UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Justin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 10:02 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 230
Views: 39949

Re: Project 2020

If the latest image was connected, with the decisions being made by Thorpe, I wouldn't be surprised if they have revealed the track layout!
by Justin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:11 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1506
Views: 222987

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

Rename it too, or keep the Galactica branding?

Personally, as much as I loved Air, I do like the area more as Galactica! The only thing I miss is the Air shop, but we have RCR to compensate!
by Justin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)
Replies: 119
Views: 25911

Re: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)

If it isn't sold, I would like to see it rethemed to CBeebies Land, so it dosen't have to leave and it means CBeebies could take over Adventure Land. Not sure what character would get there own coaster but you never know... I’m not sure that would happen. Spinball is a bit too thrilling for the gen...
by Justin
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6237
Views: 358904

Re: Project 2020

It wouldn't surprise me if they reopened Zombie Hunt with either Fortnite characters or CoD.
by Justin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Loggers Leap - Officially Retired
Replies: 54
Views: 7169

Re: Loggers Leap - Officially Retired

Was a great log flume and it certainly will be missed - but now's an opportunity for the next new coaster to go there and use the woodland to its advantage. As for reasons why it originally closed - any truth to the rumour of it not passing its fire safety inspection way back at the end of 2015 (th...
by Justin
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Pleasurewood Hills
Replies: 177
Views: 14530

Re: Pleasurewood Hills

It is because they got such a back lash for removing the ride. At the time, it was beyond repair and I must agree, it was getting old.

It was a nice little ride to be honest!
by Justin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Flume
Replies: 41
Views: 8540

Re: The Flume

First thing... I love it!
But... I do feel that part of the originally has been lost as the interior has been altered, with a few possible holes drilled into the body to accommodate the motors etc.
by Justin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6237
Views: 358904

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Ha. That is a classic! To be honest, they are only saying what we are all thinking! Whilst I love visiting, it is a shame that there is nothing new to shout about this year. I was really hoping that we would have a new coaster to watch being constucted too. This would have created some hype for the ...
by Justin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6237
Views: 358904

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Not even worth a comment!
by Justin
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)
Replies: 119
Views: 25911

Re: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)

I can't see it happening to be honest, although Alton Towers did have a Lego store a few years back in Mutiny Bay.
by Justin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)
Replies: 119
Views: 25911

Re: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)

I have also considered if Driving School could be relocated to CBeebies Land or another part of the park, but it should most definitely not feature a LegoLand theme. I think Merlin would seriously be pushing it if that was the case. P.s. I've added to the name of this thread cover the possibility of...
by Justin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468548

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I hold a lot of love for The Smiler (even though I am a Wicker Man fan). My biggest issue is how clean it is, as I have mentioned before, but I actually find it fascinating to watch. Dare I say it, I love the theme music too! It is a great ride! :)
by Justin
Sun Feb 17, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1686
Views: 123434

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

With Room on the Broom, I think we are on to a safe IP. We can see what they have done with Gruffalo and Shrek, so it will hopefully it will be a quality experience. 
We should know more on the preview day, so watch this space :)
by Justin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:37 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)
Replies: 119
Views: 25911

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

Now that Wicker Man is here, could it be earmarked to be removed around 2022? This would then allow CBeebies to be expanded for its tenth anniversary. 
by Justin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Pleasurewood Hills
Replies: 177
Views: 14530

Re: Pleasurewood Hills

It will be interesting to see. If he can secure and allocate funding, Pleasurewood Hills has the potential to become a good little park!
by Justin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Is the UK theme park industry heading for a bumpy ride?
Replies: 4
Views: 214

Re: Is the UK theme park industry heading for a bumpy ride?

Hi elliegelsthrorpe, I've filled out the survey for you. Good luck with your studies. It is an interesting topic which I am sure can be discussed further. I don't think we are heading for a bumpy ride just yet, mainly because we have recently seen investment in a number of UK theme parks. Just look ...
by Justin
Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Pleasurewood Hills
Replies: 177
Views: 14530

Re: Pleasurewood Hills

Ricky Lark, an ex-Merlin employee has taken over as General Manager at Plessurewood Hills. While an unknown name in the industry, he has worked for Alton, Thorpe and a couple of midway attractions. More about appointment can be found here... https://www.lowestoftjournal.co.uk/news/new-general-manage...
by Justin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343588

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

I do wonder if CCL will become the SW9 site, but that is a discussion for another day.

I do think we need to see some more flats added to the park. I expect maintenance on The Blade was forced somewhat as they knew another ride couldn't go.
by Justin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343588

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Not a surprise, but quite sad nevertheless.
It does make CCL more redundant than ever before!
by Justin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)
Replies: 119
Views: 25911

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

I think it is a given and an obvious move. It would be a sensible move commercially, as the Cbeebies brand is ever evolving with new characters. If Spinball was to be removed, would they sell it on or move it to another park? Rumours were rife that it would head to Thorpe Park at one time, although ...