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by reddwarf
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:35 pm
Forum: Trip Reports & Planning
Topic: Plan of attack - Alton Towers
Replies: 16
Views: 3822

Re: Plan of attack

we seem to have a tradition of oblivion always being the first ride. maybe it is a good wake up ride? Whatever you do plan carefully as you could spend a lot of time walking from one end of the park to the other.
by reddwarf
Tue Apr 15, 2014 3:18 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Ride Downtime 2014
Replies: 98
Views: 23621

Re: Ride Downtime 2014

The more advance and technical rides get then more this will happened they have numerous safety measures built in so it only needs to see a fault for the ride not to operate. It will improve year on year as they understand how to correct the faults or the manufacturer comes up with fixes. these ride...
by reddwarf
Fri Jan 06, 2012 10:45 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 405668

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

referring to the point where you said the could add extra days / months to a pass what happens to the printed expiry date on the back of the pass. do the staff just go by what the computer syas when it is swiped. surely if the card has an expiry date then you can't use it after that date? Alton towe...
by reddwarf
Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...
Replies: 108
Views: 13879

Re: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...

So I did a little research. According to the Sentinel article, The Ropers live in 'Farley House'. In Farley, there is a self-catering cottage (the owners rent it out I think) called Farley Cottage. When you search for both on Google Maps, Google claims they are the same place: http://maps.google.co...
by reddwarf
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...
Replies: 108
Views: 13879

Re: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...

35 decebels
is the same level of noise as your rice krispies in the morning. :lol:
by reddwarf
Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...
Replies: 108
Views: 13879

Re: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...

From what has been posted they have made several challenges in court and have lost everyone so it is only costing them money. As said above they can object when any planning application goes in but with the number of rides that have been installed since they have lived there, clearly the council don...
by reddwarf
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:43 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...
Replies: 108
Views: 13879

Re: High Court challenge over noise - guess who's back...

^ Argh, beat me to it. A petition could work, and be used as evidence in court, but I'm sure one of the team members would organise it. Pretty much like with the recent letter to Merlin. Speaking of Merlin, it's time to show the Ropers a thing or two, like a new house. I don't see a petition workin...
by reddwarf
Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:44 am
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2751
Views: 405668

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

25 times to any park is to much thats half a year near as damit I can't see why it should make a difference how often you go ultimately most people are going to go when it is quite. i certainly know people who go every week when the parks are open and they also spend money ate the park on food etc ...
by reddwarf
Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:37 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1707
Views: 212707

Re: Chessington World Of Adventures: General Discussion

new rides


New rides and chessington is an immediate link to me New animals yes but not new rides :lol:

red
by reddwarf
Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1707
Views: 212707

Re: Chessington World Of Adventures: General Discussion

So long as you can get access from below the track then you could just use a simple tower scaffold. Or even use the Mobil;e elevated work platform that they use around the park. but ultimately scaffolding tower will be simpler. agree turning the cars around would seem to be quite a task also they wo...
by reddwarf
Fri Nov 11, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort
Replies: 983
Views: 116429

Re: Legoland Windsor: Hotel 2012/2011 and other rides!

from what i have read else where then yes. No sure if it is a good thing or bad thing one ride less in the park again.
by reddwarf
Fri Nov 11, 2011 3:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: When should I buy my annual pass?
Replies: 8
Views: 1504

Re: When should I buy my annual pass?

We bought our merlin passes in March for the passholders preview date and rather than being £130 for the standard they where £72 which is a massive saving I'm hoping they will have a similar offer this year also in March they where allowing you to add another year to your pass at the same price reme...
by reddwarf
Thu Nov 10, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: The London Dungeon
Replies: 472
Views: 48177

Re: Vengeance Ride will be unavailable 19th Sept - 7th Oct..

Just wondering has anyone been back since the maintenance has anything changed. my personal view is that they need to turn it in to jack the ripper ride every time it shows a different murder spins then shows the next. the guns are pointless with no scoring system and no clue who is shooting at what...
by reddwarf
Thu Nov 10, 2011 1:28 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 594763

Re: Is THORPE PARK really that bad?

Could some of the staff issue be more down to the fact they are dealing with a teen young adult market so being chatty and helpful and friendly with small children isn't really part of their role. Probably dealing with rude ignorant teens that are out to cause trouble probably requires a different s...
by reddwarf
Wed Nov 09, 2011 5:06 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: Merlin Entertainments General Discussion
Replies: 1892
Views: 128343

Re: What do you think of Merlin?

Lets face it how many people actually pay the gate price there's always deals on to get in for £20 which i think is good for a days entertainment compare that to zoo's or other tourist attraction that don't invest 13million in a ride every couple of years. the only park that has no direction in my v...
by reddwarf
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:45 pm
Forum: Industry Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 609
Views: 135244

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Coming of HEX "that ride is dangerous we are lucky we didn't all fall out of our seats when it went upside down" the boyfriend was just as clueless.
by reddwarf
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Most Overrated Alton Towers ride?
Replies: 17
Views: 2698

Re: Most Overrated Alton Towers ride?

Ultimately it would come down to who is going on the ride I think air is great you don't have to be a hard case nut to enjoy it it's aimed and suitable for a range of thrill seekers from the beginner to the more advanced. nemesis is for the more extreme roller coaster fan and not suitable for all. H...
by reddwarf
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:25 pm
Forum: Theme Parks & Attractions
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort
Replies: 983
Views: 116429

Re: Legoland Windsor: Hotel 2012/2011 and other rides!

you seem to be in the know of what is going on are they putting a new ride in or is it going to be along the lines of lego models on display or a lego build area/ interactive
by reddwarf
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Big groups in the single rider queue.What are your thoughts?
Replies: 25
Views: 5838

Re: Big groups in the single rider que ..What are your thoug

Agree with you both but it does seem to just mean the single queue will just get as long as the main queue line and loose the point of it. they should have just told them to go and join the main queue line. any benefit that is given will soon be abused by others.
by reddwarf
Wed Nov 09, 2011 4:02 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Wizarding World of Harry Potter???
Replies: 30
Views: 5475

Re: Wizarding World of Harry Potter???

Are you sure they're not referring to this? http://www.mirror.co.uk/celebs/news/201 ... -22952388/ I think this is potentially what he might have had in mind when he made the statement. Not sure how long they where planning for the Orlando HP but i think it went on for several years from the origin...