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by SIMR
Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:22 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Mythos Waterpark - Viking Springs 10/6
Replies: 27
Views: 5122

Re: Mythos Waterpark - Viking Springs 10/6

Really impressed by these parks SIMR, they look very coherent and well designed :) Now just get the land, the permits and the budget and build them for real! Thank you! I seem to envision this waterpark being a possibility for IoA, what with the Lost Continent theme being the backbone of this park....
by SIMR
Sun Jun 10, 2012 4:59 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Mythos Waterpark - Viking Springs 10/6
Replies: 27
Views: 5122

Re: Mythos Waterpark - Viking Springs 10/6

http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu231/mancityboy/73.jpg Viking Springs offers a spot of tranquility amongst the noise of the waterpark, set around a serene mountaneous pool (more like a pond haha). http://i651.photobucket.com/albums/uu231/mancityboy/74.jpg Take a dip or relax in the jacuzzi in t...
by SIMR
Thu Jun 07, 2012 1:29 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: SW7 Sweepstakes - Guess the name!
Replies: 88
Views: 9653

Re: SW7 Sweepstakes - Guess the name!

Round 5: I'm with Ritadz - world's first inverting track

Round 6: 13th September

Round 7: 8th July

Round 8: 9th March

Round 9: 23rd March

Round 10: Resistance (8-[)
by SIMR
Mon May 28, 2012 5:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253922

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

I'm not commenting on whether the ending works or not, and in fact, if you read my first post again, the main points I have mentioned are the unoriginality of the scare maze and the fact it's been done so cheaply. I think that seeing as 2012 is a medium investment year, more should have been spent t...
by SIMR
Mon May 28, 2012 4:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253922

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

OK, so maybe my point about enthusiasts was a little over-exaggerated, it was just a suggestion and of course I think the ride was awfully received, but the improvements they made hardly must have cost that much and I still think that Merlin don't care half as much as people are making out all becau...
by SIMR
Mon May 28, 2012 3:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253922

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)

Before this becomes a flame Alton post, I shall start by applauding the park on their determination to make this ride succeed. The constant improvements and guest feedback sheets have impressed me and it shows that someone on park has their head in the right place - if they keep up this attitude now...
by SIMR
Fri May 25, 2012 7:54 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253922

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

All this proves to me is that Merlin Studios have a worrying lack of originality. If all they can come up with for their coasters is post-apocalyptic/run down themes and scare-mazes/monsters themes for their rides, then I seriously think the Studios needs a good shake up. For the ride's sake, I hope...
by SIMR
Thu May 24, 2012 4:19 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Aesthetically pleasing coasters
Replies: 43
Views: 8465

Re: Aesthetically pleasing coasters

This thread isn't complete without Manta. :joy:

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by SIMR
Sat May 19, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253922

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

I have to say, the prospect of a further post-show worries me. As far as I was concerned, at least in terms of the story of the attraction, the exit lift was a good ending to the story: You make it out, but only just. Unless they significantly change the main attraction I really can't see anything ...
by SIMR
Sat May 19, 2012 12:07 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Santa Clara
Replies: 46
Views: 9146

Re: Santa Clara

Captain, this truly is a beautiful park. What I find amazing though, is the realism - the overview shots from this update just made me want to cry, this really could just be a real life park. Your interaction of coasters between other rides and path is brilliant. Just to give at least one critical c...
by SIMR
Thu May 17, 2012 8:35 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The Art Gallery
Replies: 25
Views: 3823

Re: The Art Gallery

Zenaku, some of your "Old and Awful" work is far from it! I love the wolf! Meat Pie, your work is great to look but what I like is the meaning you've put behind it. The design of "Property of Truth" I really like. Bearing in mind this was a good year or 2 ago and my drawing skill...
by SIMR
Thu May 17, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2012
Replies: 712
Views: 113320

Re: Quick Questions 2012

Just a question about the hotels. I have a friend who's going to the park in October (not Scarefest week) and will be spending 4 nights in the hotels. Is he guaranteed ERT just by staying in the hotels, or do you have to buy the tickets with the hotel package? For example, the most likely situation ...
by SIMR
Mon May 14, 2012 9:53 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Williamsburg
Replies: 369
Views: 33378

Re: BG Williamsburg 2012: "Verbolten" multi-launch Zierer

It's interesting to see how well received this ride has been amongst TTF with the unapparent marketing it has in England, in comparison to a little coaster we know. Nether the less, it seems like it fills the gap for Busch Gardens and a perfect mix of thrill and fun - love the 3 ride sequence idea t...
by SIMR
Sun May 13, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 90882

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

I can't even see any fans on the ceiling - it must be sweltering in there! :?

Nice video showing the (beautiful) area theming:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YOWXIyQo8ms


That tunnel is still hideous though, it's like PA's own Air tunnel. :lol:
by SIMR
Sat May 12, 2012 11:34 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 90882

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

This has to be some sort of joke... *MOOOO* Shambhala: Putting Rita's queue to shame since 2012. This looks like an ace ride, definitely a reason to make a return visit to PA sometime soon. The theming around the paths is looking good; I love the snow-capped mountain fences! It's a shame the actual...
by SIMR
Fri May 11, 2012 6:44 pm
Forum: The Smiler
Topic: The Smiler - Speculation
Replies: 5277
Views: 814901

Re: The Smiler - Speculation

*warning*you are now entering th13teen territory*warning* As creative you may be, LordOfDarkness, I think that's a little too in-depth thinking. :P I do hope there is more than one car on a train - ~800pph is not enough for a new thrill ride in Britain's biggest theme park. Even more worrying, is th...
by SIMR
Mon May 07, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253922

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

It's unfortunate, but I don't think that the marketing is at fault for guests not expecting the experience they have on Sub-Terra, they market it as a scary experience which is definitely what they indended but they haven't marketed it as a roller coaster, I think every coaster advert in Towers' hi...
by SIMR
Sun May 06, 2012 7:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Quick Questions 2012
Replies: 712
Views: 113320

Re: Quick Questions 2012

^ Siempre podrías mandarme un mensaje privado si quisieras información (en Español claro). :) The week where the parks closes at 4 is the week before the school holiday starts - it shuts at 4 because there won't be many people in the park. The week after it (Mon 22nd) is school holidays and the park...
by SIMR
Wed May 02, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (**contains spoilers**)
Replies: 2065
Views: 253922

Re: Nemesis: Sub-Terra Discussion (May Contain Spoilers)

I still don't think it had anything to do with the marketing. It had everything to do with the ride being crap. I agree. It doesn't matter what kind of marketing the park uses, if a ride's rubbish, people will come off it and say, it's rubbish. Sub-tera was not marketed for families. Neither was th...
by SIMR
Sun Apr 22, 2012 7:03 pm
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Willowside Park
Replies: 38
Views: 5246

Re: Willowside Park

Looking very nice! Gale Force looks great over the car park, I love the view. The architecture at the entrance is very nice, although I would consider using the roof corners and straights on the buildings instead of peaks. Keep it up! :D
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