UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by MIR
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort
Replies: 70
Views: 10901

Re: Disneyland Resort

What a naff makeover to what was otherwise a perfectly decent ride, as well as doing The Incredibles a complete disservice. It's hard to believe the magnificently themed Radiator Springs Racers sits just around the corner from it!
by MIR
Thu Jun 21, 2018 6:53 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1018
Views: 68338

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

The dual drop section is very interesting, and promising! It should increase capacity somewhat. However, I think it could also possibly facilitate the scene in there being a bit longer than can be found on the likes of Th13teen. Which to me, in the context of the rumoured Devil's Snare scenario, wou...
by MIR
Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Efteling
Replies: 631
Views: 36944

Re: Efteling

What a fantastic idea! It's always great to see parks making an effort to combat inequality in the guest experience. The future of theme parks will certainly be interesting as VR and similar technologies improve and with it the increasing possibility of making ride experiences more inclusive.
by MIR
Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3037
Views: 130408

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

To add to the praise - Icon is simply fantastic and one of the top, if not the best, roller coasters in the UK! Immensely fun layout, great laterals, lots of air time, spot of hang time here and there, a couple of intense turns, and very re-rideable. My only gripe was the big boy seats on the back r...
by MIR
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 19755

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

These news outlets are clearly just using these normal and safe operational events to drive traffic to their websites / online media and purchases of their papers, and nothing more. They should be ashamed of themselves - it isn't good journalism - and all they are doing is exploiting (for presumably...
by MIR
Mon May 14, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oblivion - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 19755

Re: Oblivion - General Discussion

Anecdote alert! I can't say this applies to the majority of the GP, however, I've always been struck how my non-enthusiast friends and family find Oblivion (front or back row!) so imposing and terrifying compared to the other rides at Towers. Oblivion's layout may be simple in comparison to newer d...
by MIR
Sun May 13, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 673
Views: 52466

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

To clarify. Except from my first sentence, the rest of the paragraph was not specifically referring to SeaWorld's operations. Rather, it was referring to the standards and welfare practices in law and enforced by the related governing bodies in of themselves. I had no intention of suggesting that Se...
by MIR
Sat May 12, 2018 10:57 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 673
Views: 52466

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

PETA are less than palatable or accurate when it comes to putting across their arguments, however - while Seaworld have made amendments to their operations - it still stands that their past reputation for maintaining ethical standards and welfare practices is not exactly glowing! Generally, there is...
by MIR
Tue May 08, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Your Top Ten Coasters
Replies: 95
Views: 16672

Re: Your Top Ten Coasters

⋅ El Toro, Six Flags Great Adventure ⋅ Big Thunder Mountain, Disneyland Paris ⋅ Blue Fire Megacoaster, Europa Park ⋅ Colossos, Heide Park ⋅ Nemesis, Alton Towers ⋅ Nitro, Six Flags Great Adventure ⋅ Black Mamba, Phantasialand &sd...
by MIR
Fri May 04, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3037
Views: 130408

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

It always amazes me that there is such concern when additive seat belts are not present. Perhaps parks should advertise that, for example on Mack megacoasters, the duel hydraulic fail safe restraint mechanism is vastly superior and safer than those seatbelts. If they feel the need to put seatbelts o...
by MIR
Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)
Replies: 33
Views: 2247

Re: Rate the Rollercoasters (2018 Edition)

⋅ Nemesis ⋅ Oblivion ⋅ Rita ⋅ Wicker Man ⋅ Th13teen ⋅ Galactica (without VR) ⋅ Spinball Whizzer ⋅ Runaway Mine Train ⋅ The Smiler Sorry Smiler! I'm not the biggest fan of most of Gerstlauer's creations...  :lol
by MIR
Thu Mar 22, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2760
Views: 73183

Re: Europa Park

Today Europa Park have unveiled a dedicated website  for the upcoming Eurosat - CanCan Coaster. This came along with some new concept art for the ride's refreshed station and queue, https://i.imgur.com/nGK0qQv.jpg https://i.imgur.com/XHAZNY7.jpg Furthermore, Mack Rides have revealed the front car on...
by MIR
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2567
Views: 287921

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Nemesis was only running the one train yesterday morning, can't imagine they ran the second train later into the afternoon given the park was so quiet. :)
by MIR
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6619
Views: 829117

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Managed to grab a ride at the front today, super lucky that was! I thought the pre-show was great and was quite taken aback by the theming, energy, and atmosphere of the station - Towers' best coaster station by a long shot. I found it to be quite intense! It's certainly not one for air time towards...
by MIR
Fri Mar 16, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2669
Views: 910999

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hey, I'm Michael and new to the forum.  :D I've been a roller coaster enthusiast since the late 90s (caught the coaster bug early in life  :lol ), and have been a fan of Alton Towers since 2002. Looking forward to interesting discussions, and hopefully making some similarly theme park obsessed frien...