UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Spendleb
Thu Jul 21, 2011 9:23 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Funland Trocadero Forcibly Closed
Replies: 20
Views: 8773

Re: Funland Trocadero Forcibly Closed

Same here, called in last October and was shocked at how rundown it was, we only stayed about 10 minutes and most of that was trying to find our way back out! It needs a massive cash injection and new attractions to keep going especially in the competitive London market.
by Spendleb
Tue Jul 19, 2011 4:22 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Lightwater Valley
Replies: 1381
Views: 59774

Frightwater Valley?

Hi all, has anyone been to this and can advise on what sort of minimum age kids need to be? I don't want to scare the living daylights out of them or is it tamer and more family orientated scares?
by Spendleb
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach - 19th June 2011
Replies: 2
Views: 824

Blackpool Pleasure Beach - 19th June 2011

Went yesterday for Father's Day (nice touch offering free tickets to dads), the park was so quiet despite this though, most we queued was for The Big One and this was only because we went on at the start of the day when they were only running a quarter of the train. Took the kids on all the rides, l...
by Spendleb
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 177370

Re: Valhalla plans?

Went on again yesterday (BPP was so quiet !) and it was brilliant but you get too wet for a UK ride, my kids hated it for this reason and I wil struggle to get them back on again in the future LOL
by Spendleb
Tue Apr 12, 2011 12:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Welcome to my world.
Replies: 15
Views: 1882

Re: Welcome to my world.

Brilliant, we are off to Orlando in 4 weeks and my 9 year old seems to have hit the magic height just at the right time, he is dead on the required 54" so will make sure he has decent trainers to lift him higher so he doesn't miss out, he has been on a few coasters at Blackpool once his confide...
by Spendleb
Mon Apr 04, 2011 12:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 64997

Re: Portaventura tickets ??

No worries : [url=http://www.attractiontix.co.uk/port-aventura.aspx?nav=HomePageTopAttractions" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;]http://www.attractiontix.co.uk/port-ave ... ttractions[/url] - £34 [url=http://www.attraction-tickets-direct.co.uk/port-aventura/index.htm" onclick="window.op...
by Spendleb
Mon Apr 04, 2011 11:22 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 64997

Re: Portaventura tickets ??

Found a couple online doing day tickets for around £34 so that's not too bad :D
by Spendleb
Thu Mar 31, 2011 1:18 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 974
Views: 64997

Portaventura tickets ??

Hi all, anyone know the best place to pick up tickets from (cheapest!) and if there are any offers available like the 2-1 tickets we see at UK theme parks?
by Spendleb
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disney - WHY has this never happened?!
Replies: 17
Views: 2370

Re: Disney - WHY has this never happened?!

Suppose they already have the Matterhorn @ DL which is basically a bobsleigh coaster, really wish they would build something similar at MK though as it's a great ride!
by Spendleb
Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:24 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 49373

Re: Busch Gardens Africa Project 2011

This is looking like one hell of a coaster, hope it's nice and smooth, looks to be plenty of airtime :mrgreen:
by Spendleb
Tue Mar 22, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3222
Views: 158034

Re: Drayton Manor Park 2011: Hotel, Thomas Land Ride & Coaster!

Hope it has improved Shockwave, I always wanted to try it but tbh it was so rough it made the ride unenjoyable, fingers crossed it's now improved!
by Spendleb
Wed Mar 16, 2011 2:05 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 49373

Re: Busch Gardens Africa Project 2011

I am going in just 7 weeks! Praying they soft open this as I can only make the park on the 23rd May and it doesn't officially open until the 27th!
by Spendleb
Thu Mar 10, 2011 8:47 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 177370

Re: Pleasure Beach Blackpool - Nickelodeon Land 2011

I thought it was due to open in April? Seems to be a way off being finished yet?
by Spendleb
Tue Feb 22, 2011 12:35 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 177370

Re: Pleasure Beach Blackpool - Nickelodeon Land 2011

I thought Space Invaders building was being demolished? What's going in there if it's staying?
by Spendleb
Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 49373

Re: Busch Gardens Africa Project 2011

Hope that means soft openings before, we are there on the 23rd May !
by Spendleb
Wed Feb 09, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3222
Views: 158034

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

maybe now there's a chance it will be pretty decent :) launch system and higher than spinball and goes backwards. it'll beat TH13TEEN any day... but i am biased ---- Post Info Added ---- ... sheeessh this topic has died a death... anyone got any new news? God I hope it beats TH13TEEN as it's such a...
by Spendleb
Mon Feb 07, 2011 11:51 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 49373

Re: Busch Gardens Africa Project 2011

They are now also suggesting the track will 'jump' the sky ride which is not shown on the animation they released months ago, it's starting to look like a great ride!
by Spendleb
Wed Jan 26, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 49373

Re: Busch Gardens Africa Project 2011

I hope Cheetah Hunt is open by the 23rd May or at least in 'technical rehearsals', hate to go all that way and not ride it especially when this could be my last trip to Orlando. Busch will most definitely try to get it open for the Memorial Day holiday which I believe is the 30th this year. Judging...
by Spendleb
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 49373

Re: Busch Gardens Africa Project 2011

I hope Cheetah Hunt is open by the 23rd May or at least in 'technical rehearsals', hate to go all that way and not ride it especially when this could be my last trip to Orlando.
by Spendleb
Wed Jan 26, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: MuppetVision 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 1390

Re: MuppetVision 2?

Sure the MuppetVision show was 'refurbished' last year, I recall the theatre being shut down for quite some time whilst they updated the effects and 'cleaned' up the picture itself? Agree though, most of the 4D films in Orlando are now pretty out of date, Bug's Life looked terrible in 2008, hoping w...
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