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by Morgan
Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1185
Views: 168340

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: 593
Views: 82842

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: 186
Views: 31942

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: 471

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: 15837

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: 2500
Views: 296959

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: 471

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: 2500
Views: 296959

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: 2500
Views: 296959

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-...
by Morgan
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Saw Alive
Replies: 50
Views: 17139

Re: Saw Alive

Experienced the maze a handful of times during it's lifetime and... yeah, I won't really miss it. Ironically I felt a bit too "safe" in the maze with the conga line aspect, the very sparse audio design, and the fact that guests were watching  spooky stuff, rather than experiencing it first...
by Morgan
Tue Jul 09, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement
Replies: 186
Views: 31942

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

The Lego rumour has been knocking about for a few years now and I always thought it was a bit far-fetched, but with the recently announced waterpark over at Gardaland, it seems it could hold some weight. I dunno though, it just doesn't seem right for Alton Towers. Unfortunately we wouldn't see a fam...
by Morgan
Fri Jul 05, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Fright Nights
Replies: 1265
Views: 149524

Re: Fright Nights

It seems Saw: Alive may not be returning, thanks to this post on Instagram, which shows the logo on the side of the boat being painted over.
by Morgan
Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Paultons Park
Replies: 411
Views: 42169

Re: Paultons Park

Yeah, this investment sure looks great! With the concept art finally being revealed, it looks to be a clone of Sierra Sidewinder. Based on my impressions of Dwervelwind, this ride will certainly bite quite a bit more than it appears. Also, on a naive, speculative note- that looks to be a nice little...
by Morgan
Sat Jun 29, 2019 10:07 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6758
Views: 1005771

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Wicker Man has reopened today, with a hearty 70min queue.
by Morgan
Fri Jun 21, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 76939

Re: Merlin General Discussion

With the introduction of the new Legoland VIP Pass (offering similar benefits to the now extinct VIP MAP), could we be seeing more individual park VIP Passes?
by Morgan
Tue Jun 18, 2019 6:08 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Which winter theme park
Replies: 1
Views: 131

Re: Which winter theme park

I've not done any of them at Winter so based off my experiences in the Spring/Summer, I'd say Efteling. It's a very "magical" and beautiful park as it is, and it looks even more stunning during their Winter event. Also it seems that most, if not all of their rides (bar watery ones) are ope...
by Morgan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement
Replies: 186
Views: 31942

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

Whilst I'm not disagreeing with the CCL redevelopment idea (it makes a lot of sense), it could be a point that with House of Monsters being the same style of attraction as The Dungeon, the decision might've been made to axe it so that area wasn't overflowing with Dungeonesque attractions.
by Morgan
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2500
Views: 296959

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

So, surprise Scarefest announcement! Earlier than the past two years which is always welcome. To recap the headlines: -Project 42, Sub Species: The End Games, and Altonville Mine Tours are returning; all included in the combi ticket previously offered. -The Welcoming and House of Monsters are both b...
by Morgan
Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Heritage
Replies: 12
Views: 1068

Re: Heritage

Thanks Tom! We had a spare hour before dinner a few weeks back so we went to go see it. Next stop is the old Station, although we didn't get that far as we didn't want to get run over :lol
by Morgan
Sun Jun 09, 2019 10:45 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetup Archive
Topic: SP Southern Screamer 2019 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 9
Views: 566

Re: SP Southern Screamer 2019 - Reviews & Feedback

Should be no surprise to anyone that this event was just as fantastic as the others! Inferno ERT was really something special with it being a whole hour, even if we did almost kill a pigeon in the process :lol The general takeovers were fun, with a special mention to the Dodgems and the Kiddie Ride ...
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