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by The Crab of Nemesis
Fri Mar 28, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flambo's exotic Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 8800

Re: Flambo's exotic Feast

Thanks for your comments, love a good buffet and the variety sounds excellent, think we'll def go there :)
by The Crab of Nemesis
Thu Mar 27, 2014 4:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flambo's exotic Feast
Replies: 16
Views: 8800

Flambo's exotic Feast

Just a quick question about Flambo's. We're going up to the hotel for Easter and taking my parents for the first time. This is the first time I've stayed at the hotel not during Scarefest and so I've never actually had an evening meal there before. We were looking at Flambo's as we thought the buffe...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:13 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: [email protected] Member Photos with John Wardley
Replies: 15
Views: 3465

Re: [email protected] Member Photos with John Wardley

Agreed, thanks Hursty for the excellent photos, so good to see so many!
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sun Mar 16, 2014 9:30 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6403
Views: 427221

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

It will still be a thrill ride as the ride experience wont change, it will just be themed like a ride for children when it wont be a ride for children. Why do you think that adding some angry bit signage to Dentonator is going to make it a children's ride? It's still a drop tower, just instead of v...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sat Mar 15, 2014 5:42 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1698
Views: 146882

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

Don't know if anyones seen the updates from today on Chessington Buzz https://www.facebook.com/ChessingtonBuzz?ref=profile The effects on Scorpion Express look great, like a brand new ride. The fire's looking almost as tall as Swarms. Looking forward to seeing this for real. Also great to see Bubble...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:09 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70724

Re: Port Aventura to open Ferrari Land in 2016

Great to see such a massive project at PA, weird choice tho. Another intamin accelerator (like baco) combined with height record (Shambhala) and some added drop towers (hurakan). Glad it looks to be a separate mini park to PA as well as it doesn't really got the parks current 'feel' Still, I do love...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Mon Mar 10, 2014 8:53 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: [email protected] - 22nd March 2014 - Discussion
Replies: 155
Views: 20101

Re: [email protected] Discussion - Who's Coming & Paid

All booked and paid! Looking forward to it :)
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sun Mar 09, 2014 4:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy?
Replies: 27
Views: 5407

Re: Should X-sector be re-named/re-themed to Ministry of Joy

Seriously doubt there'll be any kind of re theme of x sector. As I understand it they reworked the x sector story to fit the MOJ. In the social media stuff for the smiler last year they implied that Oblivion, Enterprise and Submission were former MOJ projects. Further to this, the entrance signs to ...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sat Mar 08, 2014 6:24 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: [email protected] - 22nd March 2014 - Discussion
Replies: 155
Views: 20101

Re: [email protected] Discussion - Who's Coming & Paid

Really interested in going to this event, it will be my first TowersTimes meet after being a lurker since 2005!! Just a few questions, firstly are there still tickets available? Secondly, I'll be travelling from down sound (takes about 3 1/2 hours to get to Towers) so I doubt I'll make it for the 7:...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2013 Scarefest
Replies: 700
Views: 84185

Re: 2013 Scarefest

CoS is going in exactly the same place as last year - Goalstriker. I tweeted them a few days ago as I too was curious and they confirmed the same location and that construction would start very soon. I think that's a good idea, GS was a pretty perfect size for CoS and as long as they have the decora...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:06 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 352
Views: 48941

Re: The Swarm Confirmed Modifications

I went to Thorpe yesterday for the annual pass day and I have to say, riding The Swarm backwards is really good. It made for a unique ride experience while at the same time being strange because you know what to expect with regard to layout but seeing it in a different way gives it a new thrill if ...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sun Feb 10, 2013 11:34 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: February Half Term 2013
Replies: 71
Views: 8649

Re: February Half Term: 2013

Is the Merlin Office going to be open, anyone know? I can't remember if it was last year. I actually e-mailed in asking this question along with how to I go about getting in when Im using a Nectar points letter to get my pass. They replied telling me how I get in but they didnt say if the Merlin of...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Thu Oct 11, 2012 10:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis Water Colouring Gone!
Replies: 76
Views: 13432

Re: Nemesis Water Colouring Gone!

Not sure we will see the blood red so much anymore... Went a couple of weeks back and spoke to someone on the team who I used to work with. He pretty much said they've been told by management they're not allowed to dye it anymore. Something to do with it staining clothes I think :( Seems ridiculous ...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Thu Sep 06, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1278
Views: 157177

Re: Thorpe Park Fright Nights 2012

I've never got to Fright Nights before, but should be this year - just a quick question if anyone knows. I am a Standard Annual Pass Holder. How/when can I book tickets as I believe I have to do so and pay £5 extra for this, anyone know as I can't on the website... :(
by The Crab of Nemesis
Tue May 22, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70724

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

I like Cattle Pen queue lines. I think they give the impression of a quicker queue because you can always see it moving. It's only John Wardley who has ingrained it in the minds of enthusiasts that queuing 20 miles around the ride is really exciting and as good as the ride itself. It's still queuei...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sat May 19, 2012 10:17 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4882
Views: 757957

Re: Thorpe Park 2015 Coaster

Agreed, Thorpe has enough inversions for now... get a hyper like Shambhala and I'll be happy!
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sat May 19, 2012 8:49 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70724

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

So I'm back from my time at PA. Shambhala is amazing, easily my favourite thing at the park. I've never ridden a hyper coaster before so it was a new experience for me, but the floaty airtime was just fantastic and the speed through that tunnel is immense. Speaking of which, not sure why everyone is...
by The Crab of Nemesis
Wed May 09, 2012 7:22 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70724

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

By bizarre and honestly not planned (but brilliant) coincidence, I leave for PA tomorrow and will be there for opening day, so I''ll let you know how good it is!

To me it looks excellent and the new themed area is brilliant - beats anything we ever get in the UK... even Swarm
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis red powder added to give the blood effect to waterfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 4397

Re: Nemesis red powder added to give the blood effect to waterfalls

It was always done quite regularly when I worked there in 2009 (probably at least once a month if not more frequently).

I was pleased to see it as I suppose it shows they do care about theming every once in a while!
by The Crab of Nemesis
Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: So how long have people here been visiting Alton Towers?
Replies: 35
Views: 4149

Re: So how long have people here been visiting Alton Towers?

21 years ago today was my first visit to the Towers, I was two and have a picture of me dancing with Henrietta Hound in Towers Street! - I was always destined to become an enthusiast I suppose...!