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by Joel Allen
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 997
Views: 142576

Re: Towers Loving Care

Shocking... I do hope toadstool somehow makes a return, but the way it’s been left like that… I have so many childhood memories from that ride and can only hope I’ve not seen the last of the toadstool.
by Joel Allen
Sat Jul 07, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277669

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Got a reply from Thorpe about Vortex: “Hi Joel, Unfortunately we can't say exactly when Vortex will be back. Our engineers are testing the ride at the moment and we hope to have it back in operation as soon as possible!” This is good to hear and it should be back very soon, Probably within the ne...
by Joel Allen
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277669

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Colossus, as well as vortex are both on the summer map. You can see this on the Thorpe Park instagram account. This is good to see. I hope Colossus and vortex re-open soon. I hope they can resolve the problem on Colossus’ cobra roll and it seems they are already trying to do that.
by Joel Allen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 9:40 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 422
Views: 34200

Re: Not So Sweepstake

You forgot me :( Hopefully you can add me onto the list. Thanks
by Joel Allen
Thu Jun 07, 2018 7:02 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 422
Views: 34200

Re: Not So Sweepstake

I don’t like football either!

But still, count me in!
by Joel Allen
Tue Jun 05, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809903

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

When we went on 6th and 7th April, we queued about 40-50 minutes both times we went on it. I'd monitored the queue times for it through the last few days and realised the queue died down about 2:30, and after started to rise again. Pretty happy it worked out both times :)
by Joel Allen
Thu May 31, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2636
Views: 889108

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome everybody :) 
by Joel Allen
Sat May 26, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Samurai
Replies: 77
Views: 14898

Re: Samurai

TPC wrote:
Maintenance were working on it most of today today and they just started testing it late in the afternoon.

Whoopie! That means it will be open on the 3rd June when I go fro my birthday. Great :)
by Joel Allen
Sun May 13, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809903

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

So what, we've got Seabrook, Peperami and Pringles all promoting Wicker Man!?! Wow! :lol There's also Kellogg's, Carex and I've seen a few on Cadbury products!  :lol To add to this, I've just seen that Goodfellas pizza are promoting Wicker Man as well! :lol Yes! I saw that in my local supermarket y...
by Joel Allen
Sun May 13, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277669

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

No clue what's going on with it. Has anyone been to the park recently and has seen what's going on? At least Quantum is back up and running.
by Joel Allen
Sat May 12, 2018 10:02 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277669

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

I did see it, around 4:30 on ride times, open up to guests and had fluctuating queue times of 5-10 minutes. So I guess it did...
by Joel Allen
Sat May 12, 2018 9:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 987
Views: 109223

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Yes you can, we stayed in Splash Landings. We got there a bit late on the first day and just missed ERT. But we especially enjoyed it on day 2. I recommend doing Spinball Whizzer. We rode it 3 times during ERT due to everyone heading to Wicker Man!
by Joel Allen
Wed May 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277669

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

I actually am, in some way, hopeful that Loggers Leap re-opens in the future as the work that’s been done on Tiger Rock is rather spectacular. There may be a lot more to recover but surely it would be worth it? With a new potential re-theme and with an addition of a ride in Slammer’s (RIP) location...
by Joel Allen
Tue May 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What did you ride on your first visit?
Replies: 133
Views: 28175

Re: What did you ride on your first visit?

My first visit was in 2011/2012. Either 2012 or both. I remember going on Twirling Toadstool and the Mine Train but I was scared to go on Th13teen. Sadly I wimped out but in 2013 I had my first ride, I loved it so much and became my favourite ride. (But not anymore) Luckily enough for me, it was Fri...
by Joel Allen
Mon May 07, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6093
Views: 277669

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

According to Thorpe Park Ride times today, Quantum has re-opened.Image
Only Vortex is unavailable now!

EDIT: Maybe not, just gone back to closed :(
by Joel Allen
Wed May 02, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2636
Views: 889108

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome all new members to the wonderful TTSP forum :)
by Joel Allen
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?
Replies: 810
Views: 129011

Re: 2015-2019: Possible Developments?

I loved Walliams books when I was younger. This would be the perfect IP for Cloud Cuckoo Land. I could see CATCF as the gangster granny ride actually, it just works. I really hope this happens... Please Towers, please!
by Joel Allen
Wed Apr 25, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)
Replies: 22
Views: 1610

Re: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

1. Nemesis
2. Wicker Man
3. The Smiler
4. TH13TEEN
5. Galactica
6.Oblivion
7.Rita
8.Spinball Whizzer
9.Runaway Mine Train
10. Octonauts rollercoaster adventure

Tbh, they are all rather decent coasters to me. It was quite hard to place them in a list.
by Joel Allen
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6574
Views: 809903

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Nutty Man wrote:
Is Wicker Man still on ERT? I'm going soon and wanted to know.



Yes it is on ERT :)

Spinball whizzer is also on the ERT lineup.. I recommend you go there instead, on the 7th April we got on it 3 times in Early Ride Time because there was no queue. We had a lot of fun.
by Joel Allen
Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Charlie And The Chocolate Factory; The Ride
Replies: 100
Views: 22189

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...