UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Robert.W
Sun May 20, 2018 10:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10114

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: 10114

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: 39229

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: 62049

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: 897
Views: 40007

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: 897
Views: 40007

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: 897
Views: 40007

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: 15487

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: 399839

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: 2380
Views: 258286

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...
by Robert.W
Thu May 17, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3010
Views: 114116

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Justin wrote:
It reminds me of an Esso advert!

Hahaha yeah, I see what you mean! 

Looks like a great coaster though, although sadly I won't be riding it this year.
by Robert.W
Thu May 17, 2018 9:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258286

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I  have to admit, whilst I obviously wasn't expecting sky rocket attendance figures at Alton Towers, I am still a little disappointed. I had though that they would have been just that little bit higher than 2M. Having said that, the TEA re port does suggest some reasons for the lack of growth i...
by Robert.W
Thu May 17, 2018 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 82
Views: 10114

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

That's odd.. perhaps they're going to be refurbishing that one now before the summer starts?
by Robert.W
Thu May 17, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258286

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

The 2017 TEA report has been released today! :)

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by Robert.W
Wed May 16, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773810

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Well, the flames are currently not working. Wether that is because they are genuinely broken, or have some sort of problem etc., or given Merlin's track record, they might  be turned off to save on some money. Judging by their track record, I would not put it past them to have them turned off... and...
by Robert.W
Wed May 16, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6503
Views: 773810

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

They've been replying on Twitter that the "Beornen are preparing for the summer solstice and the fire will be lit soon"... that could be interpreted in any number of ways, but if it was broken, wouldn't they say something along the lines of "our teams are doing everything they can to ...
by Robert.W
Tue May 15, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258286

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I mean, even though it is their responsibility to call out any wrongdoings, they way in which they did it was extremely rude, which was unnecessary. I just think that on a whole, this year, the professionalism, knowledgeability and customer service has all declined, for whatever reason.. :(
by Robert.W
Tue May 15, 2018 3:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258286

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

There never was anything wrong with the rules and signage around the park to be honest. The problem was that the social media team were telling people off when they hadn't actually broken any of the rules. The sign at the Rapids entrance was perfectly correct, as were the ride staff. But as usual, A...
by Robert.W
Mon May 14, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258286

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Haha, it was almost perfectly lined up, and it probably helped that they were both wearing blue jumpers, almost fitting in with the theme of the ride!
by Robert.W
Mon May 14, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2380
Views: 258286

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Last year, the staff at Spinball Whizzer were looking for on-ride photos, to use as an example on the small screens at the on-ride photo shop. My brothers on-ride picture was pretty good, and they asked if they could use it. My mum had to fill out this form to say that it could be used for marketing...
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