UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by sputty
Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The Smiler
Replies: 156
Views: 55334

Re: The Smiler

Went to AT with the Mrs just before the kids broke up for summer, we had a great day overall and the park is looking quite well. The Smiler provides a nice and impressive view when you walk into the x-sector and the queue line is fantastic, i wish AT could do the other queues up to the same standard...
by sputty
Fri Mar 21, 2008 12:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 20th March - Not quite the perfect day out
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Sorry i don't mean to come across as racist but they were the ones causing the majority of the problems, their were several large groups of them being very anti-social, maybe it was just a school trip or something but they were hanging around in gangs and purposely intimidating other guests. I think...
by sputty
Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:54 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 20th March - Not quite the perfect day out
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

Re: 20th March - Not quite the perfect day out

Now for the bad stuff. Nemesis was closed pretty much all day, not sure if it was open at all despite the staff telling us it would reopen before the end of the day 4 times, also the reason for the ride being closed was that it was rusty and they didn't want to get rust on people apparently :roll: ...
by sputty
Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 20th March - Not quite the perfect day out
Replies: 13
Views: 2219

20th March - Not quite the perfect day out

Oki here we go, park looks great, couldn't see any of the more problematic effects broke, neme waterfalls, rapid waterfalls, blivvy mist, rita smoke, all looking amazing. Park wasnt too busy and we managed to get a pretty good ride count. Staff in general were superb i have to say, very entertaining...
by sputty
Mon Feb 18, 2008 4:15 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Would Disney Get The Criticism?
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

How can you critisise Disney when you get theming like this.... http://www.coasterforce.com/plugins/p17 ... s/4565.jpg http://www.coasterforce.com/coasterphotos/btmmain2.jpg You get what you pay for at Disneyland, everything is clean and well maintained, and new rides are well themed, and brilliant...
by sputty
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Would Disney Get The Criticism?
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

"caffeine_demon""][quote=""sputty" wrote:
EDIT: oh and Innoventions at epcot is horrible, a bunch of ps2's in a room.. oh hello 2001!


but test track is great![/quote]

Yeah driving around at an amazing 65 mph... oh wait. :P
by sputty
Sun Feb 17, 2008 6:43 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Would Disney Get The Criticism?
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

I admire the amazing theming and everything but personally i dont think it comes close to matching the likes of IOA or Seaworld for value, gimmie some thrill rides and staff without forced smiles (we actually heared a member of staff getting told off by radio for not smiling enough when he was tell...
by sputty
Sun Feb 17, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Would Disney Get The Criticism?
Replies: 59
Views: 7070

Disney isnt exempt from critisism atall, infact i hate the place, the whole edutainment thing just doesnt work for me at all... i dunno what it is really.. it just comes accross as really forced and false. I admire the amazing theming and everything but personally i dont think it comes close to matc...
by sputty
Sat Dec 08, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: What's happening with the Woodie?
Replies: 60
Views: 12807

"marky.com""][quote=""Green.Wing" wrote:
Then again there is still the tree issue.


Nothing that an accidental leak from a small aircraft carrying high strength weed killer precisely as it flies directly across the valley wouldn't sort out.

:D[/quote]

Ooo I like your thinking!
by sputty
Sun Sep 09, 2007 10:27 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Worlds Best Roller Coaster!
Replies: 91
Views: 19829

Hmm nemesis has something about it that just makes it stand out to me.. its compact but i think that's what makes it so thrilling :lol: Anyway my top 5 in order :) 1. Nemesis (AT) 2. Return Of The Mummy (IOA) 3. Kumba (BG:A) 4: Dualing dragons (IOA) 5: Montu (BG:A) ...yes i love my B&M inverts :...
by sputty
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: SF:OG from orlando?
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

At the moment its looking at around £80 return for flights up there and back which isn't bad at all! i can sacrifice a day at Disney for it :) Will the queue's really be that bad in September? its during school time aswell, probably a friday. If its going to be packed then ill probably just go for a...
by sputty
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:13 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Trip Report: Holiday Park / Europa Park
Replies: 12
Views: 5474

Its hard to compare parks of different styles, i mean just look at a six flags park compared to Disney, id rather go to a six flags park anyway but most others wouldn't. Its all to do with what you value as the most important quality's for a park. I say Six Flags over Disney because im just not real...
by sputty
Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: SF:OG from orlando?
Replies: 5
Views: 1966

SF:OG from orlando?

Hey as i mentioned in another post im back off to Florida in 2008, i was just wondering if anyone here's tried making the trip from Orlando to Six Flags Over Georgia ? Id really like to visit a six flags park but i need to look into how possible it is. There's 2 of us and i know its only a 6 hour dr...
by sputty
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Arrests over Alton Towers thefts
Replies: 33
Views: 5212

Those fingerprint lockers are great for a lot of people but don't work for everyone all the time, my parents fingers never got recognised when they returned (the same at park entrance), which meant my finger was required every time...which was a bit of a pain considering i wanted to go off and do my...
by sputty
Sun Sep 02, 2007 3:14 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 688
Views: 74449

Some more small details since this thread was last updated :) The 59-acre park (about one third the size of the original SeaWorld) will open in March 2008, visitor numbers expected to be limited to around 7,500 per day. The park will contain 6 Pools & Lagoons, 36 Slides, 80,000 sq ft of beach. W...
by sputty
Wed Aug 29, 2007 1:50 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Time to scrap Corkscrew?
Replies: 61
Views: 7112

Painful, old and it just looks cheap.. even by AT's current theming standards. Id like to see it replaced by a flat one year and a nice coaster built somewhere else the next (i dont think 2 coasters would look right around there) . Change ugland to raceland and get it over with :) Reason: The park n...
by sputty
Fri Jun 29, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: 25th June, the rain in spain falls mainly at the towers
Replies: 2
Views: 1555

RMT was closed most of the day but it was open at 4pm when i went, we even got 3 goes round :D

...no skyride though
by sputty
Sun Jun 24, 2007 11:57 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: June 25th (Weather Enquiry!)
Replies: 23
Views: 5520

Fantastic! im looking forward to it now :D I can imagine it would be more intense in the rain, ill just rely on my trusty cag in a bag and spare pair of socks and jeans! Id say hi but i have know idea what you look like :P so have a good day and thanks for all your help :wink: *crosses fingers for y...
by sputty
Sat Jun 23, 2007 11:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: YourDay: News and Updates
Replies: 868
Views: 128844

If its open on monday ill upload youtube it :)...*fingers crossed*
by sputty
Sat Jun 23, 2007 9:22 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: June 25th (Weather Enquiry!)
Replies: 23
Views: 5520

Thanks kb! :D hope the weather and school kids dont spoil your day as well!
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