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by darrenhosker
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:30 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211505

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I was thinking the same thing, it looks like burnt timber. Or my first thought was a burnt boat/ship hull.
by darrenhosker
Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:38 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1289
Views: 211505

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

I'm starting to think Gruffalo now too. I mean they only just got the I.P at Chessington and it is a family coaster. Also note the black spikes on the picture; https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1026/1507/files/gruffalo.png?2104782715680777372 https://goo.gl/images/Wt99Hg https://goo.gl/images/Wt99Hg
by darrenhosker
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:28 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Fantasy Island
Replies: 118
Views: 12248

Re: Fantasy Island

That's great news if they have, where did you find this out from?

I loved that ride.
by darrenhosker
Mon Apr 04, 2016 2:26 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Lightwater Valley
Replies: 1370
Views: 36301

Re: Lightwater Valley

Surprised it hasn't been mentioned already, but they have three new attractions for this year. - Treetop Nets (Which was mentioned above) - Set high in the trees with giant trampolines, walkways, slides and tunnels made out of netting, suspended 9 metres off the ground. I believe this may be outside...
by darrenhosker
Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3025
Views: 368254

Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Whilst sifting through the planning website, can anyone remind me what happened with the planned Holiday Village, the planning application doesn't say refused. Did they withdraw it? Imagine if they had built the holiday village, what would AA have been like today. Would it still be open, would they ...
by darrenhosker
Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The American Adventure
Replies: 3025
Views: 368254

Re: The American Adventure: Past, Present and Future

Application submitted by Waystone on the 7th March, see plans below. Decision to be made on the 5th June. Looks a bit different, but nothing new really. Most of the existing left overs will be gone, and nothing much of the park will remain at all. http://www.ambervalley.gov.uk/plandocs/AVA/2013/0186...
by darrenhosker
Sun Dec 23, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: The best water ride in The UK
Replies: 23
Views: 3942

Re: The best water ride in The UK

I would have said Nightmare Niagara at American Adventure, i used to love this ride it was so much fun. The last drop was just insane. However since it doesnt exist anymore, it would have to be Valhalla for me too.

No water ride on this scale has ever been matched and probably never will be.
by darrenhosker
Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1482595

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Surprised nobody has picked up on this yet, posted on Facebook today by TowersNerd.

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by darrenhosker
Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: NO SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2
Replies: 2695
Views: 302807

Re: 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra... Part 2

Yay, I can enter. I was 11 when Nemesis opened and I remember queueing for over 2 hours on a hot sunny day thinking the queue would never end. Don't know if this is proof enough, but its my original On-Ride Photo from 1994. http://i1053.photobucket.com/albums/s462/darrenhosker/nemesis1994.jpg
by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

John wrote:

Probably something like:
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Great minds John!
by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:26 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Another mock up of how I think it could be, god you can tell im bored on a friday. Green = Queue Line (Ground Level) Light Blue = Queue Line Stairs Black Boxes = Station Platforms Black Lines = Transfer Track Structure Brown = Track on Plans Dotted Brown = Routes it could follow. Red Circle = Photo ...
by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:56 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Also, have a look from above, how will the station fit in that top building when the corners are cut. (Pink dotted line)?

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by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:48 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Have a look at the modified pics below, it shows the extrance and exits to the station. Pink = Station Buildings/Maintenance Yellow = Gif Shop Blue = Queue Line Building Red = Track Return Entry (Station/Maintenance ) Green = Track Exit Purple = Ride Track Black Circles = Where the ride leaves the s...
by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I'd say on the top level of the big building like saw. On those 3d renderings of the building, how does the return entry track get to the big hole in the side of the top level building. The plans show it entering at the maintenance building, that door is level with the roof of the canopy and higher ...
by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:51 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

Oh so it does, i missed that one. Ahh well that pee's all over my theory.  There has to be a turnaround in there somewhere, it will be very tight if the scale of the track is correct.

So what is this "raised platform" thing then?
by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

The sentance im referring to is on page 3 of the below document. A new station building (measuring 872sqm, including canopies) and maintenance building (190sqm) are proposed as part of the planning application. The new buildings will have a maximum height of 11.3m (station building) and 7.8m (mainte...
by darrenhosker
Fri Jan 06, 2012 2:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 639457

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

I have just done some digging on the old Saw plans and if I have understood it correctly, the SW7 building is bigger in Area Size, its also higher in Metres. SW7 Station Building = 872sqm & 11.3m High SW7 Maintenance Building = 190sqm & 7.8m High Saw Station & Maintenance Building = 785s...
by darrenhosker
Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:19 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Anyone remember Richard Butter?
Replies: 0
Views: 532

Anyone remember Richard Butter?

Old Rideas and Richard Butter fans from 2001-2003.

Do any of you remember this guy?

Daz
by darrenhosker
Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:19 am
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Sunday 16th October - Mini Report
Replies: 0
Views: 439

Sunday 16th October - Mini Report

I went on Sunday and had a great day. Weather was good until the last 30 mins when it started raining, but didnt spoil the day. Managed to get on almost everything at least twice over, with queues ranging from 40 mins to walk ons. The busiest time being earlier in the day, at night almost all were w...
by darrenhosker
Mon Sep 12, 2011 10:31 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Tower
Replies: 120
Views: 10025

Re: The Blackpool Tower Dungeons

When I went last weekend, it cost me £45 for the whole lot and that included Tower Eye & 4D, Ballroom, Jungle Jims, Circus, Madame Tussauds, Sealife & Tower Dungeons. I thought that was a bit of a rip off but I suppose its not too bad when you consider it could be a full day out. I thought t...