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by Joel Allen
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 326
Views: 36849

Re: The Swarm

The Swarm will be closed today (14th October) as per Thorpe Park's website
by Joel Allen
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 134
Views: 11980

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019?

If we are getting the Dungeons next year, surely the Toadstall should re-open with it... Otherwise it would be strange to have an SBNO ride next to a new one. They did say they intend for it to re-open in 2019 also. Fingers crossed!
by Joel Allen
Sun Oct 07, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1890
Views: 132708

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Eh. Dunno why but I like the station.
by Joel Allen
Sun Oct 07, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1890
Views: 132708

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

I do hope Colossus stays! All it needs is new trains and a repaint :(
by Joel Allen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3057
Views: 435698

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Yes! He interacted with me and my family in the projection room. Such a fantastic member of staff and told me to get that Wickerman hoodie off as it’s a family ride. :lol He also made crazy laughing sounds and freaked everyone out. He made the whole experience so much better.
by Joel Allen
Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 204
Views: 32053

Re: Colossus

The longer Colossus stays the better. It’s so fun when it’s not too rough. If you get that perfect smooth run (which I’ve had) the ride is absolutely fantastic. I just think if they repaint it and get new trains it would be even better.
by Joel Allen
Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 103
Views: 15308

Re: Last ride you have been on

Now it’s Marauder's Mayhem from Alton Towers last Friday. We span so fast it was crazy!

The last rollercoaster I went on is Wicker Man. At 6pm it is so fast it’s nuts!
by Joel Allen
Mon Sep 03, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1000
Views: 153451

Re: Towers Loving Care

MakoMania wrote:
Didn't the park say on twitter a few weeks/moths ago that they intend to reopen Twirling Toadstool in 2019?


Yes you’re correct, let’s hope this happens! I would love it back next year
by Joel Allen
Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1433
Views: 237006

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Hi! I'm looking for the Oblivion ambient sounds that play in the queue line of the ride. (Not the theme tune itself) Anyone know where I could get a copy of it? Thanks
by Joel Allen
Tue Aug 28, 2018 9:17 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 103
Views: 15308

Re: Last ride you have been on

Right now it’s the Zipworld Fforest Coaster in North Wales while I was on holiday. Such a fantastic attraction!
by Joel Allen
Sun Aug 26, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Not So Sweepstake
Replies: 423
Views: 38437

Re: Not So Sweepstake

Damn, I came close!

Congratulations to ladyofthelake for your win!
by Joel Allen
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion & Wishes
Replies: 869
Views: 139627

Re: Alton Towers 2019 Wish List

Hopefully Twirling Toadstool returns in 2019 like Towers told us it would. It would make my day.
by Joel Allen
Sat Aug 25, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2724
Views: 939345

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hi, welcome to the forums. Pop into the shoutbox sometime. :)
by Joel Allen
Tue Jul 31, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Last ride you have been on
Replies: 103
Views: 15308

Re: Last ride you have been on

Stealth at Thorpe Park in June.

My last ride at Alton was Th13teen in April.
by Joel Allen
Sat Jul 28, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6152
Views: 310125

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Correct, can't wait to ride it once again!
by Joel Allen
Fri Jul 20, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6152
Views: 310125

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

I'm a Celeb also looks like its opened early today. Good on Thorpe :)
by Joel Allen
Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1000
Views: 153451

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: 6152
Views: 310125

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: 6152
Views: 310125

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: 423
Views: 38437

Re: Not So Sweepstake

You forgot me :( Hopefully you can add me onto the list. Thanks