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by wamdue
Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6558
Views: 797060

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: 1641
Views: 94624

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: 1458
Views: 184918

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: 2457
Views: 269596

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: 152
Views: 17447

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: 63
Views: 8124

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: 2457
Views: 269596

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: 1458
Views: 184918

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: 152
Views: 17447

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: 3032
Views: 409028

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: 45
Views: 6199

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: 63
Views: 8124

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: 33221

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: 94
Views: 14430

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: 33221

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: 33221

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...
by wamdue
Sat May 05, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 94
Views: 14430

Re: Going to Towers alone...

Going on Thursday / Friday, gonna miss those single rider queues. Question: if I wear my Thanos t-shirt, and click my fingers will the queues halve in length? Because that would be cool, and one place I would totally welcome Thanos doing that. I’ve downloaded some podcasts to my phone, in case I end...
by wamdue
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Going to Towers alone...
Replies: 94
Views: 14430

Re: Going to Towers alone...

I'm booked to go on my own again, it has its down sides, the water rides are a pain, but we all loose touch with friends, or can't sync calenders, or the people we do work with are the reason we need a break, of some sort. You can get lost in the crowd, and honestly phones can be a good distraction ...
by wamdue
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2457
Views: 269596

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

yes I rode Swarm, when it rained, was not pleasant. 
by wamdue
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 223
Views: 33221

Re: Ride Downtime

Should I be worried? Looking at booking a trip for May 10th - 11th.