UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Justin
Tue Feb 19, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: The Flume
Replies: 41
Views: 8461

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: 6225
Views: 358352

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: 6225
Views: 358352

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: 114
Views: 25699

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: 114
Views: 25699

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: 468256

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: 123320

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: 114
Views: 25699

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: 174
Views: 14424

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: 193

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: 174
Views: 14424

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: 343291

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: 343291

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: 114
Views: 25699

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 ...
by Justin
Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Colossus
Replies: 206
Views: 36053

Re: Colossus

This is a picture I took last year of said area... https://i.imgur.com/fsPdjpC.jpg I did initially wonder if it was because of the swans and birds nesting, which we know has caused problems for the ride in the past. It has also been suggested it is down to issues with the supports, and possible sink...
by Justin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2673
Views: 343291

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Personally, I don't think the charge is restricting the amount of cars and controlling traffic flow at all. anyone coming in a car usually just deals with the charge. the car parks are just gravel. they shouldn't need a high amount to maintain them. if anything the charge is an issue because of the...
by Justin
Thu Feb 14, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 774
Views: 67730

Re: Heide Park

Concept images for Colossus have been posted on the park's Instagram page. Let's say is it Wicker Man V2. https://i.imgur.com/519rsGi.jpg A DARK POWER THREATENS TO DESTROY COLOSSUS. ONLY YOUR CRIES AND THE ENERGY OF COLOSSOS CAN TAME THEM. COLOSSOS COMES BACK AND A GIGANTIC FIGHT BETWEEN FIRE AND WO...
by Justin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Kobra
Replies: 31
Views: 4766

Re: Kobra

I do enjoy Kobra, but I do agree, the queue times can put you off. Time it right and you can walk straight on or with a short wait :)
by Justin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:08 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: The Swarm
Replies: 331
Views: 42394

Re: The Swarm

It always amazes me how they can walk the track with little to hold them on. It must be an awkward job though, unhooking between each strut!
by Justin
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)
Replies: 114
Views: 25699

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

It has been a while since the removal of Spinball was brought up, I'm not sure if it will be removed from the resort for another 3-5 years. Cbeebies opened in 2014, therefore it will only be 5 years old (area theme) this May! As new attractions are still being added within the area, the need for exp...