UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by saw-x-smile
Mon Jun 18, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Theme Parks and IPs
Replies: 4
Views: 514

Re: Theme Parks and IPs

There is an interesting balance between IPs and Attractions which must be struck, and isn't exactly easy. For an IP to be truly successful, then the creators of the attraction have to understand what made the IP so likeable in the first place. And, if that wasn't a tall enough order on its own, they...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:18 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 73
Views: 10388

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

I think this is an interesting move. I heard that there used to be an issue with Hollywood Studios where they didn't know whether their attractions should be similar to Universal's Tram Tour and be a behind the scenes look at film or whether it should be full emersion into film and media such as oth...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2726
Views: 258373

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Wow.... I'm speechless. 
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:48 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: General Forum Discussion
Replies: 150
Views: 24973

Re: General Forum Discussion

I think we should have a part of the forum that's dedicated to tackling the big picture theories around the theme park industry, such as IP, VR, AR, coaster evolution and other things we might come up with. Something that isn't about parks or attractions themsves, rather the ideas or concepts of the...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 379
Views: 68917

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

I think that Chris is right and we can't call the time of death just yet, but I also don't think we're going to see a miraculous recovery either. Paramount Parks in the past weren’t known for their incredible management and this park is now becoming a discount Paramount Park. It isn't looking good. ...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 299
Views: 31178

Re: The Swarm

Swarm is a fantastic attraction and I don't think it gets the credit it deserves. It's theming is so amazing, the burnt church is incredible and it was clear that this attraction was designed with Fright Nights in mind, because they've managed to create an experience that totally changes after dark....
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Pin Badges
Replies: 223
Views: 38104

Re: Alton Towers Resort Pin Badges

I know it's not the most sophisticated, but I rather like the phone pin. It's unique to say the least and has a certain, Merliny charm to it. 

The other two are just fantastic, nothing else needing to be said. Especially the Rita one, it looks beautiful. 
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1458
Views: 184755

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I liked the concept of AIR much more than Galactica. By now, I find Space rather cliche and overdone, but the simple but appealing idea of flying is so much more investing, to me. Galactica as a concept only really works when it is paired with the VR. Outside of the station and that one portal, ther...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 45
Views: 6169

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

I've actually grown to become rather fond of this ride. At first, I thought it was beyond average and not worth my time, so it took me years until I actually got around to riding it, but by the time I did, the hype had dissolved away. When I experienced it with clear eyes, I thought the theming was ...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 152
Views: 17371

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Something really needs to be done when they're making mistakes this bad! Anyone with logic should be able to tell that this is impossible... It sucks that things such as this can get printed with no repercussions. I guess they're seeing the high hits on websites such as this talking about these ride...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 94
Views: 12234

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I would do anything to see the return of the red water, it added so much atmosphere and looked amazing! But alas, I don't think it's likely. I mean, if they can't get all the screens or projectors working in the Smiler's queue, then seeing them tackle something as detailed as dying the water again s...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 279
Views: 51195

Re: Towers Loving Care

I hope it does, but I'm still very skeptical... Wasn't it shut for being unsafe or something? That said, I'd love Alton Towers to repair and reopen it because it was a fantastic attraction and I'd love to get a chance to do it again, especially after becoming so much more engulfed in the backstory o...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 966
Views: 105218

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I'm not certain either, but when you look it up online, this pops up https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/theme-park/transportation/woodland-walk/ . It seems to be closed at this moment in time, but if it was open and I was to guess, I think it's a separate entrance since it says you'd enter at Forbidden V...
by saw-x-smile
Sun Jun 17, 2018 12:26 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort
Replies: 62
Views: 9662

Re: Disneyland Resort

I was absolutely outraged when I saw the advert for Pixar Pier. It seems so haphazard and last minute. Recently, I rode Guardians of the Galaxy: Mission Breakout, and although I have never ridden the original Twilight Zone: Tower of Terror, it was so easy to see that this was a quick sellout to get ...
by saw-x-smile
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 204
Views: 34765

Re: SW9

I think DBGT might have scared away Merlin from trying any simulator rides any time soon, which is sad but makes sense. DBGT is kind of a failure, and even though it would be awesome for a dark ride rollercoaster hybrid to be SW9, I think the fear and recent loss of money will keep them from it. May...
by saw-x-smile
Fri Jun 15, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Daytona Beach - Sand Blaster accident
Replies: 4
Views: 185

Re: Daytona Beach - Sand Blaster accident

That's terrible! My wishes go out to those involved and their families. 
by saw-x-smile
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2621
Views: 876759

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome Jamie!
by saw-x-smile
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project Zer0 - Specu1ation
Replies: 85
Views: 3720

Re: Project Zer0 - Specu1ation

I'm kind of glad to hear that it's fake from the way you describe the video. It's sad that someone would do this, but not that surprising. I'm more surprised that Thorpe didn't catch it themselves and had to have a fan point it out to them. I think this might mark the end of Project Zero. 
by saw-x-smile
Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6558
Views: 796452

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It seems not even Wicker Man is safe from upsells and stands, as this picture from TowersStreet Facebook proves! https://i.imgur.com/occ1LGh.jpg That’s ridiculous! This ride is all about theming... and they’d do this. But hey, we don’t know. Maybe the old, technology hating gods of the ride can’t g...
by saw-x-smile
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:22 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Knott's Berry Farm
Replies: 64
Views: 7818

Re: Knott's Berry Farm

Another amazing thing about Knotts this year is their Ghost Town Live. It has improved so much since last year, and is actually incredible. There are multiple mysteries going on around Calico, and you have to interact with actors and solve puzzles to find out what is really going down. They certainl...
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