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by Scott
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:30 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: PBB, Bank Hol Mon
Replies: 10
Views: 2340

Re: PBB, Bank Hol Mon

Nathan wrote:
Great to see the park so busy, and looking so vibrant!

Looking forward to my visit this summer, as always.

(Still wish they'd give the Valhalla skull some finer details. :P)


Yeah, there's certaintly something missing as far as the skull is concerned, it just doesn't look right.
by Scott
Mon Jun 11, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 196941

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

I think they get a lot of negative press because of a past reputation, the staff were great last year and a lot of people praised them, but it seemed to go unnoticed outside of the PB fan community. You mean like last year when we enquired a few minutes before ride close if the Grand National was s...
by Scott
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:46 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 196941

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach General Discussion

The staff aren't perfect, but they certainly aren't as bad these days as they were four or five years ago to be fair. I think they get a lot of negative press because of a past reputation, the staff were great last year and a lot of people praised them, but it seemed to go unnoticed outside of the P...
by Scott
Mon Jun 11, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: PBB, Bank Hol Mon
Replies: 10
Views: 2340

Re: PBB, Bank Hol Mon

... not really, no. Sure, it's great that they were willing to close so late, but Alton at least run their rides at full capacity on a constant basis. I'd much rather a day that's 3 hours shorter and minimal queues. Might just be me though, and I certainly wouldn't turn my nose up at longer opening...
by Scott
Thu Jun 07, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of The Flume
Replies: 636
Views: 105447

Re: The Future of The Flume

It certainly does need some attention, it is looking in a bit of a worn down state right now.

I hope they keep hold of the Flume, refurbish it and give it a new lease of life, I'll be very disappointed to see it go.
by Scott
Mon May 21, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Online Booking Fees Removed - Hurrah!
Replies: 20
Views: 3894

Re: Online Booking Fees Removed - Hurrah!

I did notice the booking fee had gone when I booked online last week, so I was pretty pleased about it. The option to print tickets at home is very useful too!

Well done Towers.  :D
by Scott
Tue May 15, 2012 10:08 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 72184

Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

It's unbearable on park in the middle of the day during summer. Simply too hot. Much better to get on park around 4.00pm! Ride queues tended to close between 11.30 and 11.45pm. Sent from my HTC Desire HD A9191 using Tapatalk It's bad enough in September believe me, I refuse to ever visit Spain in J...
by Scott
Tue May 15, 2012 9:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest 2012: General Discussion (Spoiler Warning)
Replies: 1004
Views: 130288

Re: Scarefest 2012

For Scarefest 2012, I'd like to see the return of Duel Live.

I am assuming the mazes will go back to their original format before they were moved to the Black Hole tent?
by Scott
Tue May 15, 2012 9:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Could Rita be Launched... BACKWARDS???
Replies: 39
Views: 5688

Re: Could Rita be Launched... BACKWARDS???

I doubt it could be launched backwards, but I don't doubt that it could be a lot better than it is.

Out of the three Intamin launch coasters I've done, I find Rita to be the worst and most boring out of the lot of them.
by Scott
Tue May 08, 2012 5:18 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: English Football 2011/2012
Replies: 1099
Views: 53885

Re: English Football 2011/2012

think finishing above our neighbours is worth celebrating. I don't think it's worth celebrating. I don't think winning the League Cup is worth celebrating either. I do. I support Man United and every trophy we win, is successful in its own right. Ok, I'd rather United won the league and European Cu...
by Scott
Tue May 08, 2012 5:13 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85161

Re: Merlin's next park?

The Corkscrew may have been a classic attraction to Alton Towers, but it's not historically significant in any way. There are dozens of them all over the world, it is a clone. Same with Black Hole. Many are in a much better condition than Alton's was. The Texas Tornado and the Cyclone were both uni...
by Scott
Tue May 08, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 72184

Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

I'll be back there in September, bring it on! :D
by Scott
Tue May 08, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85161

Re: Merlin's next park?

Yeah, Southport was defunct because the Thompson family closed it! It wasn't shut down by some divine order from God. They completely failed to invest in the park over decades which eventually led to its closure. Even then, instead of doing the honourable and decent thing, and saving the Cyclone an...
by Scott
Tue May 08, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85161

Re: Merlin's next park?

I love how you basically just said that people who are concerned about heritage and preservation of historic buildings and structures are "idiots".  It's pathetic, they were two of the worst woodies going and yet everyone moans about them being removed, but funnily enough when they w...
by Scott
Tue May 08, 2012 9:56 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85161

Re: Merlin's next park?

I appreciate that Merlin might well be pleasing fans of Thorpe and Towers, but PB fans would hate to see them take over PB and would be very fearful of the five woodies' futures along with a lot of the other classics there. Yeah, because Amanda is all about the protection of classic woodies... http...
by Scott
Mon May 07, 2012 11:56 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1437
Views: 85161

Re: Merlin's next park?

Instead of that Amanda Thompson, I think that Merlin would make great leaders of the Pleasure beach Blackpool No thanks! The only thing I can think of which is worse than that happening, is PB closing down! I appreciate that Merlin might well be pleasing fans of Thorpe and Towers, but PB fans would...
by Scott
Sat May 05, 2012 11:10 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 72184

Re: PortAventura 2012: "Shambhala" B&M Mega Coaster

It does look a lot more sluggish than I was expecting on the videos I've seen, but I'll be holding any judgement back until I've been on it in September.
by Scott
Sat May 05, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 196941

Re: Valhalla Frontage Refurbishment

Not a lot has changed, only two of the scenes have been tweaked. No improvement on the boat drainage which is very annoying and something which will continue to put me off riding it. I've done it once, I'll have to be bribed to do it again this year, never liked it and I doubt that'll ever change. T...
by Scott
Tue May 01, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed park
Replies: 85
Views: 13645

Re: Closed park

However, I don't agree that they need to actively give compensation for the big one anyway, maybe a congratulations or a "you were lucky" not to ride that awful thing. That is a pathetic statement to make, basically what you are suggesting is that any theme park worldwide should refund th...
by Scott
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 196941

Re: Valhalla Frontage Refurbishment

I have a good idea of what has changed, but I am not going to post any spoilers, the overall ride experience won't be massively different but you'll notice some changes.

It could be open for next weekend.
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