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by MerlinFan
Sun Jun 19, 2016 2:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 290070

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

Just spent yesterday and Friday at AT and had a fab time and this ride did not disappoint! The first time I rode it on Friday I was mind blown! From the moment the ride started (the lift climb) I could just hear myself yelling "this is amazing!" over and over haha. I rode it a total of 3 t...
by MerlinFan
Thu Feb 04, 2016 5:04 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Past
Replies: 55
Views: 24395

Re: Thorpe Park - The Past

I'd almost forgotten about the old 180 films - I used to be one the ones to fall over and go 'woooo' :')
by MerlinFan
Wed Jan 27, 2016 6:48 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 567874

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Well mainstream schools break up in last week of July and go back at the start of September then... private schools are different (and get too much holiday lol). Hampshire schools website says the summer holiday is 21st July - 4th September. Most other counties will follow suit. Also, be aware that ...
by MerlinFan
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:20 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Possible Dark Ride development?
Replies: 35
Views: 9291

Re: Possible Dark Ride development?

It would have been after it was refurbished as that was how I remembered it in the video so would have been very late 80s or early 90s I expect (I would have been 7 or 8). It was probably around the time that the Vampire Ride first opened as that is one my earliest Chessington memories. The circus w...
by MerlinFan
Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2909
Views: 492656

Re: Alton Towers - General Discussion

Going to be controversial but out of principle we choose not to stay in the Alton Towers Hotel and choose to stay in one of the area's local B&Bs instead. For one thing, it's generally much cheaper. Secondly, Alton Towers is a huge benefit to the area in terms of bringing in tourism and I think ...
by MerlinFan
Sat Jan 23, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Possible Dark Ride development?
Replies: 35
Views: 9291

Re: Possible Dark Ride development?

Thanks for that link - just sat and watched the one about the Fifth Dimension (total nostalgia trip) and The Haunted House. They are really good!
by MerlinFan
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:27 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 882146

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

I'm actually thinking I may need to book a day off on a school day to get the best chance of not having to wait hours to get on it. We'll see.
by MerlinFan
Mon Jan 18, 2016 5:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 290070

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I'm still excited to ride this - I'm not as world experienced with theme parks as some of the others on this forum so any new UK first excites me.
by MerlinFan
Mon Jan 18, 2016 4:54 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 882146

Re: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - New for 2016

Whew - lots of pages to catch up on and I can finally comment lol. Got the 'final' clue on Minds Wanted (had to look it up on Google in the end because it was so sneaky). I have to say I am so excited about this ride - I think it's going to amazing! Love the simple name and I think TP have been list...
by MerlinFan
Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 499806

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

Sick is all I can say.
by MerlinFan
Wed Jan 13, 2016 8:13 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1561
Views: 290070

Re: Galactica - 2016 Air Re-theme

I love the idea of a VR rollercoaster - I have never done a rollercoaster like this! It would probably feel very different to a standard simulator I'm guessing. I'm really excited!
by MerlinFan
Sun Jan 10, 2016 1:15 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 882146

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

This ride must be on my mind (has Derren already got to me?)... had a dream about it last night and I was telling people that it's most definitely going to be a ghost train starring Derren Brown. Then the final clue was revealed on the Minds Wanted website and it was all pointing to a James and the ...
by MerlinFan
Fri Jan 08, 2016 8:50 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 882146

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

I thought it was Derren Brown straightaway! Looks really interesting and I am getting really excited by the thought this may be the ghost TRAIN I have waited so long for!
by MerlinFan
Fri Jan 01, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 567874

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Not early July. Schools usually break up in the last week of July and go back at the start of September.
by MerlinFan
Mon Dec 21, 2015 10:14 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 499806

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

She is really getting on my nerves now. I'm really not interested in her anymore. Glad she is getting a high-tech bionic leg (that some war veterans can only dream of having) but all the other stuff (free super expensive tattoo for TV, dreams of getting onto Strictly Come Dancing, very expensive 'dr...
by MerlinFan
Tue Dec 08, 2015 5:39 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Derren Brown's Ghost Train - Rise Of The Demon
Replies: 4894
Views: 882146

Re: Thorpe Park - New Indoor Attraction 2016

Someone mentioned they'd worked out clue 4... any help would be very appreciated! I'm pulling my hair out!

EDIT: Aaahh cracked it! :D
by MerlinFan
Wed Nov 25, 2015 5:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 499806

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

And they'd be wise to just close it on very windy days so the risk of sensors misbehaving can be avoided altogether.
by MerlinFan
Tue Nov 24, 2015 6:08 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 499806

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

I think The Daily Mail article has been very fairly and neutrally written actually. Not as terribly biased as it could have been. Pleased that lessons have been learnt and that this hasn't marked the end for The Smiler. Do feel for the engineer who was at fault though... but how do you not notice th...
by MerlinFan
Thu Nov 12, 2015 6:01 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6451
Views: 567874

Re: Thorpe Park - General Discussion

Awww that's a shame about Loggers Leap - I love that ride. It makes me smile just thinking about it - a lot of nostalgia attached to it :) Still, if it's for the better then I'm all for it. It's a very old ride so I can imagine some extensive TLC is needed by now! I hope they never get rid of it. I ...
by MerlinFan
Wed Nov 04, 2015 5:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15
Replies: 2534
Views: 499806

Re: The Smiler Incident 02/06/15

That has angered me as well - why am I a 'ghoul' for wanting my favourite rollercoaster to re-open? That is so offensive! And if Joe has a problem with people for wanting the ride to re-open then that's his opinion but I don't feel it's a fair opinion to have. I'm sorry for what has happened to him ...
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