UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Jayne
Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1750509

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

All Eurofighters are rough it's nothing to do with Saw! Not all Eurofighters are rough! Vild-Svinet at Bon Bon Land (one of the first ever installed) and Fluch von Novgorod at Hansa Park are so smooth compared to Saw and Speed.  Prime examples of Eurofighters executed well. Anyway.... my comme...
by Jayne
Fri Jan 15, 2010 9:39 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Legoland Florida
Replies: 36
Views: 9127

Legoland Florida

Screamscape are reporting this morning that Merlin Entertainments have bought the defunct Cypress Gardens in Florida, with an official announcement to follow on 21st January (next Thursday). Odd choice, due to poor location in Florida, and past attempts to revive it. I'm thinking Legoland Florida th...
by Jayne
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 371712

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion.

I think that this theming is the best I have seen outside of Disney. [Sorry to be off topic here but...] You've not seen the new Universal Singapore photos then? http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc3/hs214.snc3/22170_228559689689_86862329689_3225284_1346880_n.jpg http://photos-a.ak.fbcdn.net...
by Jayne
Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:33 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 197845

Re: Blackpool - £4million Loss

You mean this story? http://business.timesonline.co.uk/tol/business/industry_sectors/leisure/article6982293.ece I'm not so sure about it purely being recession based. In the article there is this quote The profit in the previous year was boosted by asset sales. which would mean that if it wasn't for...
by Jayne
Tue Jan 12, 2010 12:54 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327530

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Mankey, all annual pass vouchers have a life-span of 10 months, so you can redeem yours in the first week of October if you so wished! In your circumstances, I would leave it until the March meet to redeem your new pass, so that you get the maximum use.
by Jayne
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 124970

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

Speed Fiend was used on some merchandise, so Goddess of Speed could have been for a planned t-shirt/hoodie slogan. EDIT to add: Forgotten that in each record you can see what the names are registered for. As I suspected, Goddess of Speed is not registered for a ride (just T-shirts, sweatshirts; foot...
by Jayne
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327530

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

I feel that the Premium Pass will do better at Thorpe and Chessington, where people are more likely to use the London attractions more frequently. Also, the sales will pick up in (and the lead up to) August when people are visiting the London attractions. For example: A guest goes to Madame Tussauds...
by Jayne
Mon Jan 11, 2010 1:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ug Land / Rita 2010
Replies: 960
Views: 124970

Re: Ug Land / Rita 2010

Talk about scrutiny! I love it! The main evidence for them having a re theme are reduced priced Rita merchandise and this sign change...as well as the fact that they would be insane not to. Alton also chose not to re-register the UG Land trademark when it expired in 2008, then requested its removal...
by Jayne
Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:33 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327530

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Confirmation from Merlin: There will be no discount on the price of the Premium pass for those who already hold an old style Merlin pass. (Source: Discussion on the Merlin Annual pass facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Merlin-Annual-Pass-OFFICIAL/285888326152?ref=nf#/topic.php?uid=2858883...
by Jayne
Mon Jan 11, 2010 11:06 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 327530

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

I'm hoping to see some sort of discount for those who will upgrade at time of renewal from old to New Premium pass (fingers crossed...). Otherwise, I'm quite disappointed that the international parks are not 100% included for that price. I'm heading to Legoland Denmark this year and also hoping to f...
by Jayne
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 371712

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion.

that's a really good point actually, were not sure and we may not know until open day... or at least until the 13th :D Or earlier... I don't think an ice sculptor working very last minute/rushed booking in the very early hours of Wednesday morning will have been working to the exact design for 13. ...
by Jayne
Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion
Replies: 2272
Views: 371712

Re: SW6 / Thirteen - Ride & Construction discussion.

The snow coaster car was made by an ice sculptor - I found his pics of him making it on Twitter ([url=http://twitter.com/JoeBourton" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://twitter.com/JoeBourton[/url]) last night. From his tweets, he only got the confirmation to do it on Tuesday day ti...
by Jayne
Wed Jan 06, 2010 7:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Advert Tweet hints to new kids ride next year
Replies: 5
Views: 2294

Re: Advert Tweet hints to new kids ride next year

Similarly, both of these Tweeps/Twits/Twitter users are involved with casting or voiceovers for the next wave of Alton advertising: [url=http://twitter.com/drugcrush" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://twitter.com/drugcrush[/url] who points to his blog post briefly mentioning it [u...
by Jayne
Sun Jan 03, 2010 6:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2010: Sonic Spinball
Replies: 656
Views: 100856

Re: 2010: Spinball Whizzer Re-Theme!

I'm sure all the major structural paint work could be easily done by February. As for signs, they could keep it as Spinball Whizzer for half term and change signs over between the half term and opening day period. Did the cars in the hotel brochures/welcome pack look like they were due for a major r...
by Jayne
Fri May 27, 2005 9:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 2006! Taken from Dan ATA
Replies: 296
Views: 70027

Update on ATA - Toyland Tours Closes Next Wednesday. http://www.towersalmanac.com/long_news.php?id=55