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by Dom
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1514
Views: 223599

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

the other option of course is that we theme it for StarGate SG-1, is already got a StarGate, and I would love to see a SG-1 ride. Noooooo! Towers are, at the moment, IP free on their big coasters and its better that way. I like Glacaticair the way it is. No changes to the theme. Just get rid of the...
by Dom
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:48 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1039
Views: 84058

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

I imagine it won't actually be a proper bike (I'm guessing). It could be a ride car thats themed to look like a bike and sidecar, with the bike side being a little bit higher to the sidecar side to give the impression, possibly
by Dom
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 238
Views: 40586

Re: Project 2020

They literally said there are no plans for anything major in the next couple of years yesterday. Why on earth are people thinking about “teasers” for a 2020 coaster? Because this is a Project 2020 page, I'm just trying to find something, that could relate to it all, although they did say that - the...
by Dom
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 209
Views: 36310

Re: Colossus

I remember being in absolute awe of this when it first opened. It looked so impressive for, what i think was 14/15 year old me. It hasn't aged that badly when you think of how old she actually is. Yes she needs a bit of TLC in the way she looks and runs, but its not bad for a coaster that turns 17 t...
by Dom
Wed Feb 20, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Pleasurewood Hills
Replies: 178
Views: 14606

Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Earlier today, Pleasurewood Hills announced that family roller coaster The Rattlesnake will be returning with a twist.  https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/52712911_2621538617917386_8510150965976891392_n.jpg?_nc_cat=105&_nc_ht=scontent-lht6-1.xx&oh=6bf90c2fd93e5e5f7f6750a58a882941&...
by Dom
Wed Feb 20, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6237
Views: 359321

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Don't forget Timber Tug, Rocky Express and Lumber Jump are still in Old Town at the moment and there has been no word on them. If they are to remain open, Old Town would need to remain open. 
by Dom
Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Loggers Leap - Officially Retired
Replies: 54
Views: 7293

Re: Loggers Leap - Officially Retired

I won’t lie, it’s sad, but not at all surprising. I think I’m more surprised by the fact that it’s been actually announced. I think it’s time that it actually went. Parks have to move on. It was a fun ride but here’s hoping we can get something even better. It will be interesting to see what items t...
by Dom
Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Loggers Leap - Officially Retired
Replies: 54
Views: 7293

Re: Logger's Leap

Thorpe Park have announced that Loggers Leap won’t be returning and that parts from the ride will be auctioned off!
by Dom
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Flume
Replies: 41
Views: 8611

Re: The Flume

If I had the money I would actually buy this. Its genius!
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468814

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I haven’t said anything negative about others enjoying the ride. Everything I have said is my own personal opinion :) If people enjoy than they enjoy it. I am not the sort of person to hate on someone because they like something I don’t and if it came across like that than I apologise :)
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468814

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Right to begin with this explanation of why I hate this ride. This is my personal opinion! The Ride The actual ride itself isn't that great to look at. It looks like a pile of scrap metal in hole. The older its gotten the worse it looks. For someone who struggles with inversions generally, 14 is way...
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468814

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

The fact the ride has a brilliant soundtrack, a great backstory, and of course a layout filled with inversions in a tight area.. The ride may be run down and in need of a good clean and repairs. But to say the ride hasn't got a good aspect is a bit harsh :-k I'm sure The Smiler has good and bad asp...
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 204
Views: 25621

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Ok, i'm going to throw a theory out there. This is just a THEORY! We know that the Charlie boat ride is going to be utilized for this, but what if they also use the glass elevator. The London Dungeon features a lift (An actual lift) and in theory there is nothing stopping them using the Great Glass ...
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468814

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'm sure The Smiler has good and bad aspects to it. When I think of an actual good one, I will let you know :lol But Its bad aspects for me make it so unenjoyable to ride to the point where i'm happy no longer riding it. I've not liked the ride since its beginning. Its just not appealed to me. I gen...
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1514
Views: 223599

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I can fully understand the decision to add the VR. It was probably the best ride at the park to do it on. I think it was a clever idea and in year one it worked sort of. If Merlin/Towers wanted the VR to thrive, they would have sunk the money into the attraction in year 2 and 3, which they didn't, s...
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 140
Views: 23792

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

I still adore this coaster, even if it doesn't adore me anymore. I am like Michelle too. The back half of the train is becoming increasingly harder for me to endure. Its purely because my body can't handle the forces and I come of feeling dizzy. Damn my body. But I can happily ride the front half, p...
by Dom
Sun Feb 17, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343940

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Yet more flat rides bite the dust at Towers. Its a shame! I think everyone had already accepted that Sub Terra wouldn't be returning, but Twirling Toadstool is quite disappointing. I think the only times i'm near or in CCL in the past couple of years was to exit Hex or to do House of Monsters. Its l...
by Dom
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:39 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6237
Views: 359321

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Not to shabby. Hopefully there will be reasons to want to stay at the park later during the summer and not just a redo of the tacky Love Island Lates
by Dom
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1514
Views: 223599

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I've never experienced actual Galactica. The idea of wearing VR on this coaster sort of ruins the coaster for me. Plus, given DBGT and how off their headsets are, I'd rather not risk it setting of my motion sickness. I do like the idea of Galactica, but it was a complete waste of money. They should ...
by Dom
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468814

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

Hate! 'Nuff Said really :lol