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by MakoMania
Mon Apr 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 569
Views: 29546

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Gwazi now has it's supports littered with markings that look eerily similar to Mean Streak and the like.
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:34 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 991
Views: 57312

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

The ride is getting terrible reviews so far, which is dissapointing to hear.
by MakoMania
Fri Apr 13, 2018 7:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2270
Views: 245323

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

People shouldn't smoke in queue lines, in my opinion. It is unfair to damage the health of others to satisfy a craving. Other people do not wish to have harmful excess tar secreted into their lungs against their own will. If you can't last the queue time without needing to smoke, then don't queue.
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 664
Views: 44897

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

JC13 wrote:
MakoMania wrote:
Today is the final day for Shamu Express.

Nooooooooooo!!!!


Really? That’s such a shame! There are no kiddie coasters left at Sea World, hopefully they get one in the next few years


The ride is being kept apparently, but rethemed into part of a brand new themed area, stay tuned :)
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:27 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6387
Views: 750716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Opened 40 minutes late this morning, 3 trains and now it's closed again!
by MakoMania
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 664
Views: 44897

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Today is the final day for Shamu Express.

Nooooooooooo!!!!
by MakoMania
Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6387
Views: 750716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Another difficult day, has spent far more time closed than open.

This is so strange, other new GCIs have nowhere near this amount of downtime.
by MakoMania
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 569
Views: 29546

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

It's being reported this evening that Busch Gardens Tampa have indefinitely closed a number of attractions in the Jungala area of the theme park in an effort to cut costs. As part of the closures, the entirety of the Treetop Trails section of Jungala, located towards the back of the park, has been ...
by MakoMania
Fri Apr 06, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2270
Views: 245323

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Has anyone been reading TripAdvisor recently? The park are getting an absolute hammering!
by MakoMania
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 991
Views: 57312

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Supports for the new rollercoaster that will be built on the former location of Dragon Challenge have arrived at the resort! https://i.gyazo.com/30428d003a001ef6b1c1f0bba7365c8b.png Also seems some construction has begun on site too! https://i.gyazo.com/e5c6783494e987efb6d11e61c2613e1d.jpg Rumours ...
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 02, 2018 12:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2270
Views: 245323

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Muppet738 wrote:
Well we're on park and yes there is snow and ice

Typical BBC & Met Office then :P

I do wonder why Oblivion is opened but none of the others are though, and why they were saying that there would be a full ride offering.
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2270
Views: 245323

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

There is no snow or ice, temperatures are currently 6/7°C and winds are only 11mph according to the BBC and Met Office.

The park also confirmed earlier today that they expected a full ride offering.
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:13 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2270
Views: 245323

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

The cuts to the technical services department are really showing this season.
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What a sad state of affairs that this is becoming normal :(

Monorail is currently unavailable as well.
by MakoMania
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 9244

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

Seems to be getting mixed reactions to say the best. Lots of people commenting that it isn't as scary as advertised, which is true.

Still don't understand why they slapped a horror brand onto a family coaster. The branding and the ride itself just don't match.
by MakoMania
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6387
Views: 750716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I mean, of course there is still some excitement, but headlines like this aren't great: https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/father-son-reveal-six-half-14454217 More of an enthusiast thing, but with the park in such poor shape this year, it's making it really hard for me to be excited...
by MakoMania
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6387
Views: 750716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Indeed, the hype is vanishing quickly.
by MakoMania
Sun Mar 25, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 41
Views: 4914

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Wicker Man is a fantastic addition to the park! Whilst the coaster itself is not as good as Grand National or Megafobia, the overall experience is absolutely incredible and something that Alton Towers should be very proud of. Here's to hoping that they can iron out the technical issues of the past c...
by MakoMania
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:02 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6387
Views: 750716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

JC13 wrote:
MakoMania wrote:
The queue is painfully slow. Getting about 200 people per hour currently.


Seriously?


Yeah, it's going down every 5 minutes, which is understandable with a new ride, but many people are getting really annoyed.
by MakoMania
Sat Mar 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6387
Views: 750716

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The queue is painfully slow. Getting about 200 people per hour currently.
by MakoMania
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Forbidden Valley Future
Replies: 35
Views: 5001

Re: Forbidden Valley Future

Some new live entertainment would be a great addition to the park and would work well in Forbidden Valley with the loss of two attractions.
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