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by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245892

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Honestly, in the situation that we're in, I have so much respect for all those at Towers who are trying their very best to make the most out of the budget Merlin are giving them. The money that they are given really isn't enough, and I imagine some very tough decisions have to be made. But when it h...
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 751759

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Definitely, I really am confident Merlin will learn from the success of Wicker Man – well themed with no silly gimmicks. Hopefully Towers next addition will be more like this. Wicker Man certainly is a hit with literally everyone – it's nice to log onto some other forums and see all those people who...
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 751759

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Bradley Wynne, the MMM lead creative for Wicker Man, announced a couple of weeks ago that he has decided to leave Merlin. A shame really, because he and the rest of the MMM team have done a great job with Wicker Man. I guess it's always nice to leave on a high.  Apparently he will be taking the posi...
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2276
Views: 245892

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Honestly, it looks like it's been an appalling day at Towers today. It's just so sad that it's come to this. One month. An entire month of unbelievably poor operations and ride reliability.  Realistically, what hope really is there for any improvement as the season continues? It just seems as though...
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2983
Views: 107296

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

ICON look set to be opening on 25th of May! Who'll be making a trip to the Pleasure Beach to ride it? https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/30073228_10156285909892365_6160279059455699247_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=7cbfe2c321256ff4fb22aa4f00b4cda3&oe=5B71232D EDIT: Blackpool Pleasure Beach h...
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 199
Views: 28349

Re: Ride Downtime

Wickerman down again (along with Rita). Where are you seeing the extended opening times? I've checked Twitter and can't see anything about it Ah, they confirmed the extended opening times via a DM on Twitter. :) Not good to hear Wicker Man is down again though.. Wicker Man is back running... for no...
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 199
Views: 28349

Re: Ride Downtime

Ride close has also been extended by half an hour to 4:30pm. 
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 199
Views: 28349

Re: Ride Downtime

They seem to be sorting whatever the issues are out as only Wicker Man, Rita and Battle Galleons are unavailable now. 

And Wicker Man is now open again. Just the other two still closed.
by Robert.W
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Cedar Point
Replies: 520
Views: 35810

Re: Cedar Point

The TV advert for Steel Vengeance has been released by Cedar Point today! :)
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OMI1nJp8_3o
by Robert.W
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 991
Views: 57426

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

I don't know. It seems a likely possibility though. :)
by Robert.W
Wed Apr 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Replies: 129
Views: 7490

Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

Sources from inside Disney are reporting that Walt Disney World have ordered an entire new fleet of monorail trains, which will replace the old ones which have been in use since 1989. The new monorail trains are thought to be being built by Bombardier, which is the same company that built the origi...
by Robert.W
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 991
Views: 57426

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Nope, it's definitely an Intamin :)
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by Robert.W
Wed Apr 18, 2018 3:12 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 991
Views: 57426

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Just a few more pictures from @bioreconstruct  on Twitter of the new Harry Potter rollercoaster which I don't think have been posted in here yet. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/837/41529894891_5d4dacd61d_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/797/39720949780_e70d5c88eb_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr...
by Robert.W
Tue Apr 17, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2727
Views: 58950

Re: Europa Park

Thomas Mack has shared some pictures showing the preparations for Rulantica The Musical, which begins on April 28th. :)

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by Robert.W
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 41
Views: 5826

Re: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings

I don't think it's necessarily that the hotels are too expensive, after all, it's the cheapest one that they've had to close. I just think that already have way too many rooms.  The Enchanted Village and CBeebies Land Hotel, two of the more expensive options, have been pretty successful, I'd say.  I...
by Robert.W
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 41
Views: 5826

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Yeah. The difference with this year and last, is that last year they called it a "refurbishment". I'm sure I wasn't the only one who noticed that nothing been refurbished... 
by Robert.W
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Hotel & Splash Landings
Replies: 41
Views: 5826

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Splash Landings is apparently closed. Again. 

And they still want to build even more hotels?
by Robert.W
Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 199
Views: 28349

Re: Ride Downtime

Yep, it's been down since around 3pm on Sunday. I do wonder what's wrong with it though..
by Robert.W
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4840
Views: 590769

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

To be honest, I've never ridden it and I'm sitting here like "what's it doing???", but yeah, probably not a good idea if anyone has a copy to share it any further. 
by Robert.W
Mon Apr 16, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 901
Views: 93442

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Hi, How does the Fast track work? I have booked 2 Gold fast tracks and received 2 barcoded tickets, is this correct? Last time I went to Alton Towers the fast tracks were a ticket that a ride op signed (or ripped). Have they installed a new system? Also what time can you enter the park with the Sun...
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