UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Robert.W
Wed May 23, 2018 2:51 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 5999
Views: 256027

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Hmmm, that's weird. It's not on their YouTube page, and when I search that link, it says that the video is not available...
by Robert.W
Tue May 22, 2018 11:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

Re: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?

No Merlin attraction (or any major theme park in the UK) has ever allowed any sort of camera equipment on rides to my knowledge.  I'm pretty sure there has been a few requests for filming on board the rides that were granted permission. There is a fairly recent POV of Nemesis for example, which the...
by Robert.W
Tue May 22, 2018 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?
Replies: 22
Views: 6479

Re: Are you allowed a GoPro camera on the rollercoasters?

Asking the park in advance seems the best way to go about it, like Dan said. It's not like you've got anything to lose from asking if it's possible. Although, I suspect they will also take into account your reason for wanting to film on the rides as well as wether or not your equipment is safe to us...
by Robert.W
Tue May 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 898
Views: 40271

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Tower of Terror façade renovation begins

Pictures from ED92 are showing scaffolding being constructed around the back of the Tower of Terror ride in the Walt Disney Studios Park.

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by Robert.W
Tue May 22, 2018 7:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rollercoaster Restaurant
Replies: 219
Views: 41621

Re: Rollercoaster Restaurant

Yeah, it'd be great if they added a Wicker Man segment to the light show! :)
by Robert.W
Tue May 22, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 967
Views: 42328

Re: PortAventura World

Junior Red Force opens at Ferrari Land Picture by PortAventura. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Ddz2XBnVMAA_B6P?format=jpg And... New Dark Ride announced for PortAventura Park! Also announced today was that a new dark ride is to be built in the resort's main park, PortAventura Park. The new dark ride w...
by Robert.W
Tue May 22, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 159
Views: 15353

Re: Liseberg

Andreas Andersen tweeted this picture of Valkyria's track being assembled. Good to see things are progressing well again! :)

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by Robert.W
Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: LEGO Roller Coaster
Replies: 8
Views: 320

Re: LEGO Roller Coaster

I really want to get the LEGO Roller Coaster, but I also have a pretty long list of things I want at the moment.... I have a feeling this year is going to be pretty costly :cry:
by Robert.W
Mon May 21, 2018 6:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Dark ride ideas
Replies: 75
Views: 9618

Re: Dark ride ideas

The only issue I would have if The Smiler was enclosed would be what would it look like from the outside? Surely this would cause a bit on an eyesore? Having said that, I'd imagine the things that could be done on the inside could create a truly phenomenal experience, perhaps at a Disney level, if d...
by Robert.W
Mon May 21, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3017
Views: 114846

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

When you compare the complete experiences with each other, I think Wicker Man will just come out on top of Icon, simply because it's so much more than just a coaster. It's something unique that will stick in people's minds, whereas Icon, whilst it will be remembered as a simply fantastic coaster, it...
by Robert.W
Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10445

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Oh, well it's a good sign if the train is now nearly back together! Hopefully it'll be in operation very soon!
by Robert.W
Sun May 20, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10445

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Apparently half of the second train is in pieces, so looks like it'll be one train for a while...
by Robert.W
Sun May 20, 2018 8:02 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Parc Asterix
Replies: 325
Views: 39360

Re: Parc Asterix

I'm guessing this will be to compete with Disneyland Paris' Walt Disney Studios transformation which begins around 2020. 

Certainly exciting though! I wonder what these new elements they are talking about are... 
by Robert.W
Sun May 20, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2728
Views: 62350

Re: Europa Park

Rulantica and Hotel Krønasår Construction Update Just a few recent pictures from the construction site of Rulantica and Hotel Krønasår. :) https://farm1.staticflickr.com/910/28360203748_c2bc536012_z.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/950/42187019972_b7e5146acb_z.jpg https://farm1.staticflickr.com/9...
by Robert.W
Sun May 20, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 898
Views: 40271

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Any word on if they'll be buying all the land and pathways outside the park from the French government? It's not great leaving the park and having to weave between people selling low quality toys off of blankets. That wasn't mentioned at the event. To be honest, I hadn't actually heard that it was ...
by Robert.W
Sat May 19, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 898
Views: 40271

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

That's an impressively long list of updates they'll be making! I'm surprised they're recommissioning the Mark Twain. The last time I saw that the wood at the front was mostly rotten and it looked like they were just using it to salvage parts for the Molly Brown. But will the changes to the counter ...
by Robert.W
Sat May 19, 2018 1:28 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 898
Views: 40271

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Disneyland Paris InsidEARS  On Friday evening, Disneyland Paris held an event to give fans a glimpse at what is in store for the future of the resort! I've put together a summary of most of the announcements that were made. Mickey et son Orchestre PhilharMagique – one of the main announcements was ...
by Robert.W
Thu May 17, 2018 11:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 142
Views: 15566

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

I originally dismissed Oblivion because of how short it looked. I eventually did decide to go on it, but only because I wanted to look down the hole. And what can I say, it's extremely exhilarating, and although it's a short ride, that doesn't detract from its sheer intensity! Really love Oblivion n...
by Robert.W
Thu May 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3010
Views: 400547

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

It's probably because the queue screens spend too much of their time turned off. :(
by Robert.W
Thu May 17, 2018 10:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2381
Views: 258947

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Exactly. As the report says, I think that in general the UK theme and amusement park industry is pretty slow (but steady) at the moment, due to a possible lack of consumer confidence caused by Britain leaving the EU (among other things, likely). I suspect that that may change in 2018, for a quite fe...
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