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by Chris
Sat Jan 20, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Knott's Berry Farm
Replies: 57
Views: 5859

Re: Knott's Berry Farm

It’s similar to Takabisha’s by having a holding brake - but as the train is longer, the section needs to be too.
by Chris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5651
Views: 626588

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

There was a 1 second section of a POV - so not enough to even comment on.
by Chris
Fri Jan 19, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5651
Views: 626588

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Unfortunately ATR released the video prematurely and have since asked us to take it down from our channels.
by Chris
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Antonio
Replies: 64
Views: 6771

Re: SeaWorld San Antonio

Ahh he did Mako's beautiful mural.
by Chris
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5651
Views: 626588

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Also something to bear in mind is that the ride will have a variable lift speed motor to allow for one train to be dispatched while the other is still on the circuit, like Galactica, Wodan and Mystic Timbers which operate three trains without a block brake during the circuit. See this in action on M...
by Chris
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 341
Views: 60009

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Lastly, theme parks are incredibly expensive and very high risk. The London Resort is going to be built on the site where there used to be a water park before it went under. Not quite - the 'Fantaseas' attraction was located nearby (closer to the M25), but not on the Swanscombe peninsula. https://e...
by Chris
Sun Jan 14, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 168411

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

I think the tunnels either side of the maintenance building may be to block the light - so whatever in there is kept in the dark..
by Chris
Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 341
Views: 60009

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Land is expensive, limited in availability, and generally we have neighbours everywhere that are hostile to change and new developments. Our planning laws and protected land do not help either. I cannot think of a new theme park which has been proposed since Six Flags and Disney looked at a location...
by Chris
Wed Jan 10, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park - General Discussion
Replies: 5879
Views: 215298

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

No idea why they thought they needed to change the Inferno and Colossus themes, they have always been fantastic as is.
by Chris
Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:14 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
Replies: 11
Views: 1748

Re: Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi

Looks nice!
by Chris
Mon Jan 01, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5651
Views: 626588

Re: SW8 Speculation and General Discussion

Maybe it is this.. haha



In all seriousness I have no idea how any kind of secret track element could feature in the short stretch inside.
by Chris
Sun Dec 31, 2017 1:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1387
Views: 210115

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

We are in the process of reorganising / rebooting the YouTube channel - still very much work in progress.

We'll be uploading the TTSP@15 videos in the new year.
by Chris
Fri Dec 29, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Dubai
Replies: 27
Views: 3809

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Will be fun to watch construction throughout 2018!
by Chris
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 168411

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

They were taken from an aircraft.

Planes have to have a certain minimum altitude depending on crowd size below, but otherwise legal to fly over ATR.. as you know from MI7.
by Chris
Wed Dec 20, 2017 10:02 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1180
Views: 168411

Re: SW8 Construction Discussion

The maintenance track is actually made of steel, and looks more like a Vekoma style track where the upstop wheels sit on the rails, and not the running wheels so they can be maintained. Wooden coaster track is so custom made, they probably have lots of spare in case a piece was bent in to the wrong ...
by Chris
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:17 pm
Forum: My Visit
Topic: Owen's Floridian Fortnight | 26/08/17 - 08/09/17
Replies: 4
Views: 217

Re: Owen's Floridian Fortnight | 26/08/17 - 08/09/17

Oh no.. which hotel was it?

Look forward to the rest!
by Chris
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:03 pm
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Team Changes
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

New Moderating Team

First of all I would just like to say a personal thank you to everyone that applied for the Moderator positions. We had some fantastic applications and we are very grateful for having such dedicated members in our community. There were two applications which stood out - our very own Altonville Mecha...
by Chris
Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:48 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Toverland
Replies: 71
Views: 4343

Re: Toverland

Yay! Stunning colour.
by Chris
Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:15 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Team Changes
Replies: 38
Views: 1830

Re: TTSP Team Changes

We were going to annouce Danny's departure in the next couple of days when the new Moderator was annouced - however it seems we have a few detectives on the forum that has seen his recent chance of status. :lol I'm sure Danny will post in due course - but he has stepped down from the team as once ag...
by Chris
Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:18 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 430
Views: 17760

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

It's a nice idea, but as I was not hand searched, I could have taken anything inside hidden in my jacket..
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