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by Bert
Wed Aug 28, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2799
Views: 384652

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

ponder wrote:
Am I the only one imagining some kind of Black Mirror scenario where the Coke-bots gain sentience and take control of the park?  :lol

They remind me of the Pizza delivery machines that keep running people over rather than the dogs from Metalhead.
by Bert
Sun Aug 25, 2019 12:20 am
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: Rides & Attractions
Replies: 31
Views: 11424

Re: Rides & Attractions

https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/611694498040512548/614960331050975295/unknown.png Here's a summary of a Times article with senior management for the project, posted on the TS forums.  First actual update that isn't some PR exercise and info about ride hardware rather than vague concept art.
by Bert
Mon Apr 22, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53654

Re: Project 2020

Not an RMC please. People have been pleading for Thorpe Park to get one but I don’t think they it’s the best option for them. They need a reliable roller coaster with a strong USP (No ridiculous World’s First though) and there are plenty of manufacturers out there such as Premier, S&S, Intamin, ...
by Bert
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 46
Views: 10148

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

If they charged £2.50 for entrance fee they would still lose loads of money even if all the rides were closed.
by Bert
Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of Hex
Replies: 36
Views: 9453

Re: The Future of Hex

Merlin Magic Making has never had nothing to do with Hex, It was built under Tussuads and the 2017 refurb was done under Towers Ents team.

I don’t mean to come off as rude here but, how come MMM had a presentation on Hex? This just makes me wonder what was spoken about.
by Bert
Sun Mar 17, 2019 8:00 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Overcoming fears: Tamest and most thrilling seat for each coaster
Replies: 16
Views: 812

Re: Overcoming fears: Tamest and most thrilling seat for each coaster

My tip is to overwhelm yourself with excitement, get yourself worked up in the queue line and avoid any negative thoughts as much as possible until you are locked into the restraints. Then remember to relax do not tense yourself in any circumstances as you will only injure yourself. Then all you hav...
by Bert
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 242607

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

I really feel sorry for the person who had to painstakingly remove the VR from the map for such a small detail few people will notice.
by Bert
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - New for 2019
Replies: 151
Views: 26596

Re: Alton Towers Stargazing Pods - Opening April 12th 2019

I reckon the prices are so high this season is because of the whole supply/demand thing that comes with new accommodation, I’d imagine the prices will be lower in the long term, I believe EV and CBeebies land hotel had price drops in the second season.
by Bert
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:15 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage
Replies: 103
Views: 27291

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Food and Beverage

Can anyone explain to me why Katanga Canyon has a Greek themed restaurant and X-Sector has a 50’s themed restaurant it’s looks really out of place.

I get they wanted to rebrand and all that but why did they change the themes of the restaurants? Don’t they own these brands anyway?
by Bert
Sat Mar 09, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6393
Views: 416477

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

What do you mean “Thorpe have had 3 off years”? This is the first “off” season Thorpe have had in a long while, and the argument “Thorpe needs a new coaster” is awful. Thorpe has had a number of issues in the past years which has led them to get virtually completely different management this season ...
by Bert
Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:23 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Galactica - General Discussion
Replies: 1559
Views: 242607

Re: Galactica - General Discussion

This source is some random guy on twitter who has been wrong about information multiple times in the past, I wouldn't give him any credibility. 
by Bert
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Replies: 3080
Views: 188761

Re: Blackpool Pleasure Beach

I would hate to be the guy who checks the restraints on that ride...
by Bert
Thu Feb 28, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion - New Owners agreed in £4.8bn deal
Replies: 1434
Views: 79079

Re: Merlin General Discussion

I hope this is the start of something positive to come for Merlin. They could really do with the increase of guests and revenue about now, maybe even see the start in bigger budgets for some of the parks. Apart from the fact they announced RTP Capex would be reduced to fund Midway and Legoland deve...
by Bert
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions
Replies: 1193
Views: 172153

Re: Alton Towers Resort - Quick Questions

Here’s the tip that worked for me, get yourself excited enough before hand and in the queue think positive thoughts on how excited you are to ride and it’ll drown any anxiety until it’s too late, as you make you way up the lift/ wait for the launch just relax and do not tense yourself.
by Bert
Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53654

Re: Project 2020

They literally said there are no plans for anything major in the next couple of years yesterday.

Why on earth are people thinking about “teasers” for a 2020 coaster?
by Bert
Wed Feb 20, 2019 11:57 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Loggers Leap [Retired]
Replies: 63
Views: 9536

Re: Logger's Leap

Let me guess is it an RMC T-Rex giga coaster?
by Bert
Mon Feb 18, 2019 7:05 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6393
Views: 416477

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Of course Thorpe announce a Fortnite tournament as soon as the game dies due to the competition from Apex Legends...
by Bert
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6393
Views: 416477

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Recently Merlin have distanced themselves from any Thorpe Park branding, as Swarm Chris says, there is no branding for Thorpe in the MAP advert this would be a deliberate decision as in the past they have continued to advertise rides that already opened, so they could have just advertised TWD:TR on ...
by Bert
Fri Feb 15, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6393
Views: 416477

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Like because building a retirement home next to one of world's busiest airport and a theme park is an absolutely great idea...

Is there any planning site where we can oppose the submission? 
by Bert
Tue Feb 05, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Project 2020
Replies: 271
Views: 53654

Re: Project 2020

Wait, Aren’t Cemex the company who bought out the original owners of Thorpe?
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