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by Ladyofthelake
Tue May 05, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Replies: 26
Views: 5241

Re: Coronavirus (COVID-19)

A little bit of positive news amongst all that's going on right now. Disney have announced that, on Monday 11th May, Shanghai Disneyland will re-open the theme park . This follows the re-opening of some shopping and dining experiences in Disneytown, Wishing Star Park, and the Shanghai Disneyland Hot...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Mar 21, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: #AltonTowersMagic
Replies: 30
Views: 7996

Re: #AltonTowersMagic

2020 isn’t the first time Alton Towers have faced delays to their opening weekend. In 2018 snow meant that the Resort were unable to fully open the theme park, and the opening of Wicker Man was delayed. The Resort refused to be defeated however and laid on an impressive range of entertainment from T...
by Ladyofthelake
Fri Jan 17, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Mega Road Trip (US)
Replies: 4
Views: 1596

Re: Mega Road Trip (US)

That looks like an amazing trip, I've no doubt you will have a great time! Make sure you do post a trip report when you're back :) A couple of tips for you as I've been fortunate enough to visit most of those parks. As you plan to visit four Cedar Fair owned parks (Carowinds, Kings Dominion, Kings I...
by Ladyofthelake
Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:31 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 611
Views: 111567

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion

This is an interesting removal by Legoland. As Swarm Chris mentioned, the removal would be just after the release of Episode 9 so I can't imagine it would be Merlin's choice to suddenly remove an attraction based on an IP just as it peaks again. However, I'm also not completely surprised by the depa...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Diego
Replies: 125
Views: 25749

Re: SeaWorld San Diego

It would appear that SeaWorld San Diego's B&M dive coaster isn't going to be called Mako after all, with the park announced at IAAPA that the new rollercoaster is in fact going to be named "Emperor". In an accompanying tweet , the park has confirmed that the coaster will open in summer...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Kings Island
Replies: 186
Views: 40771

Re: Kings Island

With construction on Kings Island's giga coaster well underway, the trains for Orion have been revealed at IAAPA by B&M earlier today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJv13_UWsAAMkOz?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJv13_VXYAAR8f2?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.c...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 690
Views: 92606

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

We now know what the trains for Ice Breaker will look like after they were revealed at IAAPA earlier today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJwdrZhWwAAkE-H?format=jpg&name=medium https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJwdrZkXYAE_18-?format=jpg&name=medium Image credit to @CoasterForce on Twitter. The over...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Antonio
Replies: 74
Views: 16407

Re: SeaWorld San Antonio

GCI has unveiled the trains for Texas Stingray during the first day of IAAPA. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJwFQMCX0AQyGLW?format=jpg&name=900x900 Image credit to @Coaster101 on Twitter I do kind of like this train design for Texas Stingray, it just seems to fit right with the ride type and park....
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Nov 19, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 618
Views: 82453

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

The ride trains for Iron Gwazi were unveiled at IAAPA earlier today. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJvv-dsWkAAu2AR?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJvv-dsWoAAzfOq?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EJvv-d1XUAAkkUV?format=jpg&name=4096x4096 Images fr...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular
Replies: 218
Views: 52278

Re: Alton Towers Ultimate Firework Spectacular

For me, I felt that overall this year wasn't quite as good as last year's show, however, that is purely personal preference and no reflection on the quality of the show provided by the Resort which was outstanding as always. I attended Saturday and Sunday and it did seem that Sunday was the better o...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: EnergyLandia
Replies: 45
Views: 13315

Re: EnergyLandia

Just when you thought Energylandia might slow down after the addition of Zadra this year(which I understand was originally due for 2020), it has been confirmed that the park will be opening a whole new area in 2020. The new area will be called "Aqualantis" and will include a shop and resta...
by Ladyofthelake
Sun Oct 27, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT ScareMazing - 12th October 2019 - Photos
Replies: 6
Views: 2451

Re: TT ScareMazing - 12th October 2019 - Photos

Amazing photos from a great day. They're bringing back so many good memories. Thanks hursty for another fantastic set of photos, and thank you to everyone who came and made it such a great day :)
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:56 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Plopsaland De Panne
Replies: 2
Views: 1358

Plopsaland De Panne

Over the weekend, Loopings have reported that Plopsaland De Panne in Belgium are building an extreme Mack Spinning Coaster for 2021. Plans indicate that the project is codenamed 'Robospinner' and will be 26 metres tall. The coaster will feature two launches as part of a layout which appears to inclu...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Oct 14, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 917
Views: 87110

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

ED92 has tweeted that "Cars Route 66" is to be the new name of "Studio Tram Tour". Currently due to open in "summer 2020", the re-themed attraction has the description: “Buckle up and join Cars stars Lightning McQueen and Mater for a fun filled family road trip where yo...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Sep 28, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1251
Views: 226202

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

I know in the hotels I have checked in at around 10pm on one occasion. It may be worth contacting the Resort via direct message on either their Facebook or Twitter accounts to double check as with the reception for the Stargazing Pods being next to Tree Top Quest they may not staff it 24 hours like ...
by Ladyofthelake
Fri Sep 27, 2019 6:37 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Legoland Sichuan
Replies: 0
Views: 2974

Legoland Sichuan

Merlin have announced that they will be opening a new LEGOLAND Resort in Sichuan province in Western China. Merlin have entered into a partnership with entered into a partnership agreement with Global Zhongjun Cultural Tourism Development Co., Ltd (“Global Zhongjun”) to build and operate a LEGOLAND ...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 690
Views: 92606

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

This looks like another interesting addition for SeaWorld Orlando. My only slight concern would be with capacity given the design, but I'm not overly familiar with this coaster type so I could be wrong there. The park released a teaser video showing the new ride which Midway Mayhem has uploaded to Y...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Antonio
Replies: 74
Views: 16407

Re: SeaWorld San Antonio

Earlier this week, SeaWorld San Antonio announced that they are building a brand new wooden coaster, set to open in Spring 2020. Texas Stingray will feature a 100ft drop, 3, 379ft of track and travel at 55mph, making it the tallest, longest, and fastest wooden coaster in Texas. It looks like the rid...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Sep 14, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 618
Views: 82453

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Here is the official announcement video for Iron Gwazi from Busch Gardens Tampa: oXKlFmAtP1s In some ways I do kind of like that the name still incorporates the word "Gwazi" as a nod to its predecessor. However what I don't get is the use of the Crocodile theme as Gwazi is meant to be a le...
by Ladyofthelake
Fri Aug 30, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2877
Views: 1252261

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome to the forum Maverick2007 :) If you're in the London area then the easiest parks to do would be Thorpe Park or Chessington World of Adventures. If it's thrills and coasters you want then Thorpe Park will be your best option. Make sure you check the opening hours though as like Alton Towers, ...
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