UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Chris
Mon Feb 19, 2018 6:33 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man Construction Discussion
Replies: 1263
Views: 183708

Re: Wicker Man Construction Discussion

Indeed - very nice touch.
by Chris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 141
Views: 12099

Re: Liseberg

Daemonen at Tivoli has something similar and that's for lights - maybe it could be for that too?
by Chris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Wicker Man - New for 2018
Topic: Wicker Man General Discussion
Replies: 5866
Views: 665416

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

I'm really glad GCI amended the lap bar design too, so the base of the 'T' is directly in the middle of your legs, rather than to the side which I found uncomfortable.
by Chris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Dubai
Replies: 31
Views: 4149

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Thanks for the update. All they needed was one outstanding ride to be a world-class theme park and they seem to have cut that.. Mack Hypers are obviously great - but makes no sense as it will be the same ride type as Velociraptor just down the road.. Think of the difference between Blue Fire and DC...
by Chris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Dubai
Replies: 31
Views: 4149

Re: Six Flags Dubai

Thanks for the update. All they needed was one outstanding ride to be a world-class theme park and they seem to have cut that..

Mack Hypers are obviously great - but makes no sense as it will be the same ride type as Velociraptor just down the road..
by Chris
Sun Feb 18, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 657
Views: 41432

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

I wonder how Alton approached this issue then? They are very similar set ups.
by Chris
Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 159
Views: 22542

Re: Colossus - General Discussion

Yeah - but then the restraints did not stick out as much, so was actually easier to get in to the back part of the car still.
by Chris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 159
Views: 22542

Re: Colossus - General Discussion

Were the restraints different? I'm not sure I knew that? They were less bulky than they are now and much better in my view :) Basically, the previous restraints allowed you to stick your leg out the side. So someone did, and broke their ankle when coming in to the brake run, hitting it on the evacu...
by Chris
Fri Feb 16, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Land of the Tiger - 2018
Replies: 33
Views: 3491

Re: Land of the Tiger - 2018

Yes, you can see where the stairs come down on the left at the bottom, and the fence for the batching area. Here's what it looked like before: http://themeuk.net/CWTP/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/falls-9.jpg Credit: http://themeuk.net ..and before that was a huge hand painted mural of Asia - was beaut...
by Chris
Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 159
Views: 22542

Re: Colossus - General Discussion

Who experienced Colossus with the original, less restrictive restraints?
by Chris
Wed Feb 14, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 2957
Views: 96821

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

The first ride of this type I rode was actually Manta at SeaWorld in San Diego. No inversions and it was absolutely awesome.



Nothing to worry about here.
by Chris
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:51 am
Forum: European Parks and Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 881
Views: 33722

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

That area of the park desperately needs some sparkle, so this should help.

At least the original R&RC will be kept in Orlando.. which is better themed anyway.
by Chris
Sun Feb 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Opening Day Meet Up - 17th March 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 429

Alton Towers Resort Opening Day Meet Up - 17th March 2018

https://www.towerstimes.co.uk/staff/adz/openingday.png Who's excited to ride Wicker Man!? We’d love for you all to join us for opening day at Alton Towers Resort on Saturday 17th March. The plan is to meet at 2pm at the bottom of Towers Street, where we will catch up, take a group photo and move on...
by Chris
Fri Feb 09, 2018 10:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 957
Views: 121981

Re: Towers Loving Care

I do wonder why they don't reuse the Haunted House soundtrack, or at least parts of it. Was magnificent.
by Chris
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2065
Views: 223195

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Gorgeous indeed!
by Chris
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:32 pm
Forum: Rest of the World Parks and Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 657
Views: 41432

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

Both trains running yesterday had VR removed.

It’s not just the physical equipment either - the handles and brackets have also been taken off.

Still amazingly smooth for nearly 20 years old.
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: 6237

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: 5866
Views: 665416

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: 5866
Views: 665416

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Unfortunately ATR released the video prematurely and have since asked us to take it down from our channels.
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