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by Swarm Chris
Fri Jan 17, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Trip Reports, Planning & More
Topic: Mega Road Trip (US)
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Mega Road Trip (US)

Looks like you've planned out an amazing trip! There are certainly people here who have been to all of these parks, so should be able to help if you have any specific questions.

And yes, photos and reports are always enjoyable to see! :)
by Swarm Chris
Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:10 pm
Forum: Chessington World of Adventures Resort
Topic: Chessington - The Future
Replies: 242
Views: 71099

Re: Chessington - The Future

As posted on SouthParks , information about a new Rainforest land at CWOA has been revealed. The new land will contain three rides and a small number of animals, and is inspired by the Resort's work with the World Land Trust. https://i.imgur.com/y1WREcG.jpg Included in the new land will be a new jun...
by Swarm Chris
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 405745

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

Given the announcement a little earlier from David Walliams that a Gangsta Granny ride is to arrive this year, I would say that's pretty much confirmed it.
by Swarm Chris
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 608
Views: 92518

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion

Another rebrand incoming for Legoland, as reported on the SouthParks Facebook page . Atlantis Submarine Voyage will be rebranded LEGO City Deep Sea Adventure for the 2020 season. The new name matches that of the submarine ride at LEGOLAND California Resort and the upcoming LEGOLAND New York, which s...
by Swarm Chris
Wed Jan 08, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 2825
Views: 405745

Re: Alton Towers Resort - General Discussion

As reported on the TowersTimes Facebook page , Alton Towers Resort have released an updated logo to reflect the Resort's 40th anniversary. Could this suggest the Resort are planning some special events this year to celebrate the milestone birthday? https://i.imgur.com/aNJUG1l.png
by Swarm Chris
Tue Jan 07, 2020 11:39 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 6408
Views: 446882

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - General Discussion

Having been without decent investment for a concerningly long time, and with general park upkeep and management going further downhill in 2018, it felt to me that the 2019 season was starting from a difficult position. The build up to the season continued to not fill me with great confidence as whil...
by Swarm Chris
Tue Jan 07, 2020 8:22 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1939
Views: 184865

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

The site is certainly big enough, it's similar in size to Swarm Island and the area Nemesis Inferno uses, plus any track can extend into the lake. As such it is one of two remaining sites the park have publicly marked as potential spots for a roller coaster, the other being near the Dome. There are ...
by Swarm Chris
Tue Jan 07, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1939
Views: 184865

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

They cut the grass?

There was no activity on this site during the season, whilst the first image posted appears to be many years old.
by Swarm Chris
Mon Jan 06, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: London Entertainment Resort
Topic: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 443
Views: 105668

Re: London Entertainment Resort - General Discussion

So this year would seem to be the final make or break year, at least whilst still at the planning stage. I feel that with the people they've brought on for this final push, they have the best chance the project has had since its conception. But there is seemingly still a huge amount of work to do, e...
by Swarm Chris
Sat Jan 04, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 106
Views: 19088

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Oh wow, didn't realise only half of it was working!

Spotted that the boarding groups fill within 5 minutes of park opening at the moment, which is pretty insane. But at least it means that there isn't the Orlando style 8 hour queues.
by Swarm Chris
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:07 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 106
Views: 19088

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

I've seen one of the animatronics gave up. Capacity is probably going to be very hard to judge, as the mass of people who arrive long before the park opens to get allocated to a boarding group, pretty much wipes the ride's capacity out within a short time of the park being open.
by Swarm Chris
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort General
Topic: Wicker Man - General Discussion
Replies: 6770
Views: 1066678

Re: Wicker Man - General Discussion

Out of curiosity, do we know if the usual GCI winter maintenance addresses areas of roughness on the coaster? I found Wicker Man to be borderline unbearably uncomfortable on the turn after the twisted double down toward the latter half of 2019, even opting against riding it on more then one occasio...
by Swarm Chris
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future
Replies: 1939
Views: 184865

Re: Thorpe Park Resort - The Future

The menu is something they really need to sort out, especially as one of the few external local alternatives for quality food caught fire this week. Because if it all they're doing is adding new flavour hot dogs, I'll be bringing a packed lunch. Freestyle looks like just to be a new cup design, whic...
by Swarm Chris
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion
Replies: 925
Views: 176247

Re: Alton Towers Resort Future - General Discussion

Perhaps the opening of Walliams area will provide a barometer for the park's level of intended investment in flat rides outside of CBeebies Land. At the moment we know one headline attraction (presumably a ride) will be coming, but will they have taken the time to refit or replace other attractions ...
by Swarm Chris
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios
Replies: 106
Views: 19088

Re: Walt Disney World - Disney's Hollywood Studios

Rise of the Resistance finally opened, and by all accounts appears to be well liked, with the virtual queue method they are using being full for the day within a few hours each day. From a brief glance at queue times a few times, I'm not sure it's given the park a particularly large boost in attenda...
by Swarm Chris
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:18 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Six Flags Magic Mountain
Replies: 189
Views: 16494

Re: Six Flags Magic Mountain

So West Coast Racers scraped in on that opening in 2019 promise, with the ride operating on select dates over the last week to passholders only. It'll open fully to the public in early January. ZIPWAOwjvQI Although the waiting for the other train to offload and load passengers, in 2 train operation ...
by Swarm Chris
Thu Dec 26, 2019 9:10 pm
Forum: Rest of World Parks & Attractions
Topic: Disneyland Resort
Replies: 84
Views: 16022

Re: Disneyland Resort

Avengers Campus will be opening Summer 2020 at Disney California Adventure. https://i.imgur.com/OIK14mc.png Given the crowd levels after Star Wars Land opening, and this being essentially a smaller version of that land design concept, complete with only half the planned attractions opening at launch...
by Swarm Chris
Mon Dec 23, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Alton Towers Resort Future
Topic: The Future of RITA..
Replies: 205
Views: 34969

Re: The Future of RITA..

Rita, along with Nemesis, featured as a peculiar question on the guest feedback machines earlier on in the season, with the purpose of the question seeminy to be to guage visitor interest in the attractions. Could certainly speculate that the only reason they'd be asking about 2 named attractions, w...
by Swarm Chris
Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Thorpe Park Resort
Topic: Stealth
Replies: 1653
Views: 104998

Re: Stealth

There is a Spotify playlist that I believe has the originally intended track listing, although I seem to remember it contains a lot of things that have either been removed or just never get played.

There's also the following that contains a reasonable number of the tracks used.

by Swarm Chris
Fri Dec 13, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Legoland Windsor Resort
Topic: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion
Replies: 608
Views: 92518

Re: Legoland Windsor Resort - General Discussion

Seems a random last minute change. Surely they would have already had the designs signed off, especially for the train itself that must be well into manufacture.

But oh well, they should be able to make something nice regardless of the theme they eventually settle on.
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