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by MakoMania
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 327
Views: 37034

Re: The Swarm

Heard some people say it will not reopen until 2019. Very dissapointing if true, my first visit to Thorpe Park in 3 years is just over a week away. We can only speculate as to what is wrong, but it surely doesn't help that Merlin doesn't give the budget for spare parts to be ordered in advance and s...
by MakoMania
Sat Oct 13, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 12376

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

What an exciting development.........

:P
by MakoMania
Sun Oct 07, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2436
Views: 240994

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

I have seen one photo on someone's personal Facebook of two Galactica Airways hostesses, as well as comments from people who've spotted some Ghost Pirates, so they do exist. I can only assume that having them as "Scaremosphere" rather than actual scare zones gives them greater flexibility...
by MakoMania
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2436
Views: 240994

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Does any one know what the Scaremosphere things were then? :-k Nothing happened. Literally nothing. Not sure how they can advertise something that doesn't exist. I searched round Mutiny Bay, The Towers and Galactica in the evening and to say I was dissapointed is an understatement. Scarefest as a w...
by MakoMania
Sun Sep 30, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 308433

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

On a positive note, the park is being operated fairly well today, only ride not on full capacity is Galactica which has an issue with one of its trains. Hopefully it's back on 3 trains & 2 stations by next weekend!
by MakoMania
Sun Sep 30, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 308433

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

My 8th visit of the season and it's the 8th time that Wicker Man has failed to open for ERT.

What's the point of having a ride on ERT if you can't get it open?
by MakoMania
Fri Sep 28, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 678
Views: 55720

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Infinity Falls has soft opened, official opening October 4th!
by MakoMania
Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 587
Views: 38956

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Busch Gardens has announced Tigirs, a brand new Premier Rides Sky Rocket II triple launch coaster for 2019. https://seaworld.scdn3.secure.raxcdn.com/tampa/-/media/busch-gardens-tampa/page-banners/1024x530/rides-and-kid-friendly-attractions/2018_buschgardenstampabay_squirrelsanctuary_1024x530.ashx?ve...
by MakoMania
Tue Sep 11, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 308433

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

There is a new vacancy for an area manager at Alton Towers: "We'll expect you to put forward ideas that increase profits, reduce costs and be able to demonstrate evidence of doing this before." Nice to see Merlin are comitted to inproving the guest experience! Assuming this is the role yo...
by MakoMania
Tue Sep 11, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 308433

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

There is a new vacancy for an area manager at Alton Towers:

"We'll expect you to put forward ideas that increase profits, reduce costs and be able to demonstrate evidence of doing this before."

Nice to see Merlin are comitted to improving the guest experience!
by MakoMania
Sun Sep 09, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1433
Views: 237228

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

^There is quite a lot of IMAscore on the Resort: -Towers Street -Towers Street Scarefest -Spinball Whizzer -The Smiler queue line -The Smiler projection room -The Smiler station -The Smiler exit -Heritage track -Wicker Man plaza -Wicker Man queue line pt 1 -Wicker Man queue line pt 2 -Wicker Man sta...
by MakoMania
Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:05 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: B&M Discussion
Replies: 277
Views: 15443

Re: B&M Discussion

B&M have definitely been perfecting their craft, and seemingly waiting for each of their newer types of coaster to become popular. What kind of B&M could Alton install though? I really can't see a wing coaster fitting in anywhere, unless they dug a big hole into one of their car parks. Of t...
by MakoMania
Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: B&M Discussion
Replies: 277
Views: 15443

Re: B&M Discussion

I've found B&M to be quite stagnant over the past few years. They really haven't done much in a while and the limelight has been going towards manufacturers like RMC. I haven't been keeping up on Asian additions which may be quite prolific at the moment. B&M have been building a lot in Chin...
by MakoMania
Wed Sep 05, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 308433

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I think it can be all too easy at times to pull out the issues with Alton and the rest of the Merlin parks. For sure they do have their issues, but when you compare them with other parks you start to see pretty much everywhere has their quirks. The majority of Cedar Fair parks run an extremely limi...
by MakoMania
Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2617
Views: 308433

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I have to say, other than Wicker Man which is fabulous, there hasn't been much to smile about this season. My main gripes are: -Removal of all SRQs and baggage holds on Smiler & Th13teen. These two rides have been badly hit capacity wise. -4pm closures on days with 120 minute queues in June -Con...
by MakoMania
Mon Sep 03, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1000
Views: 153667

Re: Towers Loving Care

Didn't the park say on twitter a few weeks/moths ago that they intend to reopen Twirling Toadstool in 2019?
by MakoMania
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 137
Views: 12376

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

It will do well in it's first season, perhaps its second as well. Merlin's obsession with adding high staff requirement attractions confuses me. I cannot see many guests wanting to pay extra on top of already expensive theme park admission for an experience that many will have already done in London...
by MakoMania
Fri Aug 31, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2436
Views: 240994

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Mini update from Wednesday:

https://youtu.be/5m9NcS5Iozc
by MakoMania
Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2436
Views: 240994

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

This FAQ contains a lot of information in relation to the timings of the majority of non-maze attractions at this year's Scarefest - handily the TowersTimes Scarefest site has also been updated to reflect this ;) There are also a couple of new things mentioned, as detailed below: Dr Vic’s Karaoke L...
by MakoMania
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 587
Views: 38956

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Falcon's Fury has returned to service this afternoon!
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