UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by clayj
Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:53 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Is oblivion open
Replies: 2
Views: 610

Re: Is oblivion open

It is indeed... I went on it twice today :)
by clayj
Tue Jul 09, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: HELP- Approaching the Towers from the North (A1, M1)
Replies: 1
Views: 481

HELP- Approaching the Towers from the North (A1, M1)

Hi all, Just wondered if anyone (local) could suggest which is the best approach to AT coming from the North ? We will be going down the A1 to Doncaster, then M18, M1, A38 to Derby... This is where I have a dilemma every year... We usually go to just outside of Derby & cut across the top via Kir...
by clayj
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:55 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: User Names
Replies: 30
Views: 4198

Re: User Names

Mines an old username from an old job years back... Quite simply my surname and first letter of my first name :)
by clayj
Sat Jun 29, 2013 3:48 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: The 'What's wrong with the picture' Game
Replies: 318
Views: 25640

Re: The 'What's wrong with the picture' Game

Maseyg123 wrote:
Here it is... Muhahahahahaaaaa...

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It uses the word "Thrill" in the title ?
by clayj
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:01 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Proud Photos
Replies: 24
Views: 2783

Re: Proud Photos

What a week for aviation in Northern Ireland.... Last Monday Barrack Obama flew over my house in AirForceOne (photo below) & this morning the Red Arrows flew over. I'm not on the flight path for normal planes but they decided to do a fly over... Luckily I have friends at the airport (both times)...
by clayj
Mon Jun 17, 2013 12:46 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Proud Photos
Replies: 24
Views: 2783

Re: Proud Photos

Sorry to flood this thread (especially after the last photos before).....

But took this this morning of AirForceOne landing at Belfast Internation for the G8 :D

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by clayj
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:24 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scariest Ride?
Replies: 16
Views: 3999

Re: Scariest Ride?

Squirrel nutty backwards !!

Seriously, I'd face your fears head on and go for the king or queen of the park and ride either the nemesis or the smiler lol although the question for nemesis will be shorter so may be enter as the tension of the smiler's que may add to your fear
by clayj
Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:19 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Anyone ever vomited on or after a ride?
Replies: 78
Views: 10363

Re: Anyone ever vomited on or after a ride?

I havn't as I've a good stomach for these types of things but I remember goin to Flamingoland as a child and going on a similar version of enterprise and my mum was being sick through her fingers and it was spraying out the side of the at onto people watching whilst the ride op read his paper
by clayj
Thu Jun 06, 2013 9:53 pm
Forum: Coffee Shack
Topic: Proud Photos
Replies: 24
Views: 2783

Re: Proud Photos

Taken this weekend at Gleno waterfall (not far from my house) - Northern Ireland. https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc1/401952_10151428232602124_1595298770_n.jpg https://fbcdn-sphotos-h-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn1/5247_10151428232552124_1139024152_n.jpg
by clayj
Mon Jun 03, 2013 1:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers

I want to say The Smiler because it looks amazing, but unfortunately Nemesis still just pips it. Apart from The Marmaliser, it doesn't really have any theming, just fancy black & yellow paintwork. Nemesis however has a lot. The station monster is obviously the biggest stand out feature, but you...
by clayj
Sun Jun 02, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers
Replies: 10
Views: 1611

Re: Most Themed Roller Coaster at Alton Towers

I want to say The Smiler because it looks amazing, but unfortunately Nemesis still just pips it. Apart from The Marmaliser, it doesn't really have any theming, just fancy black & yellow paintwork. Nemesis however has a lot. The station monster is obviously the biggest stand out feature, but you...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:43 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tree Top Height Restriction
Replies: 16
Views: 4248

Re: Tree Top Height Restriction

But if you think about it, It doesn't give the rollercoasters much space and also it would limit the coaster from doing loops and inversions several times. (Ok I would love to know how the smiler works its way around this). Not everything is about multiple inversions unless your going to go all out...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Oblivion Concept Art
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Re: Oblivion Concept Art

Some concepts HERE
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?

An alton towers underground ;) That's an even better idea! So there would be Underground stops scattered around each area of the park and instead of paying for a ticket you can get on for free! This is a perfect idea! :D Digging a tunnel that size would cost a fortune ! Plus I think the best part a...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 10:05 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Tree Top Height Restriction
Replies: 16
Views: 4248

Re: Tree Top Height Restriction

Personally I think its a great restriction on the park. They could quite easily build monsters of rides all over the park but I feel this restriction has forced AT to become more imaginative & creative with their rides. I love how when your in an area of a park, you can't really see other rides ...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 9:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: New Park Entrance
Replies: 48
Views: 7283

Re: New Park Entrance

Long winded, very expensive and doubtful would ever happen but i'd always thought it would be good to place a smaller entrance where Adventureland is placed. The public could enter through the gates behind the ice-tent & cars would drive round the back of SBL and join the existing road to car pa...
by clayj
Tue May 28, 2013 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?
Replies: 15
Views: 2006

Re: Which Do You Prefer : Monorail Or Skyride?

I don't know which i prefer as they offer different options. Monorail gets you from the carpark to the entrance with brilliant views of the park (especially FV & KC) to build up the tension before you start your day- it's only let down (forgetting reliability issues) is that it only serves as ex...
by clayj
Mon May 27, 2013 10:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: List all the themeparks you have ever been to
Replies: 145
Views: 20922

Re: List all the themeparks you have ever been too

UK Metroland Spanish City Lightwater Valley Flamingoland Alton Towers Legoland Windsor American Adventure Brighton Pear Granada Studios (one of the very few to ride SkyTrak) Dreamland Camelot Frontierland Blackpool Pleasure Beach Fantasy Island Great Yarmouth Pleasure Beach Pleasurewood Hills Barry...
by clayj
Mon May 27, 2013 9:37 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Flamingo Land
Replies: 1411
Views: 66073

Re: Flamingo Land Resort 2013

Planning on going for first time in nearly a decade this summer. We're looking at a 1 night 2 day visit. 2hr drive for us from Manchester so not too bad. The park looks to have come on loads recently. Really looking forward to it. it has.... I remember going as a child & it was basically slabs ...
by clayj
Mon May 27, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The future of Nemesis.....
Replies: 293
Views: 42499

Re: The future of Nemesis.....

I'm not sure she will have a monument. Corkscrew gained this right as she changed the face of the theme park industry in the UK. Nemesis is fantastic and highly rated around the world, but I'm not sure she should warrant such an accolade. Sorry, but I have to respectfully disagree. Corkscrew kinda ...
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