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by Bert2theSpark
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 785
Views: 95635

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

They did get the people who themed baron? I heard that somewhere but I can't where and if its true but it'd explain the look of the themeing. They got Universal Rocks to do the rockwork on SW8 who also did the rockwork for Klugheim(Taron and Raik) at Phantasialand.  I'm impressed to see something a...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Sep 20, 2017 7:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2006
Views: 130151

Re: Scarefest

Wouldn't the food stalls be in the way if the queue was to go that side? Also, I think it was reported in a write up that the entrance would be on Towers Street by Birmingham Mail? Overall, I'm looking forward to it! I must not have seen that article in that case! Was thinking with the food stalls ...
by Bert2theSpark
Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:19 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Legoland: The Great Lego Race VR Coaster (3 Parks)
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Legoland: The Great Lego Race VR Coaster (3 Parks)

I'm assuming the VR was made by Figment Productions?  I also wouldn't be suprised if we saw extra Lego VR coasters come to other Legoland parks at some point in the future.  Also the issue here is that the Legoland parks get higher attendence than the Theme Park Resorts and signifigantly larger queu...
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:58 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488462

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

What about the fire effects used on Scorpion Express at CWoA? Isn't this a Steel ride anyway? Scorpion Express is a Mack Powered coaster and indeed a Steel coaster.  Just a thought, The Swarm's fire effect only goes once every 3 trains and water effects the other times. With Scorpion Express as it ...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Sep 17, 2017 5:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Drawing Board: Dark Forest Concepts
Replies: 4
Views: 218

Re: The Drawing Board: Dark Forest Concepts

A vertical launch coaster? Is their any of them already in the world? How would that work? Or does rip ride rockit sort of count as that. I'd of taken Rip Ride Rockit at towers for sure! I believe it would of been the same model as Wicked at Lagoon in Utah which was made by Zierer. On another topic...
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Sep 11, 2017 6:53 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5827
Views: 179384

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

If I remember correctly there was talk that Rumba was set for an overhaul for next year, so that may be way! An Overhaul as in retheme like Dragon Falls is going under or overhaul as in refurb like Hex went under? I wouldn't think a retheme is too likely as Merlin wouldn't want it to clash wit Tige...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:58 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi
Replies: 35
Views: 2426

Re: SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

Just a thought, As this park is fully indoors, I'm assuming it will take Ferrari World's record of 'World's Largest Indoor Park'?
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Sep 03, 2017 8:05 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 604
Views: 28780

Re: Phantasialand


Flying Coaster at the Vekoma Factory(1:15). Credit Midway Mayhem

As a fan of Dark rides and Flying coasters(And Vekoma's) I can't help but feel excited for F.L.Y and I hope I get the chance to ride it one day!
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Sep 03, 2017 3:54 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: Area Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 59
Views: 8580

Re: Area Speculation and Discussion

I'm thinking The Courtyard and SW8 will form a new sub-area within Mutiny Bay/Katanyga Canyon/Gloomy Wood. Think how The Swarm has it's own area or Thorpe Jct as a sub area within The Jungle/Old Town/Calamity Cove at Thorpe Park. Pagan Mythology and Pirates will be able to live alongside each other ...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1845
Views: 184956

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

From 9am on Monday 4th September, Alton Towers will be holding an eBay auction of 30 boats from The Flume, along with ride signage and its height board, in order to raise money for Merlin's Magic Wand. More details are available on the Resort's website  where there is also a catalogue of items. Hmm...
by Bert2theSpark
Wed Aug 30, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 32
Views: 2577

Re: Project 2020

I could see a B&M/Mack Hyper/Giga coaster fit in between Loggers Leap and the entrance.  https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/169849842745475072/352468679251853313/tphyper.PNG I mean it would have it's station and lift hill where Loggers Leap is and have a curved drop and go into a bunch of Ai...
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Six Flags General Discussion
Replies: 147
Views: 8243

Re: Six Flags General Discussion

We also know SFNE is getting a Zamperla Giant Discovery and SFA is looking at a VR addition. So that's four Six Flags parks we know are getting. So I recon the announcement will be a mix of what we've seen in previous years. 
by Bert2theSpark
Mon Aug 28, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 746
Views: 44142

Re: Heide Park

The future doesn't look bright for Colossos . The future of Europe's largest wooden roller coaster does not look rosy.  The largest wooden rollercoaster in Europe has been grounded since July 2016 for urgent maintenance and repair work. Early this year, Heide Park announced that Colossos will r...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:05 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488462

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Merlin aren't stupid, there's a reason for dark themes, they sell, to the average member of the GP who doesn't visit Towers often and maybe not visited at all, when they book their trip to Towers it will be mainly for the park's newest ride. When someone sees the words 'Psychological' or 'Intense' o...
by Bert2theSpark
Sun Aug 27, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest
Replies: 2006
Views: 130151

Re: Scarefest

TowersStreet Facebook have spotted Scarefest Signs go up in the courtyard, further suggesting The Welcoming:Be Chosen will be located here. 
by Bert2theSpark
Sat Aug 26, 2017 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 1845
Views: 184956

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

I don't think this really fits into anywhere but I would like to see a Coca-Cola Freestyle and Coca-Cola Super Freeze at Towers. I mean the Coca-Cola Freestyle at Thorpe Park looks successful, why not have one at Towers  :D  Another small thing I would like Alton Towers to add is Coaster Climbs, I w...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:56 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488462

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

I thought Lane IP had already filed the name 'Wickerman'. WICKER MAN, just the way it is stylised feels very Merlin.  So with DBGT, how long was it before they trademarked the name until the ride was announced and the trademark was passed to Merlin? It could give us a countdown until the SW8(Or shou...
by Bert2theSpark
Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:25 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train
Replies: 4814
Views: 504974

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train

The tube underground train was working correctly when I rode it a few weeks ago. When I was waiting in the warehouse wth the suspended train I was looking around and noticed a few things:  1) The building clearly wasn't mirrored at all, but the opposite end to where you entered the warehous...
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Aug 24, 2017 12:26 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and Discussion
Replies: 4889
Views: 488462

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

So 'abusing natural resources' does this mean we will see some sort of message implimented into the ride much like fracking and DBGT.  I mean SW8's backstory could be how Towers was going to build another 'World's First' with modern technology and then the land somehow travelled back in time and the...
by Bert2theSpark
Thu Aug 24, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2391
Views: 719266

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Yappo! You joined at the right time for SW8 developments!