Views: 1909

Re: TTSP@15 Event Feedback

Thank you all so much for an incredible weekend yet again in celebration of 15 amazing years of TowersTimes and SouthParks. It was, as always, great to catch up with you all and brilliant to see new faces around for the event. The people do make these events special above anything else in my opinion...
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