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by DanB
Sun Jun 03, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Alpine Coasters in Germany
Replies: 4
Views: 1225

Re: Alpine Coasters in Germany

The one in Bottrop isn't that good IMHO. The best one I, and many other TTFers, have been on is in Todtnau which is about a hour away from Europa. I managed to go down there without using the breaks and it was pretty darn fast! You can find more info at http://www.hasenhorn-rodelbahn.de/index.php?sp...
by DanB
Sun Jun 03, 2012 12:16 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 64812

Re: Disneyland Paris gets $250m for WDS Expansion

Some interesting information from the shareholders meeting last week. ⋅ Park development will focus on the Studios until at least around 2017-2018. ⋅ The future of Studios - there is a serious need for change and a change of theme is considered, there's two ways it can go about: ...
by DanB
Fri May 25, 2012 7:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 224123

Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (ATTRACTION CLOSED 20-25 MAY)

I haven't heard from anyone today but I was told the actors are meant to be in a decontamination unit
by DanB
Sat May 19, 2012 1:00 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2012 operational cuts
Replies: 346
Views: 29038

Off Peak Closure of SkyRide and Other Cuts

My limited knowledge If Merlin floats the current investors will sacrifice a level of "ownership" for an influx of money, they then have to split the profits with these shareholders (called dividend). In this instance the existing investors will likely maintain a majority of the shares to...
by DanB
Sat May 19, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Sub Terra v2 MINI MEET: Sunday, 27th May 2012
Replies: 26
Views: 3647

Sub Terra v2 MINI MEET: Sunday, 27th May 2012

As you know, I am a maybe ATM depending on finances.
by DanB
Sun May 06, 2012 11:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: HILARIOUS ORPs!
Replies: 37
Views: 7035

Re: HILARIOUS ORPs!

Hint: We are not on the ride ;) http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/522907_10150922450093448_604338447_12842703_1035541785_n.jpg http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/s720x720/533967_10150922449693448_604338447_12842701_839910318_n.jpg
by DanB
Sun May 06, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731528

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

The impression I got was they can technically have a live feed but they want to make sure it is the right thing to do and that it fits in with their overall marketing plan. It hasn't been ruled out yet!
by DanB
Sun May 06, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731528

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

High res pictures of the SW7 site http://www.kaynti.co.uk/files/ttf/pics/sw7/IMG_7132_TN.jpg http://www.kaynti.co.uk/files/ttf/pics/sw7/IMG_7129_TN.jpg It was also confirmed this weekend that there will be a webcam placed on top of the Fried Chicken Co. building that will take pictures of the constr...
by DanB
Sat May 05, 2012 8:03 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1731528

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

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by DanB
Wed May 02, 2012 2:34 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: TTF WoodieSosche Trip Report (31/3/12 - 5/4/12)
Replies: 9
Views: 1411

Re: TTF WoodieSosche Trip Report (31/3/12 - 5/4/12)

Loved reading every minute of this, thanks Rowe!
by DanB
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:58 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: New over 18's scare attraction this June
Replies: 20
Views: 3536

Re: New over 18's scare attraction this June

I have booked tickets for this with Hark at 10pm on the Friday.

Looking forward to it!
by DanB
Thu Apr 19, 2012 12:50 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Toverland
Replies: 90
Views: 12662

Re: Toverland - Magic Land Expansion 2012-2013

I am pleased to see that they are adding more outdoor attractions as it was rumoured a few years back that they was thinking of adding a new warehouse, which is not really needed considering what they have already The planning website has absolutely loads of documents so I have put the two main plan...
by DanB
Tue Apr 10, 2012 8:25 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2763
Views: 105601

Re: Europa-Park 2012: "Wodan" GCI Woodie + General Discussion

You can find it here
by DanB
Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:01 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 80827

Re: The conundrum that is Merlin Studios

Sometimes it makes sense for each department in a company to run its own profit & loss account but when other parts of the company avoid it due to high costs then they really do need to change how it is set up. Here are some costs Merlin Studios charged for Spinball Q-Line Games - £50,000 Q-Line...
by DanB
Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra...
Replies: 420
Views: 50269

Re: SPOILERS - 2012: Nemesis Sub-Terra...

For those of you who haven't seen Midlands today and don't want to wait for BBC iPlayer here is a clip I recorded from my phone. Apologies for the crappy audio.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ff1lmbS_xng
by DanB
Sun Mar 11, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Efteling
Replies: 634
Views: 52500

Re: Efteling: Aquaruna 2012, Hartenhof 2015.

Quick question for those of you in the know about Efteling. Do they have a New Years Eve event and is it any good?
by DanB
Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2841
Views: 1043397

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

marky.com wrote:
Hi,

Mark here. Love AT and Thorpe Park.

I know more of this thing than most.

Say hi

:)


Hello Mark!

Welcome back :)
by DanB
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:43 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: Ciao
Replies: 38
Views: 3509

Re: Ciao

What have I missed? Why are you leaving? :S
by DanB
Sun Feb 19, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2012: Ice Age – The 4-D Experience
Replies: 404
Views: 52992

Re: 2012: Ice Age – The 4-D Experience

Managed to get a panoramic shot of the theatre using my iPhone and AutoStitch. The other side of the wall is rumoured to have interactive TV screens.

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