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by dantheman
Tue Apr 11, 2017 12:19 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Tayto Park

Tayto Park have released lots of new photos on the new log flume set to open later this year. It is set to be part of a brand viking themed area of the park. The log flume will have 3 drops, one of which is backwards. http://i1339.photobucket.com/albums/o706/printdexinfo/unspecified4_zpsy2hc1lt7.jpg...
by dantheman
Thu Feb 16, 2017 8:38 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Tayto Park

The new water ride set to open later this year in Tayto Park could be called 'Viking Voyage', according to the document on the parks website below. http://www.taytopark.ie/uploads/inner_page/Sec-School-Broch-2017.pdf#page=4 Also, there have been allegations that a young girl broke her neck on the Cu...
by dantheman
Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: 2017: New Attractions
Replies: 115
Views: 30128

Re: 2017: New Attractions

I would be surprised if they did a ride it backwards for oblivion, it hasn't lasted on the swarm and the whole point of oblivion is to see the drop at all times to ratchet up the tension. Yes, I would have to agree with you. While it would be very interesting and unique experience, I can't see it h...
by dantheman
Thu Aug 18, 2016 8:51 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Tayto Park

Wow. This park really looks like it is one to watch. I don't really know that much about water rides, but would any one know of any water ride in any park that may have cost around the same amount as this one is going to be. It would be nice to see a comparison, although I know that just because the...
by dantheman
Mon Aug 01, 2016 6:08 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 133293

Re: Stealth

Anybody have any idea of what the problem is with Stealth? It has been unavailable for quite a while now.

My personal opinion is that it has something to do with the launch but really that is just a wild guess :-k
by dantheman
Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:08 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Tayto Park

Tayto Park have recently announced their new attractions for the 2016 season. Following on from lots of major investments last year, including the woodie, this year they are adding more attractions. New rides this year include a ferris wheel, a grand carousel, the 'rocking tub', a new ice Valley exp...
by dantheman
Wed Sep 30, 2015 1:49 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 152078

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

ponder wrote:
I went in October 2013, and while it was only moderately busy during the day, it got very busy in the evening. However, the park stays open until midnight on Saturday's during their Halloween period, so that kind of makes up for it.


Thanks very much for the help! :D
by dantheman
Sat Sep 19, 2015 11:06 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic
Replies: 545
Views: 152078

Re: The 'How busy will it be?' Topic

Hi everyone,

Just wondering does anyone know how busy Portaventura should be around the 27th of October(or that week in general). I know a lot of schools are out on Halloween break around then. Have a trip planned so just curious to know :D . Thanks
by dantheman
Thu Jul 09, 2015 2:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Downtime 2015
Replies: 218
Views: 44892

Re: Downtime 2015

According to Ride Times right now, Nemesis sub terra is open with no queue!
by dantheman
Tue Jun 23, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 501731

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

A bit of good news, according to the bbc, joe Pugh has been released from hospital.

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-33243629
by dantheman
Sun Jun 21, 2015 4:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Downtime 2015
Replies: 218
Views: 44892

Re: Downtime 2015

Nemesis sub terra is currently open again with a 0min wait, according to ride times.
by dantheman
Tue Jun 16, 2015 1:30 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Cu Chulainn Coaster - Tayto Park - 2015

According to Tayto Parks Facebook page the second train has now arrived and they will be closing the ride while they install it: "Exciting news! Our second Cú Chulainn Coaster carriage has arrived! Installation begins Monday 22nd and Tuesday 23rd of June. The Cú Chulainn will be closed on these...
by dantheman
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Downtime 2015
Replies: 218
Views: 44892

Re: Downtime 2015

Thirteen is back open and so is Mine train. Octanauts is still closed for some reason. Looks like the park is pretty busy today though, with air currently having a 75min queue, Nemesis with 50 min and thirteen with 45min. Compared to the last few days its pretty busy!
by dantheman
Mon May 25, 2015 10:49 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

The opening date for the Cu Chulainn coaster has been announced as 5th June

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tayto-Park/184031211637871
by dantheman
Fri May 08, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

Lots of new photos of the new wooden coaster have been posted on themeparks.ie website :D

http://www.themeparks.ie/europe/tayto/index.htm

This coaster is looking pretty good. I'd say ill try to make a trip to ride this!
by dantheman
Sat Mar 07, 2015 10:42 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Early ride time 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 8200

Re: Early ride time 2015

wow, in my opinion that has to be the worst ERT line up i have seen. Great for people with young kids though
by dantheman
Mon Feb 16, 2015 12:07 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Gardaland
Replies: 794
Views: 69120

Re: Oblivion: The Black Hole - Gardaland - Opening 2015

when will the next part of the POV be released, do you know?
by dantheman
Thu Feb 12, 2015 8:02 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 104
Views: 28888

Re: Plans For Tayto Park Ireland

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/massive-new-rollercoaster-for-tayto-park-1.2096965 A video which shows a small bit of the construction site and why the park choose to go for a woodie, and more..
by dantheman
Mon Jan 19, 2015 6:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Early ride time 2015
Replies: 32
Views: 8200

Re: Early ride time 2015

Not a bad line up, but as Dom said above there isnt much for thrill seekers. I would have thought they would have had at least Oblivion or the Smiler on it, even Sonic. But having duel not on it surprised me, but in a way its not really needed as it never gets a queue anyway.
by dantheman
Sat Jan 10, 2015 7:41 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Rides you want to see leave the park.
Replies: 99
Views: 28851

Re: Rides you want to see go.

1st to go has to be Nemesis Sub-Terra the most disappointing thing ever !!!!!!!!! 2nd Duel What! No way. I think Nemesis sub terra is a good enough, not fantastic by any means but still good enough.Plus it is too new to take away. I agree about Duel for the most part though :yes: . But we all have ...