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by Owen
Tue Feb 25, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Black Mirror Labyrinth
Replies: 8
Views: 896

Re: Black Mirror Labyrinth

I’m happy with this actually. Not only is it not an up charge but it’s replacing Living Nightmare, which to me means we’re getting something decently sized. Fingers crossed it’s well themed, although I’d imagine Netflix would be quite particular about the use of the property much like they were with...
by Owen
Mon Feb 24, 2020 11:04 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 315
Views: 45453

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Maybe they’ll finish theming the black walls and push for ‘brand new 360 degree immersive storytelling’ :O :lol In all seriousness, I’d agree with Dan here. I don’t know how regularly the Warwick Castle Dungeon is refreshed but I’d expect a similar rate here. That or it’ll stay the same until/if the...
by Owen
Mon Feb 24, 2020 10:48 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6437
Views: 469573

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Again, not arguing that it’s necessarily okay - just that what they’re stating isn’t false (misleading, but not false) and is immediately clarified multiple times during the booking process. In regard to Disney my point is that they’re charging more money on their website using the same offer as thi...
by Owen
Mon Feb 24, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6437
Views: 469573

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

All I see here is usual PR spin that you find with every major company. I don’t necessarily think it’s anything to get worked up over (not that I agree with it either). They’re always going to try and make things seem more peachy than they are, the worst offender I’ve seen recently is easily Disney,...
by Owen
Fri Feb 21, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Flamingo Land
Replies: 1423
Views: 80147

Re: Flamingo Land

The coaster’s layout was reportedly completed yesterday!
by Owen
Thu Feb 13, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Flamingo Land
Replies: 1423
Views: 80147

Re: Flamingo Land

And we have our first look at the train, as provided by Thrill Nation!

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by Owen
Thu Feb 13, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Your Top Ten Coasters
Replies: 126
Views: 28826

Re: Your Top Ten Coasters

1 - Mako (SeaWorld Orlando) 2 - Cheetah Hunt (Busch Gardens Tampa) 3 - Expedition Everest (Animal Kingdom) 4 - Red Force (Ferrari Land) 5 - The Smiler (Alton Towers) 6 - Shambhala (PortAventura Park) 7 - Montu (Busch Gardens Tampa) 8 - Dragons (Universal’s Islands of Adventure) 9 - Manta (SeaWorld O...
by Owen
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1077
Views: 113456

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Thinking about it, I believe there was something along the lines of the “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go? Experience” at some point last year, and so if that could be translated into the fountain show it could be quite the spectacle. Playing through each track with its accompanying ‘Experien...
by Owen
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:42 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1077
Views: 113456

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

From what seems to be being mentioned, Billie Eilish may have a creative hand in making the house/show, so that may be a strong benefit for it. It’s also worth noting it’s a far more specific theme being based on a single album, as opposed to “The Music of Rob Zombie” so that can work to its benefit...
by Owen
Mon Jan 27, 2020 5:21 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1077
Views: 113456

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

We have our first strong insider rumour for Halloween Horror Nights 30! Following in the footsteps of the likes of Alice Cooper and Rob Zombie, insiders are claiming Universal Orlando will be receiving a scarezone or fountain show based on WHEN WE ALL FALL ASLEEP, WHERE DO WE GO? by 5 time Grammy wi...
by Owen
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 106
Views: 20085

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

In regard to ride vehicles not in operation is what I meant aha. It’s been reported that the ride often runs with only one track, thus halving capacity. Sone boarding groups experiencing hour delays is a bit concerning! I really hope it all gets sorted soon, imagine a world where two of the best rid...
by Owen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 106
Views: 20085

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

I wouldn’t jump the gun on the ride working just yet, with full ride and queue evacuations being a trend and rumours of limited capacity I think it could be a bumpy few months yet...

As long as it’s all done by my visit I’ll be happy though!
by Owen
Fri Jan 03, 2020 6:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1098130

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Out of curiosity, do we know if the usual GCI winter maintenance addresses areas of roughness on the coaster? I found Wicker Man to be borderline unbearably uncomfortable on the turn after the twisted double down toward the latter half of 2019, even opting against riding it on more then one occasion...
by Owen
Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2556
Views: 340978

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

I have also been at the event this year and have some thoughts on the overall event and the experiences throughout. I've always held some very strong opinions on Scarefest and it's mazes, some of which being quite controversial, and this year is no different!  I feel that an important distinction ne...
by Owen
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 615
Views: 61244

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Iron Gwazi has been revealed to be coming to the park in 2020. With a 206ft and 91 degree drop, it will be the tallest and steepest hybrid coaster in the world, along with the fastest at 76mph. The ride will feature 3 inversions and 12 moments of airtime, however with a track length of 4,075ft and ...
by Owen
Thu Sep 12, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 690
Views: 79317

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld new coaster has been announced! Ice Breaker will be coming to the park in 2020. Featuring 4 launches, a 93ft 100 degree beyond vertical spike, a 80ft near vertical drop and a top speed of 52mph. Either side of the launch will be a camelback to provide airtime on each of the launch. https://...
by Owen
Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:58 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1287
Views: 169461

Re: Fright Nights

I have to admit, I’m quite excited about Fright Nights this year. If what I’m hearing about the new maze and it’s name is true, I could see it being really fun and somewhat quirky too.

Fingers crossed for a great Fright Nights 2019!
by Owen
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 125
Views: 18800

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

D23 - EPCOT The parks and resorts panel at D23 has taken place! Below are all the announcements made for Walt Disney World's EPCOT. General Park Updates New Slogan The park has a brand new slogan, "The Magic of Possibility". Neighborhoods The existing park will be split in to 3 'neighborh...
by Owen
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 71201

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

D-23 Disneyland Resort Paris The parks and resorts panel at D23 has taken place! Below are all the announcements made for Disneyland Resort Paris. Walt Disney Studios With only on major announcement for Paris, there wasn't much information besides... Avengers Campus | 2021 Attractions Avengers Camp...
by Owen
Sun Aug 25, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Hong Kong Disneyland
Replies: 13
Views: 4865

Re: Hong Kong Disneyland

We have a name and new concept art for the updated castle! https://i.ibb.co/6vTDNdN/hkdl23094802934802394fi-624x352.jpg The Castle of Magical Dreams combines 13 Disney princess styles to create a truly unique castle for Hong Kong. Along with this, more details on the Frozen area have been revealed i...