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by RCandrew
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3029
Views: 120385

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

So it's been a while since I last posted but I've just visited Blackpool and thought I'd say a little about it (and Icon more so) so here's my review. I love Pleasurebeach, but haven't been in about 10 years. I have visited Blackpool regularly though, and since the town seems to be going downhill in...
by RCandrew
Tue Apr 11, 2017 11:33 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3029
Views: 120385

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I love it! I'm so excited to see them put so much effort into a new ride, I can't wait.
by RCandrew
Tue Oct 11, 2016 8:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 133
Views: 27542

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

I went on everything except Rita on my first visit! (long queue) - it was during summer 2011 and Thirteen was new. The best part for me was knowing what the secret was, when none of my family knew! Their reactions were priceless :lol
by RCandrew
Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:36 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Six Flags Magic mountain visit
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Six Flags Magic mountain visit

Anymore tips for going solo? I've never done it before and have no idea if it'll be worth it... What should I do for food and stuff? And I'll need probably a small bag with me (sun lotion, money, water, phone etc) will this be sensible or not? How would it work going on rides, do they have storage o...
by RCandrew
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:45 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Six Flags Magic mountain visit
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Six Flags Magic mountain visit

EDIT: I've worked it out now. If I get regular, and it's 2pm and Tatsu has say a 60 min queue, I can reserve my space in the queue for 3pm! If I have gold, I'd only have to wait till 2:30! Makes sense now :lol I definitely think I'll get regular then. It would be handy to reserve the next ride just ...
by RCandrew
Wed Jun 22, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Six Flags Magic mountain visit
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Six Flags Magic mountain visit

Looking at the website it seems it works the same way as Q-Bot in Legoland. I have never been so I may have this all wrong. If the queue is an hour then you have to wait an hour before you are able to ride, but you can go and do something else in the mean time. And then ride when it is your time. W...
by RCandrew
Wed Jun 22, 2016 1:32 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Six Flags Magic mountain visit
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Six Flags Magic mountain visit

Speaking as someone who's been, Flash Pass is necessary. You will not get everything done if you don't get flashpass. I did Full Throttle first, but other choices to do first include X2 or TC. I only got 5 rides done without flashpass, they let way more flashpass users than normal queue onto the ri...
by RCandrew
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:35 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Six Flags Magic mountain visit
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Re: Six Flags Magic mountain visit

I think you should get flash pass to make sure you get on everything, after all it's a once in a lifetime thing! If you can get down to San Diego, I'd 100% reccomend SeaWorld as well ;) I think this topic may be in the wrong area of the forum, but I'll leave that for the blue people to decide :lol ...
by RCandrew
Wed Jun 22, 2016 12:13 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Six Flags Magic mountain visit
Replies: 8
Views: 1076

Six Flags Magic mountain visit

So next month I'm in LA for a week and I have made 100% sure that I will have one day to visit Six Flags Magic Mountain, because I could not miss this opportunity! I'll be on my own, which is fine cause it means I can run about and do everything I want! So first of all, does anyone have any tips for...
by RCandrew
Wed Apr 27, 2016 11:53 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6551
Views: 793689

Re: SW8

A little part of me wants it not to be a woody, because if AT are getting one it should definitely be in the valley... Realistically, that won't happen, and I will be excited if it is a woody! But Alton do have height problems, so like Gravity said above, how much airtime will it actually have? And ...
by RCandrew
Mon Apr 04, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 898
Views: 41904

Re: Disneyland Paris Discussion

A worker has been found dead in the Haunted House attraction at Disneyland Paris. It's thought that he was electrocuted just hours before the attraction opened, here is the article I read; http://news.sky.com/story/1672442/disneyland-worker-found-dead-in-haunted-house" onclick="window.open(this.href...
by RCandrew
Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:26 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6040
Views: 265321

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thorpe Park is trending on twitter after a fake account told readers there was another 12p sale taking place at 12pm, but it was false. There's also backlash that the real sale took place 10 minutes before the advertised time of 10pm. Here's a link: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/whats-on/family-kids-ne...
by RCandrew
Sun Nov 22, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Fantasy Island
Replies: 115
Views: 10725

Re: Fantasy island Odyssey makeover

I thought it would've been mentioned by now... But has no one else thought it's a strange choice in colour since the other major coaster there is already bright yellow?
by RCandrew
Thu Jul 02, 2015 7:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2444
Views: 267878

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

It's CONFIRMED there has been another CRASH at Alton Towers. Two cars from Sonic Spinball have collided and the people are being treated. They are the only true facts and all I know. The Mirror reported it and said an eye witness claimed they hit at "full oace" but Alton Towers have confir...
by RCandrew
Thu Jul 02, 2015 12:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Downtime 2015
Replies: 218
Views: 33119

Re: Downtime 2015

I assumed Air just had a stop on the lift hill yesterday like roller coasters do all the time. Is that all that happened? Because it's in the media again "40 people stuck UPSIDES Down for hours".... When air stopped on the lift hill yesterday... It's all over twitter & trending just no...
by RCandrew
Wed Jun 03, 2015 5:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 363603

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I'm assuming they mean it stopped on loop 5 as in right at the top of the loop, due to the wind (same reason the empty car stalled) I am seeing two stories and one is that the full one just went off and ended up crashing, the other says that they tried to stop the full one but the breaks didn't quit...
by RCandrew
Wed Jun 03, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 363603

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

So, the empty car stalled at the bottom of the loop which is on the first half of the ride? as the full car was stopped first lift hill? Then the full car re started and went over the top even though there was a stalled car on the track?!
by RCandrew
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 363603

Re: Two Smiler trains collide -- BREAKING

Watching that video, BBC NEWS, an eye witness claimed th full train had stopped at the top of the lift hill will the other car stalled, however it then went over the hill and continued even though the other was stalled??!
by RCandrew
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 363603

Re: Two Smiler trains collide -- BREAKING

Alton Towers has been trending worldwide since it happened, this is not good at all of the ride, for Gerstular, for AT or for Merlin. Unfortunately though, these things happen. What I'm getting is that there were faults so an empty car was sent round, after it passed the second lift they sent the ne...
by RCandrew
Tue Jun 02, 2015 8:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 363603

Re: Two Smiler trains collide -- BREAKING

Here is my confusion, and also what leads me to believe that media doesn't help. Ive ridden the smiller probably 100 times and always look up at the ride op cos im a bit of a geek and want to see what they do. Now im thinking the ride op is the guy in the window up in the loading station. Everyone ...
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