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Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:25 am

Basically I thought it would be cool to create a topic where you list what you want to achieve at theme parks this year, this can be anything from e.g. Do (insert ride) 20 times in a day, parks you are planning to visit, trying something new or something random!

Here are my goals:
- Finally ride a woodie
- Do a big mega trip after my exams
- Go to Blackpool Pleasure Beach
- Get as many pins as possible
- Visit a few smaller parks
- Tick off at least one bucket list coaster

Whats yours?
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:49 am

-Go to BPB
- Ride Valhalla
-Go to an international new park, that's in Scandinavia
 
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Tue Feb 13, 2018 5:41 pm

-Ride a modern woodie
-Go to a park not owned by Merlin or BPB
-Go to a park abroad
-Fill my AT lanyard
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:55 pm

-Marathon Nemesis again
-ride Smiler more than once
-go to Fantasy Island again
-(hopefully) get to Thorpe
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:02 pm

My aims are turning into realities, but here is the plan...
  • Visit Alton Towers
    - Ride Wicker Man on opening day
    - Buy a Wicker Man hoodie and pin badge + other merchandise
    - Attend Scarefest
    - Attend Fireworks
  • Visit Thorpe Park (more than once)
    - Do The Walking Dead mazes
    - Summer Nights
    - Ride X retheme
    - Attend Fright Nights
  • Visit Chessington (more than once)
  • Visit Blackpool Pleasure Beach for the first time!
    - Ride ICON more than once!
    - Ride all other coasters and Valhalla
    - Visit Blackpool Merlin Cluster
  • Attend all TTSP Events

Plans in place
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:21 pm

-Explore as much of the Gardens and Towers ruins as possible
-Visit more independent parks
-Get out to the Netherlands for Efteling and Toverland
-Not ride Rita
-Do the Towers Waterpark
-Attend Scarefest and Fireworks
-Have a chat with some of the ents team
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Wed Feb 14, 2018 7:53 pm

I'm hoping the fllowing
  • Visit some new UK parks I haven't visited
  • Get a few new coaster cred's
  • Visit a foreign park
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:11 pm

I have a few stuff I'd like to do theme park wise this year! :)

• Ride Wicker Man (my first wooden coaster)
• Visit Alton Towers
• Visit Alton Towers during Scarefest
• Ride all Big 7 coasters in the dark at Scarefest
• Visit a foreign theme park
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Thu Feb 15, 2018 9:31 am

Some of mine:

- Be on one of the first 10 trains of Wickerman
- Vist Alton Towers on Opening Day
- Make Wickerman be my 100th coaster (On 99 at the minute!)
- Do fright nights
- Do a smaller halloween attraction like York Maze Halloween (Or whatever it is called)
- Ride Shambhala, Furius Baco, and Stampida 100 times each (I’m in Portaventura for 5 days in April, and 14 in July)
- Be on the first train of the day on Red Force, 2 times
- Visit Thorpe Park 2 times
 
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Wed May 02, 2018 11:16 am

I have fairly modest plans as I'm a pauper at the moment.  :lol

- Spend a week at Alton Towers [did it last week]
- 4 or 5 trips to Thorpe Park [going next week for the first time this year]
- 1 or 2 trips to Paultons Park to check out the new Peppa Pig World rides, haha
- Chessington once or twice
- Disneyland Paris in September/October if I've managed to save enough!
 
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Thu May 03, 2018 9:23 am

Due to being sensible grown ups this year my plans are somewhat less fancy than I would like them to be , however-

Disneyland Paris one final time with our APs (done in Feb)
Ride Wickerman (done)
Decide which Wickerman merch to purchase.
Buy the new monopoly!
Day trips to Chessington, Thorpe and Legoland.
Visit Blackpool to ride Icon.
Try not to book a ridiculous last minute trip to a foreign park in August when I have a week off :lol
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Thu May 03, 2018 10:57 am

Michelle wrote:

Decide which Wickerman merch to purchase.


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Getting back on topic.... :P

- Ride Wicker Man (done)
- Visit BPB and ride Icon
- Visit Fantasy Island since it’s my local park and appears to have significantly improved since my last visit
- Ride Wicker Man in the dark
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Thu May 03, 2018 8:14 pm

Been meaning to post in here for a while but kept getting sidetracked! Anyway, here is my list of aims this year, some of which I've been fortunate enough to have already done and others are already in the pipeline :)

- Ride Wicker Man both in the day and at night (Done)
- Visit Blackpool for the very first time and ride Icon
- Ride my first RMC coaster
- Ride my 100th coaster (current unique count is 95)
- Ride Steel Vengeance at least three times
- Try and visit a non Merlin scare event at Halloween
- Buy at least one item of merchandise from each new park I visit this year
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:52 am

Well 2018 is virtually over and for most of us we'll have finished off our trips for the year. So, with that in mind it's time to see what goals we've met!

-Explore as much of the Gardens and Towers ruins as possible (partially done- I think I did what was open of the ruins but there are so many nooks and crannies of the Gardens that I just didn't have time to see. Certainly one to attempt again next year)
-Visit more independent parks (I guess Blackpool and Drayton are independent, but I don't think I did enough solo parks to validate this goal complete)
-Get out to the Netherlands for Efteling and Toverland
-Not ride Rita
-Do the Towers Waterpark  (plans in place to get it done next year)
-Attend Scarefest and Fireworks
-Have a chat with some of the ents team
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:16 am

JC13 wrote:
Some of mine:

- Be on one of the first 10 trains of Wickerman
- Vist Alton Towers on Opening Day
- Make Wickerman be my 100th coaster (On 99 at the minute!)
- Do fright nights
- Do a smaller halloween attraction like York Maze Halloween (Or whatever it is called)
- Ride Shambhala, Furius Baco, and Stampida 100 times each (I’m in Portaventura for 5 days in April, and 14 in July)
- Be on the first train of the day on Red Force, 2 times
- Visit Thorpe Park 2 times


Pretty sure it’s safe to say I failed,

Be on one of the first 10 public trains of wicker man: gonna say I did this, because i did, excluding soft openings
Visited alton towers on opening day: didn’t do because of snow, and couldn’t go on the Monday
Make Wicker Man my 100th coaster: It was my 100th, so I did this
Do fright nights: didn’t even go to Thorpe this year, so didn’t do this
Do a smaller halloween event: Did York maze Hallowscream so I did this
Ride Shambhala, Furius Baco, and Stampida 100 times each: No, not even close
Be on the first train of the day on red force twice: Did once, but not a second time because I couldn’t be bothered doing the run down
Visit Thorpe Park twice: didn’t even go once

3/8, most goals were too ambitious, definitely setting easier ones next year
 
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Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:36 pm

Wagstaff04 wrote:
-Marathon Nemesis again
-ride Smiler more than once
-go to Fantasy Island again
-(hopefully) get to Thorpe


Well, I failed miserably. Only rode Nemesis and Smiler once and didn’t go to Fantasy Island or Thorpe at all. However, Thorpe next year! Can’t wait.
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