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by Morgan
Sun Sep 22, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future Of Scarefest
Replies: 82
Views: 17139

Re: The Future Of Scarefest

You'll have to forgive me for reviving such an old topic, but after experiencing the three Darkfield containers last week, would a more "theatrical theatre" type attraction work? For those that haven't heard of Darkfield, their three shows/attractions are very simple. You're given a pair o...
by Morgan
Wed Sep 18, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: TTSP News & Your Views
Topic: TTSP Team Changes
Replies: 47
Views: 7838

Re: TTSP Team Changes

Thanks Justin! Have fun doing your scaring buddy.
by Morgan
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 304653

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

On a speculative note thanks to this little tidbit on Darkest Depths, could we possibly see a big puppet for the "kraken"? And with some of the old Sub containers being sighted, maybe parts of the old alien puppet could be retrofitted?
by Morgan
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 304653

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Theme Park Guide have shared a photo update of various construction-y bits, and with it comes the interesting news of containers inside the Courtyard for Darkest Depths, and confirming that The Attic will be, uhh, in the top floor of the ruins. What's interesting about this, is that access to the t...
by Morgan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1274
Views: 153524

Re: Fright Nights

If I'm brutally honest... no. As a standard passholder, there's not much incentive to pay extra for what has in the past been a string of weak days out. In my time visiting, Fright Nights has rarely impressed, and after the plethora of poor reviews from last year, it'll take a lot of changes for me ...
by Morgan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021
Replies: 8
Views: 1214

Re: Forbidden Kingdom Drop Tower - New for 2021

Whilst it's sad news to see Rameses departing, it's not a huge surprise that it's leaving the Resort as it's been on it's last legs for what seems like forever! It's great to see a new ride  installed at Chessington at long last, and even better that it's a drop tower, which is something the park ha...
by Morgan
Wed Sep 04, 2019 1:11 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Efteling
Replies: 634
Views: 51557

Re: Efteling

On Sunday, Efteling closed Bob, and they've wasted no time in preparing the site for Max and Moritz, as seen in this (potentially sad) post on Instagram.
by Morgan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 197
Views: 27881

Re: Liseberg

It is yes- Helix and Balder have traditional on-platform drops, and you take your bags on Lisebergbanan (which is fun trying to keep hold of them!)
by Morgan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 197
Views: 27881

Re: Liseberg

Yeah, no matter which queue you use, you'll need to pop your bags in the lockers prior. If you're wanting to keep hold of your phone then the staff should ask for any smaller items in the station as they have trays for these.
by Morgan
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Liseberg
Replies: 197
Views: 27881

Re: Liseberg

Valkyria has one, just make sure you pop your bags in the free lockers (located in the shop) before joining :)
by Morgan
Wed Aug 28, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 384654

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

There's been a host in the scene from the start of the season- they tend to shine a big torch towards guests at the end of the scene before directing them through the "secret passage" :)
by Morgan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1193
Views: 172155

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

If you head up the road into the Resort as usual, and before you get to the big curve by overflow/traffic lights, there should be a sign pointing to Priority, Disabled and Drop Off zones :) there'll probably be a little queue going into it, halting all cars from moving.
by Morgan
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 598
Views: 85216

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion

It's always nice to see a coaster investment (+1 yay), but I'm little concerned about capacity. It's no secret that Legoland is a... busy place to say the least, and the tiny layout means it'll almost certainly be running the one train. Legoland as a park is small and already feels cramped, so hopef...
by Morgan
Mon Aug 12, 2019 5:57 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement
Replies: 200
Views: 35444

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

Hit the nail on the head there, Chris. Whilst it may seem easy to just look at whatever's popular in the media and build an attraction based upon it, there's going to be a large chunk of guests unfamiliar with the property who also want to be entertained, and don't want to feel alienated just becaus...
by Morgan
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: TowersTimes’ Summer Festival Vol.2 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 728

Re: TowersTimes’ Summer Festival Vol.2 - Reviews & Feedback

Arguably the best event yet! Right from the get go everything was absolutely wild- particular highlights were the Rocky Horror Edition of Hex and the ultra-violence of Battle Galleons. As always the ERTs were great fun, thanks to the ops for being so efficient and kindly offering us a fastrack after...
by Morgan
Sun Jul 28, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - The Past
Replies: 43
Views: 16385

Re: Chessington - The Past

A new video has emerged showcasing the park from 1991, and features some very rare footage of Circus World and Black Forest Chateau.
by Morgan
Thu Jul 25, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 304653

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

If you could only do three coasters at night, I'd prioritise Nemesis, Wicker Man and Thirteen. Nem and Wicker feel much faster and look great with all the red lighting, but because Thirteen is in the middle of nowhere, there's virtually no lighting and you can't really see where you're going. It sho...
by Morgan
Thu Jul 18, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: SP Southern Screamer - 8th June 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 665

Re: SP Southern Screamer - 8th June 2019

Great pictures as always, cheers hursty!
by Morgan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:46 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 304653

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

I'd say it's a bit of a mixed bag. Sub Species and The Welcoming were running very well, 42 wasn't at it's best (although I'd say that was more to do with a painfully slow group), and unfortunately we had one of the worst runs of Mine Tours (we were in the very first group and it was clear that they...
by Morgan
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2513
Views: 304653

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

With that being the first day of Scarefest (which is 10:00-21:00), the park will be decently busy, but you'll still manage to see everything you want to see. With regards to mazes- the earlier slots are a good choice if you want to get them done quickly. I believe the longest we queued was about 10-...
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