UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by sweedish2009
Mon Jun 10, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 504897

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Ok, so I was at the park today. After an awful nights sleep in Splash Landings (Do not get me started on the beds and the kids running down corridors at 1 in the morning) Got in at 9, walked to Thirteen for early rider via Smiler to have a nose, noticed ridiculous queues building already (grabbed fa...
by sweedish2009
Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 504897

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

To top things off I'm currently waiting in queue for a now 'broken down' Oblivion. Guest services, I hope your prepared for me
by sweedish2009
Sun May 19, 2013 7:27 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1718601

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Nicholas Cage quote in The Rock. Classic.
by sweedish2009
Sun May 19, 2013 7:22 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1718601

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

C'mon guys, this isn't Disney or Universal. We don't get a world class ride AND world class theming. We get one or the other. If this was a big standard, couple of inversions roller coaster with a 'big thunder mountain theming budget' would you be happy? Yes the theming in some areas could be better...
by sweedish2009
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Train Discussion
Replies: 446
Views: 85369

Re: The Smiler Train Discussion

I'm gonna take a stab in the dark and say the design on the back of the trains is nothing more than that, a design. A pattern, something to make the trains look eye-catching. To stand out.
by sweedish2009
Thu Mar 28, 2013 9:02 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Train Discussion
Replies: 446
Views: 85369

Re: The Smiler Train Discussion

I'm not sure how much this has been discussed in previous posts, but why the hell are people so mind warped on the the fact they want lap bars on this beast? Have people seen the size of this thing? The idea of 14+ inversions with a lapbar is not only nauseating but sounds uncomfortable as hell and ...
by sweedish2009
Fri Feb 08, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1718601

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

If there is an update whats the odds on seeing more track up?

I can see a lot more groundwork being complete and finalising of the station structure, but I doubt we'll see much past that!

I hope I'm wrong!  :roll:
by sweedish2009
Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1718601

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

I for one cannot wait for the next construction update! More than anything, it will liven the discussion up again. It's been extremely drab the past week or so.
by sweedish2009
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:05 am
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Construction Discussion
Replies: 13567
Views: 1718601

Re: The Smiler - Construction Discussion

Out of curiosity, is this the worlds first interlocking cobra roll and batwing on a coaster?

I'm interested to see if anywhere else has this type of element. I must say its a lot more eye catching and symbolic than I ever imagined it to be.
by sweedish2009
Mon Jan 21, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1918
Views: 171436

Re: Thorpe Park 2013: Possible Ride Discussion

Be dragged backwards into a blind 127ft drop before hurtling through the wasted landscape in a series of gut-wrenching near misses, including, new for 2013, the mangled metal of a devastated billboard.


Billboard eh? Sounds good to me. But where do we think it'll be placed on the ride?!
by sweedish2009
Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2836
Views: 1034722

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Blythe Taylor wrote:
Hello :) New Member here! I love roller coasters even when they make me cry :)


Blythe, only the best roller coasters make you cry!!
by sweedish2009
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:27 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Whats your favourite type of rollercoaster?
Replies: 16
Views: 2364

Re: Whats your favourite type of rollercoaster?

Very tough choice, went for suspended in the end.

This is simply because of Nemesis, Montu, Black Mumba and Dragons Challenge.

I was close to putting standard, for the simple fact that Hulk and Kraken are friggin awesome.
by sweedish2009
Thu Dec 13, 2012 3:24 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: What Rides Freak You Out?
Replies: 65
Views: 10214

Re: What ride's freak you out?

My other half was nearly in tears when I first took her on Tower Of Terror, literally shaking, asking me once we got in the elevator if they could let her off. Laughing in her face and saying 'NO' did not calm her nerves. Funny thing is, she rates it as her favourite ride of all time now! We went on...
by sweedish2009
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: 2014 Lodge Resort Development (SCRAPPED)
Replies: 72
Views: 14537

Re: 2014 - 150 Lodge Resort Development

Merlin want to add variety to the mix. This is, in my eyes, a great addition to the resort. I know a few friends who've visited the park this year and used local campsites for accommodation, because they prefer the self catering/budget option. This would be ideal. Myself, I prefer the hotels and ama...
by sweedish2009
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: First Ever Alton Towers Experience!
Replies: 24
Views: 3909

Re: First Ever Alton Towers Experience!

First time I went, 1992-1993 I think. What sticks in my mind? Well being about 7 at the time, I freaked out after being literally forced onto The Haunted House, watched my dad on Thunder Looper and finally (after much debate) got on The Beast. All in all, it did feel very magical in the early 90's. ...
by sweedish2009
Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Closed season ride updates
Replies: 3
Views: 1523

Re: Closed season ride updates

I'm pleased by this. I would hope Merlin take a page out of Disney's book and keep all rides up to date and refurb'd when required. Big Thunder Mountain is one of Magic Kingdoms oldest rides, and received a large refurbishment over half of this year. It really has made the difference and I'd like to...
by sweedish2009
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:39 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: if you owned alton towers
Replies: 18
Views: 2477

Re: if you owned alton towers

Hire professional assassins to take out the Ropers?

And then proceed to build the world's greatest cross valley wooden coaster.
by sweedish2009
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Was th13teen really a failure?
Replies: 29
Views: 5143

Re: Was th13teen really a failure?

The marketing was a failure, the whole marketing team behind the ride should be made to sprint through Alton Towers with there pants around there ankles screaming "I will never market a roller coaster again, I will never market a roller coaster again". If it wasn't built up so much by them...
by sweedish2009
Mon Dec 10, 2012 10:21 am
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Theme park clothing?
Replies: 31
Views: 4800

Re: Theme park clothing?

You're never too old to wear theme park gear. I'm 30 and have a range of AT clothing...in fact I always wear my Blivvy hoody out and about. I think this post calls for a picture: http://i846.photobucket.com/albums/ab29/jltf2010_2010/552479_397558416974974_132608946_n.jpg ;) Sweet baby Jesus that is...
by sweedish2009
Fri Dec 07, 2012 12:47 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Theme park clothing?
Replies: 31
Views: 4800

Re: Theme park clothing?

I think unfortunately you get to a certain age when wearing theme park clothing is deemed as.......childish, tacky and nerdy.

Think of it like this, would you like your mum out on the town in a boob tube and hot pants?
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