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by Morgan
Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Spinball Whizzer (Cbeebies Land Expansion?)
Replies: 116
Views: 25853

Re: The Future of Sonic Spinball

I was kind of expecting last year to be Spinball's last (if I remember correctly wasn't there an LTDP that stated it's removal by 2019?), but as previously said it can't be round for much longer. Realistically it'll be replaced by more Cbeebies stuff after seeing how succesful the area was, but I ca...
by Morgan
Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:30 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6712
Views: 942227

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

I think Wicker Man is a great ride, but it's not all perfect so I thought I'd give a bit of a more critical look. (I'll try and balance things as I do genuinely like the ride, but some of the negatives are often glossed over.) There's no doubt that the Wicker structure is impressive, especially when...
by Morgan
Tue Feb 05, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 225
Views: 39816

Re: Project 2020

The application idea is a valid point and I hate to rain on your parade, but wasn't Swarm hinted at in an earlier LTDP? That may have been why it was submitted merely a year before opening seeing as the Council would've been expecting it. There's currently no LTDP (that we know of) that states a lar...
by Morgan
Sun Feb 03, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3101
Views: 468483

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I think the ride itself is fun. The layout is over-the-top and really intense and just really nice to ride. Sure, it isn't buttery smooth, but I wouldn't call it overly rough. However... the area around the ride and the general experience puts me off so much. Everything is so dirty and horrible to l...
by Morgan
Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Theme Park Gaming
Topic: Tifford Valley Theme Park
Replies: 17
Views: 2708

Re: Tifford Valley Theme Park

Hey all, Bit of a different post here than usual. But unfortunately we're ending development of the Tifford Valley Theme Park. Kyūden Ryū was set to be our biggest attraction yet, utilising all the commands we've used on our other rides. Unfortunately the sheer amount of work we'd set o...
by Morgan
Tue Jan 22, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Planning: Sweden 2019
Replies: 1
Views: 210

Planning: Sweden 2019

Hey all, For this years big trip I'm looking into spending a few days of May in Sweden, starting at Gröna Lund, nipping into Kolmården and a weekend at Liseberg. I've never done any of these parks so I'm seeking all sorts of advice- tips, queue patterns, food etc. I will admit I'm a bit hesitant abo...
by Morgan
Mon Jan 14, 2019 11:42 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4856
Views: 697688

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon

I don't expect any major changes to come to the ride any more, but I wouldn't be surprised if there were further cuts, especially to the remaining actors in there.
It's a shame that the ride just doesn't work, from a hardware or narrative perspective.
by Morgan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 11:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2470
Views: 274788

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

The scene's generally stayed the same in the past, with some minor changes (and a big one being the location change in 2015). You'd start off with a short video giving the story about two explorers who mysteriously vanished inside the ruins, with a really good jump from an air-cannon towards the...
by Morgan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Nemesis - General Discussion
Replies: 140
Views: 23734

Re: Nemesis - General Discussion

No other ride in the country comes close to Nemesis for me. The terrain interaction, the insane intensity... It's such a great ride and after all these years its still in my Top 5 Coasters. However... I do agree that it can be a bit too intense! After about three back to back rides I need a good sit...
by Morgan
Sat Jan 12, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Th13teen - General Discussion
Replies: 84
Views: 15803

Re: Th13teen - General Discussion

Thirteen's an odd case- as the years go by the general opinion of it gets more positive, but I can't help but enjoy it less and less as the years go on. Ok, the first thing is the queue. I won't go on about cattlepens for too long as that's a common pet peeve, but that doesn't really build any tensi...
by Morgan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Event Photos
Topic: TT ScareMazing - 20th October 2018 - Photos
Replies: 14
Views: 799

Re: TT ScareMazing - 20th October 2018 - Photos

Cheers for all the great pics and events- the Scaremazing gallery is always a highlight with everyone in unique outfits.

See you all at the next one!
by Morgan
Sun Dec 30, 2018 8:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2470
Views: 274788

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

Once again it's incredibly early to be thinking about this sort of thing, but here's what I hope/think we'll see at next years Scarefest. As mentioned at the Scaremazing Q&A, it's pretty much a given that we'll be seeing some sort of new scare zone format and roaming enterta...
by Morgan
Thu Dec 20, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Phantasialand
Replies: 625
Views: 54699

Re: Phantasialand

Surprised that this hasn't been posted here already... https://i.imgur.com/re3kRrm.jpg Are you ready for the latest news coming from Rookburgh that will launch the meaning of an “overall experience” into a new dimension? There awaits an enigmatic interplay between a themed world with a steampunk fla...
by Morgan
Wed Dec 19, 2018 12:32 am
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London
Replies: 444
Views: 34061

Re: Winter Wonderland - Hyde Park London

I visited London a few weeks ago and spent a good hour or so here and had a good time. Our first stop was Wilde Maus XXL and I can honestly say this is one of those coasters that's just oodles of fun to be on. The queue is a really great distraction that got us all excited to ride, and the coaster w...
by Morgan
Mon Dec 17, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Your 2019 Theme Park Goals
Replies: 15
Views: 1904

Re: Your 2018 Theme Park Goals

Well 2018 is virtually over and for most of us we'll have finished off our trips for the year. So, with that in mind it's time to see what goals we've met! -Explore as much of the Gardens and Towers ruins as possible (partially done- I think I did what was open of the ruins but there are so many...
by Morgan
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Archive
Topic: TTSP Advent Calendar 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2151

Re: TTSP Advent Calendar 2018

Attack on Navy ships, displaying the true horrors of the battlefield. (1936, colourised.)
by Morgan
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2758
Views: 983423

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome, I'm sure you'll really enjoy it here :) Come say hi in the SB some day.
by Morgan
Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Tayto Park
Replies: 100
Views: 20872

Re: Tayto Park

Here's a thought- remember the Xtreme Spinner concept from Mack with the two different trains (one spinning and one normal)? It fits with the idea of "two separate rollercoaster rides" with a seemingly short track length. Of course, the height and length might be off, but it's just an idea...
by Morgan
Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - General Discussion
Replies: 1686
Views: 123410

Re: Chessington - General Discussion

I'm surprised this hasn't been done sooner but this is a great move. I haven't used the car park in ages but it's an absolute nightmare for anyone if there's even a single mililitre of water involved.
by Morgan
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks
Replies: 591
Views: 102345

Re: Funny Things You've Overheard at Parks

Heard a funny little chat in the Galactica queue on Sunday evening.

Dad: "She doesn't want to do Nemesis, it looks too fast"
Mum: "It's just like Mine Train but with loops"
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