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by Tom
Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:56 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: ScareMazing 2017 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 6
Views: 143

ScareMazing 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Thank you to everyone who attended our 2017 ScareMazing event at Alton Towers Resort!

We'd love to hear your thoughts about the day, whether there are things you particularly enjoyed or any suggestions that we could consider for future events, do let us know.
by Tom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The art thread
Replies: 4
Views: 538

Re: The art thread

Awesome, you've done a great job of the B&M and Intamin track! :D

I look forward to seeing more drawings.

I'm fairly terrible at drawing but I may be tempted to contribute something at some point.
by Tom
Wed Oct 11, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5060
Views: 518441

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Justin, your drawings are great! Really helps to visualise what could potentially be underneath the sheeting.
by Tom
Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:16 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Album's You've Heard and Your Review
Replies: 32
Views: 3293

Re: Album's You've Heard and Your Review

These couple of albums have been getting played a lot by me over the last couple of months. It's a bit of a departure from my usual listening material, but there's is some seriously impressive singing/instrument playing and composition talent in this band. Haim - Days Are Gone https://is3-ssl.mzstat...
by Tom
Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:25 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: EnergyLandia
Replies: 22
Views: 2837

Re: EnergyLandia

Ibizarocks16 wrote:
I am looking to go to this park Feb does anyone know if their big mega coaster will be finished by then. I know the park is currently expanding but just have no idea what stage its all at.

Not sure to be honest, but looking at their website it appears they are only open April to October.
by Tom
Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 11
Views: 753

Re: SP Summer Sizzler 2017 - Reviews & Feedback

Great to see all of your faces again, thanks for coming along! Once again Thorpe performed brilliantly for us and I hope you all enjoyed the day as much as I did. Big thanks go to Andy and Chantelle and the rest of the Thorpe Park, along with those involved in organising everything internally. See y...
by Tom
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:24 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 889
Views: 116317

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Great photos everyone, I live up in not so sunny Scotland and I'm lucky if I get a trip to Towers once every 2-3 years so I really appreciate them! I really don't see the lift being launched, the banking looks much like any other dropping turn off a lift, I think it will be a LIM/LSM type lift hill...
by Tom
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 889
Views: 116317

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

Thanks for the photos and updates again guys, it's really starting to take shape!

Need to get up there myself go take a look. :)
by Tom
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Legacy of Arrow Development documentary
Replies: 3
Views: 895

Re: Legacy of Arrow Development documentary

It's a really great documentary, enjoyed watching it last year when it came out.

Arrow did some incredible work in their time.
by Tom
Mon Jul 03, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 889
Views: 116317

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

It doesn't look to have a very big first drop, similar to Nemesis. Will the drop be a curved drop, similar to Mystic Timbers, or a flat turn followed by a straight down drop? ;) Whatever style it is, John Wardley said at TTSP@15 that it will be a lot more thrilling than originally planned before hi...
by Tom
Thu Jun 29, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko
Replies: 22
Views: 2433

Re: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko

Still looking pretty! http://i.imgur.com/k6wUhub.jpg http://i.imgur.com/HwSSXvg.jpg http://i.imgur.com/IxSOrBz.jpg Source: Legendia's Facebook page Also, some on ride footage! https://www.facebook.com/legendia.slaskie.wesole.miasteczko/videos/1623458997666507/
by Tom
Fri Jun 16, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TowersTimes/SouthParks Planned Downtime
Replies: 2
Views: 400

TowersTimes/SouthParks Planned Downtime

As some of you may know we are currently in the process of migrating TTSP to a new server, this work is almost complete. However, there is still a bit to do, and this is planned to be undertaken throughout Saturday night and into Sunday morning, during this time both the website and forum will be un...
by Tom
Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:12 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko
Replies: 22
Views: 2433

Re: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko

Look at the theming! :yikes:
Mega head chopper inversion is my favourite thing ever. :D

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Source: SkyScraperCity
by Tom
Tue May 30, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Album's You've Heard and Your Review
Replies: 32
Views: 3293

Re: Album's You've Heard and Your Review

So kind of copying Jack's post, but seeing as I love Alestorm I thought I may as well add my review too! ALESTORM - NO GRAVE BUT THE SEA (Deluxe Edition) For anyone who doesn't know about Alestorm, they're a rather epic pirate metal band from Scotland and this is their 5th album. They don't ...
by Tom
Sat May 27, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TTSP@15 - 6th May 2017
Replies: 8
Views: 894

Re: TTSP@15 - 6th May 2017

Absolutely banging photos as ever Paul, it was such a good day! :D
by Tom
Thu May 25, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Construction Discussion
Replies: 889
Views: 116317

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

S.J_O'Grady wrote:
I still think it looks rather small!!


Towers seem to have a history of cramming quite a lot into small areas, just look at Nemesis of The Smiler! It's very exciting to start seeing this take shape, they've made excellent progress with the ground works over the last few months.
by Tom
Thu May 18, 2017 7:22 am
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5060
Views: 518441

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Talking of the weather, won't a wooden coaster be tremendously expensive to maintain with all the weathering etc.? Unfortunately yes, wooden coasters do require a lot more maintenance than a steel coaster. Merlin appears to have struggled with maintenance on their existing wooden coaster over at He...
by Tom
Wed May 17, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Secret Weapon 8
Topic: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion
Replies: 5060
Views: 518441

Re: SW8 Speculation and Discussion

Really rubbish day weather wise today, lot of rain, hope it doesn't slow them up too much this week Yeah, it's certainly been a bit drizzly in Staffordshire this week so far. Theoretically, now that the majority of the ground works appear to of been completed, weather shouldn't be a major factor fo...
by Tom
Wed May 17, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko
Replies: 22
Views: 2433

Re: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko

Trains! They're so pretty. :D

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Source: Legendia's Facebook Page

Shame about the over the shoulder restraints, this thing would of been amazing with lap bars.
by Tom
Mon May 15, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko
Replies: 22
Views: 2433

Re: Legendia/Śląskie Wesołe Miasteczko

Is it me, or is that a tree made out of pipes in the first image? It does look quite pipey, they look to be round tubular steel sections with flanged ends to joint the individual parts together. It's nice to see a park constructing their theming out of such durable materials, should hopefully mean ...
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