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by lewis97
Tue Nov 10, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1970
Views: 233025

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

Throwing it back to 2017 with a repost of the following post  relating to Thorpe's application for 'permitted development rights', which has today been granted an extension of time to 13 April 2021 for a decision. This comes after more than a year of inactivity, suggesting that they may now finally ...
by lewis97
Sat Nov 07, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Croc Drop - New for 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 5428

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Good find :P  An announcement can't be too far off, as it seemed like they were gearing up to one a few weeks back and then it all fell silent...
by lewis97
Mon Oct 26, 2020 9:36 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: MYTHICA: World of Magical Creatures - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 4734

Re: Project Rex- 2021

A second video has now been released: Bq-nPVOERnE The website teaser page has also been updated with the following text: A parallel universe where mythical LEGO® creatures come to life before your eyes. From undiscovered lands and things untold, to never before seen creatures so bold... From epic ba...
by lewis97
Mon Oct 19, 2020 8:50 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - Quick Questions
Replies: 18
Views: 8882

Re: Chessington - Quick Questions

Mattovey1984 wrote:
What date does the Theme Park rides shut this year? Or do they operate until the close for Christmas?

Chessington have extended their theme park season until Saturday 28th November this year (although closed on Tuesday - Thursday in November), with Sunday 29th now a passholder exclusive day.
by lewis97
Mon Oct 19, 2020 7:10 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: MYTHICA: World of Magical Creatures - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 4734

Re: Project Rex- 2021

LEGOLAND have now started to tease the 'new world' that is coming in 2021 . The video features a magical-looking rock and what appears to be a dragon flying overhead. This would seem to be consistent with some of the details of the theming referred to in the revised plans submitted in July such as “...
by lewis97
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1251
Views: 226720

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

So it seems season pass pre-book tickets over Scarefest are only available for 'twilight' entry and not the full day? I assume this applies to both standard and premium passes? Makes the 'perk' of free entry Scarefest for premium only seem redundant if so... I believe it was initially possible to p...
by lewis97
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions
Replies: 120
Views: 15961

Re: Creative Ideas For new AT Attractions

This looks as though it could have been inspired by the Transport Ship section of Rise of the Resistance? I expect Imagineering considered a number of methods in relation to how to achieve the effect, and assume the turntable used was probably settled on because the engineering required perhaps wasn...
by lewis97
Mon Sep 21, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1251
Views: 226720

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Just wanted to inquire if Alton Towers has released any information regarding how the scarefest mazes are going to function throughout the COVID epidemic? Yes, they have recently updated their website to detail the measures that will be in place. In summary: all guests and actors to wear face masks...
by lewis97
Thu Aug 27, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 395883

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Alton Towers have released tickets for this year's Scarefest Mazes. A Three-Maze combi ticket, which includes one time entry to Altonville Mine Tours, The Attic and Freak Show: Toxic Junkyard is priced at £22, or £17.60 for Annual Passholders, whilst Darkest Depths is priced at £8, or £6.40 with di...
by lewis97
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 5093

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

TowersTimes News now has all the details on today's Oktoberfest announcements.

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by lewis97
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 395883

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

TowersTimes News now has all the details on today's Scarefest announcements.

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by lewis97
Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:13 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: MYTHICA: World of Magical Creatures - 2021
Replies: 14
Views: 4734

Re: Project Rex- 2021

A recent construction update from Theme Park Guide , shows that the process of re-theming SQUID Surfer is already underway with LEGO and paint detail added to seemingly give the impression that the area's geology is LEGO-based. Progress is also being made on the flying theatre building foundation. h...
by lewis97
Fri Jul 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Oktoberfest - General Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 5093

Re: Oktoberfest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes social media , Alton Towers have updated their opening times to extend and confirm the theme park closing times for the Oktoberfest event. Having previously been only due to run over three Friday - Sunday periods in September and October, the event will now be every day from...
by lewis97
Mon Jul 20, 2020 2:19 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 492980

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes social media , Alton Towers have updated the opening times on their website to confirm that the theme park will now open every day until 8th November. On off-peak weekdays in September, October and November when the theme park was previously due to be closed, it appears it w...
by lewis97
Sat Jul 18, 2020 8:47 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 568276

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Full statements on today's incident are as follows: On 18th July 2020, an incident took place at the Thorpe Park Resort where a guest was seriously injured by another guest. "The Resort’s security team and fully trained medical staff were at the scene within minutes and administered immediate c...
by lewis97
Wed Jul 15, 2020 8:58 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Epcot
Replies: 128
Views: 27260

Re: Walt Disney World - Epcot

Disney have confirmed that the Mary Poppins attraction and Spaceship Earth overhaul have been postponed.
by lewis97
Tue Jul 14, 2020 6:24 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Croc Drop - New for 2021
Replies: 18
Views: 5428

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Chessington posted the following teaser image on their social media channels today:

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by lewis97
Mon Jul 06, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1478
Views: 344587

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

Does anyone have a rough idea about the amount of tracks that will be on the IMAscore CD? Will it be similar to Thorpe Parks or smaller/larger? I heard there will be two disks but I'm not sure how many actual tracks will be on these. Based on an image IMAscore posted today , it looks like there wil...
by lewis97
Fri May 15, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Black Mirror Labyrinth
Replies: 10
Views: 2837

Re: Black Mirror Labyrinth

Interesting (and not exactly reassuring) revelation from Charlie Brooker in an interview , that he’s not really had any involvement in this attraction: Something that is very Black Mirror is the Black Mirror Labyrinth experience that was due to open at Thorpe Park in March – because the country went...
by lewis97
Mon Mar 16, 2020 9:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2574
Views: 395883

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

As posted on TowersTimes social media ,  Alton Towers have updated their website to add three additional dates to Scarefest 2020. The theme park will now also open for the Halloween event on Monday 19th, Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 21st October, meaning that the event will run from 16th October throu...