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by Ladyofthelake
Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement
Replies: 195
Views: 32541

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

I have to agree with Justin in saying that I really can't see Lego being the theme of whatever is going into CCL. It simply wouldn't make any business sense for Merlin to put Lego into Alton Towers as if families can experience Lego at Alton Towers then they will be less likely to visit Legoland Win...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Aug 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage
Replies: 100
Views: 25699

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage

It would seem that the Resort have made improvements to their F&B quality recently if last weekend was anything to go by. I ate in The Secret Garden one evening and can honestly say it was probably the best meal I've ever had in there. I had the crispy beef and it was cooked perfectly, and taste...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: THE LEGO MOVIE World - 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 328

Re: THE LEGO MOVIE World - 2021

This looks to be a good addition for Legoland provided it gets the go ahead. It'll provide a much needed refresh for an area that is looking very tired and needs some love. The LEGO Movie is huge, and will be for some time so it's a good choice to use for the area. The Flying Theatre will be another...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Warwick Castle
Replies: 240
Views: 23243

Re: Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle have updated their website with the first details of this year's The Haunted Castle event. It would seem that Outbreak 1349, House of Wax, and Seance will not be returning this year which means the scare mazes look to be getting a bit of a shake up. As things stand, it appears there w...
by Ladyofthelake
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Southern Screamer - 8th June 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 496

Re: SP Southern Screamer - 8th June 2019

Amazing photos from a great day. Some good memories! Thanks hursty :)
by Ladyofthelake
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 77151

Re: Merlin General Discussion

I do wonder if Merlin are trialing a few possible options with passes. Thorpe have been offering a season fastrack pass for £400 this year, and now Legoland are offering this £650 VIP membership. It makes me think that maybe Merlin are trying to see if there is an audience for either individual park...
by Ladyofthelake
Fri Jun 21, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 596
Views: 83070

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion

I can't say I'm surprised to see this announced, but at the same time I'm also a little surprised that it is such a high price point. Yes, there is a fair amount included, but given that the recently withdrawn VIP Merlin Annual Pass cost £725 for an individual pass (£625 for a family), and included ...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Jun 18, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Hershey Park
Replies: 107
Views: 10065

Re: Hershey Park

Hersheypark have today confirmed that further details of their 2020 coaster will be released on 24th July this year. What I love is that Hersheypark have done this teaser in possibly one of the best ways possible - by sending media outlets a chocolate rollercoaster in a box! https://pbs.twimg.com/me...
by Ladyofthelake
Thu Jun 13, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Universal Orlando Resort
Replies: 1065
Views: 94128

Re: Universal Orlando Resort

Inside Universal have reported on Twitter that the ride has now reached capacity for the day, meaning that no more people can enter the queue. I don't think I've ever heard of a ride reaching capacity on its opening day. It very much seems like Universal have had the perfect storm of their first ful...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon May 13, 2019 9:51 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 408721

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Having had the opportunity to try Jungle Escape yesterday I have to say it was a lot of fun. The games are well designed and did very much remind me of some of the games you'd see in The Crystal Maze. The group I experienced the attraction with didn't manage to solve the first room, but did manage t...
by Ladyofthelake
Thu May 09, 2019 10:00 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 313059

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

At the moment I'm not sure what to make of this decision from Merlin. In some ways I was half expecting either this or a significant price increase for this year, but it is sad to see they've gone with the option of removing it altogether. I do think the pass has been a somewhat troubled product fro...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Food & Beverages
Replies: 28
Views: 5101

Re: Food & Beverages

If it is the case that Fin's is no longer going to be open for lunch then that is really disappointing. It was always my go to place to eat on the Resort as it generally offered a nice range of food options from lighter bites, to a more substantial meal. However, I do like the look of the new menu a...
by Ladyofthelake
Sat Apr 20, 2019 10:38 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 77151

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Was it listed under this before? I have a feeling it did, but in no way should it be classified as a theme park! When Merlin bought the Tussaud's Group back in 2007 (or may have been 2008), Warwick Castle was initially placed within the Midway category of attractions. I was working at the Castle at...
by Ladyofthelake
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 55562

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

I really love the Power of the Towers pin badge , I've always thought the staff badges are much better and this definitely looks like one. I think I used to want to collect every badge, but now Merlin are producing more, I'm treating it more like Disney pins so I will only buy the ones I really lik...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 26151

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

Although the colours do look a little out of place in those photos, I think that we do need to wait to see the finished product - as Justin said, it's unlikely everything is in place. I think they could get away with the colours if they tie into the wider look of the furniture in the Tipi. Even if t...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:34 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise
Replies: 315
Views: 55562

Re: Alton Towers Resort Merchandise

I really like the Power of the Towers pin and do agree it does very much seem like it may have been originally intended as a staff pin badge. It is good to see the range of pins expanded and although they're not all to my taste (which is actually a good thing as there is no way I could afford to buy...
by Ladyofthelake
Mon Apr 08, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walibi Holland
Replies: 112
Views: 16323

Re: Walibi Holland

With Walibi Holland opening for the new season, there have been a few more details released about Untamed. All details and photos taken from an article on Theme Park Inc. First of all, we finally know what Untamed's trains will look like thanks to th below image revealed to invited press and enthusi...
by Ladyofthelake
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Europa Park
Replies: 2763
Views: 101893

Re: Europa Park

Following on from the re-build of the Scandinavian area, Europa Park have now also released details of the new Piraten in Batavia, confirming on their Facebook page that the ride will re-open in 2020. They have also released the concept art below: https://scontent.flhr2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/5625...
by Ladyofthelake
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:18 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Carowinds
Replies: 141
Views: 24262

Re: Carowinds

Just come across this really nice article from Coaster 101 detailing some of the Easter Eggs in Carowinds' new Blue Ridge juction area. I really love how Cedar Fair seem to be building so many references to other attractions and parks in their new areas. Whilst they may not be noticed by many guests...
by Ladyofthelake
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:30 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6391
Views: 408721

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

That is interesting about Saw: Alive. Wonder if that means the maze is being retired? If it is it would be a shame to lose it with how detailed the sets are inside, however at the same time it has been there a long time and is probably due retirement. The other couple of things I've noticed is that ...
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