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by Morgan
Thu May 24, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2218
Views: 191598

Re: Scarefest

Construction on Subspecies has started already! Scaretour took this picture saying that it "required renovation in some parts". Could this mean that there's a layout change?
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by Morgan
Thu May 24, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Black Buccaneer
Replies: 29
Views: 4268

Re: Black Buccaneer

According to the website, the ride has reopened today.
by Morgan
Wed May 23, 2018 4:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2385
Views: 259740

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Unfortunately not this time :(
by Morgan
Fri May 11, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 221
Views: 41846

Re: Rollercoaster Restaurant

I try and eat there once a year. It's a lovely experience but the high price for standard food is why I don't eat there often.
by Morgan
Mon May 07, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1582

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

It could be argued that the poor reception of Wasteland Bash was due to how widespread it was- there was no mention on the map, or website, or queue boards across the park, so unless you knew about it beforehand then you simply wouldn't know about it.
Also Aquanura is pretty well hidden :) 
by Morgan
Mon May 07, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 28
Views: 1582

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

After seeing Aquanura last week, I'd love for there to be a fountain show on the lake. It'd help bring some magic to the end of the day, and I could imagine it being a hit with all ages. Combine this with the return of mascots and an emphasis on live entertainment, and the 40th anniversary would be ...
by Morgan
Mon May 07, 2018 11:10 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Your Top Ten Coasters
Replies: 92
Views: 14964

Re: Your Top Ten Coasters

1.      Taron
2.      Wodan Timbur Coaster
3.      Olympia Looping
4.      Blue Fire
5.      Nemesis
6.      Joris en de Draak- Water
7.      Troy
8.      Baron 1898
9.      Black Mamba
10.  Joris en de Draak- Vuur
by Morgan
Mon May 07, 2018 11:07 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 401
Views: 31164

Re: Not So Sweepstake

I'm up for this :)
by Morgan
Sun May 06, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Toverland
Replies: 79
Views: 6873

Re: Toverland

Couple of pictures of the Fenix site I took on Thursday. https://i.imgur.com/Dpf7rjZ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/xJ3ChN1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/F8u0R1n.jpg https://i.imgur.com/EsAPWXQ.jpg https://i.imgur.com/GT9UQhf.jpg https://i.imgur.com/wLibVsm.jpg https://i.imgur.com/22a7tWN.jpg The ride looks huge...
by Morgan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 1167

Re: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

1. Nemesis
2. The Smiler
3. Oblivion
4. Wicker Man
5. Galactica 
6. Spinball
7. Mine Train
8. Thirteen
9. Octonauts
10. Rita
by Morgan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2385
Views: 259740

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I personally don't think Alton Towers could handle being open all year right now. It seems that they're struggling to run the park as it is because of the tiny budget the resort gets given, so extending this to another hundred or so days seems impossible without a substantial increase in budget. The...
by Morgan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 807
Views: 125098

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

Thanks :) Moving Froghopper isn't as hard as you make it out, seeing as it's essentially a travelling ride. One FHT it was in Forbidden Valley after all! I wouldn't mind if 2019 sees minimal new rides but with a focus on entertainment, both in theatres and as you walk about. 2018 has certainly been ...
by Morgan
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 807
Views: 125098

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

That's a nice plan Robert, but there's a few things I'd personally do differently regarding flats. Forbidden Valley could do with some sort of thrill flat on the site of Ripsaw, and the reopening of sub-terra. Imagine a KMG afterburner swinging over the area and woodland walk! Just helps soak up the...
by Morgan
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:49 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3020
Views: 115580

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Yay an opening date, but it seems that the back row will have a different height restriction.
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This is an odd move as Macks other mega coasters are all 1.3m or below.
by Morgan
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4845
Views: 602137

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

Changing the subject a little, but here's my thoughts and experience with my ride on it this year. Spoiler free verdict: The same, but with a big downgrade. Firstly, the preshow was being run weirdly. By the time we entered the room (we were in the middle of our group) Derren had just begun ...
by Morgan
Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 401
Views: 31164

Re: Not So Sweepstake

I'll have Pleasant Company please :)
by Morgan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 82
Views: 11659

Re: Last ride you have been on

Breaking the chain, my last ride was Nemesis Inferno :P 
by Morgan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Planning- Netherlands/Germany 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 292

Re: Planning- Netherlands/Germany 2018

Cheers Michelle :) As far as I know we're staying close, but not on-site. The parks website also says it'll be a "lively" few days so it shouldn't be too busy!
by Morgan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:41 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 673

Re: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

Ok, this event was stupidly fun. Dragon's Fury ERT was mental, and one of the few ERTs where I've felt ill! The operations were silky smooth which meant we wouldn't have to queue hours for it later on. The talk from MMM was interesting and it's always nice to see what really goes on when designing a...
by Morgan
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 392
Views: 11747

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

I experienced the retheme for the first time yesterday, and I can hardly say I was impressed. Firstly, the exterior. It's an endless concrete field of cattlepen! The queue moves incredibly slowly due to the preshow being a big bottleneck, meaning I had to queue 80mins in what looked like a 30min wai...
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