UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by wamdue
Sat Feb 15, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 47578

Re: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020

Was always going to be a small ride based on where it was built and the amount of time they have to build it. Looks like there's 6 scenes so assuming 30 seconds between cars the ride will be about three minutes long (assuming it's a stop start system, if it's continuous movement it could be longer ...
by wamdue
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2836
Views: 411485

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

That is a possibility.
by wamdue
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2836
Views: 411485

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Speaking as a night owl, I am 100% behind late night openings. None of  this day light trash, 10pm - 6am will suit me fine.
by wamdue
Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:06 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2836
Views: 411485

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Image

There is also this, maybe something else?
by wamdue
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:44 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 47578

Re: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020

ok so I found a list of his books The Boy in the Dress Mr Stink Billionaire Boy Gangsta Granny Ratburger Demon Dentist Awful Auntie Grandpa's Great Escape The Midnight Gang Bad Dad The Ice Monster Fing Not gonna lie I know the plot of none of those, I mean the first I can guess the plot of, so we ca...
by wamdue
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 47578

Re: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020

Come Fly With Me IP is too generic to be used as themeing ;) :)
by wamdue
Mon Sep 09, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 106456

Re: Stealth

It might be too late in the season for me to go now, will have to look into it. Plus I dont want any of that "Love Island" rubbish, I’m not going into the park on one of those days. The Resort have no Love Island branded events this year. I’m not gonna lie, I lost touch with their social ...
by wamdue
Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 106456

Re: Stealth

what is the state of play on Stealth, the last time I went (a couple of years ago) it was closed, and that didnt make me happy, is it now going to be open for the rest of the season? Stealth has just undergone a fairly extensive set of maintenance, and appears to be back in operation with good reli...
by wamdue
Sun Sep 08, 2019 4:56 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 106456

Re: Stealth

What is the state of play on Stealth? The last time I went (a couple of years ago) it was closed, and that didn't make me happy, is it now going to be open for the rest of the season?
by wamdue
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 788
Views: 79290

Re: Heide Park

Do you think it also has a big 15€ mug that I could put with my £15 Wickerman one?
by wamdue
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Heide Park
Replies: 788
Views: 79290

Re: Heide Park

This looks like a massive copy of Wicker Man.
by wamdue
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 47578

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

If it was to be Lego (and to be honest I think there might be more a clue to point towards that), I think some hotel rooms, would also get a rebranding as well.
by wamdue
Fri Aug 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The World of David Walliams - New for 2020
Replies: 236
Views: 47578

Re: Cloud Cuckoo Land Replacement

I think it’s a clue actually, so my money is on Paddington.
by wamdue
Thu Aug 01, 2019 8:01 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: X-Sector refurbishment?
Replies: 99
Views: 27861

Re: X-Sector refurbishment?

I think X-sell could easily reopen without the need for extra staffing. Just combine the till with the photo kiosk and the 2 people there could man both with no extra payroll costs. I think it should be prioritised rather than all out refitting the area. Hydrator needs to reopen and the whole area ...
by wamdue
Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:16 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Smiler - General Discussion
Replies: 3162
Views: 527574

Re: The Smiler - General Discussion

I'm pretty sure the press don't dig up the article to hurt Alton Towers, it's some automatic thing to keep you reading the page, just load a previous story about The Smiler, even more so if it's one that has done well. Still I do wonder if there is any journalistic need to keep reposting the story, ...
by wamdue
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1438
Views: 89558

Re: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal

Also, saying Lego owns Alton just......doesnt sound right. it doesnt, but that is the nature of business these days. Also that I get. Its 100% understandable Lego want as much of the Lego Land theme parks profit as possible, and I understand how in that deal, they also end up owing a few other them...
by wamdue
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1438
Views: 89558

Re: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal

If Lego wanted a second loaction in the UK, would they not just open one? how is having a mini Lego Land inside Alton Towers better for them? sure its their profit now, but I am forced back to the earlier question, how does Lego benefit from owning non Lego branded tourist attractions?  Diversifica...
by wamdue
Fri Jun 28, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1438
Views: 89558

Re: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal

Just looking at the long list of stuff Merlin owns, I wonder if some of the "brands" like Sea Life, the Eyes, The Dungones maybe spun off first. Keeping actual theme parks close to the Lego theme parks makes a bit more sense, but the likes of Warwick Castle and Hotham Alpaine Resort, I rea...
by wamdue
Fri Jun 28, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1438
Views: 89558

Re: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal

Depends what they can bring to the table - I hope the non-Lego parks still retain their own identity, I mean, a Lego themed area to replace CCL would be great, but Alton Towers is still Alton Towers and future lands/Secret Weapons still need to have their own original theme  If Lego wanted a second...
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