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by abigsmurf
Sat Nov 09, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 440
Views: 102655

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: 1931
Views: 180954

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: 103863

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: 176323

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: 67145

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: 15346

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: 17832

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: 458

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: 15346

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: 15346

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: 15346

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: 27292

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: 17832

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: 4331

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: 67145

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: 100
Views: 18146

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...
by abigsmurf
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 100
Views: 18146

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

The ride is massively ambitious but there's just so much to go wrong with it. I've heard dubious rumours about the delays being caused by them having issues with the cars bumping into each other and magnetic track lines being laid wrong requiring floors to be ripped up and that they're scrapping som...
by abigsmurf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom
Replies: 156
Views: 23450

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Animal Kingdom

Indiana Jones has long been rumoured. Kinda hope it isn't. It's an amazing ride but let ak keep Dinosaur and california have indy
by abigsmurf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 125
Views: 17832

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Ouch, hope that guy's cv is up to date. Disney do not mess around when it comes to leaks
by abigsmurf
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 100
Views: 18146

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Looking forward to that more than rise of the resistance.
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