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by Ladyofthelake
Mon Dec 10, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2731
Views: 281862

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Interesting is that the membership price is less than paying it all in one go? That seems, strange. I suspect that is a way of trying to encourage families to use the scheme as, unlike with the Annual Pass, there isn't the option to have a family membership at a discounted rate. I've not had time t...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2731
Views: 281862

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

As reported on TowersTimes News , Merlin have re-launched the Monthly Membership scheme. The scheme is available in two options - Standard or Premium, with each tier offering the same benefits as the equivilant annual pass. Customers pay an initial joining fee, followed by monthly payments for a min...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Dec 08, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6690
Views: 898847

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This evening, Alton Towers posted a short teaser video on their social media channels for 'Wicker Man Winter', asking if "you are ready to reignite with the chosen ones". Whilst it doesn't give much away, the tone of the post and the video seems to suggest that Wicker Man may potentially b...
by Ladyofthelake
Fri Dec 07, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Central - 2019-2029
Replies: 3
Views: 137

Blackpool Central - 2019-2029

Blackpool Council have announced a new. £300 million, development on a 'landmark location' on The Golden Mile - Blackpool Central . It will be the biggest single investment in Blackpool for over a century and when complete it is estimated it will bring over 600, 000 additional visitors a year to Bl...
by Ladyofthelake
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 99
Views: 18865

Re: Tayto Park

The new roller-coaster will be two roller-coasters in one. It will be a first for Europe and ensure the future of the park. If you don’t create something landmark every three of four years, your numbers will start going down and that is the road to closure. Having had a read through of the article ...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Dec 04, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 30649

Re: Project 2020

Sadly that won't mean a thing. Google Maps uses public edits to help keep its maps up to date, therefore anyone can submit suggestions and 90% of the time Google will add them. It's far more likely that an enthusiast will have made the edit knowing it will be picked up on rather than anything offici...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Dec 01, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 198
Views: 30649

Re: Project 2020

As much as I'd love to think Thorpe are teasing a wooden coaster, I really wouldn't read too much into the instagram posts. The coaster silhouette is just a generic graphic sadly so it's more likely just a filler post for the first day of December. It is kind of sad though that it has been so long s...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Nov 26, 2018 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 18143

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

It may be possible that we'll see a similar format to the dungeon at Warwick Castle which uses some generic dungeons rooms with scripts adjusted to fit, but then also at least one room which is unique to Warwick In Warwick's case it's the finale featuring Mol Bloxham. Those who know the stor...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Nov 13, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 590
Views: 41837

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

How do you reveal the train design for your new roller coaster when the train itself isn't ready and you want to reveal it at IAAPA? Simple - make the train in cake form of course! The train design for Tigris, the Premier Rides Sky Rocket coaster due to open next year, has been revealed at IAAPA tod...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:53 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 439
Views: 29973

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

With the opening of Winter Wonderland now under 2 weeks away, we now have the official map for 2018's event: http://i66.tinypic.com/i4iq1h.jpg From what I can tell, there appears to have been a bit of a more substantial layout change this year, but I could be mistaken on that There looks to be many ...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Nov 10, 2018 4:56 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Safari Lodges Development
Replies: 14
Views: 3369

Re: Safari Lodges Development

It's been a while since we had any news on the Safari Lodges, however, as reported by SouthParks News , the Resort have now submitted revised plans for a much smaller development comprising of just 34 lodges. The 11 premium lodges, the bar named The Watering Hole, and the dedicated reception buildin...
by Ladyofthelake
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 410
Views: 83776

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

It's been confirmed that the opening date has been pushed back for a fifth time to 2024. There has also been another management change with chief executive Humphrey Percy leaving the project, and being replaced by the original financial backer of the plans, Dr Abdulla Al-Humaaidi. SouthParks News ha...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Nov 05, 2018 9:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 882
Views: 145275

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes

Considering all the issues DBGT has had, and the fact that DBGT requires a significant amount of operational budget just to open (to the extent that Thorpe could only open it from 12pm each day), I would be very, very surprised if a similar attraction were to be installed at Alton Towers.It is also ...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 206
Views: 35110

Re: Fireworks

I was fortunate enough to be at the Resort for both days of Fireworks this year and can say that this year's show was simply stunning! ***Spoilers ahead for those who may not want to know what this year's show included*** Having Sir Algenon return to lead the audience through the show worked perfect...
by Ladyofthelake
Thu Nov 01, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 410
Views: 83776

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

The news about the Keltbray investment is the same news SouthParks reported on a few days ago. I'm not sure where Blooloop have got the information on about the IPs being disclosed by the end of the year, however I'm not sure that that can be seen as accurate as their article states that the Paramou...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Oct 29, 2018 6:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2464
Views: 257709

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Looks like over the last few nights that they have been closing Thirteen for night time riding  I suspect the closure of Th13teen during the last couple of evenings has had more to do with the low temperatures than anything else. From what I recall, I believe if the temperature drops below 4 or 5C ...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2464
Views: 257709

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

I love that the Resort have put on some additional entertainments for today. With the park expected to be exceptionally busy it is things like this which will make all the difference to people's day. Hopefully it'll show those who allocate the budgets that it's worth giving the Entertainments Team t...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Oct 27, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Howl-o-ween
Replies: 62
Views: 11908

Re: Howl-o-ween

For those who may not have seen, SouthParks has a review from the first day of Howl'o'ween 2018 . I visited on the first day of the event on Saturday 13th and have to say I was quite impressed. Creepy Caves surprised me with its intensity, and easily beats some of Thorpe's offering! There were secti...
by Ladyofthelake
Fri Oct 26, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 410
Views: 83776

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

I will be honest, with the lack of press releases over the last 12 months I had pretty much given up hope on this project ever happening. However, this news has made me feel that there is still a chance for London Resort. A company the size of Keltbray surely wouldn't get involved with a project if ...
by Ladyofthelake
Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 160
Views: 18143

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

Another prediction for you.... I don't think we have seen the last of the drop towers from Nemesis Sub-Terra either. They're not in the building with Project 42 and are far too new to scrap... Plus all of the Dungeons I'm aware of has a drop tower ride... And there's a space where the Great Glass E...
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