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by lewis97
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 304643

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

The Alton Towers Holidays website has been updated with descriptions of The Attic and Darkest Depths which provide a little more insight into what these mazes will contain: The Attic: Terror of the Towers Dare you venture up to The Attic in this live action maze where you'll discover the ghost of 'T...
by lewis97
Wed Sep 04, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Coaster Chall wrote:
Someone that reported this on FB, brought up an interesting theory. What if they are relocating Detonator? New investment for Thorpe Park and Chessington World Of Adventures?

It doesn’t appear to be a relocated Detonator as the plans indicate a capacity of 16 riders, compared to Detonator’s 12.
by lewis97
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1213

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

All in all, fantastic news from the park. Really hoping these plans get approved, and if so, I might have to return next season. Upon closer inspection of the planning documents, it appears this would open in 2021, with Rameses removed and Flying Jumbos relocated this closed season, and then constr...
by lewis97
Tue Aug 27, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Dreamworld Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 11457

Re: Dreamworld Australia

An on-ride POV has now been released:

by lewis97
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Dreamworld Australia
Replies: 42
Views: 11457

Re: Dreamworld Australia

Dreamworld have today announced new attractions for both their theme park and water park. Probably of most interest is the Mack triple-launch coaster, which takes the layout of Blue Fire and adds both a "stall and reverse twisted half pipe" and a train which has a free-spinning car (as wa...
by lewis97
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 598
Views: 85205

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion

davey_will1980 wrote:
Anyone know exactly where in Duplo Land this will be? Is it replacing anything? 

It’s going along the path connecting MINILAND and Duplo Valley. I don’t believe there are any existing attractions in the location.
by lewis97
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 304643

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

The Resort appears to have updated their FAQs to confirm the return of 'scaremosphere', that will once again include Galactica Airways and Ghost Pirates, along with the roaming actors from the Dungeon.
by lewis97
Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: THE LEGO MOVIE World - 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 425

THE LEGO MOVIE World - 2021

As reported on SouthParks News , Legoland Windsor Resort have submitted plans to redevelop Adventure Land. Plans suggest that the Resort could be getting its very own THE LEGO® MOVIE™ World, similar to the one opened in LEGOLAND Florida Resort earlier this year. Although originally included in the L...
by lewis97
Sat Jul 20, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Howl-o-ween
Replies: 65
Views: 14311

Re: Howl-o-ween

As posted on SouthParks social media , Chessington have begun advertising audition dates for Howl’o’Ween 2019 . The role description seemingly reveals that a new scare attraction, Spyders, will join this year’s line-up. It also suggests that Creepy Caves: Unearthed will be back for a third year, whi...
by lewis97
Mon Jul 08, 2019 1:20 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Gardaland
Replies: 794
Views: 49669

Re: Gardaland

Gardaland have today announced that they will open a LEGOLAND Waterpark in 2020. Could this be the start of the integration of LEGO into attractions outside of the LEGOLAND theme parks and Discovery Centres following the recent takeover of Merlin? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D-77QNmXYAA3CgX.jpg:lar...
by lewis97
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Linnanmäki
Replies: 2
Views: 1877

Re: Linnanmäki

On-ride POVs for Taiga have begun to emerge - it certainly seems to step things up after the second launch!

by lewis97
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1066
Views: 96086

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Full daytime on-ride POV for anyone who's interested...

by lewis97
Tue May 14, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53654

Re: Project 2020

I do believe at least part of the reason why we haven't seen any hints of a major new development from Thorpe yet, is due to the fact that a decision is still yet to be made on their permitted development rights application. My understanding is that this is due to an ongoing dispute with the develop...
by lewis97
Fri May 10, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 38492

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Leek Signs have posted some photos of new posters which have been added to the exterior black walls. Also, if you look closely, it appears that the permanent fire torches have now been installed on the entrance facade - I'm not sure how recent a development that is. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn...
by lewis97
Sun May 05, 2019 6:45 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom
Replies: 143
Views: 16807

Re: Walt Disney World - Magic Kingdom

It appears supports have started to be installed for WDW's TRON coaster, as shown in these photos from bioreconstruct.

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by lewis97
Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 79079

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Interesting that they've created new positions of Development Director at both Resort and Midway divisions. Although given the last company update saying they were considering Midway themed hotels, could Development Director really mean Hotel Creation Director? Wait... did it? I thought that was ju...
by lewis97
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:54 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Canada's Wonderland
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

Re: Canada's Wonderland

Canada's Wonderland recently released an official POV for Yukon Striker - seems to be about what you'd expect from a modern B&M dive coaster: J1_4GKVlIfA The ride's somewhat 'extra' baggage system did catch my eye though, with loose articles getting to go on their own ride whilst guests are on t...
by lewis97
Thu Apr 25, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 7172

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

As posted on TowersTimes News this evening, Alton Towers have submitted a planning application to complete the restoration of the window in the Banqueting Hall. The project was originally approved back in 2010, but unfortunately the company Towers employed to complete the work appeared to encounter ...
by lewis97
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort
Replies: 83
Views: 14951

Re: Disneyland Resort

It's today been announced that Mickey & Minnie's Runaway Railway will also be added in the Mickey's Toontown area of Disneyland in 2022 , with the first installation of this attraction due to open at WDW's Hollywood Studios next year. https://cdn1.parksmedia.wdprapps.disney.com/media/blog/wp-con...
by lewis97
Fri Apr 19, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1066
Views: 96086

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Universal have now completed their week of creature reveals : Tuesday provided a look at the Cornish Pixies , which have been teased from the initial stages of marketing, a lot of which are due to be seen around the Ford Anglia (which from aerial photos looks to be positioned on a rocky outcrop near...