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Re: Oakwood

by MakoMania » Tue May 31, 2016 3:03 pm

They'll be giving Merlin ideas.....
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Re: Oakwood

by Dom » Sat Jul 30, 2016 6:35 pm

According to RCDB.com, Oakwood is apparently getting a 'new' coaster for 2017. The former Space Coaster from M&D's theme park in Scotland is apparently going to be the new coaster. Here is the said page from RCDB
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Re: Oakwood

by Altontowersbarlow » Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:01 pm

I realise that smaller theme parks are tight for money but this seems like an incredibly poor investment and almost seems quite lazy. When you see what parks like Paultons Park are doing with investments like The Lost Kingdom it doesn't reflect very well on parks like Oakwood that are investing in poor travelling rides. Again, I realise every parks financial circumstance is different, but why invest in a cheap low quality attraction as opposed to saving that money for an eventual higher quality attraction. I realise that parks need new attractions to attract customers but this just seems like a total waste of money that will lower the parks reputation in my opinion. If it pays off for them brilliant but I think this is honestly news of the parks unfortunate decline.
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Re: Oakwood

by Liam.W » Sat Jul 30, 2016 8:44 pm

Having just looked at pictures of the said coaster online the restraint looks so flimsy! I hope there is no air time on this as the weight of the person could snap it :lol
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Re: Oakwood

by Burniel » Sat Jul 30, 2016 11:23 pm

Altontowersbarlow wrote:I realise that smaller theme parks are tight for money but this seems like an incredibly poor investment and almost seems quite lazy. When you see what parks like Paultons Park are doing with investments like The Lost Kingdom it doesn't reflect very well on parks like Oakwood that are investing in poor travelling rides. Again, I realise every parks financial circumstance is different, but why invest in a cheap low quality attraction as opposed to saving that money for an eventual higher quality attraction. I realise that parks need new attractions to attract customers but this just seems like a total waste of money that will lower the parks reputation in my opinion. If it pays off for them brilliant but I think this is honestly news of the parks unfortunate decline.

I completely agree - such a shame given the fantastic-looking coasters currently at the park.

Personally, I think the park's failure is down mostly to marketing - whilst not the best themed, Oakwood's rides seem more than good enough to provoke a re-visit. It's just getting people through the gates that's the issue.
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Re: Oakwood

by Dom » Mon Sep 12, 2016 7:12 pm

Oakwood's 'new' coaster is apparently going to be called Flight of the Giant Peach
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Re: Oakwood

by Theo » Thu Oct 27, 2016 10:35 pm

Does anyone know how much they paid for this?!? Anywhere upwards of around about £5.60 seems like a waste of money to me.
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Re: Oakwood

by Dom » Fri Nov 04, 2016 7:45 pm

Some images of construction for Flight of the Giant Peach are now on RCDB.com
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Re: Oakwood

by Jack » Sat Nov 05, 2016 5:13 am

This is totally the best ride opening in 2017
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Re: Oakwood

by MakoMania » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:13 am

Jack wrote:This is totally the best ride opening in 2017


Scary thing is you're probably right
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Re: Oakwood

by Smiler313 » Sat Nov 05, 2016 10:19 am

It has an OK throughput though for when the big crowds come! ;)
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Re: Oakwood

by Tom » Mon Nov 07, 2016 1:12 pm

Damn it Oakwood, why.
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Re: Oakwood

by Ryan.B » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:59 pm

Bulky, metallike OTSR'S on a coaster that doesn't need them and is rough. Where do I sign up?
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Re: Oakwood

by hell lepard » Thu Apr 27, 2017 2:42 pm

According to comments on facebook bounce is permanently closed now
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