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by MakoMania
Mon May 20, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos
Replies: 1453
Views: 255864

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Music and Videos

I have a 16 minute Spinball extract on my phone, not the full 25 mins though. It's a recording I pulled from youtube a couple of years back.
by MakoMania
Mon May 20, 2019 1:15 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 80
Views: 12464

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Are there staggered openings at Thorpe these days? I know DBGT opens at 12:00 (supposedly :lol) but are there any others? Presumably Rapids open a bit later. Nope, with exception of Ghost Train opening at midday, everything else is scheduled to open at park open, and typically is. You may even find...
by MakoMania
Mon May 20, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 80
Views: 12464

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - Quick Questions

Are there staggered openings at Thorpe these days? I know DBGT opens at 12:00 (supposedly :lol) but are there any others? Presumably Rapids open a bit later.
by MakoMania
Sun May 05, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 34946

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

It seems on most days they've taken two hours off the morning and added an hour in the evening, so an hour less overall on the majority of days. Cutting hours just over a month after opening is unusual, even by Merlin's standards! I actually thought the Dungeon was great, better than I expected, but...
by MakoMania
Sun May 05, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 34946

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

It's almost as if this could have been predicted:

https://mobile.twitter.com/MinistryofJo ... 7152769024

I'll give it till the end of next year, maximum. Merlin never fail to astound me.
by MakoMania
Fri May 03, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Antonio
Replies: 70
Views: 10942

Re: SeaWorld San Antonio

Turtle Reef, Riptide Rescue and Sea Swinger are now open! https://prnewswire2-a.akamaihd.net/p/1893751/sp/189375100/thumbnail/entry_id/0_vmj3fy2j/def_height/633/def_width/950/version/100012/type/1 From PR Newswire: "Ocean pollution, oil spills and habitat degradation are some of the biggest cha...
by MakoMania
Sun Apr 28, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2736
Views: 359442

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Anybody know what's going on with Enterprise? It's nearly May and it still hasn't opened, it usually takes a week or two to assemble this model of ride.
by MakoMania
Thu Apr 25, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Future Plans for the Towers themselves
Replies: 35
Views: 6551

Re: Future Plans for the Towers themselves

^My thoughts as well Morgan. Buttering the planners up for a big risky application in the next couple of years is certainly a possibility.
by MakoMania
Sat Apr 20, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld Orlando
Replies: 681
Views: 64784

Re: SeaWorld Orlando

SeaWorld Orlando will be getting a new rollercoaster next year. Rumours point to a family thrill launch coaster with inversions, possibly manufactured by Premier Rides. (Although SeaWorld often work with Mack and Intamin as well.) It will be located in the area between Shamu Stadium and Bayside Stad...
by MakoMania
Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:40 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 48448

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Tigris is now officially open :) https://seaworld.scdn3.secure.raxcdn.com/tampa/-/media/busch-gardens-tampa/page-banners/1024x530/rides-and-kid-friendly-attractions/2019_buschgardenstampabay_events_tigrispm_1024x530.ashx?version=1_201904040417 (Credit to BGT) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/D4SB624WwAIn...
by MakoMania
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 48448

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

The park have announced that Tigris will be soft opening on Tuesday (today) and Wesnesday ahead of the official opening on Friday. Thursday will most likely be media day.
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: TTSP Events & Meetups
Topic: TT Spring Spectacular 2019 - Reviews & Feedback
Replies: 14
Views: 523

Re: TT Spring Spectacular 2019 - Reviews & Feedback

Thanks to everyone who helped organise the day, it was fab as usual! Gutted I'll have to wait a few years till my next one, SW9 ERT maybe Michelle? :lol
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 15, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 34
Views: 8247

Re: The Future of Hex

There was a Merlin Magic Making meeting at the conference centre recently regarding Hex. Thanks to Jacob at the event on Saturday for this info!
by MakoMania
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: SeaWorld San Antonio
Replies: 70
Views: 10942

Re: SeaWorld San Antonio

Construction has begun on a large new project at the park for 2020 in the area between Orca Stadium & the Rio Loco rapids ride. Just opposite the new Turtle Reef expansion opening next month. https://i.redd.it/tb06tbu8wcq21.jpg It is rumoured to be a large wooden coaster from GCI. We will see! O...
by MakoMania
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 48448

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Chris wrote:
Please link your sources - be good to see the track!

I had a friend message it to me, but Midway Mayhem have pictures on their facebook page now as well! Purple is certainly something different for the park!

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_ ... 9969384281
by MakoMania
Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:36 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 48448

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Staff have started to ride Tigris, opening date announcement can't be too far off now! And now we have it, Tigris will open Friday 19th April! It has also been announced that pass members receive 2 hours of exclusive ride time (8:00am-10:00am) on Tigris, SheiKra and Stanley Falls Flume during the f...
by MakoMania
Sun Mar 31, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Busch Gardens Tampa
Replies: 606
Views: 48448

Re: Busch Gardens Tampa

Staff have started to ride Tigris, opening date announcement can't be too far off now!
by MakoMania
Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:59 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2736
Views: 359442

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Today was actually a great opening day, far better than any day I had at the park in 2018. There were more positives than negatives, but I'll summarise: POSITIVES: -The single rider queue on The Smiler is absolutely fantastic, it just needs to be signed properly. A complete walk on when the main que...
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