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by Smiler313
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 9303

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

My friend went to Thorpe in the holidays. He said it was fairly quiet and queue 15 minutes for TWDTR and he said it was 'sick', which shows that some of the target market GP like it.
by Smiler313
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:33 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2727
Views: 58950

Re: Europa Park

Its a shame because a lot of people theses days go to places through packages.
by Smiler313
Mon Apr 09, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245890

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Disneyland Paris have done it with 'Disney Illuminations: Presented by Pandora'. Which I think is a good example about what you said about finding relevant brands to sponsor things with. 
by Smiler313
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1353
Views: 39746

Re: Merlin General Discussion

They will never catch up with Disney. Disney care about their guests. Disney give enough money to their parks so they can operate them with no closures. Guests don't feel like a number on a spreadsheet. If Merlin cared more about their guests, made sure that all their rides were open and provided a ...
by Smiler313
Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences
Replies: 224
Views: 41495

Re: On-Ride Breakdown Experiences

We were loaded on to Oblivion, staff restraint-checked and were all clear for dispatch however we couldn’t move forward. 15 minutes later we were told to get off and wait at the exit while they tested before then being told to board the ride again. It probably didn’t help that the temperature was 30...
by Smiler313
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 751755

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Hopefully we don't get trims.........
by Smiler313
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2727
Views: 58950

Re: Europa Park

So, they are a family business, however provide multimilion pound quality, themed rides? Merlin take a look at this place....
by Smiler313
Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 751755

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

It is likely Merlin saving money or poor quality of effects. Where abouts did you join the queue at the times you rode?
by Smiler313
Mon Mar 26, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 9303

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

They say that the more the train vibrates, the more energy is produced. Interesting. If Towers want to save money to get their SRQs and baggage holds back they should put this on The Smiler and Rita! :lol
by Smiler313
Sun Mar 25, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 2984
Views: 391487

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

It appears that in The Smiler's station, one of the gates that open before the ride dispatches has been moved forwards, does anyone know why?
by Smiler313
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4840
Views: 590765

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

That looks very interesting! I am all for the change! 
Spoiler: show
It does add a bit more sense to why you come off the train, alongside the fracking it suggests you come off as the tunnel has been wrecked? Is there a scare at the end? It seems a bit unclear what happens before you exit.
by Smiler313
Sat Mar 24, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 5951
Views: 242575

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

This is very promising that they are now taking action to keep things are good as possible. I particularly like the new entrance ideas.
by Smiler313
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 751755

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I really like their advert! I think it fits in with the other SW advers (like The Smiler), quite well! The fact it is youths and families riding it shows the target market to the GP well. Well done Towers in my opinion!
by Smiler313
Wed Mar 21, 2018 4:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245890

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Does anyone know how The Smiler has been running?
by Smiler313
Fri Mar 16, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 5951
Views: 242575

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

I thought the name didn’t make sense but I guess it could be linked to the darker side of Amity maybe?
by Smiler313
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Street
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: The State of Towers Street

Same here TheBeornen, I think Towers Street has everything you want.
by Smiler313
Fri Mar 16, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Street
Replies: 10
Views: 648

Re: The State of Towers Street

What things could be done to improve it?
by Smiler313
Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245890

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

At the moment, weather isn't looking very good for opening weekend :( https://www.bbc.co.uk/weather/2657407
by Smiler313
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:39 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 31
Views: 3668

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Thorpe and Towers do have very different atmospheres in my opinion, but it is clear Thorpe has a bigger operations budget with 10pm closures etc. Alton Towers in my opinion is more of a package, with the monorail, entrance, Towers Street, and all the different areas you need to venture to, whereas T...
by Smiler313
Sun Mar 11, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra
Replies: 270
Views: 47576

Re: The Future of Nemesis Sub-Terra

I think Merlin want to play it safe with all their money.
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