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by TB2
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:45 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6756
Views: 997087

Re: SW8?

I think they should just go back and just make SW's as bloody amazing rides, like nemmy, for example, no stupid gimmicks or anything, similar to Colossus, just not as many inversions etc :) When Nemesis opened, hanging below the track and inverting was a gimmick. Same with Colossus. Whilst non gimm...
by TB2
Thu Jul 25, 2013 10:43 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Woman dies at Six Flags Texas
Replies: 9
Views: 2106

Re: Women dies at Six Flags Texas

This is bad. As soon as people see "wooden coaster" they will go, " silly woman, everyone knows wooden coasters are dangerous" :roll: This will probably stop thorpe from hinting at a wooden coaster now. :( Yes but before all that, a Woman has lost her life. Thats the important p...
by TB2
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: CWOA could fit RITA in...
Replies: 22
Views: 5446

Re: CWOA could fit RITA in...

CoasterChick wrote:
Didn't there used to be a magic carpet at chessie? Why did it go?


The structure was warping throughout its last few years at the park. It was also starting to hit lots of downtime and the decision was made to replace it with Samurai.
by TB2
Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:29 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: I'm getting worried about Air
Replies: 35
Views: 5312

Re: I'm getting worried about Air

Went 5th June and in AM it was closed. Everytime ive been on it in the past though the car has always stopped just as it exits the tunnel on the lift hill...this time though no such thing! Ran smoothly etc etc. However, the station is a bit run down and yes, from when I rode it first back in 2003 t...
by TB2
Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494318

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Sorry to say but I'm with ponder above. I wasn't particularly blown away by The Smiler either. Currently touring around the North West USA riding coasters in lots of different parks and every comparison I'm making is not with The Smiler, it is with Nemesis. That is the hallmark of a good ride. As s...
by TB2
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: The BIG Alton Towers vs. Disney debate
Replies: 12
Views: 3288

Re: The BIG Alton Towers vs. Disney debate

Disney are not the parks they used to be, TDO (Team Disney Orlando) seem very uninterested in putting their hands in their pockets recently, ask your self, when wqas the last MAJOR ride to go in a Diney park in Orlando. Look just down the I4 at Universal, since comcast have come in they have been e...
by TB2
Sun Jun 16, 2013 12:16 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 732201

Re: Thorpe Park Next Coaster

I agree with Ben to be honest... The park is still doing good but they need that something to top it off! A new themed area is needed like an alpine Swiss village as I've mentioned before which isn't a theme about death or destruction and a B&M hyper/Intamin Mega like a Shambhala  but not ...
by TB2
Tue Jun 04, 2013 10:46 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494318

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

JayJay90 wrote:
The day I chose to come its closed :'( gutted. Just wish they'd say why. The whole of xsector is closed


Well it's rather simple, the train stopped where it isn't supposed to be and now the engineering team have to spend all day getting it back to the station.
by TB2
Tue Jun 04, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3146
Views: 494318

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Well looking at ridetimes the queues are worse today than they were during half term. It didn't feel that busy for my friend and I yesterday but then we played the game of staying one ride ahead of the crowds so managed a pretty decent ride count and only queued for the Smiler and our second ride o...
by TB2
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:58 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: So has The Smiler topped Nemesis?
Replies: 135
Views: 29174

Re: So has The Smiler topped Nemesis?

At this point I prefer Nemesis and Oblivion to the Smiler. This is no criticism however as all three rides are exceptional. Once some of the fine tuning happens with Smiler such as the effects, the reliability (and some of the roughness knocked  out somehow) then The Smiler could overtake the o...
by TB2
Fri May 17, 2013 9:47 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Rich people hire disabled people to beat queues at disney!!!!
Replies: 16
Views: 2733

Re: Rich people hire disabled people to beat queues at disney!!!!

That's pretty much exploitation of someones disability right there. Besides, two and a half hour queue for It's a Small World, who are they kidding?!
by TB2
Mon May 06, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4871
Views: 732201

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

Damn height restrictions. I know the feeling As much as I can appreciate we have tougher planning regulations and noise restrictions in place and thery are there for a reason it's something we come up short for and so will never have a world leading park in this country  :( so dreams of a six ...
by TB2
Mon May 06, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: Archive
Topic: 2013 Season - General Discussion
Replies: 153
Views: 40010

Re: 2013 Season - General Discussion

Yesterday, someone had broken the record of most rides on Nemesis in one day. Heard one of the staff members talking to the public on the bus. He had ridden nemesis 80 times in a row! I still find that quite amazing ,simply because he didn't eat all day, I'm also guessing that he went on single rid...
by TB2
Mon May 06, 2013 10:10 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6381
Views: 400639

Re: Thorpe Park 2013 General Discussion

Indeed, it amuses me when people think Rita is brilliant.... should try Stealth :-) and for those out there who have been on the Dragster and King da ok the states do have bigger, but I love my Stealth. 9 time in a row in under 30 mins was one hell of a way to start off a Sunday morning :-) Indeed,...
by TB2
Thu Apr 25, 2013 8:47 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Best THEME park in the world?
Replies: 23
Views: 4132

Re: Best THEME park in the world?

I think I have to say Drayton Manor if you are thinking about the UK , however otherwise Europa Park.  :D http://starcasm.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/oprah_laughing_animated_gif.gif I'm going with Europa Park for European best. My personal favourite is Animal Kingdom but thats just a prefer...
by TB2
Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:24 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1695
Views: 137585

Re: Chessington 2013, Zufari discussion

Wow. From looking at the POV's this looks pretty terrible to be honest. Anyone that has been on Kilimanjaro Safaris at Animal Kingdom will compare like I have done, and what strikes me straight away is how short this one is! I mean going through 2 or 3 animal enclosures? Really? And that whole &quo...
by TB2
Wed Mar 27, 2013 10:28 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers - Winged Coaster?
Replies: 66
Views: 13366

Re: Alton Towers - Winged Coaster?

The Terminator wrote:
+1 on the avoiding B&M though, too expensive, too big and to be frank too boring.


In what way are B&M boring?
by TB2
Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fastrack 2013
Replies: 64
Views: 10186

Re: Fastrack 2013

Looks like ill have to start paying £21 for fast tracks then...scream has been ruined. Or just plan your day properly... You can't predict that with AT. It's luck of the draw. I've tried planning rides and times out but it never usually works Completely disgaree. I've been sticking to the same plan...
by TB2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:35 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Fastrack 2013
Replies: 64
Views: 10186

Re: Fastrack 2013

Heisenberg96 wrote:
Looks like ill have to start paying £21 for fast tracks then...scream has been ruined.


Or just plan your day properly...
by TB2
Sun Mar 17, 2013 5:33 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Nemesis Inferno
Replies: 444
Views: 44744

Re: Nemesis Inferno Question!

Sorry, But from hearing things and POV's it just doesn't seem to look as intense as Nemesis at Alton Towers, It looks really good fun though! There isn't an inverter on the planet (well.. maybe Katun) that is as intense as Nemesis. That doesn't take anything away from Inferno as a quality roller co...
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