UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Smiler313
Wed Aug 16, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Silver Dollar City
Replies: 46
Views: 4328

Re: Silver Dollar City

In all honesty I'm not sure that I would personally be a fan of this. I like Spinball but inversions added would be too much for me. Looks like a unique investment though. They might do different trains styles like in previous Mack concept videos.
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Th13teen
Replies: 25
Views: 3411

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

Aha right! I knew they have to keep them on but I don't know why... Thanks Dan!
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 136
Views: 11577

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

I have noticed the ride's state recently and the big issues I have seen is effects, lighting and completed scenery. These days the trommel barley works, the zombies sometimes don't work or come out too slowly, the screaming room lights are LEDs with gels, and when I mean competed scenery, for exampl...
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Th13teen
Replies: 25
Views: 3411

Re: The Future Of Th13teen

I'm sure if the trims were turned off the outdoor section would be improved massively.
by Smiler313
Sun Aug 13, 2017 8:21 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 602
Views: 27244

Re: Phantasialand

The seem to utilise a similar restraint locking system to the B&M flyers.
by Smiler313
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?
Replies: 136
Views: 11577

Re: Duel: Retheme, Replace or Remove?

It would be nice if John gave some advice for the refurb!
by Smiler313
Sat Aug 05, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: How many visits per year?
Replies: 21
Views: 1389

Re: How many visits per year?

I like to try and get 3 in a year. I would love to do more but 3 times is more than enough for the rest of my family! Unfortunately I think I am only able to go twice this year meaning I have no more trips planned to go there again this season! :(
by Smiler313
Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:38 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 75182

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Maybe the architecture and design of the preshow building may give some clues? It may be a little early on to tell.
by Smiler313
Fri Aug 04, 2017 3:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 75182

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

:lol :lol
Realistically though I believe it will be for the 2019 season.
by Smiler313
Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 628
Views: 75182

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

When you go at Scarefest you will be mesmerised. Pictures don't do the thing any justice...
by Smiler313
Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4668
Views: 455559

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Wow that's mind blowing. Honestly I am more excited for SW8 than ever before.
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 723
Views: 61037

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Thank you for all the information and I am sorry for creating a bit of commotion posing my question asked last night. 
by Smiler313
Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4668
Views: 455559

Re: SW8

http://www.towerstimes.co.uk/sw8/files/2015/06/sw8.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CoJ1ck2UMAIYW2K.jpg I am probably totally wrong, but don't you think that the SW8 sign and the Skin Snatchers logo look fairly similar in ways?  :sus: They integrated some story and theme from The Sanctuary when desi...
by Smiler313
Mon Jul 31, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 723
Views: 61037

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Is it possible to get film permits or something similar to be able to film on rides at Merlin parks? Because I have heard at places like Busch you can be directed to managers that can give you a special card that allows you to do so. Just wondering...
by Smiler313
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Merlin's contract with Bose Audio ended, they've turned to Ohm Audio instead?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Merlin's contract with Bose Audio ended, they've turned to Ohm Audio instead?

There still are 32se speakers on Towers Street on buildings and on Turnsiles, and the Ohm ones are on poles and painted green to be camouflaged. Maybye Bose weren't happy with Merlin taking off the logos. Also Bose seem to have more diversity with speakers with different shapes and sizes. Something ...
by Smiler313
Sun Jul 30, 2017 6:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Merlin's contract with Bose Audio ended, they've turned to Ohm Audio instead?
Replies: 5
Views: 406

Re: Merlin's contract with Bose Audio ended, they've turned to Ohm Audio instead?

I do prefer the Bose range of speakers personally as they seem to produce better audio. Ohm is probably cheaper however we can see with Hex that Ohm speakers can't cope as well with high amplitudes for instance in the Cinema room. It seems Tussauds/Merlin have worked with Ohm in the far past with th...
by Smiler313
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:39 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5805
Views: 166823

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

A horrific accident has occurred with what seems to be a KMG Afterburner at Ohio State Fair where a gondola fell from the ride while in operation. At least one pereson has died. Whether any action will be taken with Vortex will be interesting to see.
by Smiler313
Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4668
Views: 455559

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

The dimensions of the hole in the fence does look fairly 16:9 ish, which would further suggest use of TVs. This would be a very interesting marketing style and it would be easy for Towers to update and reveal more information.
by Smiler313
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1821
Views: 178601

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

It will have been a busy day for Francis and the management team. I head the 'incident' ( [-( ) from Kay Burley on Sky News! Towers have kept on top of it with a statement being released etc. Well done to the team for explaining the regular procedures and that the ride is designed to operate that wa...
by Smiler313
Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5805
Views: 166823

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Thank you very much! Can't wait to visit!
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