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by Gavinr
Thu Sep 05, 2019 11:50 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: PortAventura World
Replies: 976
Views: 70043

Re: PortAventura World

this is quite the video from onboard Shambhala!
by Gavinr
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1072
Views: 98673

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

I love the audio all along the ride, especially the motorbike sounds
by Gavinr
Wed May 29, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191857

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I somehow missed that there was an Alice in Wonderland ride :-( would've been nice to go on.

Yeah, I do realise some of the rides are old, but at some point I stop finding them enjoyable! I did enjoy my day there though, so it didn't spoil the trip.
by Gavinr
Mon May 27, 2019 11:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 86
Views: 17935

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

Did my first ride in years today. The drop and backwards section is still fun and the outside bit is still a little disappointing. However, what made my ride great was that there were people on it that had no idea what was going to happen. Some of their party did though and everyone's reaction at th...
by Gavinr
Mon May 27, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6767
Views: 1031665

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I went on the ride for the first time in just over a year today and I enjoyed it far more this time than my first ride last season. I don't know if it was because it was rather wet or if it's bedded in over the year but it seemed faster and more exciting today. Everyone else there seemed to be reall...
by Gavinr
Sat May 25, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 191857

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

They're not lying when they say you can get soaked on Valhalla!
I really enjoyed Icon but I did find a lot of their other rides to be rather uncomfortably rough.
by Gavinr
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide
Replies: 57
Views: 31528

Re: Past rides: "Where are they now?" The Guide

I'm fairly sure that was the second ever rollercoaster I went on, the first being Mini Apple. I was fortunate enough to go on it's last every run at Alton Towers. Happened to walk past on the last day of the season and spoke to the operator who told me it was closing after that day so I just had to ...
by Gavinr
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28558

Re: Liseberg

You can find all my photos from my brief trip to Liseberg here:  Valkyria Photos Some choice shots follow: https://23aomg.am.files.1drv.com/y4m77eqjZWRQ9i2c8KsfACX4lcHEch3ZXfDkiGMUUavQvKFaH_sHW5DhBZ8pqZD32YEh5iSRNKUTWcj_VvQ5tp8WdTDFuMaKIFB_SIrvfWgpSj8PSmw_1azSpf81ICKWGABv0uZOE-wnyHQ5LBInhsSAdiyfsYp0...
by Gavinr
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28558

Re: Liseberg

What a ride that was! Had two goes tonight. Managed to get front row on both of them. The drop is really impressive, both when on the ride and when looking at it from below. You can stand remarkably close to the ride around the drop and as it passes the bridge. It does carry quite a bot of speed aro...
by Gavinr
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28558

Re: Liseberg

I'm in Gothenburg this week until Saturday but I'm not sure I'm going to be able to make it on Friday :-( 
by Gavinr
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28558

Re: Liseberg

I drove past the park today on my way to the airport. Seeing the drop out on its own in the middle of the park is rather cool and impressive. Can't wait to ride it later this year!
by Gavinr
Tue Jun 05, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 611
Views: 52865

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

yeah I first went on that ride back in 1990 on my first, and so far only, visit to Florida. It was the first time i'd seen anything like it and the amount of water is pushed into the splash zone was incredible. I also remember the rapids where you actually went through the waterfall, getting soaked ...
by Gavinr
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Alton Towers Magic Making Museum
Replies: 11
Views: 2151

Re: Alton Towers Magic Making Museum

Didn't they have a model of Air before it was constructed? Would be cool to see that again if they still have it.
by Gavinr
Thu May 31, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2763
Views: 105544

Re: Europa Park

It really is a lovely place. The theming is spectacular. I was so impressed when I went last July.
by Gavinr
Wed Jan 03, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 319602

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

I've never had a problem purchasing the card during the sale and then picking up at Thorpe Park and getting them to set the expiry date to a year after the expiry date of the current card. They actually got it wrong on my last card but I just asked them to change it and they printed out a new one. M...
by Gavinr
Sun Sep 17, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28558

Re: Liseberg

I didn't actually see any. I went late at night so it was rather dark and raining so nothing obvious stood out. I also wasn't there all that long so was rushing around between the rides and didn't think to stop and see if I could see anything. If I get to go back again before I leave I'll try and ta...
by Gavinr
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:26 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 200
Views: 28558

Re: Liseberg

Just been on my first visit to Liseberg and Loke's a lot of fun. It picks up a lot of speed and there's a lot of air-time at each apex. Riding it in the rain isn't recommended though. It got quite painful on the eyes! I enjoyed Helix as well with some nice bits of air-time and near misses. Balder is...