UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by MakoMania
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2699
Views: 222191

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Bloody ridiculous!
by MakoMania
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:30 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 644
Views: 35123

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Whatever you say, as others have said above other paths seem to be ok so I will remain understandably on the fence. Is there anywhere that states the damage costs anyway? I would be interested in seeing that :-k I don't think there has been a damage cost reported, I guess it would depend on wether ...
by MakoMania
Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:14 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 644
Views: 35123

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Even so, I’d be very shocked if the majority of the 10% was down to bad weather. A good chunk maybe, but not the majority... It was the majority, but as you allude it wasn't everything. Perception issues resurfaced in California due to reduced marketing spend for example. I do have some hope for Sa...
by MakoMania
Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:51 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 644
Views: 35123

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

I’d be very shocked to see a large amount of that 10% being due to a 2 day closure. In regards to the cuts I’ve got to admit whilst I did love seaworld it was shocking to see how little was actually open! I thought merlin was bad for food outlets but on my visit none of the food locations were open...
by MakoMania
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 872
Views: 103971

Re: Towers Loving Care

The Smiler queue line, please just sort out The Smiler queue line. Needs improved drainage, repainting and bins need to be installed. Looked like a junk yard at Scarefest.
by MakoMania
Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 644
Views: 35123

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Not sure you can attribute a 10% fall to the Hurricane, yes it wouldn't have helped but there's more underlying factors. I very much doubt Universal's or Dinsey's revenue will have dropped by 10%. Plus there's going to be more cost cutting so it's not exactly all rosy  You're absolutely correct, bu...
by MakoMania
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2860
Views: 75283

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Ok, genuinely interested. I don't necessarily want to see it taken down but i want to know how people feel about The Big One. Scenario: Amanda Thompson lays out potential plans for the future. One of the points she mentions is getting the opinion of the public for the following: Should The Big One ...
by MakoMania
Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 644
Views: 35123

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

https://www.ft.com/content/3c9a4f63-7ff7-3a0c-85ba-77add7c8e1c3 Seaworld has posted pretty poor results in the last quarter with revenue dropping by 10% Yeah, not exactly a surprise since more than half of the company's parks were damaged and temporarily closed by hurricanes in the same quarter. Th...
by MakoMania
Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:53 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 644
Views: 35123

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

It has been confirmed that SeaWorld Orlando will recieve a major new investment every single year for at least the next 5 years :)
by MakoMania
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1875
Views: 195284

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Isn't the current construction by the Enchanted Village to do with a Santa tipi for Christmas?
by MakoMania
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 987
Views: 132251

Re: SW8 Construction Discus

Yeah, there seems to be conflicting information with the vouchers being valid from 17th March but the first available park entry date on the Alton Towers Holidays website is 24th March.
by MakoMania
Mon Nov 06, 2017 10:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: End of Season Review 2017
Replies: 13
Views: 911

Re: End of Season Review 2017

It's been a good year at the park, my highlight has been seeing the construction of SW8 for sure, it looks like it'll be a really solid attraction. My only criticisms of 2017 have been the short opening times throughout most of the season and the multiple SBNO attractions, but having said that the p...
by MakoMania
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 19725

Re: Fireworks

I don't think this year had a story line. Watching on Youtube as i'm miles away, I would say it was more people sharing memories of what the rides and the park mean to them and I think it was more exciting to the geeks than to the GP as it has a proper retro vibe and the legend that is Mr John Ward...
by MakoMania
Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 19725

Re: Fireworks

but the storyline was absolutely appaling! What the hell were they thinking!?!? It was beyond shocking. That is the sort of idea that gets rejected at the first brainstorm. They've gone back to basics. Hearing from guests directly what Alton Towers Resort means to them, how it makes them feel, the ...
by MakoMania
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 19725

Re: Fireworks

The fireworks were great as usual and had clearly been worked very hard on but the storyline was absolutely appaling! What the hell were they thinking!?!? It was beyond shocking. That is the sort of idea that gets rejected at the first brainstorm.
by MakoMania
Fri Oct 27, 2017 12:43 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 644
Views: 35123

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando have announced their 2018 lineup of special events. This lineup is the biggest in the history of the park and complements the opening of Infinity Falls at SeaWorld as well as Ray Rush at Aquatica. Daily Jan 1st-6th: "Three Kings Day" Saturdays Jan 20th-Feb 10th: "Prai...
by MakoMania
Wed Oct 25, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fireworks
Replies: 170
Views: 19725

Re: Fireworks

If the event soon sells out on pre-booked tickets, there may be no point in a proper TV advert :P
by MakoMania
Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2199
Views: 153815

Re: Scarefest

Quick question, has anyone who has been to Scarefest over the past few days noticed any improvement on the park lighting? I remember hearing that at the beginning of Scarefest this year that it wasn't looking too good and I just wondered if the changes that Alton Towers said had been done. It has i...
by MakoMania
Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1875
Views: 195284

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Don't think this has been brought up yet but I've been trawling through the Alton Towers Holidays website, and it seems that the 2018 season dates have been revealed: Opening day will be Saturday 24th March, there will not be any closed dates until Wednesday 2nd May. All Wednesdays in May will be cl...
by MakoMania
Sun Oct 22, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5144
Views: 542264

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Capt. Barnacles wrote:
A run through of how the project evolved.


Thanks, must have been interesting :)
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