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by abigsmurf
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 106
Views: 19015

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

This article makes things seem a bit grim for the attraction, it's not just lowered capacity and frequent breakdowns, they've actively cut out a notable portion of the ride too. https://attractionsmagazine.com/star-wars-rise-of-the-resistance-attractions-shut-down-repairs/ This can't be good for Dis...
by abigsmurf
Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 231
Views: 44430

Re: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020

Was always going to be a small ride based on where it was built and the amount of time they have to build it. Looks like there's 6 scenes so assuming 30 seconds between cars the ride will be about three minutes long (assuming it's a stop start system, if it's continuous movement it could be longer o...
by abigsmurf
Sun Dec 15, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 311
Views: 42478

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Not sure I can ever feel anything but bitterness to this ride. At the expense of sounding like a broken record, closing a family ride (something that's an endangered species at the park) and then putting an up-charge in its shell was a terrible move. I pity the poor member of staff who had to keep t...
by abigsmurf
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:14 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 443
Views: 105636

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

Until there's 'point of no return' levels of building work done, I'll continue to have extreme doubts about it happen but it's so hard not to get ultra excited Family launch as the main showpiece ride, a full on white knuckle space coaster that launches out of a building, 2 smaller, probably family ...
by abigsmurf
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 443
Views: 105636

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

http://londonresort.info/news/london-resort-signs-renewables-deal-with-edf-energy/

They've signed a deal with EDF to ensure that the park operates entirely off of renewable energy.

A sign that the project is genuinely progressing or more non-committal busywork to keep investors happy?
by abigsmurf
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1939
Views: 184744

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

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For a second I thought there could be some hidden code/message. Putting it back together, looks like they just played around with some effects...
by abigsmurf
Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:47 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1072
Views: 106201

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

T2-3D was legitimately the best Terminator film since T2, sad it's gone now. Sounds a lot like it's going to be like the marvel show that was at Disneyland Paris, Live action actors interacting with a set that's almost entirely made up of projection mapping. The show had a lot of potential and was j...
by abigsmurf
Thu Oct 17, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Drayton Manor
Replies: 3223
Views: 179764

Re: Drayton Manor

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-50088642 There's going to be a criminal prosecution over the girl who died on the ride. Unless there are facts which haven't been made public, this seems a stupid prosecution. She was standing up on a ride where you're told to stay in your s...
by abigsmurf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 68230

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Seeing Jeremy Irons with his huge brick of a phone talking about the 'amazing'  Reign of Fire and Dinotopia was amusing. Neat that DLP is getting a unique ride (although I'd probably rather have the California Adventure ride). Interestingly this confirms the leak which also included a third park in ...
by abigsmurf
Mon Oct 14, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 168
Views: 15623

Re: Walt Disney World General Discussion

I think it's a ticking timebomb until they put AC in. This update looks like it's just to sort out the speaker systems and to prevent the cause of the breakdown (read that the current thinking is one of the gondolas jumped the track in the station)
by abigsmurf
Mon Oct 07, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 125
Views: 18067

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

https://blogmickey.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/illuminations-globe-demolished-4.jpg https://blogmickey.com/2019/10/illuminations-reflections-of-earth-globe-disassembled/ RIP Illuminations. Was easily my favourite night time show. The finale where they fill the sky with so many fireworks you acti...
by abigsmurf
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Behind the Attraction - Disney+ documentary series
Replies: 0
Views: 522

Behind the Attraction - Disney+ documentary series

Disney have announced a 10 episode documentary series covering their theme parks and attractions. As far as I'm aware, outside of marketing material and Walt Disney talking about Disneyland on his show, I don't think they've done full length documentaries in the past so this could be really interest...
by abigsmurf
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:28 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 168
Views: 15623

Re: Walt Disney World General Discussion

It'll need regular inspections too. Either they'll need to check the kits after every delay or they'll need some sort of indicator they've been opened. It would be pretty unthinkable for a multi hour delay with no access to water.
by abigsmurf
Sun Oct 06, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 168
Views: 15623

Re: Walt Disney World General Discussion

Could you imagine if this was mid day at the height of summer? 3 hours at 36c and 100% humidity in a glass and metal box with windows that only tilt open, not slide down? You're looking at heat stroke, especially for the smaller children. So much for the cherry pickers and barges letting them rescu...
by abigsmurf
Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World General Discussion
Replies: 168
Views: 15623

Re: Walt Disney World General Discussion

Disney are happy to just keep cramming people in it seems.  Ultimately their goal seems to be "making the park cope better with more people" rather than "stop everywhere being packed year round". Even designing all their rides for maximum capacity, it's not going to stop insane c...
by abigsmurf
Thu Aug 29, 2019 9:24 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Camelot
Replies: 392
Views: 27801

Re: Camelot

Unfortunately it's probably not good news.  I did manage to find a pic taken by some 'urban explorers'  when the park first got into trouble. It's been 10 years since it was taken, It's likely in a state beyond repairing if it was still in that location because of rust and vandalism. If you can make...
by abigsmurf
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 125
Views: 18067

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Glad the Mary Poppins ride isn't just a carousel and Spaceship Earth is just getting a makeover rather than being stripped out.

Also glad Journey into Imagination isn't being changed to an Inside out ride (still wish they'd try and restore or revamp it though).
by abigsmurf
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Hong Kong Disneyland
Replies: 13
Views: 4680

Re: Hong Kong Disneyland

That's fairly neat, hope that comes to Disney Land Paris too.
by abigsmurf
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 68230

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

Why do Disney like putting bugbots in their attractions... Seems the Doctor Strange attraction is just a character Meet and Greet based on what they said. Seems like all it's getting in terms of rides is Spider-man and the Rock and Rollercoaster retheme. No new news on the big expansion which I'm gu...
by abigsmurf
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 106
Views: 19015

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

I still have to question why there's a large vertical drop drop at all. Unless it's so tame you barely feel it (in which case why add the complexity when drops can be simulated and elevators can be so seamless you don't even realize you've been in one like in Transformers).  A lot of people at Disne...
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