UK theme parks from another point of view!

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by Robert.W
Mon May 20, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort History
Topic: Pop Concert - July 1969
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Pop Concert - July 1969

If I recall correctly, before concerts were moved to the lawns inside the theme park, they used to be held in the car park, or at least the area that is now the car park. But I can’t say that as fact, I just remember reading something along those lines somewhere. Sorry, I’m not completely sure :-k
by Robert.W
Sat May 18, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6367
Views: 382964

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

The idea of the regular gaming consoles was very silly, it’s like what people said right at the beginning when GameFX was announced; people just don’t go to theme parks, only to spend time doing something they could do at home instead. But I’m glad that the VR area is seemingly more popular. I imagi...
by Robert.W
Sat May 18, 2019 7:13 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6367
Views: 382964

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

As a bouncy castle, that looks like a whole lot of fun. But as an attraction in a theme park..? Given that there isn’t any extra charge , I certainly hope it will be popular. But then again, most of GameFX (everything except the VR?) is free to use, and that looks as if it’s been a bit of a flop... ...
by Robert.W
Mon May 13, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 34947

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

It is surprising how something so small and so simple as that can take so long to install, to the point where they actually have to use CGI to feature them in the advert. That is very bizarre. 
by Robert.W
Sun May 12, 2019 11:00 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Towers Loving Care
Replies: 1018
Views: 170631

Re: Towers Loving Care

They can’t really afford to lose another ride, they already have a *very* long list of removed rides that they still haven’t opened replacements for. They certainly aren’t making it easy for themselves. But Enterprise should be back open sometime in June, apparently they are awaiting on a part from ...
by Robert.W
Fri May 10, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6367
Views: 382964

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

It’s a bit embarrassing that they can’t get even one fairly well known name to headline this. 
by Robert.W
Thu May 09, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: The Merlin Annual Pass
Replies: 2740
Views: 301896

Re: The Merlin Annual Pass

Good. The sense of entitlement it created among some of its members was awful. 
by Robert.W
Wed May 08, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020
Replies: 45
Views: 7708

Re: Alton Towers 40th Anniversary in 2020

The merch for Thorpe Parks’s 40th looks very good. And it’s undoubtedly been very popular by the looks of it, so it would be great if Alton Towers have a similar range of retro stuff for their 40th next year.  Late night openings in the summer would be fantastic. They could maybe pair that up with a...
by Robert.W
Wed May 08, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Black Buccaneer
Replies: 41
Views: 7260

Re: Black Buccaneer

From what I gather, ride staff there have been told that Black Buccaneer is now gone for good :/
by Robert.W
Mon May 06, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: European Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort Paris
Replies: 909
Views: 59041

Re: Disneyland Resort Paris

I think, in the case of Walt Disney Studios Paris, it is a filler attraction replacing another filler attraction. So it does make sense. I suspect one of the issues could have been lack of space for anything more elaborate. Over at California Adventure though, if this does turn out to be the same ri...
by Robert.W
Sun May 05, 2019 3:44 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019
Replies: 308
Views: 34947

Re: The Alton Towers Dungeon - New for 2019

Anyone with an ounce of common sense could have predicted this was going to happen, so I find this more amusing than anything. What makes it even more amusing is that even when people are being offered free tickets, they still aren’t interested. It seems they would rather go on the rides. Because, y...
by Robert.W
Fri May 03, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Industry & General Chat
Topic: Merlin General Discussion
Replies: 1407
Views: 69781

Re: Merlin General Discussion

Mr Varney is absolutely deluded. Vinyls. Are. Not. Theming.
by Robert.W
Sun Aug 26, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: SW9
Replies: 266
Views: 54897

Re: SW9

I agree with your logic Jack. Although, considering SW8 was originally planned to be for 2017 (delayed due to The Smiler crash, I think), I guess there is a slim possibility of the next SW coming in 2021, even if it's more than likely going to be 2022. I actually think it's possible that Alton might...
by Robert.W
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2817
Views: 1002199

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Welcome back Nynaeve! :)
by Robert.W
Sun Aug 26, 2018 10:33 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6738
Views: 967064

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

Alton Towers today released a camera mounted POV of Wicker Man! :)

by Robert.W
Sun Aug 26, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Scarefest - General Discussion
Replies: 2471
Views: 282864

Re: Scarefest - General Discussion

It wouldn't be dark enough though.
by Robert.W
Sat Aug 25, 2018 1:03 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6738
Views: 967064

Re: Wicker Man General Discussion

If people are looking for concept art of Wicker Man, might I suggest the Holovis video? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqiIN2Z1fE4&t=14s Not sure if it's been posted yet but that's where I get Wicker Man concept art when I want it. Likely posted a while ago when it was first released. Tbh, it'...
by Robert.W
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:56 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!
Replies: 2817
Views: 1002199

Re: New to the forum? Introduce yourself here!

Hey Ismail, welcome! :) Glad to see you back on the forum RoyJess! :)
by Robert.W
Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Inside Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4520

Re: Inside Alton Towers - General Discussion

Something I think many of us feel (and this is very true of the general public as well), is that it didn't feel as though it was really a look inside Alton Towers, it felt like an hour long prime time advertisement for the park's new rollercoaster. I  completely agree with you Tom, about how they sh...
by Robert.W
Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Inside Alton Towers - General Discussion
Replies: 28
Views: 4520

Re: Inside Alton Towers - General Discussion

Mmm. I have to say, I agree largely with what has been said in that review from RideRater.
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