UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Chris
Sat Apr 21, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5154

Re: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018

Looks great. I really hope they demolish / repaint the old rockwork in the foreground. Rather yucky!
by Chris
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 966
Views: 39969

Re: PortAventura World

It was built on a car park, so will definitely need some time to mature.
by Chris
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 966
Views: 39969

Re: PortAventura World

I think the problem with the park, and the reason why people say it is bland, is due to the Ferrari theme itself. The park in Abu Dhabi is the same. At least with the Spanish version, they have made a better attempt to install some landmarks from Italy and have some nice landscaping, which is lackin...
by Chris
Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Cedar Point
Replies: 521
Views: 35933

Re: Cedar Point

The lap bars are different on this compared to other RMC's - has more of a T-Bar type restraint, with a central bar through the middle rather than one either side of your legs.

Wonder what the reason for the change is, especially as Twisted Timbers opened with the previous style.
by Chris
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:16 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 994
Views: 57667

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Great news. I wonder what Universal will do with the random plots of land scattered around.

Coaster track storage lots? :P
by Chris
Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:12 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Replies: 26
Views: 1872

Re: Six Flags Fiesta Texas

They definitely need a Merlin bag room to remove those from the equation..
by Chris
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:47 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2727
Views: 59082

Re: Europa Park

Never heard of any packages from the UK there. Unlike Port Aventura and Disney, they don't particularly market to us.
by Chris
Tue Apr 10, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 13
Views: 423

Re: SP Spring Spectacular 2018 - Reviews & Feedback

I loved throwing balls at Paul.

I am literally howling, haha!

What lovely feedback! Liam and the VIP team certainly did us proud on this event - look forward to working with them again in the future.
by Chris
Mon Apr 09, 2018 8:20 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Dreamland Margate
Replies: 233
Views: 12812

Re: Dreamland Margate

Looks so nice! Will try and get over there this year.
by Chris
Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:32 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2727
Views: 59082

Re: Europa Park

Exactly - you can get by without knowing any German, but best to know the very basics.

Europa don't market to UK tourists (they don't really need to) so have very few visitors from here - but accept that English is a universal language so relevant signs, park maps etc can be found.
by Chris
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 994
Views: 57667

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Am glad it is not a family inverted coaster. IOA lacks enough thrill rides, and any replacement coaster at leasts needs to appeal to the fans of the dearly lost Dragons.
by Chris
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 155
Views: 14302

Re: Liseberg

The Swarm is one of the only wing coasters where the vests lock and tighten throughout the ride. This was changed on future models and is a lot more comfortable.

I think Raptor and X Flight are the same.
by Chris
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 752962

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

The restraints are being way too sensitive at the moment and the ride is not permitting average to large sized people to ride, when these same people would not have any issues on the other coasters in the park. Seems like even when the restraints are locking, the computer still says no. We rode five...
by Chris
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:09 am
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]
Replies: 46
Views: 5383

Re: Wicker Man Reviews & Discussion [SPOILERS]

The effects are not 'effective' if three trains are stacked. The smoke and lights seem to be triggered off by a train entering the building, but then if there is another train stationary waiting behind the one loading, the entering train will stop in the straight brake section and the effects contin...
by Chris
Fri Mar 30, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 9357

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

I think they have a done a really good job from what they had to work with.

For the first time in the rides history, a stopping scene on one of the brake runs makes complete sense now.

Love the number plate on the van!

Here's our footage from last night. Spoilers.. obviously.

by Chris
Wed Mar 28, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 988
Views: 132780

Re: Towers Loving Care

The conservatories are crying out for a nice tea room or coffee shop inside. Would be so nice for them to be utlised in some way.
by Chris
Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Dubai Parks & Resorts
Replies: 129
Views: 17105

Re: Dubai Parks & Resorts

I'm glad they will persevere. As we know from Merlin and Alton Towers, slashing attractions and budgets does not make guests rush to come back..
by Chris
Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018
Replies: 382
Views: 9357

Re: The Walking Dead: The Ride - New for 2018

Here's the TV advert:



The ride will open to the general public on Saturday 31st March.
by Chris
Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2727
Views: 59082

Re: Europa Park

Tell me, what doesn't look good at Europa Park?
by Chris
Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:22 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - New for 2018
Replies: 44
Views: 5154

Re: Land of the Tiger - 2018

Merlin hotel rooms with the printed carpet and walls can look quite cluttered / in your face. First noticed this with the Moon Voyager rooms at ATR

Guess it's what makes them different though!
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