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by MakoMania
Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2078
Views: 224516

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Yeah, that's what I mean. I hope they can avoid a situation when people are walking to rides at 10am only to find that they don't open until 11am.
by MakoMania
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2078
Views: 224516

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

However, we still have no park opening times, no ride opening times and no opening date for the park's signature attraction. Happy trip planning folks :P The ride opening times were announced a few weeks ago, do you not remember the amount of backlash Towers got before amending them a few days late...
by MakoMania
Sun Feb 25, 2018 11:35 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2078
Views: 224516

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Less than 3 weeks to go until the start of the season, cannot wait! It's within touching distance now :) However, we still have no park opening times, no ride opening times and no opening date for the park's signature attraction. Happy trip planning folks :P The other Merlin parks have had their ope...
by MakoMania
Thu Feb 22, 2018 6:20 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1288
Views: 186777

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Capt. Barnacles wrote:
The name came from there being a single tree in between the path itself and the Wicker Man construction site. It's down at the very bottom end of the path, near the queue line.

Thanks, that makes sense!
by MakoMania
Thu Feb 22, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1288
Views: 186777

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Why is it called the one tree path? :P
by MakoMania
Tue Feb 20, 2018 10:43 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I think in terms of excitement, it is because Icon is just a rollercoaster, no theme no real media or PR content just “hey we are building a ride” Rides in today’s world need to tell a story, much like John Wardley says, with design you’re an entertainer. If it doesn’t tell a story or aesthetically...
by MakoMania
Mon Feb 19, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5937
Views: 674984

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Looks fabulous!
by MakoMania
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I think in terms of excitement, it is because Icon is just a rollercoaster, no theme no real media or PR content just “hey we are building a ride” Rides in today’s world need to tell a story, much like John Wardley says, with design you’re an entertainer. If it doesn’t tell a story or aesthetically...
by MakoMania
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Opening Day Meet Up - 17th March 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 540

Re: Events Calendar 2018

As it’s a meet up I would expect the focus will be around SW8 opening and riding together. There won’t be any fixed plans for the day so people are free to come and go as they please. ScareMazing is the only event where the activities carry age restrictions or advisories. Usually 15+ for the scarem...
by MakoMania
Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5937
Views: 674984

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Loakin wrote:
And with the half term event almost over, the focus is starting to move back to Wickerman.

Half term is only just beginning for most schools :P
by MakoMania
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5937
Views: 674984

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

So when are people expecting that the opening day will be announced?
by MakoMania
Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 961
Views: 122988

Re: Towers Loving Care

If Merlin weren't forced to spend money on heritage, they would spend the mininum required to meet health and safety standards and not a penny more :P
by MakoMania
Fri Feb 16, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5937
Views: 674984

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It looks really fantastic, however I'm sure it will not be quite as impressive in the day, that remains to be seen though. Apparently the fog is there temporarily while they shoot promotional material. I am getting quite excited to experience Wicker Man now, we've certainly got a great year on our h...
by MakoMania
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:25 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I agree with Lakey, it just doesn’t seem very... exciting? The layout is pretty meh compared to what we’ve seen achieved by this manufacturer, and our ever growing expectations. The fact it has no real theme is a shame as these coasters can utilise and increase ride experience dramatically. It’s gr...
by MakoMania
Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Whoop whoop! Testing is not far off now surely.

Still can't believe we're getting such a class ride in the UK.

Here's ICON being featured on BBC News, including an interview with Amanda Thompson:

by MakoMania
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Mako's simulation sucked and made the ride look slow, as did Wicked Cyclone's, so I wouldn't pay too much attention to it :) I think Storm Chaser's simulation takes the cake though! Having seen Icon with my own eyes last weekend, it looks incredible. I definitely think the second half will be strong...
by MakoMania
Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:09 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

It is quite spectacular!
by MakoMania
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Tom170499 wrote:
The ‘iconic’ pun has been used too much now :lol


We still have two months to go!
by MakoMania
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

by MakoMania
Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2964
Views: 97921

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

It's BPB opening day!

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Credit to PB Experience.
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