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by wamdue
Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:36 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 96
Views: 15939

Re: Going to Towers alone...

I say do it. I've only ever done Universal Studios Singapore on my own but that was still fun (helped that the park was completely empty and I could do laps of the coasters). In some ways it was more fun because I didn't have to worry about what other people wanted to do. Oh yes, a quiet park, you ...
by wamdue
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 827815

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This pre show hut, is it not going to be total hell in this heat? You stand around in the queue, very hot, maybe over heated. Then ok maybe it's slightly cooler in there, but you are still hot, and you are all crammed together? Just thinking about it is very off putting. I didn't actually notice th...
by wamdue
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 827815

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

This pre show hut, is it not going to be total hell in this heat? You stand around in the queue, very hot, maybe over heated.

Then ok maybe it's slightly cooler in there, but you are still hot, and you are all crammed together? Just thinking about it is very off putting.
by wamdue
Sat Jun 30, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?
Replies: 84
Views: 4780

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

Not sure I'm keen on something that needs extra pay, I've paid enough for my ticket, I should not need to pay extra to enjoy the attractions of the park.
by wamdue
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 827815

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Oh yeah, that van is dumb. Wicker Man should stand alone, it doesn't need anything else in its skyline.
by wamdue
Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:25 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1654
Views: 100727

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

I've just heard about this.. bad enough, but at least it isn't Chessington's fault.  Then there are :-# like  this  trying to give the park bad press because of it. Grow up you stupid child!  That parade of news media, wanting to use his photo, is just ugly. Is there a story here? Maybe for the loc...
by wamdue
Tue May 15, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 192205

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Oh yes, the Galactica theming is nice, just not the actual VR. And talking of pictures, who is buying a picture of themselves wearing a VR headset?
by wamdue
Sun May 13, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2562
Views: 287190

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I would bet a very high % of people are taking pictures or filming whilst on the rapids, I know I did. The other rides make it plenty clear however.
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 19687

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

and you think about it, Saw at Thorpe Park, does it even better than Oblivion, its at a greater angle after all, and that giant saw blade, is all the themeing it really needs.
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 9:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 10934

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

I also saw staff urging people to go too far forward and then when the doors closed there was lots of space at the back and those at the front struggled to see. A bit odd, but hopefully something that will sort itself out as everyone gets more experienced. No question at all, it's early days, it ca...
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2562
Views: 287190

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Remind me to always go at this time of year, Thursday and Friday, the park was quiet, I got alot done, and on Friday got to take it slowly, go on smaller rides like Blade, go the Sea Life Centre (that poor shark, swims in the same loops so much, I think it might be a robot),and still hit all the big...
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1465
Views: 192205

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Finally time for me to weigh in on this VR idea. Oh boy, I am not coaster purest, BUT when the staff tighten your goggles, they fall off, and the same happens for those around you, I have to wonder if VR is ever going to be successful.  So on Day two of my visit, I rode it without the VR, and it was...
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 19687

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

No fan of this, for a big Secret Weapon ride, its so short and one note, only worth riding on the front row.
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3043
Views: 421755

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Still an amazing ride, rode it 8 times in the past two days (the second day, 4 times in a row), easily the best in the park. 
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 57
Views: 8429

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

Not to be a critic for the sake of it, but i'm just not a fan of this ride, after your know the drop is coming it's just not a fun ride. I know its not meant to be the big thrill ride, but neither is Rita, and that is still fun!
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 74
Views: 10934

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

Ok so spoilers, i'm not a big rollercoaster nut, but I guess this is like an MCU movie to some of you here. Talking of movies, I really like the idea of having the final 5 minute of que, be a video, sure it's basic, but it does what it needs to tell, and really sells the theme. Talking of the theme,...
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 34923

Re: Ride Downtime

I didn't notice anything on Thursday. It seems I missed Wicker Man being down, but TBH I got to it really late in the day.

Friday, however, Galactica and Wicker Man down during the day. Galactica suffers with bet queues, most people wanting to ride with VR. Coasters going out half empty.
by wamdue
Fri May 11, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 96
Views: 15939

Re: Going to Towers alone...

Ok, just back from a two day trip, and maybe because it was quiet, and a total lack of queues, it went really well, with almost no need for the podcasts I downloaded. I did hear alot of Simon Mayos Confessions however. 
by wamdue
Mon May 07, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 34923

Re: Ride Downtime

I want to hear only good news this week
by wamdue
Sat May 05, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 34923

Re: Ride Downtime

Should I be worried? Looking at booking a trip for May 10th - 11th.  I wouldn't stress too much - I'd been reading about the dire operations at the park for the past month and when I got there this week, everything was absolutely fine! Wicker Man went down a few times but I never waited more than 2...