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by nicky.borrill
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:26 am
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Visiting attractions on your own
Replies: 4
Views: 186

Re: Traveling in your own

As Swarm says, travelling alone has it’s benefits. I got something like an hour and 15 minutes exclusive ride time on Taron at Phantasialand, where I was able to sit on the same train non stop!!! Absoloutely nobody I know (in the real world, not online) would have been up for that!!!
by nicky.borrill
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3070
Views: 159389

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

It hasn’t been demolished Scruffy. At least not yet. Looks like they’re just removing the facade that was damaged in the storm in October. 
by nicky.borrill
Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4856
Views: 686964

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

What a waste of money. I can’t think of a ride that has ever dissapointed me more. I honestly wouldn’t care at all if they closed it now. Apart from the fact it regulary ‘stores’ people in it’s queue for well over an hour meaning I get to ride the coasters more!!! The restraints on Collossus really ...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 260
Views: 50761

Re: SW9

Launch coasters aren't gimmicks in any way. In practical terms, they are perfectly suited to a park like Alton Towers which cannot have a high lift hill in most areas. We need a thrill ride for SW9, it has been nearly 6 years since the last one. An Intamin blitz in Forbidden Valley would do the job...
by nicky.borrill
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6704
Views: 923754

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

And then it was gone...
by nicky.borrill
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 625
Views: 53224

Re: Phantasialand

4 years between major additions seems reasonable anyway. Maybe there’s hope fior Wintertraum? 
by nicky.borrill
Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 137
Views: 22727

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I've found Nemesis to be quite tame this season. Not sure why. Its also a shame that the back row is still restricted to disabled pass but I understand their thinking. I tried front row for the first time in April. Unfortunately it didn't live up to the hype and got off thinking 'meh' If you go on ...
by nicky.borrill
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 12412

Re: Rita - General Discussion

Could they have been just wearing new wheels in? I haven’t found it to be rough at all, but my first visit last year was at the end of June. I think it would depend on the cause of the roughness. New and old wheels can apparently make a coaster rough. That’s easy. Wear the wheels in / change the whe...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rita - General Discussion
Replies: 122
Views: 12412

Re: Rita - General Discussion

I like Rita, always enjoy it... But when I really think about it, I can’t think of a single Hydraulic or LSM launched coaster I’ve ridden that Rita is better than...

I even prefer Stealth  :-$
by nicky.borrill
Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 137
Views: 22727

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

Still the best B&M Invert in Europe...
by nicky.borrill
Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Ride Sims 2
Replies: 0
Views: 209

Ride Sims 2

www.ridesims.com went live with Ride Sims 2 today. Had fun operating Taron, Helix and Baron this afternoon.

Needs to be accessed from a computer with flash installed. NO HANDHELD SUPPORT. Macbook Pro users should use Chrome not Safari, as keyboard controls were not working for me in Safari.
by nicky.borrill
Fri Dec 28, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 625
Views: 53224

Re: Phantasialand

Looking like a capsule hotel isn’t it? Which is great, because I think PL’s hotels are already reasonable, especially with the annual pass discount, presumably a capsule hotel will be cheaper still.
by nicky.borrill
Fri Dec 14, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6189
Views: 347045

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

https://i.imgur.com/4qVgIcx.jpg As reported by SouthParks Facebook; Thorpe Park have added provisional 2019 opening dates to the Thorpe Breaks website, suggesting that the theme park will reopen for the 2019 season on Friday 29th March. They also indicate that Fright Nights will run Thursday 3rd Oc...
by nicky.borrill
Wed Dec 12, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1901
Views: 148923

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

It was over priced, poor value and generally not very nice. We did try it, twice, wasn't impressed. 
by nicky.borrill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:33 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 32786

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

Enjoyed my visit today, never been so lots of new creds. Olympia Looping surprised me, it’s forceful and a damn good coaster for a travelling ride. Ice Mountain was brilliant, we were on our own, just the 2 of us on one side with the other empty. So we spun like crazy!!! Have never, ever, spun like ...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Dec 11, 2018 1:19 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2736
Views: 288658

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Interesting is that the membership price is less than paying it all in one go? That seems, strange. I suspect that is a way of trying to encourage families to use the scheme as, unlike with the Annual Pass, there isn't the option to have a family membership at a discounted rate. I've not had time t...
by nicky.borrill
Sat Dec 08, 2018 12:37 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 99
Views: 19999

Re: Tayto Park

Well... that’s a little underwhelming, good additions, but they’ll litterally attach “x first” to anything these days wont they?
by nicky.borrill
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 99
Views: 19999

Re: Tayto Park

Trying to think of twin coasters Europe doesn’t have.  There is the 2 mentioned previously, launched racer, and the one in China... The only other ones I can come up with is a Racing Hybrid, but the height is low for RMC. Or a dueling inverted / suspended coaster, which would surely be very expensiv...
by nicky.borrill
Tue Dec 04, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Closed Season Blues
Replies: 5
Views: 522

Closed Season Blues

How are you beating the closed season blues?

After my final trip of the year to Phantasialand the closed season blues have kicked in.

At least I can enjoy these ales that we have ordered for our pub though

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by nicky.borrill
Thu Nov 29, 2018 6:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1107
Views: 146344

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

This year they have changed the rules and will not be permitting any masks or weapons, what ever they are made from. Another rule that they didn't enforce, despite 'decent' folk obviously obeying and not bringing them. I saw loads of masks, full face included and lots of weapons too. I must have se...