UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Robert.W
Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:39 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 65
Views: 8980

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge construction update! I'll let the pictures speak for themselves. A couple of aerial pictures by  @bioreconstruct  on Twitter. https://farm1.staticflickr.com/800/41572232342_60d0a138a4_c.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/932/41572232102_a354e0c6d4_c.jpg The rest of the pictu...
by Robert.W
Sat Apr 21, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 5419

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

In all honesty, I didn't really notice the lack of fire effects, although that could have been to do with the really heavy misty weather more than anything, so I don't really know what it is like on a normal day. Got some stunning pictures of the ride, even without the fire! :)
by Robert.W
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5171

Re: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018

Just a few pictures of the new Land of the Tiger. :) This picture from Chessington Buzz shows the new entrance to the land! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/862/40892893444_163c07612e_z.jpg And these pictures by Theme Park Guide show new theming around the land, as well as the Tiger Rock itself! https...
by Robert.W
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:13 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 966
Views: 39992

Re: PortAventura World

Yes, I agree with that. The theme doesn't really help. The bits that have been themed in Ferrari Land, have been done pretty well. I haven't seen an awful lot of Ferrari World so it's difficult for me to compare.  One other thing I think contributes to the bland feeling is the lack of trees and vege...
by Robert.W
Sat Apr 21, 2018 1:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime
Replies: 201
Views: 28695

Re: Ride Downtime

So, currently unavailable is Rita, Wicker Man and Congo River Rapids. 

Edit: Wicker Man is available again.

Edit 2: Rita now back open as well.
by Robert.W
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Ride
Replies: 90
Views: 19694

Re: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Ride

I don't really know how much truth is in this, but I have heard it mentioned on other forums that there may be work going on in the CATCF building to remove the theme since the IP deal ran out, so they can reopen the ride. As I say though, I wouldn't know wether that is really true or not. It could ...
by Robert.W
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1440
Views: 175629

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I do kinda wish I'd given it a go in 2016, but now as the VR is just not as good, as well as the extra long queue for the VR rows, I'm just not bothered about it to be honest. I do love the new soundtrack and extra bits of theming that came with Galactica, although I'm glad they've reintroduced actu...
by Robert.W
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Replies: 27
Views: 1883

Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Looks like quite a unique train design.. they just look a bit plasticky if you get what I mean.. not sure about it to be honest. Single file seating arrangement is interesting. They look comfy enough though. Especially as the coaster will hopefully be ultra smooth! :)
by Robert.W
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1440
Views: 175629

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I've never tried the VR. It just doesn't appeal to me really. I'd rather see the actual surroundings than have some screen pushed in my face. I have a real soft spot for the original Air, and whilst the change to Galactica did bring improvements in some areas, the VR is certainly not one of them. 
by Robert.W
Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:47 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 966
Views: 39992

Re: PortAventura World

Yep, the website says Junior Red Force is not open at the moment. Everything else is though. :) The new attractions are certainly needed, and will likely be pretty popular with kids. I'm not blown away with the new rides though. I mean, they look reasonably well themed, but I think the problem lies ...
by Robert.W
Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2280
Views: 246487

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: 6394
Views: 753126

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: 6394
Views: 753126

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: 2280
Views: 246487

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: 2984
Views: 107609

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: 201
Views: 28695

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: 201
Views: 28695

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: 201
Views: 28695

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: 522
Views: 35957

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: 994
Views: 57676

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

I don't know. It seems a likely possibility though. :)
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