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by rickydoodle
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:13 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Diego
Replies: 125
Views: 22542

Re: Mack Launched Coaster for SeaWorld California 2012?

If it's half as good as Blue Fire they'll have a winner on their hands. I hope more parks buy those fantastic rides.
by rickydoodle
Fri Jan 07, 2011 12:03 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 194530

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

Black Revolver was removed?
by rickydoodle
Tue Jan 04, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 194530

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

I'm not sure where 'the street' is going to be, but I'd imagine in won't include Apocalypse. Perhaps;

- Buffalo
- Ben 10
- 4D Cinema
- Big Wheel
- Flying Dutchman
- Pandemonium?

Don't think an announcement will be too far away.
by rickydoodle
Mon Jan 03, 2011 11:30 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 194530

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

http://www.themeparktourist.com/news/20101215/2714/drayton-manor-add-europes-first-ben-10-rollercoaster-2011 Found this, sorry if its been posted. Looks like it could be a good ride, not keen on the theme personally but can see it being popular. Ben 10s everywere atm. Not been to Drayton for about ...
by rickydoodle
Sun Jan 02, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Storm Surge
Replies: 626
Views: 83245

Re: THORPE PARK 2011

I'm looking forward to this ride, similar versions I've ridden were really good fun.

Not sure why people are so focussed on the appearance of the supports?
by rickydoodle
Sat Jan 01, 2011 3:49 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 194530

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

I'm interested to know what the height restriction will be and how that will match up with the height of your average Ben 10 fan. Vekoma's Junior Coaster model carries a restriction of 110cm - I wonder if this is based on that ride system or something completely different.
by rickydoodle
Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:56 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 194530

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

These photos must not be reproduced without prior permission. Whoops. Wow, you're so cool :clap: 8) The thing that struck me the most is the size of the construction site! By looking at the position of the cable car tower you can tell just how big the project area is! I'm wondering how close it goe...
by rickydoodle
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:23 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1440
Views: 97978

Re: Merlin interview

^ Regardless, I was just saying it's not the first time it has been mentioned and nobody flipped about it.
by rickydoodle
Mon Dec 27, 2010 3:13 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1440
Views: 97978

Re: Merlin interview

Also, overreaction on the museum comments or what? He was asked what he thought the government had done to help the tourism industry, and his answer was, however brutal, very honest. He was not insulting free museums, he was insulted the governments one sided approach to the tourism industry. Free ...
by rickydoodle
Thu Dec 23, 2010 1:21 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6438
Views: 486116

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

^ I think with Thorpe in particular, Merlin will spend a higher percentage of the project budget on ride hardware than themeing and given the target audience, I don't think that's a bad move.
by rickydoodle
Mon Dec 20, 2010 5:40 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 194530

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

^ I read that as they were just telling people that The Sun mentioned Ben 10 this past Saturday?
by rickydoodle
Mon Dec 20, 2010 4:41 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6438
Views: 486116

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

"Dormiens-Dave" wrote:
But i wonder if Thorpes new coaster will light a fire under towers arse.

It's the same arse. The groups of people who green light and creatively control each ride are the same people, no?
by rickydoodle
Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:28 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6438
Views: 486116

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

From speaking to people who work at towers they dont know a whole lot about what each other do until plans are finalised. I think merlin like to instill a sense of compitition between the parks Plans are finalised 18 months in advance, or more. High level management at each park knows what is going...
by rickydoodle
Mon Dec 20, 2010 12:29 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6438
Views: 486116

Re: Thorpe Park 2012: The Swarm

^ You're talking about the two parks as if either one doesn't know what the other one is doing!
by rickydoodle
Mon Dec 20, 2010 8:19 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1440
Views: 97978

Re: Merlin buy Sydney attractions

No belive me - that 4D show thingy was just the worst i have ever been on, so they need to get rid of it! oh I so totally expect to see this landing in Alton Towers! lol. I dont actually mind Merlin expanding, in the long run it could be a good thing for all the attractions if they all do well its ...
by rickydoodle
Fri Dec 17, 2010 5:52 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1440
Views: 97978

Re: Merlin buy Sydney attractions

^ Ha!

I was in Sydney a few months ago and visited three of those attractions (Tower, Oceanworld & Aquarium) - they're all really cool. The Tower has a horrendous and painful 4D show with it so maybe that will see an revamp.
by rickydoodle
Fri Dec 17, 2010 1:00 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1440
Views: 97978

Merlin buy Sydney attractions

Merlin Entertainments is to purchase the Sydney Attractions portfolio from Village Roadshow for £72.8m ($115m AUD). Sydney Aquarium Sydney Wildlife World, Oceanworld Manly, Sydney Tower Observation Deck and Sky Walk, Hamilton Island Wildlife Park (Queensland) Kelly Tarlton’s Antarctic Encounter and ...
by rickydoodle
Thu Dec 16, 2010 8:12 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2748
Views: 349137

Re: Merlin Standard Annual Pass: Free Parking to end in 2011

At the risk of sounding antagonistic. Things are changing. Get over it. Well, at the risk of sounding equally antagonistic, this is a forum, the purpose of which is to promote healthy discussion/debate on relevant topics, which this certainly is. Get over it ;). [/quote] Yeah, I appreciate that - I...
by rickydoodle
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:21 am
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2748
Views: 349137

Re: Merlin Standard Annual Pass: Free Parking to end in 2011

24. Once an Annual Pass reaches its expiry date 00the holder will qualify for a reduced renewal rate provided that he or she renews their Annual Pass within 8 weeks of expiry and are able to present their expired card when making the renewal. The new pass’ Validity Period will commence on the ‘vali...
by rickydoodle
Thu Dec 16, 2010 7:00 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3226
Views: 194530

Re: Drayton Manor General Topic

Are you actually serious ¬_¬, Drayton Manor is so much better than having sponsered rides :x. I mean why does everything have a sponser these days, its annoying me with Alton Towers getting them let alon Drayton Manor. If you think about it...it's the total opposite. Imperial Leather pay to sponsor...
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