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by Mark.aa
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flagship Rides
Replies: 14
Views: 2929

Re: Flagship Rides

What's the whirled cup?
by Mark.aa
Tue Aug 26, 2014 9:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Flagship Rides
Replies: 14
Views: 2929

Re: Flagship Rides

Nemisis set the standard for the theming of rides. An immersive ride ,with themed adverts ,backstory. Corkscrew was good but was really a traveling showmans ride that never moved. Bolted down to a concrete slab. People will remember it for being the first inverting coaster in uk but that's all. Cork...
by Mark.aa
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Nemesis 21st Birthday?
Replies: 91
Views: 16076

Re: Nemesis 21st Birthday?

How about having jhon wardley in the dispatchers booth announcing the train dispatch on the event first day for first 21 trains of the day. Or 21 trains at a point of the day?
by Mark.aa
Wed Jul 16, 2014 7:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Advice needed - Re-dislocations?
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Re: Advice needed - Re-dislocations?

As long as you don't ride the coasters with your arms in the air you'll be fine,especially Rita.
Mine only came out reaching up and back so not a position you normally take,never had a op though.
by Mark.aa
Mon Jun 30, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Longleat Safari & Adventure Park
Replies: 10
Views: 1769

Re: New Ride at Longleat Safari Park 2014

That looks like a horse trekking ride at portaventura.
by Mark.aa
Sun Jun 29, 2014 11:58 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Nurburgring
Replies: 126
Views: 7070

Re: Ring racer nurburgring Germany.

Found out when i when't it had only been used for 3days.
Track still had paint on guide rails
by Mark.aa
Sun Jun 08, 2014 10:42 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Nurburgring
Replies: 126
Views: 7070

Ring racer nurburgring Germany.

Gutted going on a motorbike tour of Europe and was going to go on the ring racer launch coaster at the nurburgring ,just found out the new owners have decided that it's not economically viable so it's not running anymore,
Another s&s power ride bites the dust!
by Mark.aa
Thu May 08, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers: Merlin's 'flagship' park?
Replies: 9
Views: 2195

Re: Alton Towers: Merlin's 'flagship' park?

I have to disagree and not because I don't like AT. I think Legoland is Merlin's 'Flagship' park because it was the first Legoland and more have popped up around the world. Windsor legoland wasn't the first as billund in Denmark was the first. Windsor was the 2nd legoland.was originally owned by le...
by Mark.aa
Sat Apr 05, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: What Was Nemesis Like When It First Opened?
Replies: 8
Views: 2587

Re: What Was Nemesis Like When It First Opened?

I went a year later when Thunder Looper was still there and The Beast was still there, where Air's shop is now. It stuck out like a sore thumb. Looked too new in hindsight,it looks better with age. It looked much more advanced that the other rides. The first of the fully themed rides. Took 3 visits ...
by Mark.aa
Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:58 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Scorpion Express
Replies: 19
Views: 6961

Re: Scorpion Express - Reviews

Just seen a video of the the rebranded scorpion express. Must say it looks underwhelming . Looks like dragon falls after they took down the rock work due to( Heath and safety). Looks like a cheap job rebrand as a excuse for taking down rotton theming and patching up cheap! Let's hope nemisis station...
by Mark.aa
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - The Past
Replies: 10
Views: 5947

Re: Legoland Windsor - The Past

I Was one of the last people to play rocket racer on the last day of its last season. Have friends that know staff there and heard that it was going. Used to love the Larry and Murray walker lego men in the build your racer room. Believe there used to be a upstairs too,but ride did closed for a few ...
by Mark.aa
Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:29 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 598
Views: 85143

Re: Legoland Windsor - General Discussion

Easter is a very busy period, I only take my kids there then as we have been 50+ times so it's not the end of the world if you don't get on all the rides!may be 2 or 3 main rides on a busy day. 1 to 90 minutes ques for pirate falls,Viking river splash ,dragon coaster. Big que to leave at end of day....
by Mark.aa
Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:27 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6761
Views: 1018901

Re: SW8

B&M have said on the past that they do have the technology to produce a launched coaster, they just need someone to buy one if I remember correctly from an IAAPA review the other year. The launched technology they have mixed with another coaster type such as the wing coaster could produce a ver...
by Mark.aa
Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:32 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 78998

Re: Honest Merlin Opinions

Agree with the above. Please Alton no more gimmicks. The thing that's probably holding back the holly grail of a cross valley coaster is, (apart from,the neighbours, noise, planning, cost, tree huggers moaning about trees being removed, rare frogs) is: How can merlin shoe horn in a world's first ele...
by Mark.aa
Tue Feb 18, 2014 7:52 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 78998

Re: Honest Merlin Opinions

Me and my kids only got on Jungle Coaster once before in was shipped to Legoland California and swapped for that Storm Surge now at Thorpe, as the queues were that long, due to popularity and low hourly capacity since canopies were slapped on. Even Jolly rocker was part worn from one of their other ...
by Mark.aa
Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:17 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 78998

Re: Honest Merlin Opinions

Legoland windsor is being left behind compared to the other Legoland parks. Bigger newer rides. This years new attraction, a repaired roof in the Legoland Hotel (the acroprops have finally gone)! They have taken out Pirates Training Camp a huge wooden play fort and replacing it with a newer simplifi...
by Mark.aa
Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 316336

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Why did they not just make the annual pass bottles smaller like they have done then kept unlimited refills. Would have been less wasted due to drinks going flat in larger bottles. Less wasps from people ditching flat drinks on paths and grass/ hedges, would have been fine with that (as they said), w...
by Mark.aa
Sat Feb 15, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 158
Views: 29657

Re: Help me get over my fear of Nemesis?

I was scared of it to and took 2 separate visits before I manned up and when't on it. Don't watch it going round,it will put you off, that's what the que lines was designed to  put fear in you prior to riding it. use the single rider entrance if riding alone,shorter que to give you less time to...
by Mark.aa
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Submission to be removed
Replies: 109
Views: 17897

Re: Submission to be removed

Sorry thought they had one called mumbo jumbo, but it was a s&s el loco.
by Mark.aa
Thu Feb 13, 2014 1:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Submission to be removed
Replies: 109
Views: 17897

Re: Submission to be removed

Put Ripsaw there, then it will leave space in Forbidden Valley for a station for a cross valley coaster, or an Intamin Zac Spin (coaster corner), unlikely as Drayton Manor have one.